AuCom MV: Trusted by heavy industry

Posted by AuCom on 7/15/19 3:47 PM

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

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

CSXi: Passing the Toyota test

Posted by AuCom on 5/22/19 10:47 AM

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 4/16/19 1:38 PM

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

Protect your pumping system from the damaging effects of water hammer

Posted by AuCom on 12/5/16 9:44 AM

Water hammer has the potential to cause significant damage to pumping systems. Most in the pumping industry have a tale to tell about burst or collapsed pipes, or broken or damaged valves, pressure gauges and even pumps.

Solving the water hammer problem requires either mitigating its effects or preventing its occurrence altogether. To this end, there are a number of solutions to consider when designing a pumping system, including electronic motor control.

Electronic motor control devices such as soft starters and variable frequency drives can be used to control the speed of the pump during starting and stopping. This allows for a more gradual increase or decrease in pump speed, preventing water column separation, flow reversal and sudden check valve closure – a few of the primary causes of water hammer.

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Topics: Water & Wastewater, Soft Start Control, Pumping, Irrigation, Water Hammer, Industry Applications

Hard growth for global soft start market

Posted by AuCom on 3/3/16 10:05 AM

The global market for soft starters is tipped to experience strong growth from 2015-2020, according to a report published by global research firm Markets and Markets.

Amidst soft global economic growth, the soft starter market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.7%, from $US1.2 billion in 2015 to $US1.7 billion by 2020, concludes the Markets and Markets study “Motor Soft Starter Market”, available online for purchase here.

Markets and Markets point to an increase in development projects in sectors like oil & gas, water & wastewater, mining industries and power infrastructure. “Increasing acceptance of motor control and protection across (these) industries has driven the demand for motor soft starters around the world,” says the report.

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Topics: Soft Start Control

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