Softstart UK Hammers Starter Costs For EdF
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.
HazardEx 2009 - Award winner for Technical Innovation.
At the HazardEx 2009 exhibition and conference held in Harrogate, Softstart UK was an award winner for technical innovation for their HRVS-EX medium voltage soft-starter.
The HRVS-EX is the world's first medium voltage soft-starter certified for use with explosion-proof motors. This award follows hard on the heels of Softstart UK gaining the UK Chamber of Commerce award for 'most promising new business', late last year.
Chamber Awards 2008 - Most Promising New Business.
Softstart UK has won a national UK award as the Most Promising New Business in the annual British Chambers of Commerce and BT Business Awards.
The Great Yarmouth-based company specialises in medium-voltage soft-starters. Its partners Philip Larkin and Stuart Harvey received their award at a gala dinner held recently at the Natural History Museum in London.
Eliminating Transformer Inrush Current on VARCO Ensco 8500 Drilling Rig.
The two powerful drill drivers of the ENSCO 8500 series drill rig are each fed by a 6.5MVA transformer with taps at +7.5° and -7.5°. Every transformer, when connected to the grid / generator has a high inrush current (20-30 In), especially this phase shift transformer.
Plastic recycler is soft on the environment
A plastic recycling company is making full use of soft starts on all the major axes of its processing equipment, along with inverters, PLCs and HMIs, all from the Softstart UK range of automation equipment.
Soft Option Saves Energy Most Effectively.
Plant operators are installing soft starts at an unprecedented rated, 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 this is now seen as wasteful of energy - especially with increasing electrical prices.