Motor Starters

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Effective Protection for Electric Motors and Loads

November 18, 2016

  •  High-performance Simatic ET 200SP motor starter with new versions and functions
  •  Now particularly powerful with four adjustment ranges up to 5.5 kilowatts
  •  New fail-safe versions for a wide range of switching and monitoring tasks
  •  New functions, such as motor blocking protection and Quick Stop, for greater throughput, productivity and availability
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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Learning Soft Starters suit motor applications up to 100 hp.

August 29, 2016

Supporting use with AC induction motors up to 100 A, 75 mm wide RSGD Series (220–600 Vac) employs self-learning algorithm that works with different applications without requiring adjustment of initial torque. These 3-phase soft starters, along with integrated electronic overload protection, PTC input, and diagnostic functions, provide Modbus 2-wire serial communication protocol for connection to PLCs. Also included are 3 relay outputs for alarms and status indication. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Three-Phase Soft Starters suit water pumps up to 75 hp.

April 26, 2016

With RSWT Series, all 3 phases are controlled to achieve current balancing, minimizing inrush current as well as vibration during starting/stopping of centrifugal pumps. Through dedicated self-learning algorithm, series achieves smooth starting/stopping with minimal setting adjustments. V00/V01 type provides single adjustment setting for soft starting/stopping time, whereas V10/V11 type includes Class 10 overload protection and soft starting/stopping times that can be individually set. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rockwell Automation Brings SAB Maltings Into The Connected Enterprise

April 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE– Rockwell Automation recently supplied South African Breweries’ (SAB) first fully automated and networked EtherNet/IP-based control system for its new maltings plant in Alrode, South Africa. The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plantwide visibility and actionable data...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-In Truck Engine Starting System eliminates stranded trucks.

April 1, 2016

Available for Class 3–6 vehicles, uSTART™ provides jump start system that lets users charge capacitor from adjacent "dead" batteries. Ultracapacitor-based, drop-in product does not require any special wiring and provides vehicle with a start regardless of condition of existing batteries or external temperature (-40 to +85°C). In addition to increasing vehicle bus voltage by >10% during crank, 2-terminal product reduces peak current to starter by >15% and reduces cycling seen by battery by >40%. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, HVAC, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Johnson Controls Showcases Award-winning Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Solutions to Optimize Power Plant Performance

September 10, 2015

YCP-2020 wins Innovative Power Technology of the Year award BANGKOK,– Johnson Controls unveiled its range of Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC) solutions at Power Gen Asia- marking the first time a chiller manufacturer will offer complete, packaged and pre-packaged GTIAC solutions. GTIAC is widely recognized as the most effective method to increase power output of gas turbine driven...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Starter offers over-crank protection.

May 26, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13-liter engines, 38MT+™ Gear Reduction Starter includes built-in circuit breaker that protects against thermal damage and automatically resets operating temperature while eliminating need for wiring harness. Integral Magnet Switch minimizes voltage drop and gives solenoid maximum available voltage in any starting condition. For optimal reliability, electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Engine Start Module targets industrial diesel equipment.

April 29, 2015

Suitable for cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, and off-road trucks, ultracapacitor-based 24 V Engine Start Module takes over engine cranking and starting function by remaining fully charged, even if battery voltage drops significantly. ULTRA 31/900/24V and ULTRA 31/1100/24V are available for starting diesel engines up to 12.5 L and 15.0 L, respectively. Performing normally over broad temperature range of -40 to +149°F, ultracapacitors operate in up to 1 million or more charge/discharge cycles. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Portable Jump Starter targets fleet companies.

April 22, 2015

Measuring 9 in. tall and weighing less than 4 lb, mPower Truck Jump delivers 1,000 A for 12 V batteries and 500 A for 24 V batteries. Unit automatically detects battery voltage system and provides multiple electronic safety protections, including reverse polarity, reverse charge, short circuit, overload, and starting override. In addition to large trucks and commercial operations, jumpstarter/multi-purpose charger is suited for buses, cars, vans, SUVs, and boats. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remy Adds New Aftermarket Light Duty Parts to their Industry-Leading Coverage

April 17, 2015

PENDLETON, Ind., -- Remy International, Inc. (NASDAQ: REMY), manufacturer of Remy light duty starters and alternators, as well as Delco Remy heavy duty starters and alternators, has introduced 31 new light duty part numbers for the first quarter of 2015. These starters and alternators are for model years 2013 and 2014, adding coverage for 2.1 million vehicles in operation. Remy has...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Maxwell and Kenworth Offer Ultracapacitor-Based Engine Starting Module in New Trucks

