Medium Voltage Starters

The Benshaw Medium Voltage Soft Starter is a microprocessor controlled solid state reduced voltage starter for three phase standard induction motors. It has the most advanced soft starting and soft stopping ramp profiles, motor control, motor protection and metering package features in the indusrty, using next generation Benshaw MX3 control technology.

Prepackaged and engineered control solutions include:

  • Induction, two-speed, synchronous, reversing, or wound rotor control
  • 5 kV, 7.2 kV or 15 kV to 30,000 HP
  • 3, 10 or 20 mW class power electronics
  • Intelligent control centers and lineups
  • Retrofits and turnkey modernization solutions

Since introducing the world’s first medium voltage solid state starter in 1989, Benshaw has gained valuable experience in the design, production, and installation of high-performance, mission critical motor controls for heavy duty continuous process applications.

The MX3 Difference... At the heart of every medium and high voltage control solution from Benshaw is our next generation, patented, multi-processor based control technology — developed through an extensive research effort, and the experience gained from installations worldwide. Solid state MX3 motor control technology brings mission critical reliability, integrated electronic protection, configurable I/Os, expanded communications, and real-time metering and diagnostics to the medium/high voltage marketplace — all in one elegantly designed, highly reliable control package. With more standard features, more integrated protection, and more available options than any other medium or high voltage control on the market, Benshaw’s MX3 based controls will shorten commissioning times, improve motor performance, enhance protection, simplify diagnostics, and streamline many electrical system monitoring and maintenance tasks.

We’ve tackled some of the toughest challenges, in the harshest environments imaginable, or the most demanding industries on earth, and that experience is reflected in every product we build. That’s why, when the application is critical, or the environment harsh, customers specify Benshaw.

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