Solcon USA News

July 2017

Welcome our New Solcon USA General Manager, Harry Hagerty


Harry HagertySolcon USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Hagerty, P.E. BSEE, as the new Solcon USA General Manager. Mr. Hagerty has over 38 years of professional experience in soft starters, power electronics, as well as AC and DC motor drives. "Harry is a great addition to the Solcon USA team," said Gil Briman, Solcon Industries CEO. "Harry's expertise and leadership in the industry - especially soft starters - is a perfect fit as we move forward with our plans to expand Solcon USA."

Mr. Hagerty is also recognized as an expert in solid state electronics engineering for energy conversion involving electrical-to-mechanical, mechanical-to-electrical, and electric-to-electrical controllers. Mr. Hagerty previously worked for companies such as Curtis Wright/Benshaw.



June 2017

Ready for the HRVS-DN PowerStart? Stop by our booth at EASA to see the new technology, meet Gil Briman and Jonathan Barrie.

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

Coming June 25 - 27th: Visit us at booth 1226 at the EASA show in Tampa, Florida, where we will be unveiling the PowerStart technology. The new Medium Voltage Soft Starter includes advanced technology that completely isolates the low and medium voltage compartments. In addition, the new PowerStart includes the new Medium Voltage Control Panel and integrated software.

Meet Solcon's Gil Briman and Jonathan Barrie

Jonathan BarrieSolcon Industries' CEO, Gil Briman, will be at the Solcon USA booth in addition to Jonathan Barrie (pictured above), the Senior Director of Product Management and Global Marketing. Mr. Barrie, who will be attending his first EASA, previously managed the Solcon APAC Territory. Mr. Barrie brings his industry, product and application knowledge to the USA market by sharing the new HRVS-DN PowerStart.


The New HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starter

New! Medium Voltage Control Panel

Medium Voltage Control Panel (MVCP)The new, advanced medium voltage control panel features an innovative design with new communication and control capabilities. In addition, the power and expansion capabilities deliver a modular concept to enhance the end-user experience.

New! Electronic Current & Potential Transformer (ECPT)

Solcon MV Electronic Current Potential TransformerThe Electronic Current & Potential Transformer (ECPT) provides complete isolation between the medium voltage and the low voltage compartments via a single fiber optic link. It also provides current, voltage and temperature readings to optimize the HRVS-DN capabilities.

Solcon Data Logger

Analyze and optimize the performance of the HRVS-DN with the integrated data logger and waveform capture software. Perform remote maintenance and diagnostics for service and support.


To schedule a meeting, contact us!




May 2017

The HRVS-DN PowerStart to debut at EASA, Free Exhibit Admission Tickets, NCRWA with Techni-Reps

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

Ready for the HRVS-DN PowerStart? Visit us at booth 1226 at the EASA show from June 25-27 in Tampa, Florida, where we will be unveiling the PowerStart technology. The new Medium Voltage Soft Starter includes advanced technology that completely isolates the low and medium voltage compartments. In addition, the new PowerStart includes the new Medium Voltage Control Panel and integrated software.

Were you able to access your free EASA exhibition tickets? Click here to download the form and follow the instructions for submission. If you are attending, contact us to schedule a meeting.


First Look: The new Medium Voltage Control Panel

HRVS-DN PowerStart Medium Voltage Control Panel MVCP

The new, advanced medium voltage control panel features an innovative design with new communication and control capabilities. In addition, the power and expansion capabilities deliver a modular concept to enhance the enduser experience. It's available in the HRVS-DN PowerStart or as a stand alone module for easy retrofit of existing HRVS-DN installations. If you have questions on our Medium Voltage Soft Starters, contact us.

 

2017 NCRWA with Techni-Reps

HRVS-DN PowerStart Medium Voltage Control Panel MVCP

Thank you to everyone who visited with us and Techni-Reps at the 2017 NCRWA. We shared our innovative solutions for water, pumping and wastewater. How can Solcon USA and Techni-Reps help you with your project requirements? To learn more, contact us.


April 2017

Free EASA Admission, Farming in Oregon with HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starters & there's a new HRVS-DN coming to the USA.

