Saftronics, a part of Emerson's Industrial Automation unit since its acquisition, has been a key player in the field of industrial automation for over 30 years. Control Concepts is proud to offer repair and maintenance services for a range of Saftronics drives, catering to the demands of modern industry.

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Who Is Saftronics?

Saftronics, now under Emerson Control Techniques, has been designing, manufacturing, distributing, and servicing a full range of solid-state motor controls for industrial automation. Their products, ranging from fractional horsepower to several thousand horsepower, optimize applications requiring control of speed and torque of electric motors.

What Do Saftronics Products Do?

Saftronics provides a variety of drives and drive systems for industrial applications, serving industries from water and HVAC to mining.

Their primary products include:

  • Variable Frequency Inverters for AC motors
  • Variable Speed Drives for DC motors
  • Solid State Reduced Voltage Starters for AC motors
  • Custom engineered systems using the above products

Saftronics Drive Repair and Services

Saftronics drives are known for their reliability and efficiency. However, challenges such as electrical faults, programming errors, or component failures can still occur. Control Concepts is equipped to provide expert troubleshooting and repair services for Saftronics equipment. We offer prompt and effective repairs, upgrades, or retrofits. we can provide fast and efficient upgrades and retrofits.

Industry Specific Applications

Saftronics' drives are designed for various industries, ensuring optimal performance in diverse settings, including:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Water and Wastewater Management
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Mining
  • HVAC
Control Concepts ensures that your Saftronics equipment is serviced to meet the specific operational demands of your industry, maintaining their reliability and efficiency.

Saftronics Products We Service

Control Concepts services a range of Saftronics products, including:

  • Variable Frequency Inverters for AC motors
  • Variable Speed Drives for DC motors
  • Solid State Reduced Voltage Starters for AC motors
  • Custom engineered drive systems
  • And many more...

Don't see your product line listed here? Contact us and ask about our drive service and support.

Common Drive Failures

  • Drive doesn’t run the motor
  • The drive 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 begins with a thorough inspection of the motor drive and terminals. We conduct comprehensive tests before powering the drive unit to prevent further damage. Once powered, we perform various tests to ensure the drive's functionality. We check the motor drive and terminals for substandard connections which can be caused by anything from heat cycles and mechanical vibration to reusing or over-tightening torque screws.

We conduct diode and IGBT tests on the input/output power sections before applying power to the drive unit. This is to protect against further damage from a short.

We power up the unit and perform amp readings and output frequency tests, slowly increasing the voltage until the rated input voltage of the drive is reached.

If everything functions properly, we use the drive to run a motor through basic jog functions after backing up existing programs. If the motor does not run, we check the output voltages and current ratings going to the motor to check the drive function for motor rotation.

Most drive failures can be avoided through preventative maintenance, such as:

  • Keep the drive free of dust
  • Ensure proper ventilation to prevent overheating
  • Keep everything dry and protected from moisture

Control Concepts provides 24/7 Saftronics service and support. Call us for more information or to schedule service.