Soft Starts

Soft Starts2018-12-04T12:22:59+00:00

Soft Starts

Soft starts are used to protect AC electric motors, their power supply and connected loads

Soft starts are used to protect AC electric motors, their power supply and connected loads against electrical, mechanical and thermal stress induced damage caused by large inrush of current to the motor at start-up. It limits this initial inrush of current, providing a gentle ramp up to full speed – they are typically used only at start-up but they can be used during the operation. They can also be applied during stopping, e.g. to prevent water hammer effects. Ramping up the initial voltage to the motor produces this gradual start.

  • Reduce mechanical stresses on motor and equipment
  • Increase service life of your machines and equipment
  • Smarter use of power
  • In built protection
  • Minimize penalties from utility companies
  • Minimize jolts and shocks
  • Minimize installation time