Learn more about the challenges and options when it comes to starting electric motors to ensure you select the right solution.
The Motor Starting Challenge
Occupying the unique space between electrical and mechanical, a motor both affects and is affected by the electrical supply and the mechanical process it powers.
A poor motor start can cause any number of the following problems, which can be very costly in terms of both time and money, including excessive voltage drop, high starting current, high mechanical stress, high thermal stress and overload of local generation.
Product Feature: Pump Clean
The EMX4i can perform a pump clean function before soft starting the motor. This function can help dislodge debris from the impeller and is especially useful in wastewater/slurry pumping applications.
Case Study: Municipal Water
All across the globe, local municipalities trust AuCom soft starters to supply clean water throughout cities and rural regions alike, resolving water hammer issues and minimising voltage disturbances.
Solving Problems: Water Hammer
Using an adaptive control start, an EMX4 series soft starter dynamically adjusts the current in order to start the motor within a specified time, eliminating water hammer and its damaging consequences.