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

We just received our complimentary passes to EASA. Click here to download the form. Complete the form to receive your free exhibition pass. Solcon USA will be exhibiting at EASA 2017 in Tampa, Florida from June 25 - 27. If you are attending, contact us to setup a meeting or stop by booth 1226 to see our latest innovations.


HRVS-DN Units in Oregon: Irrigating the Farm

Solcon USA Waters Almond Trees

In Oregon, the HRVS-DN helps pump water to irrigate the crops. Using three pumps, the HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starters help control the water flow coming from the river into the stations. Do you need help creating the right pumping solution, contact us for more information.

 

Ready for our new Medium Voltage Soft Starter?
Coming Soon: The HRVS-DN PowerStart.

After a very warm welcome around the globe, the new Solcon Medium Voltage Soft Starter - the HRVS-DN PowerStart - will soon be available in the United States. The new PowerStart includes advanced technology that completely isolates the low and medium voltage compartments. In addition, it has a new Medium Voltage Control Panel and integrated software to quickly diagnose motor issues. Look for our future updates and if you have questions on our Medium Voltage Soft Starters, contact us.

 

Solcon USA Custom Combos

Solcon USA designs and builds combination starters that are ready for your application. Solcon USA utilizes our engineering expertise to deliver combination starters that require little, if any, customization on your part. Why? We know that you want a complete package delivered to your door that you can drop in on-site and on time. For more information, review the Solcon USA Custom Combination brochure.


Do you have the new Solcon literature? Download it for free!



Join Us at EASA 2017, MV Retrofits and Watering the Almond Trees with HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starters

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

Solcon USA will be exhibiting at EASA 2017 in Tampa, Florida from June 25 - 27. Will you be attending? Contact us to receive a Free Day pass or stop by booth 1226 to see our latest innovations.


California: Watering the Almond Trees

Solcon USA Waters Almond Trees

Recently we were on-site in California, pumping water from a canal to the almond trees. This application powers synchronous motors that are rated 110 to 360 and their are two separate sites. One uses 6 HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starters and there are 8 at the sister site. If you need help creating the right pumping solution, contact us for more information.

 

Medium Voltage Retrofits

Are you looking for a cost-effective solution when it comes to repairing your Medium Voltage units? Have you considered retrofitting your systems? Solcon USA specializes in retrofitting medium voltage systems. The Solcon USA engineering team can help you by installing Solcon pre-built retrofit kits that guarantee minimal downtown for your site. To learn more about about our Medium Voltage Retrofits, contact us.

 

Solcon USA Custom Combos

Solcon USA designs and builds combination starters that are ready for your application. Solcon USA utilizes our engineering expertise to deliver combination starters that require little, if any, customization on your part. Why? We know that you want a complete package delivered to your door that you can drop in on-site and on time. For more information, review the Solcon USA Custom Combination brochure.


Do you have the new Solcon literature? Download it for free!



December 2016

Updates: USA Holiday Schedule, Thanks for Workboat, Retrofit Capabilities, New Solcon Industries Employees and Solcon Global Meeting

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

Solcon USA Holiday Schedule - In observance of the holiday season, the USA headquarters will close December 23, 2016 and will re-open on January 3, 2017. We wish you and yours a happy holiday and a safe New Year!

Thank you for visiting us at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans. It was a great show and wonderful to see all of our customers. If you missed the show, please review the Solcon USA Marine brochure.

Don't forget to take advantage of our Free Shipping Program. Here are the program details:

  • Review the Solcon USA Stocking List
  • Free shipping is applicable on all in-stock units under $3,000
  • Next day, free shipping is available for orders received by 1 pm EST
  • For more information, contact us by calling 724.473.1301 or email us
 

Do you want to retrofit in 2017? Look to Solcon USA with our complete retrofit and custom capabilities. For more information, review the Solcon USA Custom Combination brochure.


