Welcome to Softstart UK
Softstart UK is one of the UK's leading and fastest growing suppliers of Motor control and automation equipment, with a combined turnover of over £2.6 Million in 2008-2009.
We supply to both end users and OEM's directly or through our strategic specialist distribution partners and systems integrators in the UK as well as delivering products into Europe and the Middle East.
As well as supplying a comprehensive range of products from global companies such as Hitachi, Hyundai, ASEM, Power Electronics and MTE- Deltron we also manufacture complete motor control systems and Medium Voltage Soft Starters at our factories here in the UK.
Our Product range includes;
- Hyundai Medium Voltage Inverters and Medium Voltage AC Motors
- Hyundai Low Voltage Inverters and Hitachi Low Voltage Inverters
- Power Electronics IP54 inverters 400, 575 and 690VAC to 1.9MW
- Medium Voltage Soft Starters 3300, 6600 and 11000VAC to 20MW
- Low Voltage Soft Starters 4kW to 3.5MW
- Industrial PC's
- Delta Inverters and PLCs
Our knowledge and experience covers applications from water treatment, mining, offshore water injection pumps, bow thrusters, production facilities etc.
Softstart UK's service includes, training on all products either at our in house training facilities and workshops or on site, full commissioning service is available on all medium voltage products. Repair facilities for all our Inverter and soft start products in house with full warranty using only original spare parts.
Challenge us today and see if we can't offer you the correct solution for all your automation requirements.
ASEM Embedded Panel PC family
The ASEM Embedded Panel PC family includes industrial PCs designed and produced in order to achieve a top level component integration into PC platform. Besides typical PC functionalities, many additional components, engineered for industrial applications, have been foreseen, such as the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) module, the touch screen controller, the I/O module and so on, that have been embedded into "All-in-one" motherboard 851.
This always guarantees reliability, efficiency and duration at top levels. Moreover, the adoption of Low-power processors, solid state disk memories and embedded operating systems confirm clearly the Embedded-oriented philosophy of these products.
MV Digital Starter, Medium Voltage, Digital Soft Starter 3,300 - 6,600VAC.
Softstart UK has just newly designed and built specifically for two UK clients one in Oil and Gas and the other in Mining a Medium Voltage, Digital Soft Starters, Motor Control Centre (MCC). As a success of the projects Softstart UK is proud to introduce its MV Digital Starter unit.
The New MV Digital Starter has been designed around the standard European style MCC, therefore having a short lead time from time from order to a fully assembled system typically less than 8 weeks. The units are available from 3,300 to 6,600VAC up to 700A and have the option of switch fuse disconnect or load break switches.
Help keep your equipment running longer by using MTE Line / Load Reactors.
AC line / load reactors will help keep your equipment running longer by absorbing many of the power line disturbances which otherwise damage or shut down an inverter, variable speed controller, or other sensitive equipment. They are the modern technology solution to inverter and drive application problems.
AC line / load reactors are harmonic compensated and IGBT protected to assure optimum performance in the presence of harmonics. They are very effective at reducing harmonics produced by inverters and drives, and in most cases will help you to meet IEEE 519. Use our harmonic compensated reactors on either the input or output of an adjustable speed drive/inverter.
The Hyundai N-Series Inverters, sizes varying from 0.4 - 4000kW.
Softstart UK is proud to introduce the Hyundai N-Series Inverters to its product range. The Hyundai N-Series Inverters with characteristics of digital control and open network communication are newly developed products.
The compact Hyundai N-Series Inverters, produced by the state-of-the-art equipment, cover micro to medium voltage large capacity. They are new generation products designed to meet any customers' needs.
We are excited to introduce the NEW SD700 series of IP54 inverters, featuring sensorless vector operation up to 200% starting torque, with power ratings available from 2.2KW to 1.8MW and a 3 YEAR WARRANTY.
Voltage ranges from 230VAC, 380-575 VAC and 690VAC, the units are designed for operational temperatures without de-rating from -30° to +50°C. Units come complete with EMC filters, conformal coating, output dV/dt filters to 300m and 3% harmonic line chokesand are RoHS compliant.
6, 12, 18 and 24 pulse versions are available and for ease of use and maintenance full frontal access is available. Frame sizes 5 to 11 have ultra fast input fuses.
We are pleased to announce our scrappage scheme whereby we will offer up to 40% trade in when you are replacing your old drive for any new SD700 series drive contact us today for details.
