Driving conveyor in the world 4th largest
Diamond mining plant, Catoca, Angola
Motor ratings: 6600V, 140A
Soft Starters 6600V, 140A Conveyor Belt
When Diamond plant engineers in Angola needed to soft-start their main conveyors while reducing the current inrush, they contacted Solcon. The motor inrush current had to be limited since the plant is situated in a remote location and could not sustain the voltage drop subdued to the current inrush.
Implementing Solcon's HRVS-DN digital soft starters, with specialized starting curves, eliminated the high inrush current that would disrupt the already unstable power grid, and reduce the high starting torque that could have damaged the conveyor belt and would have shorten the life expectancy of the system.
The built in intelligent Motor Protection Package provides enhanced supervision for both the motor and soft-starter, further extending the life expectancy of the system.