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07 March 2018

The new Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation brings greater operational control over motor starts and stops. As an extension of the soft starter family, the SMC-50 smart motor controller delivers greater functionality and efficiency across industries.

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29 June 2017

Energy conscious plant operators are reported to be installing soft starts at an unprecedented rate, so that they save energy by stopping intermittent duty motors when they are actually not in use.

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16 February 2016

Leading supplier of power control devices CD Automation is launching a family of low-cost soft starters for small AC induction motors to the UK market.

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14 August 2014

Reported to be the the first soft starter on the market to perform a self-learning algorithm for smooth soft starting and stopping of pumps using a single knob setting, Carlo Gavazzi has introduced the RSWT range. This ensures optimal starts and stops even under different load conditions and minimises any vibrations.

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16 June 2014

Power management company, Eaton, now offers its multi-functional electronic motor starter (EMS) with ratings from 0.06 to 3kW with integrated control via its innovative SmartWire-DT communication and connection technology.

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24 October 2013

Suited to fixed speed motors up to 45Amp (22kW), Carlo Gavazzi has launched the RSGD series of compact general purpose soft starters complete with monitoring, protection and self-learning features.

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03 September 2013

According to Fairford, with its Synergy soft starters the company is redefining the rule book in terms of size versus performance.

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24 April 2013

The recent Hannover Messe saw NORD DRIVESYSTEMS showcase a range of new products.

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15 January 2013

Offering savings in wiring time and cost, new versions of the DS7 soft starters from Eaton’s Electrical Sector now feature built-in interfaces for the SmartWire-DT panel wiring system.

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02 November 2012

A small East Anglian electrical engineering firm playing a big role in long term infrastructure developments throughout the Middle East is fulfilling two major water pumping contracts

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FEATURES

30 August 2017

The new SSW900 soft starter series from WEG provides gentle starting and stopping of three-phase induction motors along with comprehensive motor protection

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20 February 2017

When Pro-Roll's 2-high rolling mill became increasingly unreliable, the specialist metal finisher turned to Softstart for a high duty digital soft starter, replacing an Edison liquid resistance starter that was installed when the mill was electrified in 1957

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23 August 2016

Variable speed drives (VSDs) and soft starters can both be used to protect expensive equipment and extend the life of the motor and coupling devices. Andy Pye reviews information supplied by Fábio Gonçalez, European Automation manager at WEG and James Archer of Aucom

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04 March 2016

There are many misconceptions about motor starting. It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is totally incorrect

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22 September 2014

The mains supply is coming under growing strain as industry regains momentum, so the chances of motor starting corrupting it are increasing. Various techniques for reduced voltage during starting are available and Jerry Hodek of motor maker Marathon Electric, explores which is best for different applications.

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18 August 2014

A mult-voltage pump testing station, just delivered to one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers, has been built by SoftStart UK, a leading UK expert in soft start motor control systems

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14 January 2013

With evidence that the recession is now behind us, factory owners at last have the time to take stock of their plant and equipment to see if some TLC or maybe even a small investment is in order. Stuart Harvey of SoftStart UK, offers some pointers on what can be achieved without breaking the bank

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21 July 2015

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