Welcome Our New Solcon Industries Employees and Celebrate A "Well-Deserved" Promotion

Solcon Employees

December 13, 2016 -- Solcon Industries today announced Aviram Arviv as the new CFO of Solcon Industries Group Worldwide and the appointment of Jonathan Barrie as the new Senior Director of Product Management and Global Marketing. “As we approach our 40th anniversary, our success as an industry leader is due to our reliance on employee excellence,” said Gil Briman. “With the addition of Aviram to our executive team and the well-deserved promotion of Jonathan, we continue to expand our reputation as a provider of innovation and impeccable customer support.”

Mr. Arviv brings more than 15 years of finance and management experience to the Solcon executive team. Mr. Arviv’s professional appointments include Deputy CEO and, prior to this position, CFO of Cellact. Mr. Arviv also held management positions at HP and PWC Israel. “Aviram’s financial expertise and understanding of changes within the global markets will help us develop new channels for strategic success,” said Mr. Briman. “We are pleased to welcome him to the team.”

When Solcon CEO and the executive team decided to create a new position that oversees global product management and global marketing, they only had one choice - Mr. Barrie. "Jonathan's capability to utilize his electrical expertise combined with his innate ability to listen to our customers has created remarkable success for Solcon." said Mr. Briman. Mr. Barrie's 15 years of electrical contract work led him to Schneider Electric until he joined Solcon seven years ago as the Medium Voltage Sales Manager. Mr. Barrie was subsequently promoted to the European Area Sales Manager followed by the APAC Area Sales Manager. "Jonathan's global expertise in the motor control market will help us create new levels of product innovation to help our customers stay at the forefront of industry solutions."


And Welcome Our New Solcon Industries APAC Sales Manager

Moonwon Park APAC

With Mr. Barrie's promotion to Senior Director for Product Management and Global Marketing, we welcome Mr. Moonwon Park as our new Solcon APAC Area Manager.

Mr. Park joins us with 19 years of experience in technical engineering & sales positions. He started as a technical sales engineer in TS engineering in South Korea and worked with key customers such as Samsung, LG and Hanwha. In 1999, he joined C & A Electric Ltd (a valued Solcon Global partner), and was in charge of managing the technical engineering and sales for 17 years. During that time he led projects in the Industrial markets such as, Tunnels, Electronics Factory and Steel.

During this time Mr. Park has been involved in sales of more than 120 medium voltage soft starters for custumers such as Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung and DSME.


2016 Solcon Global Sales Meeting

Solcon Global Sales

Last week, Solcon Industries hosted the Solcon Global Sales & Engineering Meeting. During the meeting, hosted by CEO Gil Briman, the global teams reviewed new products and solutions that will be offered by Solcon in 2017. In addition, the engineering teams shared hands-on product knowledge regarding industry changes throughout the international landscape. Look for more product updates in 2017!




November 2016

Get Your Free International Workboat Pass!

Free VIP Pass Solcon USA

Going to New Orleans? Join Solcon USA in Booth 853 to learn about our complete line of medium voltage and low voltage soft starters for marine applications, including the HRVS-DN, the DriveStart, the RVS-DN and more. Meet George Tichi, Vice President of Sales, and Kirk Cavitt, Sales Engineer at our booth who will share the advantages of the entire Solcon line of products.

And you can attend for free! Use the code WB4SOL1 when you register and claim your free day pass.

   

Don't forget to ask about our Free Shipping Program that runs until December 31, 2016. Here are the program details:

  • Review the Solcon USA Stocking List
  • Free shipping is applicable on all in-stock units under $3,000
  • Next day, free shipping is available for orders received by 1 pm EST
  • For more information, contact us by calling 724.473.1301 or email us
 


October 2016

Thank you for Joining Us at Mine Expo

Solcon USA Mine Expo

George Tichi, Vice President of Solcon USA Sales, and Sam Banks, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, presented the DriveStart at the Mine Expo 2016 show in Las Vegas. The show was a resounding success and included cross-partner exhibitions with Solcon's preferred partner, Saminco.


Solcon USA Mine Expo

We were pleased to welcome customers and partners from around the globe, including IGEA from Belarus (pictured above), who stopped by to get their first look at the DriveStart and discuss the mining capabilities of Solcon's product line. In addition to the DriveStart, the HRVS-DN and Solcon's complete line of motor protection was a big success.

