Bespoke Elelectric and Geared Motors from Lemac

At Lothian Electric Machines we have over 50 years experience in the design and development of electric motors for a wide range of applications. As we manufacture in the UK, we have the facility to design, prototype, test and manufacture designs developed for specific customer applications.

Case Studies

All new stairlift design

In order to meet the space and performance requirements for a Stairlift manufacturer, our design team developed a new DC motor and gearbox, incorporating Rare earth (NdFeB) magnet technology to achieve a 20mm motor length reduction and a weight reduction of 10%.

The obvious choice for Acorn was to design and manufacture a new stairlift to ensure control over the quality. From this decision, the Acorn Superglide Stairlift was born, soon to become a market leader. To this day, it remains at the forefront of stairlift technology.

Acorn Stairlifts pioneered DC (direct current battery) technology in the stairlift industry. This was chosen due to the inherent advantages of safety, smooth power delivery and the ability to operate normally during a mains power failure. Interestingly, all of Acorn's stairlift competitors have followed this lead and now offer a DC product, or have DC powered appliances under development. Such are the advantages of this technology!

Acorn are one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of stairlifts worldwide. Acorn currently manufactures in excess of 50,000 new units per annum and has thousands of satisfied customers globally.