Protect your machinery by controlling motor torque, reducing current demand and creating more stable voltage!
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Today’s global economy is in many ways driven by AC induction motors. Industrial facilities worldwide depend on these motors to drive the machinery that enhances their efficiency and increases their production output.
However, many industrial operations unknowingly subject their machinery to severe stress during motor start-up. When motor operation is activated, high inrush currents flow into the motor’s windings, producing very high levels of torque.
This torque at the motor’s shaft can result in a substantial shock to the driven equipment. The result may be belts slipping or breaking, couplings disengaging, and gears or other components failing completely.
Therefore, it is often a cost-effective decision to protect your machinery investment with a TEAMmaster™ medium voltage soft starter. Available only from TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company, the TEAMmaster™ protects your machinery by controlling motor torque.
The TEAMmaster™ also reduces current demand and creates a more stable line voltage, which benefits facilities that have weak electrical systems.
The TEAMmaster™ Medium Voltage Starter is a microprocessor controlled solid state reduced voltage starter for three phase induction motors. The starter provides a closed-loop current ramp for smooth step less motor acceleration, supplied in a free standing enclosure.
Enclosures are available in NEMA 12 or NEMA 3R configurations. The medium voltage enclosure consists of two distinct compartments: The medium voltage or power pole section is located in the main body of the enclosure, whereas the low voltage section containing the control logic is located behind the door as an isolated compartment.
Each starter is supplied with a load break isolation switch, Class “R” motor fuses, inline vacuum contactor, solid state power poles, and a vacuum bypass contactor. This bypass connector is used to bypass the SCR power poles once the motor is up to full speed.
The logic control incorporates the MX3 computer that has all the circuitry required to drive the power semiconductors, which are located in the power section.
TEAMmaster™ starters provide solid state reduced voltage starting for normal operation and full voltage emergency back-up starting, with complete electronic motor protection at the flip of a switch.
This unique redundant design is ideal for critical applications where downtime is extremely disruptive and cannot be tolerated. MX3 solid state controls profile precise digital starting and stopping, motor protection, metering, diagnostics and communications... standard.
TEAMmaster™ medium voltage soft starters provide several advantages including:
Protection of machinery from failure and excessive maintenance caused by mechanical shock during starting or stopping. The TEAMmaster™ provides smooth, step less acceleration and controlled deceleration.
Control of the current ramp during start-up. The TEAMmaster™ protects electrical systems from disruptive voltage drops and power outages caused by motor locked rotor inrush current.
Complete line monitoring, motor control and protection. These functions protect mission-critical motors from failure or unscheduled outages caused by machine or electrical system faults.
Programming capabilities. The TEAMmaster™ includes control and power electronics, as well as bypass and isolation contactors that reduce maintenance and operating costs. A UL listing and a CSA approval.
Marshall Wolf is your Industrial Automation Distributor for Teco TEAMmaster Products, contact us today for a quote at 847-658-8130 or on the web at www.wolfautomation.com