The Electromechanical Workshop Ing. Antonio Rava was founded in the year 1922 in Turin by the grandfather of the current owners, and was incorporated as Elettrorava S.p.A. in the year 1966, just after transferring it to the actual factory in Venaria, with a total surface of 20.000 m2 of which 8.000 m2 are covered.
The company has a long experience in the electromechanical field, and from year 1922 to date, the company products have been of different types, but all somehow related together. The first products were small and medium size electric motors, and electric drills. High frequency electric tools were then introduced, like drills and grinding tools for industrial applications. The high frequency converters needed for driving these tools were then designed and sold on the market. A complete range of high frequency converters was then developed with output frequencies from 10 Hz to 1500 Hz, and these were supplied to many manufacturers of high speed milling and grinding spindles. Elettrorava has then manufactured and delivered to many customers special high speed motors from 3,000 to 90,000 RPM, for many different applications.
The continuous research and development activity, together with the company growth, has allowed to introduce on the market innovative products such as balancing machines in the 50’s, turbomolecular pumps in the 60’s, and thin films vacuum deposition systems in the 80’s. The continuous request of the market for being competitive and specialised, has brought Elettrorava today to concentrate his resources only on some product lines: the actual production includes balancing machines and thin film vacuum deposition systems.
The success and the reliability of Elettrorava products has brought the company outside Italy: besides the headquarters in Torino, a new factory in Barcelona Spain was founded in 1994: Elettrorava Iberica Servicios S.L.
Today Elettrorava has a sales organisation operating on the main national and international markets.
Elettrorava products are today balancing machines and thin films vacuum deposition systems.
BALANCING MACHINES: initially developed for internal use, Elettrorava balancing machines are designed keeping in mind and considering the needs of the final user. In fact the company was born as manufacturer of high speed motors and developed internally the technology for balancing the rotors of its own products. The present range includes standard machines with vertical and horizontal axis, hard bearing and soft bearing type, automatic machines and special balancing lines.
THIN FILMS: having entered the market of high vacuum technology through turbomolecular pumps, Elettrorava started manufacturing high vacuum thin films deposition systems aimed at various applications, such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition), PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition).