New motor control reduces energy usage

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Two years ago, Solcon Industries released the DriveStart to deliver on a promise to create a medium voltage motor control that costs less and requires a smaller footprint than a variable frequency drive (VFD).

“One of our customers required a simple, yet complicated solution – bring a motor up to speed,” said Gil Briman, CEO.

“They were dealing with an insufficient power grid and paying high charges during peak times. The DriveStart not only solved their issues but was embraced by our customers across the global industrial landscape.”

The DriveStart, an IGBT-based medium voltage soft starter, is available up to 6.6kV at 750A, and is the perfect addition to Solcon’s motor control solutions. “Solcon has remained a global leader in industrial motor controls because we listen,” says Jonathan Barrie, Senior Director of Product Management and Global Marketing.

“Our products have earned a solid reputation due to their long, successful life out in the field. The DriveStart follows our corporate tradition,” said Barrie.