Link Lacers

LINK designs and manufactures a full line of stator lacing machines, which are used by manufacturers of electric motors to lace the stator end coils. LINK lacing equipment has been a standard within the motor industry for over 50 years. In addition, LINK makes a variety of test systems for electric motors, starters, alternators, and generators.


Several different models of stator lacing machines are available to lace a wide variety of stator sizes. Some lacing machine models utilize rugged mechanical cams for high-speed lacing of long production runs. Other use servo motors to allow rapid machine changeover to accommodate short runs of many different stator sizes.

These stator lacing machines are available in basic, manual operator attended form, or they can be configured with a wide variety of features and options for automation of many functions. Single-end machines are available to lace each coil end separately, and double-end machines are available to lace both coil ends simultaneously.

Several different control systems are available, including computer controls and popular industrial PLC's.


Herbert Link purchased United Electric Motor from General Motors in the 1940's and LINK began repairing and rewinding electric motors. Under the leadership of Fred Glock, a former Delco employee, Link developed a hydraulic in-slot stator winder in the 1950's to improve efficiency of motor re-winding.

Then, under the leadership of Bob Frederick in the 1960's, LINK developed the first American-made single-end mechanical stator lacing machine. In the 1970's, Bob Frederick, along with Lee Dawdy and Alfred Weihs, developed the model 940 double-end stator Lacer that laced both ends of a stator simultaneously.

At the turn of the millennium the Lacing machine product line was expanded to 6 models, including two Lacers driven by servo motors and computer controls.


LINK Engineering Company
Design & Manufacturing, Sales, and Support.

43855 Plymouth Oaks Blvd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Tel: 1.734.453.0800