 

Solcon USA's George Tichi Delivers Water Pumping Speech at Georgia Rural Water Association

George Tichi

George Tichi, Vice President of Sales, recently presented "Motor Controls for Water Pumping Stations" at the Georgia Rural Water Association. Thank you to all who attended.

 

September 2016

Solcon USA Announces New Partner Saturn Industrial Equipment in Gulf Coast Region

Saturn Industrial Equipment

Pictured - At left, Mr. Christopher Sanderson, Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager, and Mr. Steve Candidus, President of Saturn Industrial Equipment, Inc. Mr. Candidus has over thirty-five years of experience in the motors, controls, and drives industry.

The Saturn Industrial Equipment team delivers over 70 years of Experience in Motor Application Knowledge to our Gulf Coast Regional customers.
>>>Read More

 

Join Us!

Join Us at MinExpo 2016

Going to MinExpo in Vegas? Join Solcon USA in the North Hall Booth 1878 to learn about our complete line of medium voltage and low voltage soft starters for mining applications, including the HRVS-DN, the DriveStart, the RVS-DN and more. Meet George Tichi, Vice President of Sales, and Sam Banks, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, at our booth who will share the advantages of the DriveStart unit that will be on display.

Also, Solcon's Preferred Partner, Saminco will be exhibiting
at MinExpo. Visit them in the Central Hall, Booth 4623.

Don't forget to ask about our free shipping program that runs until December 31, 2016. Here are the program details:

  • Review the Solcon USA Stocking List
  • Free shipping is applicable on all in-stock units under $3,000
  • Next day, free shipping is available for orders received by 1 pm EST
  • For more information, contact us by calling 724.473.1301 or email us

Solcon USA will be sharing the following product literature at MinExpo:


Need Help? Free Shipping with Solcon USA's Disaster Recovery Program - 

We know that many of you (and your customers) have been hit hard by the recent natural disasters across North America. To expedite your recovery, Solcon USA is giving you free shipping on any products listed in our September stocking list. We know that some of you have also had to replace medium voltage soft starters or other products. We are offering discounted shipping options across our product line, but you must contact us regarding availability and timelines. 

  • Review the Solcon USA Stocking List
  • Free shipping is applicable on all in-stock units under $3,000
  • Next day, free shipping is available for orders received by 1 pm EST

To place your order, call us at 724.473.1301 or email us.

Don't Need Help? Announcing Free Shipping on In-stock Products

Now until December 31, 2016, Solcon USA is giving you free shipping on in-stock low voltage products. We are also offering discounted shipping options across our product line, but you must contact us regarding availability and timelines. 

  • Review the Solcon USA Stocking List
  • Free shipping is applicable on all in-stock units under $3,000
  • Next day, free shipping is available for orders received by 1 pm EST

To place your order, call us at 724.473.1301 or email us.

September Quick Links -

Meet us in September!

Fall kicks off with the Solcon team on the road and at the shows. Joined by Solcon Industries CEO, Gil Briman, our team will be at IEEE-PCIC in Philadelphia, presenting at the IEEE Houston Section meeting, off to WEFTEC in New Orleans and then hosting you at the MinExpo in Vegas. To schedule a meeting with Mr. Briman and the Solcon USA team, click the link:


Houston IEEE Section Meeting: Medium Voltage Reduced Voltage Soft Starters

On September 22, join Christopher Sanderson, Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager, in Houston, Texas, as he provides a high level overview of the basic elements of Medium Voltage (MV) Motors and the different technologies of starting control. The seminar will discuss the key application elements that will determine the most appropriate selection of MV starters.
Click To Register: E-mail Christopher Sanderson




August 2016

Solcon USA Summer Postcards

It was a great summer for Solcon USA! Brad Nanna, Solcon USA President, and the Solcon sales team spent the summer visiting new installations, holding educational sessions, attending tradeshows and meeting customers along the way. From everyone at Solcon USA, thank you for the hospitality and we look forward to our fall adventures!


