Mining Industry


The Solcon-IGEL Group has been providing robust, reliable industrial motor protection solutions to the Mining Industry since 1977. Designed specifically for harsh environments, our motor soft starters are unique in their ability to endure and to remain highly reliable in the most extreme temperatures and challenging environmental conditions, including temperatures of up to 60°C, 95% humidity and a corrosive atmosphere. The group offers a variety of products for severe, heavy and standard duty applications that include pumps,

ventilation fans, conveyors, crushers, and blowers, for which they control the current and torque of the starting motors. With their complete soft starting system and protection package, Solcon-IGEL’s motor protection products increase the life expectancy of the motor and greatly reduce the need for unpredicted maintenance of both the motors and the connected infrastructure, while enabling end users to comply with the stringent Power Utility supply restrictions of mines.

Special Functions

  • A complete product line 8-3000A, 208- lS000V from a single supplier
  • Soft-Starting systems for Asynchronous, Synchronous and Slip-ring motors
  • A variety of choices for severe, heavy and standard duty applications
  • A Robust construction, pre-designed for harsh environments
  • Unique Soft Starting and stopping characteristics
  • Heavy duty, fully rated design
  • Sophisticated motor protection
  • Easy installation and operation
  • Savings on very Expensive Step-down Transformers & Switchgear.

Typical Applications

  • Compressors
  • Fans
  • Conveyors
  • Pumps
  • Ball Mills
  • Hammer Mills
  • Agitators
  • Rock Crushers

Case Studies

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Soft Starters for Water Pumps in Mining Industry
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MV Soft Starter System for Sylvinite Mining in Spain
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