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January 2015 Newsletter

Celebrating 2014 and Looking Ahead to 2015
2014 was an extremely busy year for Solcon Industries; here are a few of our significant achievements:

Product Launches - Solcon introduced two brand new product lines and released a new look and updated feature list for its leading Low Voltage iStart line.

ProGear - Fully Type Tested, Arc Resistant, Medium Voltage Soft Starter Switchgear
Metal enclosed cabinets manufactured according to IEC standard 62271-200. Adhering to the highest safety standards, designed for uncompromising protection and performance.

Rated: up to 12kV, 1250A
  • Internal Arc Test 31.5kV/1sec, IAC: A-FLR
  • Short-time withstand current 31.5kA/3sec
  • Dielectric Test - 28kV 60sec Power Frequency/75kV BIL
  • Temperature Rise Test
  • IP54 Protection Degree
DriveStart – Medium Voltage, IGBT based, Soft Starter (up to 11kV, 600A)
Optimized for applications that require a low starting current and/or a high starting torque it provides a solution for applications which do not require motor speed and/or torque control during operation, but where regular soft starters are not suitable.

iStart – Advanced Digital Low Voltage Soft Starter
(17-1100A, 208-690V)
Our most advanced Low Voltage Soft Starter, with built-in bypass and 2 or 3-phase control. It incorporates enhanced soft-start and soft-stop characteristics, providing the best solution for a wide range of applications. The comprehensive motor protection package guarantees long term reliability while the built-in bypass ensures excellent performance, all in a small versatile design.

Manufacturing Expansion - Solcon's doubled its production and warehousing capacity this past August when the Low Voltage production line was relocated to a brand new facility. The next stage of the expansion is planned for 2015 and will include a significant upgrade of Solcon's R&D facilities and a renovation to the Medium Voltage production line. Our expansion means we can better serve you and your customers!

There is plenty in store for 2015 and here are some of our planned activities:
  • Enhanced capabilities for our existing products
  • New product launches
  • Comprehensive marketing activities - join webinars, attend seminars or meet us at international conferences.

Watch out for more news in the next few months.
Fully Type Tested, Arc Resistant,
Medium Voltage Soft Starter Switchgear
Rated: 12kV, 1250A
Medium Voltage, IGBT based Soft Starter
Rated: up to 11kV 600A
Advanced Digital Low Voltage Soft Starter
Rated: 17-1100A, 208-690V


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our global distributors and partners as well as to all our staff around the globe who dedicate their time, energy and efforts to support Solcon. We look forward to bringing you the unparalleled quality, reliability and innovation of our Soft Starters and Motor Control products again in 2015.

Meet us at these Events
Hannover Messe
April 13 - 17, 2015
Hannover, Germany
Exponor 2015
May 11 - 15, 2015
Antofagasta, Chile
June 2 - 5, 2015
Oslo, Norway

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