Today’s global economy is in many ways driven by the AC Induction
Motor. 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.
TEAMmaster™ medium voltage soft starters provide several
- Protection of machinery from failure and excessive maintenance
caused by mechanical shock during starting or stopping. The TEAMmaster™
provides smooth, stepless 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.
For dimension data, download
the TEAMmasterTM Brochure!