Motors & Motion
Weg Electric offers 3 HP to 4500 HP soft starters
By Alyssa Dalton
December 16, 2013 – Weg Electric has expanded its product offering to include soft starters ranging from 3 HP to 4500 HP—more than any other supplier in the industry, it says.
The line begins with the SSW05, a fully digital soft starter with DSP (Digital Signal Processor) control which comes standard with integral bypass contactor and is sized for light and medium duty applications. The WEG SSW05 is available in the 3 HP to 75 HP motor range. The WEG SSW07, also with DSP control, was designed to provide improved heavy duty performance on motor starts and claims to simplify start-up and daily operations. The series of soft starters has built in bypass contactors and can be connected to “Fieldbus” communication networks such as Modbus RTU protocol. It is available from 5 HP to 400 HP. WEG’s SSW06 is a third generation design, offering the widest motor power range of 3 HP to 1200 HP. Described as the ideal replacement of electro-mechanical starters in motor control centres, the unit features a keypad with dual display has LED digits for improved visibility and easier programming. The GPH2 is a combination soft starter incorporating SSW07 soft starter, a circuit breaker with through the door handle and a NEMA 4/12 enclosure suitable for general purpose AC motor starter packages. It is available in the motor range of 5 HP to 350 HP. The WEG TPH2 series Crusher Duty soft starter is designed for the most demanding AC motor starting applications requiring extreme torque. Available in the 100 HP to 500 HP motor range, it is housed in a NEMA 4 enclosure and suitable for harsh outdoor environments.