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Damhead Creek Power Station

Softstart units bring fast savings at Damhead Creek Power Station

Damhead Creek is an 800MW combined cycle gas-fired power station with two gas turbines and one steam turbine and is owned by Scottish Power. A number of 30kW cooling fans regulate the temperature of the main power station cooling water circuit and are switched in one at a time, as required, usually as a result

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Soft starting is the energy efficient green option

Energy conscious plant operators are installing soft starts at an unprecedented rate, so that they save energy by stopping intermittent duty motors when they are actually not in use. Until recently it has been conventional practice to leave motors idling between duty cycles, but increasingly this is now seen as wasteful of energy – especially

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Pro-Roll

You drive 16 tons and what do you get? Smoother production!

Pro-Roll is a specialist finisher of high specification metals for high tech industries including aerospace and F1 and counts Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Corus among its many prestigious customers.

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Miners go soft on starting

Miners go soft on starting

A Russian coal mine is set to become one of the most technologically advanced in the world as it prepares to install an explosion proof soft starter for its massive conveyor system.

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Power Plant

Cleanliness is critical for reliability in steam lines.

The smallest of dirt particles can do substantial damage to the blades of a steam turbine. For this reason a thorough cleaning of the high pressure steam lines feeding the turbine is imperative before a new installation is commissioned.

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Washing Machine

Airing our dirty linen in public

Like everyone I get a great deal of enjoyment out of new projects, there is nothing like a brand new control panel build with it’s shiny new control pushbuttons, bright lamps and clean control lines.

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New Holland Bulk Services - DELTA AH500 PLC

Discontinued PLC system is logically upgraded

On the south bank of the River Humber around 30 minutes sailing time past the port of Immingham lies the larger of New Holland Bulk Services dry bulk terminals, the terminal is capable of loading and unloading coaster vessel sizes of up to 5500 tonnes, normally achieved within a single day making it a favoured

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Milling around in Scunthorpe

Milling around in Scunthorpe

Working closely with one of our partners Transdrive Engineering Services who are based in Oldham, they recently supplied a 55KW Delta C2000 inverter for one of their clients for a machine tool refurbishment application. The client asked us and Transdrive for some assistance in commissioning the first unit and we were happy to provide this.

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EzBk-IP65

New DC Injection braking panels ready to go or should I say stop.

DC Injection Brakes for AC Motors 0.75-30KW in stock for same day dispatch. The EzBk series is a fully integrated solution to ensure your machine is compliant with the PUWER 98 Safety regulations. We use our VB DC Injection Brake and install it in an IP54 enclosure with all the necessary control logic, with a

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DVP Training Kit

PLC Training Kits Now Available

Delta has released its complete line of second generation DVP Slim series PLCs. To complete the series and to help our partners /customers we are now offering the PLC Starter kit! The Starter Kit simplifies the enrty into the world of Delta PLCs and HMIs, lowers the time to commission and helps the user get

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Efficiently starting compressors

Softstart (UK) was recently asked to undergo a survey at the efficiency of starting 2 x 6.6kV compressors and then to supply, install and commission for a brand new furnace and upgrade for a glass production facility in the UK, part of a multi-million pound upgrade and refurbishment programme. The compressors in question are rated

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VFD-ED Delta

NEW VFD-ED Elevator drive

We are pleased to announce that the Delta VFD-ED series elevator drive is now available in Europe. It includes single phase 230VAC models and is available in three phase 400VAC models from 4kW up to 75kW initially. Units are ready for ordering for trials now, contact Softstart UK for further details.

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