August Quick Links -

Webinar Update: DC Injecting Controller Braking System

On August 16, join us to learn about DC Injecting for fast deceleration applications. This course was developed to give a understanding of the technology, applications, and benefits of DC injection electronic brake systems. The technology gives options for fast, smooth, frictionless braking controls into applications like Machine Tools, Circular Saws, Large Flywheels, and stopping high inertia loads.

Time: 12:00-1:00pm, EST
Registration is required: Click to contact Christopher Sanderson


July 2016 Updates: Lunch and Learn - Medium Voltage Motor Starting Methods

Join George R. Tichi and Christopher Sanderson for this educational event.

Lunch and Learn with Solcon USA

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00pm
Title:
Medium Voltage Starting Methods
Description: The course provides a high level overview of the basic elements of Medium Voltage (MV) Motors and the different technologies of starting control. The course will discuss the key application elements that will determine the most appropriate selection of MV starters.
Registration is required: Contact Christopher Sanderson via email to register.
Location: 14405 Walters Road, Houston, TX 77014
Professional Development Hours: All attendees will receive 2.0 PDH's (Professional Development Hours) and a Certificate of Attendance



June 2016 - The DriveStart at EASA

The DriveStart arrives in North America and Welcome Sam Banks

Gil Briman Brad Nanna Solcon Industries Solcon USA

Join Us at EASA Booth 233. For more information, click here.

Quick Updates - 

In case you missed it, Solcon USA has recently: 

  • Welcomed the DriveStart to the US. We introduced it at AIST and will be displaying it at EASA from June 12 - June 14.
  • Had a Booth Change! We will be at booth 233 at EASA. 
  • Updated our Western customers with the news that they will now be served by George Tichi, Solcon USA VP of Sales.
  • Welcomed our new Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Sam Banks.
  • Thanked our preferred partners, ACD and Saminco for joining us at AIST!

Welcome Sam Banks, Our New Southeast Regional Manager

Sam Banks

Sam Banks joins the Solcon USA sales team and brings almost 34 years of industrial expertise after working for Eaton Corp in multiple capacities including Senior Field Sales Engineer, Channel Manager and Sales Manager. Sam is also the proud father of four who happily married off one of his children a few weeks ago. Sam resides in Asheville, North Carolina, when he isn't on the road working with customers. Please contact Sam Banks via e-mail for assistance with your application! 


Gil Briman and Saminco at AIST



Gil Briman, CEO of Solcon, and Sam Banks of Solcon USA welcomed preferred partner, Saminco, to AIST.  




March 2016 - Join us at Hannover Messe

New Employees, Events, Applications and More!

Gil Briman Brad Nanna Solcon Industries Solcon USA

Join Us for Hannover Messe at Hall 11, Stand B32. For more information, click here.

New HRVS-DN in Water Treatment Facility in California

California Water Treatment Facility HRVS-DN

A Northern California municipality recently replaced their outdated motor controllers with the new Solcon HRVS-DN 110A, 2,300V. Learn more about the HRVS-DN and contact us to find out how the HRVS-DN can help you.



Welcome our New Team Members

Mr. Christopher Sanderson (pictured right) has over 20 years of strategic sales experience in the industrial, petrochemical, oil/gas and water/waste water industries. "Christopher's expertise in electrical power, power distribution and control applications, combined with his in depth knowledge of the low voltage and medium voltage markets, provides an invaluable resource for our customers," said Brad Nanna, President. For more information on Christopher Sanderson, click here.

Mr. Jeff Batty (pictured left) comes to Solcon USA from Benshaw and brings 27 years in service and technical support. "Jeff's expertise includes an eye-popping amount of inside support, product commissioning, integration, service and training," said Brad Nanna. "Jeff is a valuable asset to our technical support group because he has done it all in order to help a customer keep their equipment up and running." For more information on Jeff Batty, click here




Welcome New Solcon USA President, Brad Nanna

New President to Leverage Global Technologies, Industrial Expertise and Reputation for Reliability

Gil Briman Brad Nanna Solcon Industries Solcon USA

Mr. Brad Nanna, President of Solcon USA, and Mr. Gil Briman, CEO of Solcon Group

February 3, 2016 -- Solcon Industries today announced the appointment of Brad Nanna as the new president of Solcon USA. "As a global leader for almost 40 years in providing solid state motor controls across industrial landscapes, Solcon is poised to expand the North American market with new technologies, new products and a new level of support." said Gil Briman, CEO of Solcon Group. "Brad is the perfect choice to deploy these offerings utilizing Solcon's expertise."

