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About Zero-Max

Zero-Max is a leading provider of motion control and power transmission solutions and one of the industry’s most trusted coupling manufacturers. Our premium products include high precision shaft couplings, right angle gear drives, keyless shaft bushings, and other power transmission and motion control components engineered to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. Since every application is different, we also offer customization on all our products to meet your needs.

A Leader in Power Transmission Products for Over 70 Years

It all started with a revolutionary variable speed transmission drive that allowed users to vary the output speed from “zero” to “maximum.” With that discovery, the Zero-Max brand was born. We have a passion for engineering high-quality, customizable motion control and power transmission components. Customers worldwide choose and trust Zero-Max for our:
  • Premium products manufactured using state-of-the-art technology
  • Innovative designs delivering high performance with zero backlash
  • Technical and application assistance from experienced engineering staff
  • Clean, quality-driven engineering and manufacturing practices
  • Extensive customization capabilities and resources

No application is too unique or demanding for a Zero-Max product. From heavy outdoor machinery to computer chip manufacturing equipment, we have tailored solutions to meet your needs.

Sterling Stageberg


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Starting with Sterling Stageberg’s original Zero-Max design in 1949, we have been changing the power transmission components industry. With ground-breaking products and a company culture based on continuous improvement and a focus on people, Zero-Max has become a worldwide leader in precision motion controls. Our history is built on innovative technology and superior products that meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.


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Company Culture

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Great products, continuous improvement, and a focus on people - that is the Zero-Max culture. We are committed to providing superior components, fast & reliable delivery, and industry leading customer service.  In every department of our company we pledge to always conduct business with honesty and integrity, to stand behind our products, and to hold ourselves accountable to our customers and to each other.  Zero-Max is known as a company that will say what they do and do what they say.

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Passion, Quality, & Service

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At Zero-Max, we’re passionate about responding to your needs with innovative designs and providing best-in-class service and solutions that exceed your expectations. Quality is always top of mind at Zero-Max.  From daily production meetings, to weekly team meetings, to quarterly ISO meetings, all aspects of our Quality System are being continuously analyzed for improvement. We engineer robust designs delivering the reliable performance you need in challenging applications and environments. You’ll also benefit from less maintenance and equipment downtime with parts manufactured to last years or even decades.

World Partners

World Partners

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From Japan to Denmark, Germany to Sweden, Minnesota-based Zero-Max has grown an international reputation for excellence. We are known throughout the world for our premium motion control and power transmission components, experienced staff, and quality-driven manufacturing processes. With several world partners and distributors in our network, we can deliver your ideal motion control solution.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2015

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Zero-Max strives to provide complete customer satisfaction.  To ensure we offer consistent, reliable, robust solutions of the best quality, we are ISO 9001:2015 Certified.


Contact Zero-Max to learn about what makes us the leading provider and coupling manufacturer of precision motion control products worldwide.