March 31, 2015

Maxwell's Engine Start Module will be available on Kenworth's T680 and T880 SAN DIEGO– Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, today announced that its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) will be offered as a factory-installed option on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. Kenworth...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

ON Semiconductor to Demonstrate Imaging, Connectivity, Motor Control and Power Solutions for IoT at Embedded World Conference 2015

March 2, 2015

Visit ON Semiconductor at the conference in Hall 5, Booth 178, featured demonstrations include: • High performance industrial image sensors • Wired and wireless connectivity solutions • Motor control solutions • Power solutions Embedded World Conference- NUREMBERG, Germany– ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Single-Phase Soft Starter reduces startup current but not torque.

February 17, 2015

Reducing startup current while providing full start torque, SureStart soft starts single-phase compressors/motors and automatically adjusts to cover 1.75–7 hp range. Housing facilitates installation, and cover allows access to internal wiring lead terminals. Along with terminal block that uses flat-blade screws for lead connection, features include diagnostics; double-insulated, flame-retardant enclosure; and software that enhances starting capabilities in unsteady voltage conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Gear Reduction Starter combines IOCP and IMS features.

January 30, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13 L engines, Delco Remy® 38MT+™ (P/N 8200977) features Integrated Over Crank Protection (IOCP) via built-in circuit breaker that protects starter from thermal damage and automatically resets at safe operating temperature. Integral Magnet Switch (IMS) reduces voltage drop and ensures solenoid receives max available voltage in any starting condition, while electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear to promote reliability. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starters feature push-in connection technology.

January 30, 2015

Requiring no tools for installation, PT versions of CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 offer mixture of forward and reverse motor operations, adjustable overloads, and emergency-stop function. When properly optioned, one motor starter can provide up to 4 motor control functions in single unit, while also providing safety solution up to SIL 3 PLe. Hybrid motor starters feature wear-free operation, DIN rail mounting, and both low-voltage and line-voltage control configurations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Energy Management Motor Starter is fully programmable.

January 15, 2015

Available for single-phase (up to 15 hp) or 3-phase (up to 300 hp) applications, Model MSEM features Hand/Off/Auto keypad with LCD to adjust settings. Features include 5 control inputs, 2 status outputs, under/over voltage and under/over power protection, and electronic overload for real-time current monitoring for motor protection. Unit can be specified for 24 or 120 Vac damper power to open damper when fan is commanded to start, and limit switch input is also standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Prestolite Electric Incorporated and Leece-Neville to Showcase New Product Technologies at APTA EXPO 2014

September 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Arcade, New York, USA – Prestolite Electric Incorporated and Leece-Neville (www.prestolite.com) (Prestolite Electric), an ISO 9001/TS-16949:2009 and ISO14001:2004-certified global manufacturer of heavy-duty alternators and starter motors, is pleased to announce their planned participation in the American Public Transportation...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Engine Start Module caters to medium-duty diesel trucks.

March 13, 2014

Eliminating cranking problems caused by weak or discharged batteries, 16 lb ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes starting responsibility for class 3–6 medium-duty trucks. Ultracapacitor-based module provides 900 cold cranking amperes (CCA) or 3 sec crank and enables reliable starting of up to 9.9 L diesel engines from -40 to +149°F. No-acid, lead-free energy storage solution also allows extensive use of lift-gates and buckets while engine is off without impacting truck starting capability. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, HVAC, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission

GE to Provide Close to $600 Million in Turbomachinery Equipment for Russia's Yamal LNG Megaproject

October 7, 2013

• Yamal Peninsula Project Marks GE’s First LNG Project in Arctic Region • GE Providing Yamal LNG with Integrated Equipment Package to Power Three LNG Trains • The Megaproject to Serve as Model for Russia’s Growing LNG Industry HOUSTON– GE (NYSE: GE) has received a contract to provide key turbomachinery equipment for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) “megaproject” that is...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

General Purpose Softstarters - up to 40HP -

August 12, 2013

Buffalo Grove, IL – CARLO GAVAZZI Inc. has launched their new RSGD (2-phase controlled) compact General Purpose Softstarter for loads up to 40Hp. During the starting of an induction motor, current levels may reach values of 5 to 8 times the rated motor current. Starting these motors via contactors may result in currents as high as 15 times the rated motor current, increasing the occurrence of...Read More