Digital soft starter
Baldor Electric Co.’s MST digital soft starter with six SCR three-phase voltage control is available from 7.5 to 1000 hp at 208 to 575 Vac.
Baldor Electric Co.’s MST digital soft starter with six SCR three-phase voltage control offers advanced protection for the motor, the soft starter, and the load, ensuring trouble-free operation. Available from 7.5 to 1000 hp at 208 to 575 Vac, this product is suitable for a wide variety of applications including pumps, compressors, fans, and conveyors. The MST digital soft starter features programmable torque control, providing a more linear acceleration during start that reduces wear and tear, and during stop that virtually eliminates pump water hammer. This torque control function was developed and tested in collaboration with pump manufacturers to ensure the best possible stop without water hammer and pressure surges. It also offers integrated advanced motor protection with current sensing, programmable signal relays, programmable analog output, and a built-in keypad interface. MST digital soft starters are available in two styles, an open starter or an enclosed combination starter.
Baldor Electric Co.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.