Synopsis of Achievements

  1. 1962 -- Tonegawa Seiko created a vane pump for R/C fuel supply and for a time obtains 50% of the world share of RC fuel pump products.
  2. 1962 -- This micro pump fuel technology was bought and becomes "LON-Friend" Showa Electric Corporation precision pump for dispersing agricultural chemicals. Approximately 30,000 units have been produced over 10-years.
  3. 1967 -- Production of chemical-resistant PVC for fixed volume detergents pump has been started for Sony Trading.
  4. 1969 -- Received orders from overseas to develop high power RC servos. However, the servos were in conflict with existing regulations concerning the Japanese export of weapons law. So, it was first developed for sale as a domestic general-purpose RC servo.
  5. 1975 -- Received request from Komatsu ZENOA co. to develop the current SSPS-105. Aim was focused on mass production to keep prices down. Initially, this product was mainly used for the United States market where it was widely used for special effects in Hollywood movies, such as 007 and RC robots which has been used in commercial films.
  6. 1980 -- Following the tragedy of the challenger space shuttle, the SSPS-105 was used in NASA. This model is still in NASA show room.
  7. The company has also designed and produced special servos for use in such areas as wind tunnels, pan-and-tilt moving mechanisms for underwater robotic cameras and automatic photography equipment for NHK.
    It was also successful in providing the free travel of the world's first super-conductive magnet coil powered RC model ship. As well as the design and manufacture of the mask controller for the main characters in the Walt Disney musical "The Lion King." Other successes include arranging six of one kW DC brusheless motors in parallel to create 6 kW engine for airship.