History  
Marathon Electric through the years
1913 Marathon company founded
1914 Founders design the 1/4 HP washing motor
1918 Austin kimble designs a wide variefy of fan along with a product called “a drive of a million speeds
1922 Fractional motors and fans are trademarked as “Marathon OK”
1923 Products for the Voice-a-Phone and metered washing machine introduced
1924 Commercial grinder and buffer called the “Demonstrator” introduced
1940 Construction of Marathon’s current plant and national headquarters
1960 1/20 HP through 3500 HP motors introduced
1962 Direct Drive PSC motors introduced
1969 A research division to develop designs and manufacturers variable voltage and frequency electronic devices is formed
1971 Company’s Avtek design and manufacturers variable and frequency drive controls
1980 Blue Chip standard efficient moto line introduced
1982 Blue chip XRL ultra high efficient motor line introduced
1982 XPW Explosion Proof(Petro-Chem) motor line introduced
1983 Four-in- one motor - one stock motos capable of replacing four motors introduced
1984 Patented Voltage Change Device (VCD) revolutionary design for voltage change
1986 Blue Chip XRI Service Duty introduced (Meets Dow Chemical specifications)
1991 Marathon “fracket”, a one-of-a-kind patended design for encoder and brake mounts
1991 Blue Max the first line of Inverter Duty motor introduced
1996 Black Max Vector Duty motors introduced
1997 MAX GUARD insulation system introduced exceeding requirements of NEMA Mg1, Part 31
1998 Marathon become only motor company to claim unlimited lead length between motor and drive
1999 Company receive CSA Certification for Division 2 motors
2000 Blue Chip Severe Duty Explosion Proof motor names Plat Engineering magazine product finalist
2001 ME- Business e-commerce site available for customers
2001 microMAX motor awarded “Product of the Year” by plant Engineering magazine
2001 First line of Commercial Marine Duty motors introduced
2002 First micro drive product, the REGAL-BELOIT SpinMaster introduced
2002 First true world class motor, IEC Globeltrotter introduced
2003 Motor PHD Monitoring system, a method of identifying temperature or viberation problems introduced, helping eliminate down time
2003 Marathon electric celebrates 90 years in business
2004 PowerWash SXT and SXT-Plus, all stainless steel washdown duty motors introduced
2004 Expanded HP and custom motor capabilities of IEC Globetrotter metric motors
2005 Introduced 6800 frame, expanding capability to 1250 horsepower
2005 Expanded Spin Master drive product line to include vector drives(”Vmax”) and NEMA 1 enclosures
2006 launched in india with CE Marking
2007 Alstom Motor and Fan business in India becomes Marathon Electric India
Founding Principles
  • Serve our customers according to their needs
  • Produce the most efficient and long-lasting motors
  • Commit to new technology and research
  • Expand and diversify into new markets

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