(a.k.a. motor soft start, soft start, low voltage soft starters, LVSS, medium voltage soft starters, MVSS)
The basics: soft starters are used to temporarily reduce the load and torque of a motor during start-up. This can help extend the life of your motor by ramping up to full speed and reducing stress and heat during the process. If you need to control the speed of the motor during the start and stop cycle, please see our variable frequency drives.