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Current KILLS - Invest in a Soft Starter!

Current KILLS - Invest in a Soft Starter!

Many of us have heard the old saying 'Its not the voltage that kills you, its the current!' In many cases, the same is true for your power tools an...
Angle grinder fatigue

Angle grinder fatigue

Long days of welding and grinding can result in forearm, hand, and wrist fatigue which can also lead to workplace safety and product quality concer...

"Starting torque is there for a reason"

True, for many applications. Many other applications simply do not require a specified amount of starting torque beyond what is enough to bring the...

Inrush current VS. Surge current

At INNORAYMOND we use the terms "inrush current" and "surge current" to refer to the electrical current happenings at power-up of an electric motor...
Capacitor Start Induction Motors and Soft Starters

Capacitor Start Induction Motors and Soft Starters

There is a common misconception that a soft-starter used on a capacitor-start induction motor will damage the motors start-winding, start capacitor...
Does a Soft Starter really add a level of safety?

Does a Soft Starter really add a level of safety?

Without a doubt it adds safety! Surely I am not the only one who has 1) Flinched from the startup "bang" of a miter saw.  2) Had to adjust material...
How does a Soft Starter extend my Power Tool life?

How does a Soft Starter extend my Power Tool life?

In addition to the significant reduction in mechanical stress to drive components like gears, shafts, belts, bearings, etc., with most power tools ...
Portable Generators and Soft Starters

Portable Generators and Soft Starters

Many of us are aware that running power-demanding equipment from a portable generator can easily cause "overload protection grief," or O.P.G., if t...
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