New soft starter technology now can package multiple starting methods in one device to help users improve energy efficiency and motor performance.
Industrial engineers are well aware of the electrical consumption burden their motors — especially those running pumps, compressors, and fans — put on their operating budgets. In response, they’ve turned to efficient motor control technologies that use just enough energy to start motors, provide diagnostics data and reduce downtime. As motor starter adoption has expanded, motor starter technology also has become more sophisticated. Maximizing efficiencies requires engineers to take a fresh look at motor control options.