Mr. Nanna's industrial and application experience includes working with Westinghouse, Eaton Corporation, Siemens, and Rexel. "Solcon USA utilizes the global expertise of Solcon Industries and applies it to the unique application issues found within the North American market," said Mr. Nanna. "Our products, solutions and certifications generate a level of customer support that simply can't be matched. Engineers choose us because they know we are there to assist them throughout the lifetime of their project and motor starter application."

"Choosing Brad for this position solidifies the positive changes Solcon USA has made over the last two years," said Mr. Briman. "As an example of our commitment to our customers, Solcon USA moved into a larger manufacturing facility that delivered new technical and production capabilities. This year, Solcon USA will be deploying new technologies created specifically to solve challenges facing our industries."

"It's an exciting time for Solcon USA," said Mr. Nanna. "We look forward to building upon Solcon Industries' market reputation for delivering the reliable products you want deployed in your facilities, in your fields, in your mines and on your ships."




November 2015

Welcome Solcon USA's New Team Members!

George R Tichi

George R Tichi
Commercial Leader - North America

George brings more than 35 years of professional experience to Solcon USA. Previously, George worked for Yaskawa, Benshaw Drives and Point Eight Power. He is a respected commercial leader, soft start expert and author. In March 2015, he was invited on behalf of General Electric to participate in the Export-Import Bank
Re-authorization briefing with Congress where he shared, "Obstacles Encountered by Small to Midsize Businesses in the Global Market."
George resides in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife Be, and enjoys spending time with his five kids and four grandchildren.


Corey Landy

Corey Landy
Engineering Leader

As Solcon USA's Engineering Leader, Corey delivers over 15 years of Electrical Engineering expertise in motor control applications, process control, and customized engineering solutions. Corey utilizes his industry experience to create custom, project-driven solutions for low, medium, and high voltage equipment. He also brings a new level of expertise on retrofit projects that span the industries served by Solcon USA. Corey, his wife Veronica, and three children reside in Cranberry Twp., PA.




HRVS-DN Medium Voltage Soft Starter in Northern California Pumping Stations


Pictured above is a Solcon USA definite purpose application specific motor control line-up sold to a municipality in northern California for an agricultural pumping station. Each starter unit is rated at 2.3KV, 110A max with a top mounted resistor bank and built in synchronous motor field exciter package. This outdoor rated NEMA 3R line-up is built around the Solcon USA HRVS-DN starter.





June 2015

Producing a Favorite Frosty Brew!
Custom built "Corona Blue' HRVSDN Medium Voltage Soft Starters

Corona Blue HRVSDN

The brewery in Coahuila, Mexico that makes Corona and related brands of beer is becoming a whole lot bigger through a US $1 billion investment by its owner, Constellation Brands. The factory is already the largest of its kind in the world with an annual capacity of 265 million gallons of beer. This latest expansion will increase that output to 660 million gallons! That's a lot of beer!!

Solcon USA is taking part in this expansion in cooperation with Siemens Mexico and Voltrak S.A. de C.V. This highly automated facility is about to take delivery of Solcon custom built HRVSDN 'Corona Blue' soft starters to be used on the factory's boiler systems.



Constellation Brands Check out these interesting videos for a 'first-hand-look' at the brewery process and the current expansion of this amazing facility
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March 2015

Solcon USA Moves Into New Facility

Solcon USA

Solcon USA completed the move into their new facility last month. The new facility located down the road from their previous facility allows Solcon USA to double their manufacturing and warehousing capabilities. "The new facility allows us to better serve our customers as we continue to grow our US production," said Tom Jaros, President of Solcon USA. "As we continue to expand our product capabilities and rating offerings, we needed the additional space in order to maintain our reputation for product excellence and on-time delivery."

