About Century<sup>&reg;</sup> Motors

 

The innovative team at Century® Motor has been pioneering the use of electric motors in the HVAC, leisure water and commercial/industrial markets for nearly 80 years. Century motors brings cutting edge, high quality and energy efficient solutions to customers all over the world.

 

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1940

 

1940 - Founders enter the electric motor industry with the purchase of a manufacturer of small-diameter and small integral horsepower electric motors for use in oil wells.

 

1952 - Begin producing the first low-cost, high-volume permanent split capacitor motor.

 

1953 - Begin developing hermetic motors for the air conditioning and commercial refrigeration industries.

 

1960 - Introduction of the square flange mounting, a concept that becomes a popular alternative to the c-face motor in the pump industry.

 

1965 - The company applies the enclosed-canopy two-compartment motor concept to pool pump motors, improving motor reliability by separating the switching components from the motor windings.

 

1975 - Production of the first UL-approved swimming pool motors begins.

 

1982 - Introduction of the first triple-voltage, factory-wired "quick connect" fractional horsepower three-phase motors.

 

1983 - The company introduces the Centurion® switchless, permanent split capacitor motors for the swimming pool, spa, and jetted tub industries.

 

1991 - Production begins of the first hermetic motor insulation system compatible with R-134a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.

 

1995 - Development of the first hermetic motor insulation systems compatible with ammonia.

 

1997 - The company becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of sub-fractional horsepower c-frame motors.

 

1998 - The company becomes North America’s largest manufacturer of hermetic motors.

 

2008 - Introduction of the energy efficient VGreen® variable speed pool motor.

 

2010 - Production begins of MasterFit® Pro Series HVAC motors.

 

2012 - Introduction of Centurion® PRO line of premium pool and spa motors.

 

2016 - The VLink® wireless user interface launches for VGreen variable speed pool motors.