Solcon Industries Introduces the First of its Kind IGBT Based Medium Voltage Soft Starter

Solcon Industries will be introducing the new DriveStart at Hannover Messe 2014. The DriveStart is an IGBT based Medium Voltage Soft Starter, optimized for applications that require low starting current and/or a high starting torque.

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March 20, 2014 (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

Solcon Industries, a world leader in the design and manufacture of Medium Voltage Soft Starters, will be introducing the new DriveStart at Hannover Messe 2014. The DriveStart is the first of its kind, IGBT based Medium Voltage Soft Starter, optimized for applications that require low starting current and/or a high starting torque. The cutting edge design results in significant savings in costs, energy and space while meeting high demand application requirements.

"Compared to a Medium Voltage Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Solcon's new DriveStart provides Soft Start and Soft Stop features at a significantly lower price, with at least a 50% reduction in space requirements and a considerable decrease in energy waste and operational costs" says Mr. Ofir Goren CEO of Solcon. "Traditionally, a VFD is used even if its full functionality of motor speed and/or torque control during steady state operation is unnecessary. Our DriveStart was created specifically for these types of applications; our aim being to supply our customers with a product that alleviates the need to spend more than necessary on solutions that exceed their needs."

The DriveStart technical specification includes: Input voltage of up to 11kV and power ratings up to 3 MW, Mains Starting Current at 10% to 120% of motor rated current, starting torque up to 150% of motor rating, and starting capacity of 100% FLC for 600 seconds with a considerable number of starts. In addition, an integrated bypass system that uses a specialized synchronization system ensures little to no energy loss during operation, consequently reducing energy waste and operational costs.

Visitors to the Hannover Messe fair in Hannover, Germany from April 7-11, 2014, can obtain detailed information about the DriveStart as well as the new ProGear Fully Type Tested Arc Resistant Medium Voltage Soft Starter Switchgear and the iStart, Solcon's most advanced Digital Low Voltage Soft Starter in Hall 11, Stand B32 (http://www.hannovermesse.de/exhibitor/solcon-industries/E305560?source=akl)

About Solcon Industries, Ltd:
Solcon Industries, Ltd. (http://www.solcon.com) is a dynamic high-tech power-electronics company that has been at the forefront of design, development and manufacturing of industrial electronic motor starting and control systems for over 30 years. We use advance advanced technology with leading edge designs based on continuous field research, testing and development. Solcon offers a complete range of Soft Starter, including both Low Voltage and Medium Voltage units, for a range of applications, both standard and heavy duty.


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