Crompton Greaves Ltd pioneered the electronic reduced voltage soft starter technology in India and since then there are more than 2000 installations in the country. The major advantages of soft starters are: to reduce starting current surges-an electrical benefit; to control acceleration during start-a mechanical benefit; and to save energy on partially loaded motors-an economic benefit. Backed by experience in motors, Crompton Greaves offers application expertise in soft starters with complete range of 5 HP to 1,000 HP. With a country-wide network, Crompton Greaves provides total support in engineering, commissioning, training and repair services. Introduced to replace electromechanical starters, soft starters are now extended to fixed speed drive applications requiring controlled starting only and also providing complete motor protection. Successful applications cover: compressors, blowers, fans, pumps, stirrers, and mixers for soft start and energy saving; and textile speed frames, wire drawing machines, grinders, conveyors and injection moulding machines for soft start.