Kempston Controls Electronic Components Distributor of Eaton - Cutler Hammer

Eaton - Cutler Hammer

Formed in 1893 by Harry Cutler and Edward Hammer, Cutler-Hammer began life in Chicago manufacturing electric motor starters, field rheostats and speed regulators.

They developed the first automatic motor starter in 1900 and laid the foundation for the modern motor control industry. They also designed control equipment to aid in the construction of the Panama Canal in 1901.



Cutler-Hammer’s business prospered during the 1920s and managed to survive the Great Depression of the 1930s, prospering again during World War II and in the boom years that followed. Supplying radar countermeasure units to Rockwell International for their B-1 bombers and they were selected by NASA to build landing guidance systems for their space shuttles.

The business remained an independent supplier of electrical and electronic equipment until 1978, where it became part of the Eaton Corporation group, a Global leader in the supply of electrical control gear. Cutler-Hammer remained as the Eaton brand name for lines of industrial and commercial electrical and electronic control gear products and components.

The Cutler-Hammer brand is synonymous with a multitude of electrical switching and control products, all available from Kempston Controls, including:

If we don’t currently stock the product you are looking for, we can certainly get them for you! Kempston Controls, as an official distributor for Eaton Cutler - Hammer has access to their entire product catalogue. Call us on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email Sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk or alternatively use the contact form above and we will be more than happy to help you find your perfect control and switchgear solution.


Eaton – Cutler Hammer Resource Centre


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