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Instruments and test equipment require robust, well built and increasingly cost effective mechanisms

Miniature motors and mechanisms are used widely in the test equipment and instrumentation market, sometimes in ways that are not expected. Consider for example the touchscreen of a high-end oscilloscope. There’s a motor there to provide haptic feedback to the user.

Instruments are typically very well built and built to last, and that’s because in the past instrument companies would build them to be sold as capital items. New markets are emerging now though where the equipment is built to be leased to the user.

In some evolving business models, the instrument may even ‘loaned’ to the end user for free, and the end-user is charged each time the machine is used. Point of care medical diagnostic instruments are starting to be manufactured this way, but in these examples a significant cost-focused redesign of the instrument is required.

The design and manufacture of complex mechanisms to a cost target, is our main area of expertise. Having built many instruments of our own (many, many, dynamometers), we understand the design philosophy that goes into designing and manufacturing sub assemblies for instrumentation applications.

You can depend on our team of experienced motor engineers. A partnership with us will see your engineering risks managed, and free you to focus on developing market winning features in your instrument.

Motor catalogue

Reliable, cost-effective miniature mechanisms and motors that meet your application demands.

Our catalogue features an overview of the technology we make, with specifications and datasheets. 


We add value to your instrument device through

Custom Assemblies

Longevity testing

Mechanism design

Engineering confidence

In-house production

Full testing validation


Where we add value

Accuracy is paramount in modern measurement and testing technology. We have expertise in the four engineering disciplines that are found in almost every instrument that uses electric motors or electro-mechanical mechanisms.

We have proven building blocks and application solutions that we have already developed. These can be repurposed and adapted to solve your device engineering problems.

Scientific microscope in the laboratory of forensics

Monitoring and measuring analytical devices

Diagnostics equipment

Laboratory and sample preparation equipment

Sensors and gauge testing

Bench-top dispensary equipment and syringes

Electronics test equipment


Precision Microdrives products for measuring and testing instruments

Our motors and mechanisms are integrated into many applications. We understand the need for durable, accurate and high value solutions, to give your instrument a market advantage.


Our capabilities

We can support you through the whole journey from prototype to high volume cost-effective mass production:

Experienced engineers designing for a range of applications
Engineer in our Hong Kong facility validating motors
Precision Microdrives Hong-Kong engineer using a dynameter
Precision Microdrives design engineers in our London office
Precision Microdrives employees in our Hong Kong facility

Designing motors and mechanisms for a wide range of industrial, medical, and consumer applications.

Our manufacturing lines are flexible. We support high volume and high value-add builds.

In house designed dynameters are used to validate every sample and production batch made.

Delivering industry leading consistency & support through your product life-cycle.

Delivering your parts, on time and to your exact specification.

ISO 9001:2015 Motor designer and manufacturer of vibration motors, DC motors, gearmotors and custom mechanisms.


We manage your risk

We manage your risk through optimised design and rigorous testing, protecting your application and intellectual property, fulfilling your performance requirements, whilst reducing your lifecycle costs.

Our customers

We’re proud to support all customers large and small. Here are a few of our customers that we have designed and manufactured motors and mechanisms for.

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Precision Microdrives

Whether you need a motor component, or a fully validated and tested complex mechanism – we’re here to help. Find out more about our company.