AuCom MV: Trusted by heavy industry

Posted by AuCom on 15/07/19 14:00

Samsung Heavy Industries, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders – is currently undertaking construction of eight ‘Neo-Panamax’ container shipping vessels that will utilise Samsung’s revolutionary SAVER Air lubrication system.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, Success Stories, Marine


IPD: Launching the future of soft start in Australia with AuCom

Posted by AuCom on 24/05/19 09:28

About IPD

IPD has a rich history and a wealth of experience in the Australian market, having served the electrical industry across Australia for more than 60 years. A privately owned company, IPD proudly employs over 160 expert personnel, including an extensive technical sales network and national customer service centre.

IPD have a proven track record and an innovative and extensive range of products ranging from power distribution and protection to control, energy management and renewables. The team at IPD provide added value to customers in Australia with in-house design, estimating and local manufacturing. In addition, they offer a flexible in-house and on-site training program to customers to ensure they get the most out of the products they purchase.

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Topics: Soft Start Control, Distributor Spotlight, Industry News


CSXi: Passing the Toyota test

Posted by AuCom on 21/05/19 13:51

Around the globe, Toyota are well known for being at the forefront of process innovation; setting high standards with a high level of attention to detail. Their newest production facility in the township of Caleras de Amexhe in Guanajuato, México is no exception to this rule. We're proud to say that the AuCom CSXi has passed the Toyota test, with multiple CSXi units already installed at the new facility that is expected to begin full-time production by the end of 2019.

Each vehicle manufactured by Toyota must go through multiple tests before going to the market. One of the most common tests consists of a water shower applied to the outside of the vehicle to verify that there is no ingress of water into the vehicle.

To perform this test, the vehicle is placed in a shower test room which sprays water at constant pressure through a hydraulic spray system divided into three sections: lateral (both sides), upper and lower (as shown in figure 1). Each section has an independent water distribution system, so it is necessary to implement a pumping system for each section.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, System Design, Pumping, Water Hammer, Industry Applications


AuCom MVE panels: Built tough.

Posted by AuCom on 16/04/19 13:33

All our AuCom MVE panels are built to last. For our North American customers, we offer the MVE in a range of NEMA configurations, including NEMA 1, 2, 3R and outdoor rated enclosures.

The MVE medium voltage soft starter has what it takes to handle the demands of your application. But don't just take our word for it; take a look at a few examples of how it's being used in the field:

Eagle #1 Mine, Bolt Mountain, WV.

So confident that this AuCom MVE can withstand whatever harsh conditions the climate of West Virginia can throw at it, the customer has positioned the starter outdoors on nothing more than a solid concrete slab.

The 4.16 kV MVE starter supplied as part of a complete fan package by Pauls Fan Company controls a 500HP fan to circulate air through the mine at Bolt Mountain, West Virginia.

Application: Fans for air supply to mine.
Motor: 500HP, 4160V, 1800 RPM
Customer: Pauls Fan Company
End User: Rockwell, Eagle #1 Mine
Location: Bolt Mountain, WV
Starter Package: MVE-0360-V04-C12-N3R-SPL

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Topics: Soft Start Control, Success Stories, Mining & Quarrying, Industry Applications, HVAC


Keeping things cool in the UAE

Posted by AuCom on 19/03/19 13:24

As global experts in fixed speed motor control we're committed to providing our customers with world class support. For our team in the UAE, this means offering a maintenance service and 24/7 on-call emergency support to end users to keep their critical systems running smoothly and reliably.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, Success Stories, AuCom Services, Building Services, HVAC


How much start current do I need?

Posted by AuCom on 05/02/19 15:25

Knowledge of expected motor start current and start duration is an important part of designing a functional and efficient system, especially when there are limitations to the electrical supply.

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Topics: Soft Start Control, AuCom Services, System Design, Industry Applications


Ease of commissioning an invaluable benefit for Colombia's Macing SAS

Posted by AuCom on 22/08/17 14:03

Connecting the city of Villavicencio, Colombia to the capital city of Bogota, the Tunel Buenavista (East Tunnel) is a key component in the Autopista al Llano highway and plays a vital role in the nation’s transport network. Stretching more than 4.5km underground, the tunnel is one of the most complex infrastructure challenges in Colombia.

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Topics: Soft Start Control, Success Stories, Industry Applications


Flawless performance in demanding conditions

Posted by AuCom on 10/08/17 11:58

Oman’s construction sector now accounts for around 8% of its GDP, growing rapidly to an estimated worth of $6.0bn in 2016.  This growth is fuelling significant demand for a wide range of construction materials, including aggregates. 

Helping to meet this demand, AuCom OEM partner Horizon Bright supplies ASTEC aggregate and mining solutions to aggregate producers across the region.

In 2012, Horizon Bright supplied a crusher solution to a local aggregate plant – choosing AuCom soft starters to provide a reliable starting outcome for their clients.

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Topics: Soft Start Control, Success Stories, Mining & Quarrying, Industry Applications


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