Solcon USA The new facility, located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, provides not only the space, but the technical capabilities to house the new facility. "Our new facility includes the space we need for our staff and the energy requirements to keep expanding our operations," continues Jaros. "We look forward to serving our expanding customer base and encourage our customers to visit our new facility."

Solcon USA's new corporate address is:
250 West Kensinger Drive, #300
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066


October 2014

Fluor-Houston Awards Solcon USA Exxon Odoptu Stage 2 Project

Fluor-Houston

Solcon USA just won the Letter of Award for the design and supply of medium voltage soft starters for the Exxon Odptu Stage 2 project for LNG production on Sakhalin Island. The scope of supply includes 11kV 7.6MVA transformer current limiters (HRVS-TX Series) and 11kV 400A MV soft starters (HRVS-DN Series) in customized, IEC type tested arc resistant cabinets.

Exxon Neftegas Ltd is the manager and operator of this major consortium involved in locating and producing oil & gas on Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan. Solcon Industries Ltd, the parent company of Solcon USA, supplied product for the first phase of this project in 2008. This latest project award now establishes Solcon USA as an approved supplier to Fluor Transworld Services and their customer, Exxon Neftegas Ltd.



June 2014: New Brochures

Download the New Solcon USA Capabilities Brochure




January 2014: A New Solution for Old Problems

Solcon MV Soft Starter Retrofit Packages

MV Soft Starters Retrofit

Solcon USA just completed several retrofit projects replacing existing Eaton/Cutler Hammer MV soft starter chassis that were no longer serviceable. These pre-built Solcon turn-key retrofit kits were installed on site with minimal downtime for the customer. So, if you or your customer are looking for a cost effective and reliable solution to a seemingly 'unfixable' problem, contact us!

Preview the possibilities by viewing the print version of our Medium Voltage Retrofit presentation:MV Soft Starters Retrofit
















February 2013: Solcon ABS Certified Soft Starters specified for new LNG Powered Vessels

RVSDN 690V Soft Starters for Shipboard Pumps

Harvey Gulf International Marine is building the first LNG powered Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) in America. Solcon USA was approved as a supplier of three (3) 510kW, 690V soft starters to be used on the vessel "Harvey Energy" shipboard pump applications.

These custom-built RVSDN soft starters were recently ABS certified and shipped to the customer for instalation in the first of three vessels to be built. When commissioned, later this year, the Harvey Energy will be used to support deep water exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Solcon offers the widest range of Soft Starters (up to 50MW) and can handle nearly any marine application including thrusters, main propulsion, ballast pumps, hydraulic power packs. For technical assistance with your marine duty application, contact us at with your applicaton requirements. You can also download the Marine Applications brochure.





November 2012: New Product & Application Brochures!

New brochures were released in November 2012 for the Industry Applications and Multiple Products. Visit our product documentation to download yours!




October 2012: Powered to Last!
MV Soft Starters for the Toughest Material Handling Applications

MV Soft Starters

Matsinen Group of Finland selected Solcon as their supplier of choice for their new generation of electrically powered cranes.  The Solcon HRVSDN MV soft starter allows them to start the hydraulic coal un-loader more effectively and efficiently than previous diesel generator powered models.  The electric powered system has two key benefits:  1) eliminates the high cost of diesel generator fuel and 2) eliminates the expensive maintenance and downtime associated with diesel generator powered systems.  

Alabama Power of Jasper, Alabama (a part of Southern Company, one of America’s largest generators of electricity) was the first U.S. installation of this unique coal un-loading equipment using the Solcon MV soft starter.  Ted Self, site engineer and Tom Tate, Sales Manager for Warrior Tractor & Equipment (the Matsinen equipment distributor) say this specially designed starter for direct outdoor and high-vibration installation was commissioned in December of 2007 and it has been running flawlessly for nearly 5 years! 




July 2012: Some Like it Hot!
Outdoor rated MV Soft Starters take the heat!

