Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021
About Soft Starter
Soft starters are devices that are used to protect motors from large current fluctuation or inrush. The current inrush or spikes affect the performance of the medium and low voltage motors. Soft starters help in a smooth start and stop functionality of motors, which in turn increases the motors work life and the overall efficiency of the motors. The starting time for motors depends on the initial load, inertia, and torque. As in most cases, the starting current is higher than the rated operational current of the motors, it becomes essential for having a proper motor control center (MCC) in place, which can provide an adequate supply of current/voltage for the smooth functioning of the motors.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global soft starter market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global soft starter market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers new installation sales.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global soft starter market: ABB Eaton, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Danfoss, Emerson, Fairford Electronics, General Electric, Littelfuse, Toshiba, and WEG.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is requirement of miniature drives for harsh environment. The industries like oil and gas, chemicals, mining, and power, where the equipment must deal with harsh environmental conditions experience a reduced product life due to the harsh environment. The motors and drives used in these industries must be able to work under high temperature and pressure. This is the major factor leading to the unplanned machine breakdown.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is less supervision required due to built-in software. Soft starters have built-in software that helps in automating the complete function. In such a case, the supervisor is required only to start the motors, and the motor's soft starter can perform the assigned work without any additional command. The software is specifically designed for industrial users, and it provides the required torque and speed for the motors. The built-in software communicates the information to the motor controller and ensures that an appropriate load is provided to the motors according to the application requirements.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is popularity of variable frequency drives. The steady adoption of variable frequency drives has a major impact on the global soft starter market. Variable frequency drives are efficient with both medium and high voltage motors. These drives are increasingly adopted by the manufacturers as they provide an advanced level of motor control for applications like pumps, conveyors, compressors, fans, blowers, and extruders. The advanced level of technology helps the motors even during excessively high voltage fluctuations and spikes.
ABB Eaton, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Danfoss, Emerson, Fairford Electronics, General Electric, Littelfuse, Toshiba, and WEG.
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