Soft starters for Industrial Applications
Eliminating belt slippage
Motor ratings: 3kV, 320A
Incitec Pivot, Australia
The Solcon HRVS-DN
The process producing fertilizer requires an array of heavy machinery, including the massive Hygiene Scrubber Blower shown below. This machine uses a medium voltage motor to turn a blower using a series of drive belts.
The high start up torque of this motor would cause the drive belts to slip, causing undue wear on the whole system. The Solcon HRVS-DN soft starter for medium voltage motors enables the engineer to regulate the inrush current on startup, allowing the motor to slowly transfer the power to the blower via the drive belts, ensuring that all the power is efficiently used to start the blower turning with no slipping.
The Hygiene Scrubber Blower employed by Incitec Pivot uses
the Solcon HRVS-DN soft starter to prevent drive belt slippage