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Franklin Control Systems is a leader in the manufacturing of motor controls for HVAC, pump and industrial markets. Products include variable speed drives, building automation starters, soft starters, motor control components and related accessories. We strive for constant growth and improvement via lean organization practices, innovation, consistency, and excellent service.

Founded in 2003 as Cerus Industrial, Franklin Control Systems grows rapidly and sells nationwide through our authorized dealers and trusted distributors.

What makes our controls different?


    The way we treat our customers is what really separates Franklin Control Systems from the rest. We understand that when you need help with a machine, you don’t want to call in and talk to one. That’s why when you call us you’ll be able to talk to a live person from 6:30am – 4:00pm PST. Add to that blazing fast lead times and an industry leading warranty, and it’s easy to see why more and more people are turning to Franklin Control Systems for their control solutions.


    We’ve been pioneering new solutions and technologies in the motor controls industry since our inception. From our all-in-one smart starters featuring Smartstart motor protection, to our user-friendly and energy saving variable frequency drives, we’re leading the way when it comes to intelligent motor controls.


    We stand behind our products with an industry leading five year warranty on our variable frequency drives, contactors, overloads and circuit breakers sold through our HVAC and Industrial channels. Please see our warranty section for more details.

Franklin Control Systems specializes solely in the design and manufacturing of motor controls. This focus allows us to produce cutting edge products that are changing the industry.

Live tech support and lightning fast quotes and lead times are cornerstones of our business. Customer service is priority #1 at FCS.

The Smartstart control module protects motors using patented technology. It’s so effective that it has been adopted by several of the industry’s top manufacturers.

Franklin Controls Systems was founded in 2003 as Cerus Industrial

If you can dream it, we can build it. Franklin Control Systems has an engineering team dedicated to designing custom panels. Once it’s designed, our full service UL shop builds it to the highest standards.

FCS starters are all-in-one packages. That saves time and money on parts and labor. It also ensures that you’ll have the right starter when you get to the jobsite.

The ISS Starter with Smartstart accepts 200-600VAC direct incoming power. That’s true plug & play. No CPTs, no messing with terminal blocks.