Introduction to DriveStart Technology

In today’s industrial environment, there are two primary tools that allow motors to safely reach optimal speed and torque efficiently -- Soft Starters and Variable Frequency Drives (or VFD’s)....

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The Difference Between Soft Starters and VFDs

Industrial motors require large quantities of energy when rapidly accelerating to full speed. To curb this issue, soft starters and variable frequency drives (VFDs) can be utilized to reduce...

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Electric Power Measurements on Three-Phase Motors

Three-phase topology has become the norm of all industrial motors due to the operational and economic benefits they possess. The most notable advantage of a three-phase motor is its ability to...

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Analog vs. Digital Drives

Moore’s Law is hard at work, with silicon foundries churning faster-than-ever processors with every passing year. One may think that this tip the balance in favor of everything digital, but does...

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Solcon Industries is an industry leader in solid state motor starters and control systems.

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Soft Starter Basics

A Soft Starter is an electrical device that controls the applied voltage to a motor to control its acceleration. In industrial settings, induction motors are commonly used because of their ability...

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Properly Operating Three-Phase Motor with Single-Phase Power

Electric motors are manufactured and available in two major designs, single- or three-phase. While both types of motors have their merits & demerits, three-phase are more commonly used for...

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Current Motor Starting: Advantages and Disadvantages

Three-Phase Induction Motors rule the industrial and commercial sector due to their simple design, robustness and long-history of reliable operation. Once operational, the ease through which their...

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HRVS-TX: Transformer Inrush Current Limiter

Inrush current can have detrimental effects on the equipment’s lifespan and if not mitigated can result in unplanned outages that can impact the operation’s efficiency and reliability. The Solcon...

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