Motortronics is renowned for its solid-state AC motor controls and motor protection products, offering innovative solutions for over 40 years. Control Concepts services a range of Motortronics products, ensuring optimal performance in diverse industrial applications.

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Who Is Motortronics?

Founded in 1982, Motortronics has been a pioneer in motor control technology, particularly known for introducing the first digital 3-phase energy-saving soft starter. As a global leader in soft starters, AC motor controls, and motor protection products, they have a strong reputation for engineering excellence and manufacturing quality.

What Do Motortronics Motor Control Products Do?

Motortronics products are designed to enhance motor performance and reliability. Their low voltage soft starters provide controlled starting of AC induction or synchronous motors, reducing mechanical stress and improving efficiency. These products are suitable for a wide range of applications, with an input voltage range of 208 ~ 690VAC and a power range of up to 1,200HP (1250A).

Motortronics Products We Service

Control Concepts services a variety of Motortronics low-voltage products, including:

  • Low Voltage Soft Starters
  • Electronic Motor Brakes
  • Motor Winding Heater Control
  • Phase Controllers
  • And More...

Real-World Applications of Motortronics Products

Motortronics products have been successfully implemented in various industries, demonstrating their versatility and effectiveness:

  • Mining and Quarrying: The MVC4 Weatherproof soft starter, for instance, is used to drive blast hole drills and primary crushers, offering robust performance in harsh conditions.
  • Material Handling: Soft starters are employed in facilities to convey materials like coal, reducing belt breakages and maintenance needs.
  • Chemical Processing: In methanol plants, the VMX-synergy with smart ramp function is used for cooling tower fans, improving the lifetime of Kevlar belts and reducing maintenance.

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Motortronics Repair

Control Concepts provides comprehensive repair and maintenance services for Motortronics' range of soft starters and motor protection products.

Our services include:

  • Repair and Refurbishment of Soft Starters: We specialize in repairing and refurbishing Motortronics soft starters, ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively.
  • Preventive Maintenance and Diagnostics: Regular maintenance and diagnostic checks help in early identification and resolution of potential issues, extending the life of the equipment.
  • Component Replacement: We replace faulty or worn-out components in Motortronics products to restore their optimal functionality.
  • On-site Support and Troubleshooting: Our team is equipped to provide on-site support, addressing any operational challenges and troubleshooting issues directly at your facility.

Common Soft Starter Failures

Common issues with soft starters include:

  • Soft starter doesn’t run the motor
  • Soft starter keeps blowing fuses or tripping breakers
  • Loose connections
  • Non-functional cooling fans
  • Software or programming problems
  • Circuit board failure

The most frequent fault that halts a drive is an over-current fault, which can have numerous causes. Our approach begins with understanding the dynamics of the motor and then delving deeper.

The Control Concepts Repair Process

Our repair process for Motortronics soft starters includes:

  • Thorough inspection of the soft starter and terminals.
  • Comprehensive tests before powering the unit to prevent further damage.
  • Diode and IGBT tests on the input/output power sections.
  • Powering up the unit and performing amp readings and output frequency tests.
  • Using the soft starter to run a motor through basic jog functions after backing up existing programs.

For expert Motortronics soft starter repair and maintenance services, contact Control Concepts. We provide 24/7 service and support.