NEMA 3R Installation

Desert temperatures provide the extreme…not just high daytime temperatures but in low night-time temps, sand storms and more.  These conditions call for extreme measures in the form of a ‘true’ NEMA3R ‘door-in-door’ outdoor rated cabinet.  In addition to this unique cabinet design, the Solcon MV Soft Starters come standard with conformal coated PC boards and special hardware to protect against corrosion, dust and other environmental challenges.   These Solcon MV SSRV units have been in use for over 2 years and continue to operate flawlessly in some of the most challenging outdoor conditions you can find in New Mexico. 





May 2012: Specializing in Marine Applications

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the SeasSolcon products have earned a reputation for their robust design and long term reliability. Recent market studies estimate that Solcon has 80% of the global market for marine applications of soft starters…and much of this is thanks to our strong partnerships with key players in the industry including ABB, Siemens, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Rolls Royce, Wartsila, and Terasaki…just to name a few.
 
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Solcon’s offers the widest range of Soft Starters (up to 50MW) and can handle nearly any marine application including thrusters, main propulsion, ballast pumps, hydraulic power packs.  For technical assistance with your marine duty application, contact us at: sales@solconusa.com with your application requirements.  




April 2012: UL/cUL MV Chassis Kits & Enclosed Soft Starters Now in Stock!

UL cUL

The HRVSDN MV Soft Starter is now available from stock as either an OEM ‘Chassis Kit’ version or as complete Class E2 NEMA12/3R enclosed starter packages.   We also offer customized lineups with overhead bus and various options and accessories, all in a UL/cUL certified package to meet your specific application needs.  Contact us for more details on the ratings and available options.

HRVS-DN





March 2012: Watch Us Grow!!

New Manufacturing Plant

Solcon USA announces its new warehousing and assembly facility located in Freedom, Pennsylvania where we are now manufacturing MV soft starters, custom line ups, packaged low voltage combo starters....and more. This is just another sign of our commitment to serving our valued distributors, OEMs and their customers here in North America.




February 2012: Our Biggest One Yet!

Largest Low Voltage Soft Starter

In January, Solcon USA built and shipped it’s largest low voltage soft starter ‘combo starter’ unit to date.  This 1800A, 480V 65kA rated starter was custom built for AWC Inc for their customer, Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Louisiana.  This packaged RVS-DN soft starter will be used on a 1630HP,
480V bow thruster. For more details: Review the RVS-DN brochure.






Solcon's 'True' NEMA3R Medium Voltage Soft Starter Designed for Outdoor Installations  More Info: HRVS-DN

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November 1, 2010:  SOLCON USA is pleased to announce the availability of their new NEMA3R HRVS-DN medium voltage soft starters designed specifically for outdoor installation.   This Class E2 “all-in-one” soft starter is uniquely designed and built to withstand direct exposure to the elements without the need for additional cabinet protection.  

While other manufacturer's claim to offer their MV soft starters in NEMA3R enclosures, pay close attention to the fine print stating NEMA3R for "indoor-use"…meaning some type of structure (lean-to, shed or other protection) is needed if mounted outdoors.    The Solcon solution goes several steps further with a "door-in-door" design, welded seams, heavy duty gasket around the cabinet doors, anti-condensation heaters and more for a true "outdoor-use" rating.

SOLCON INDUSTRIES has been manufacturing medium voltage solid state soft starters for over 15 years and is well known around the world for their highly engineered motor control products.  SOLCON HRVS-DN medium voltage soft starter is a field proven product that has been widely used in the gas & oil, water-waste/water, mining, concrete & aggregate, marine and the general industrial markets.  SOLCON USA has the application experience and know-how to provide unique solutions to your motor starting needs including ‘multi-start’ systems, synchronous excitation packages, explosion proof designs and custom switchgear lineups.

The HRVS-DN medium voltage soft starter is available in ratings up to 2500A from 2.3-15kV. It is manufactured under ISO9001:2000, according to IEC, CE, DIN EN and UL347 standards and can be certified for marine & offshore applications by Lloyds, ABS, DNV and others.  Contact us for more information or for a quotation on your specific application.


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