Hurst Manufacturing recently announced its customers can now configure custom brushless DC motors online and receive prototypes in 48 hr. Visitors to the company’s Web site ( can choose from more than 6,000 NT Dynamo models and receive a mock-up in two days.

The online motor configurer walks customers through a six-step selection process that includes “yes” and “no” questions and pulldown menus of answer options to create a customer-specific motor and control. Once they have configured their motor, customers have access to a part number, dimensional diagrams, and technical specifications. To request a quote or order the prototype online, customers must first register for a free account. The account allows them to get price quotes and place and track orders.

Prototypes start at $200 and are production-ready.