Soft Start/Stop Motor Controller comes in solid-state package.
December 1, 2010 -
Integrating circuit breaker disconnect and soft starter in stand-alone enclosure, Enclosed Altistart(TM) 22 helps reduce voltage starting and soft stopping of standard 3-phase asynchronous induction (squirrel cage) motors. Integrated bypass reduces number of external components, such as power wiring, contactor, and control wiring for coil, while also decreasing heat dissipation and enclosure size requirements. Horsepower ratings range up to 125 hp at 480 V.
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New Enclosed Altistart(TM) 22 Soft Start/Soft Stop Motor Controller by Schneider Electric Offers Advanced Performance and Reliability in a Packaged Starter
Raleigh, N.C. - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the new Enclosed Altistart(TM) 22 soft start/soft stop motor controller. The new product includes an integrated circuit breaker disconnect and soft starter in a stand-alone enclosure. These new solid-state combination motor controllers provide a pre-engineered, integrated solution which helps to reduce voltage starting and soft stopping of standard three-phase asynchronous induction (squirrel cage) motors.
Advanced Protection and Improved Machine Performance
The Enclosed Altistart 22 soft start/soft stop motor controller, with integrated bypass functions, allows customers to extend the service life of their machines through reducing wiring costs, simplifying installation, and ultimately achieving greater energy efficiency. The integrated bypass reduces the number of external components, such as power wiring, contactor, and control wiring for coil, while also decreasing heat dissipation and allowing for a smaller enclosure.
Energy Efficiency with Simple System Integration and Control
The Enclosed Altistart 22 unit provides a cost-effective solution featuring a complete low voltage offering of horsepower ratings up to 125 hp at 480V. In addition, the unit is fitted with an over-current protection device, shorting (bypass), and isolation, which eliminates the need for any additional components. The conformal-coated, printed circuit boards provide enhanced resistance to harsh environments, increasing the service life of installations and lowering maintenance costs. With its energy efficient features, such as reduced current inrush, reduced voltage drop and mechanical shocks, the Enclosed Altistart 22 controller offers an ideal solution for customers' basic motor control needs.
"This line of the enclosed soft start/soft stop motor controllers offers economical and easy-to-configure solutions for a number of applications, including irrigation, conveying, commercial buildings, and educational facilities," says Gerald Dixon, product specialist for Schneider Electric. "Available in a wide range of fully functional models, these motor controllers provide users with the flexibility to select the pre-engineered and "build-to-order" packaged product based on their machine's power, performance, and functionality requirements."
For more information about the Schneider Electric Enclosed Altistart 22 soft start/soft stop motor controllers, visit www.schneider-electric.us/go/drives or call 1-888-778-2733.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than $20 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy".