This section of the Benshaw website features helpful insights from the motor control experts at Benshaw.

Read on to learn how our applied motor controls can be used to improve performance and reliability.

New Benshaw White Papers

Get Your Motor Running

We get lots of questions every year about applying motor controls. Most of these questions are related to selecting the right starting method, based on the customer’s particular application. To address these questions, Benshaw has released a new three-part series of white papers that provides valuable technical information intended to help customers “Get their motor running.” These white papers explore the dynamics between motor design, starting current requirements and the various starting methods used to maximize performance and improve energy efficiency in fixed speed applications.

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eBook: Where Do I Start

Selecting a Soft Starter Model: Where Do I Start?

There are several steps involved in selecting a soft starter model most appropriate for your installation. Bypass type, the motor connection method, start duty and operating conditions must all be considered. A new eBook from Benshaw can help guide the way.

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Starting Motors on Generator Sets

Starting Motors on Generator Sets

The ideal reduced voltage starting system for starting motors on generator sets is one that allows start current to be reduced to the minimum level required by the motor to start the connected load, and controls the application of that start current to gradually apply load at a rate the generator can respond to.

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Energy Efficient Pump Control

Energy Efficient Pump Control

A recent trend shows a significant push toward using variable frequency drives (VFDs) for improved pump efficiency, particularly when throttling valves have been used to control flow. However, there is increasing evidence that for many pumping applications where real-time flow control is not necessary, VFDs are not the most energy efficient solution.

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Eliminating Water Hammer

Water hammer is a term used to describe pressure surges within a piping system. There are a range of mechanisms and triggers for water hammer, and having a clear understanding of what is causing the phenomenon in a particular installation is key to identifying the right solution.

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