Continuously Energized and Latched Type
Hyundai Vacuum Contactors are designed and manufactured for frequent switchings, especially taking into account safety and quality assurance. They are suitable for switching and controlling squirrel cage and slipring motors, medium voltage loads and resistance furnaces, and capacitors and transformers. We can now offer both types; Continuously energized type having longer mechanical life time that a latched type, more suitable for frequency switching. When the transformer for controlling power fails to supply power due to accidents, continuously energized type protects the loads by tripping automatically. Latched type keeps the closing condition without the supply of power, so it is suitable for the system which has unstable power or the load which requires automatic closing with power.
Dynamic Brakes for AC Motors 4 - 315kW, 220 - 690V
The Solbrake is the ultimate replacement for the old electrical braking systems such as Reversing (which may result in reversing the motor rotation) or Regenerative braking (which requires resistors to absorb the energy).
Solid State Motor Brakes provide fast, smooth, frictionless braking of squirrel cage motors by injecting controlled DC current into the motor windings, after mains contactor has opened. This induces a stationary magnetic field which exerts a braking torque on the rotor. The Solbrake can be used with mechanical brakes to softly bring the motor speed to zero before operating a mechanical brake.
Molded Case Circuit Breaker, Miniature Series, Contactor Overload Relays, Air Circuit Breaker, Vacuum Circuit Breaker & Vacuum Contactors.
Hyundai Circuit Breakers are one of the most reliable and sophisticated products, which realizes the optimum design through electric and kinetic analysis.
Optimum design provides easy-to-use customer installation, while offering versatility and high performance to match today's demand for a reliable and cost-effective product which is easy to maintain.
NEW Hitachi WJ200 Inverter, the latest addition to Hitachi's Inverter Product Range.
Introducing the new Hitachi WJ200 series with new enhanced high starting torque and dramatically improved speed stability thanks to advanced sensorless vector control with new simplified autotuning procedure.
The WJ200 is easy setup and operation via standard integral keypad, optional enhanced keypad or via PC software.
The WJ200 also includes a dynamic braking transistor in all models and has EasySequence (EzSQ) PLC-like functionality built in.
When EdF (Cottam Power) needed a starter for the MV drive fitted to a hammer mill at its Nottingham site, most suppliers claimed that only a costly variable speed drive would be suitable. Softstart UK, however, with its wide experience of similarly demanding applications, was confident in offering instead a much more cost-effective MV soft starter. This has proved entirely satisfactory in service, and its adoption has allowed EdF to make substantial savings on the overall budget for the project.
At its Nottingham site adjacent to Cottam Power Station, EdF pulverizes olive cake, which is made from the husk residue that remains after olives have been processed to extract their oil. The company then mixes the pulverized cake with coke to form an environmentally friendly bio fuel that is burned in the power station.
A cost-effective, classical field oriented drive, the C2000 sets the bar high in features and benefits, including built-in PLC functionality, self diagnostics, long life design, CANOpen and Modbus communications. Standard models cover the power range from 0.75kW to 90kW at 230V AC, and 0.75kW to 355kW at 460V AC.
This heavy duty, full featured line is our third generation of digital soft starters. The RVS-DN incorporates superior start-stop characteristics providing the best solutions for the most demanding applications.The comprehensive motor protection package, included in this starter, guarantees long term reliability, while the robust design ensures excellent performance in harsh environments.
This full featured line is our fourth generation of digital soft starters. The RVS-DX incorporates enhanced start-stop characteristics providing the best solutions for of the most applications.
The comprehensive motor protection package, included in this starter, guarantees long term reliability, while the bypass design ensures excellent performance.
The MVP-3000 is ideal for high voltage motors, large low voltage motors, and applications where full protection and advanced warning is crucial, such as in the process and chemical industries.
Monitoring three phase currents, voltages and up to 10 temperature inputs it provides the most comprehensive motor protection package.
Solstart Plus advantages include; Two phase control; both soft starter & soft stopping controls combined with built in motor protection control, up to 170A in commercial applications.
The Solstart Plus is a compact, easy to operate soft starter, designed for use with standard three phase squirrel cage motors in commercial applications.
The Micro-EH Series controllers are the new modular compact PLC which perform maximum power at minimum size. Various modules for flexible extension offer the possibility of fine-tuning the Micro-EH PLC to the required level of automation.
The EH-150 Series is considered a true power pack. Based on a 32 bit-microprocessor structure, the outstanding power of the CPU and various I/O modules allow the adaption to a wide range of applications, e.g. in the packaging and food industry.