A variable frequency drive is an electronic device that allows you to start, stop, and control the speed of a three phase motor. It is also a motor starter as it is equipped with overload protection. Read more »
What is the difference between a 'new surplus' motor and a 'factory new' motor?
Our New Surplus electric motors and drives are new and unused overstock or discontinued items offered at lower prices and come with our 90-day warranty.
Factory New products are competitively priced and come with a manufacturers warranty.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs or inverters) now play an important part in major industry.
Within the last 10 years they have been perfected to control and vary the speed of 3 phase electric motors. They serve many purposes, besides speed control. Homeowners and hobbyist alike, who have lathes or milling machines with a 3 phase motor, usually don't have 3 phase power to operate. These VFDs (instead of using a rotary phase converter) can now be used to convert single phase power to 3 phase power. Read more »
TPH2 Crusher Duty® Soft Starter
NEMA 4 / 12 Enclosure
The WEG TPH2 Series of Crusher Duty® soft starters are designed to conquer the most demanding AC motor starting applications. While surpassing the highest starting torque requirements, the protective NEMA 4/12 enclosure makes the TPH2 Crusher Duty® soft starters ideal for the harsh industrial environments, even in wash down locations. Including as standard an AC3 full HP rated bypass contactor and motor overload relay,emergency direct-on-line starting is available at the flip of a switch while still providing full motor protection. Power lugs make motor connections safe and easy. The WEG TPH2 starters are built to complement the ruggedness and reliability of WEG motors, providing a complete and cost effective AC motor starting and protection solution.
Factory New with Manufacturer 18 Month Warranty
Standard model with short lead time.
NEMA 4 / 12 Enclosure
AC3 By-Pass Contactor ('Full Rated' and mounted adjacent to the soft started inside the panel)
NEMA 4/12 WEG Blue enclosure. Suitable for dusty, wet or outdoor applications.
Narrow design requires less space. Legs eliminate difficult wall mounting.
Protective barriers over 460V and 120V terminals
Circuit breaker with door mounted operator provides built-in short circuit protection and power disconnect.
Full HP rated bypass contactor (AC3) with thermal overload relay and emergency start switch inside the enclosure (Softstart-Off-Across the Line) can be used in the event of Soft starter failure.
Full soft starter protection during both start and bypass provides full protection from over/under current, supply and motor phase fault, phase unbalance, overtemp and over current.
Keypad and full sized operator controls on cover with steel frame NEMA-4 window and cover over keypad. All parameter changes are through the cover-mounted keypad. Monitoring of current, voltage, kVA and kW can be done from the outside.
Terminations for remote start-stop furnished - no need to trace control circuit for additional power lines.
250VA 120V service receptacle - Power up meters, lights, and small tools without additional power lines
Modular multiple subpanel design. Ease of field modification or component replacement.