100 years of experience, global application, and maximum flexibility make the difference

Reliable, flexible and available from stock.
Standard motors from 6 Watt up to 500kW.

HELMKE slip-ring motors. Built to last. Robust and efficient.

Specialist for motors for explosive atmospheres. Customized production, 1:1 replacements, upgrades.

Assembly and modification, from stock components to complete motors


Owner managed till today

HELMKE is an owner managed company in the third generation.

Since its foundation in 1922 by Johann Helmke (picture) the name HELMKE stands for electrical drives of highest quality.

Long-term experience, innovative spirit and a specific understanding for the requirements of different industries are the core of our company.

At present HELMKE drives are in operation all over the world.

Foto: Johann Helmke, founder

Be it tailored solutions, motors delivered from stock, or high-performance, full-service system test fields, we set standards with our expertise and flexibility, and are the right partner for your demanding projects.

Your requirements are at the heart of our company’s activities – and our highly qualified team and high-performance production and test facilities are central to our solutions.

Our product portfolio is as diverse as our customers:

We develop and produce needs- based solutions for projects of all sizes, be it a replacement drive from our 24/7 emergency service or a complex 25 MW motor for heavy industry.

HELMKE combines many years of experience with a keen understanding of the requirements of a wide variety of different industries.

HELMKE drives can be found in cement production and the petrochemical industry, in air separation applications, in mining, in energy generation, in water treatment, and at producers of pulp and paper, metal, glass, and sugar.

Quality made by HELMKE proves its worth wherever sustainable and cost-effective solutions are required as well as in safety-critical or challenging climatic application scenarios.

HE is expert

Complete Power Drive Systems: Turn-key Engineering Planning and Commissioning (EPC) projects

We offer:

  • Expert market and product knowledge and global market access
  • Extended product range, diversity and configurations

We care for:

  • the commercial and technical competitiveness of our solutions
  • the completeness of our solutions, according to customer specification and in terms of customized documentation and testing

Complete Power Drive Systems:

  • Turn-key Engineering Planning and Commissioning (EPC) projects
  • Single source supply and responsibility according to the customer specification.

Load-/No-Load-Test fields with Full-Service:

  • Sarstedt (Germany): 315 kW to 5 MW
  • Pulversheim (France): 1.5 MW to 6 MW

HE is diversity

Strategic warehousing of motors and spare parts, short-notice modification and delivery

Wide stock range of squirrel-cage and slip-ring motors:

  • HV: 150 kW to 25 MW; 2.3 kV to 13.8 kV
  • LV: 6 W to 1.6 MW; 230 V to 690 V
  • Instrumentation and explosion protection type flexibility (Ex db, Ex eb, Ex pxb, Ex ec (Ex nA), Ex pzc)
  • Stock planning based on market analytics
  • Assembly and modification, from stock components to complete motors

Strategic stocking of special and unique motor positions in the market:

  • Cooler & frame modules

  • Iron stock (unwounded active parts)

  • Bearing systems

  • Terminal boxes

  • Sensors and instrumentation

  • Overhead and time reduction

  • 24/7 worldwide emergency service

HE is evolution

Tailored and needs-based development and manufacture of motors with special performance

Multi-national team of experienced engineers focus on customers needs. Customized execution of explosion proof motors:

  • Ex db, Ex eb, Ex pxb, Ex ec (Ex nA), Ex pzc
  • Cooling and mounting arrangement according to custom specification

Direct drop-in replacement according to special requirements in conjunction with functional upgrade for large rotating machines:

  • optimized and modular
  • for special drive requirements

HE cares

Global commissioning, quick-response repair and maintenance services

Repair and overhauling

  • Hands-on experience and know-how
  • Overhead and time reduction
  • Worldwide workshop partners qualified according to HELMKE quality control plan
  • Worldwide service supervision

Worldwide commissioning

  • Speed and availability
  • Technical expertise
  • Wide coverage of brands/makes and respective technologies
  • Customer focus

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