The future of soft start motor control at your fingertips







As the original pioneers of soft start technology Fairford have been at the forefront of motor control innovation since the 1970’s.

A major designer and manufacturer of soft start motor control solutions Fairford have manufactured and supplied 1,000,000’s of products into the market place and are recognised as the reference point for many control solution providers worldwide. Synergy™ is an innovative form of motor control that bridges the gap between

a drive and a soft starter. With the increasing pressure on industry to lower its energy consumption and increase systems efficiency, synergy™ has been developed to meet these requirements.
in addition, synergy™ utilises Fairford’s globally renowned automatic setup feature which allows the user to programme the unit to each

individual application using a simple 8 button process. Not only that but in order to keep pace with modern technology and a fast growing market, buttons are replaced with a touch screen to bring the user interface to even greater management levels.
With built in full motor overload protection as well as full data logging, field

serviceable, upgradeable software, extensive input/output programmability synergy™ meets all of the industrial fixed speed criteria.
More importantly it redefines motor control solutions as we have previously known them.



iERS – intelligent Energy Recovery System

iERS is an advanced motor control technology for use in fixed speed applications. It is proven to reduce the energy consumed in a variety of industrial and commercial applications and has been implemented in every market from HVAC to Oil and Gas.
In the industrial sector it is becoming increasingly important to offer technology that meets the corporate social responsibilities of companies as well as reducing the overall running costs of equipment and minimising downtime and maintenance.
iERS is a technology that matches the power consumption to the load required. It intelligently monitors and regulates energy consumption on fixed speed motors. It also monitors the voltage, current and power factor during the start to calculate the full load figures. During the running stage, the power factor continues to be monitored.

When the power factor drops, the motor is lightly loaded,and there are losses inherent in the design of a motor causing excess energy to be wasted. These are known as excitation losses. iERS’s consistent monitoring automatically recognises these costly losses, and in turn reduces the voltage and current, to not only increase the part load power factor, but reduce the energy consumption in kW. When the power factor increases, the motor is more loaded. iERS then automatically bypasses itself to remove any losses within the equipment.





Application Trip Class
Default 10
Heavy 20
Agitator 10
Compressors Centrifugal 20
Reciprocating 20
Rotary Screw 10
Rotary Vane 10
Scroll 10
Ball mill 20
Centrifuge / Decanterbowl / Separator -extended start needed for sizing Motor FLC x 2.3 class 30 30
Bow Thruster Zero Pitch 10
Loaded 20
Chillers 10
Conveyor Unloaded 10
Loaded 20
Crusher 30
Fan Low Inertia <85A 10
High Inertia >85A 30
Feeder - screw 10
Grinder 20
Hammer mill 20
Application Trip Class
Lathe machines 10
Mills - flour Etc 20
Mixer Unloaded 10
Loaded 20
Moulding Machine 10
Pelletizers 20
Plastic and textile machines 10
Press, flywheel 20
Pump - Submersible Centrifugal 10
Rotodynamic 10
Pump - Positive Displacement Reciprocating 20
Rotary 20
Pump Jack 20
Rolling mill 20
Roots Blower 20
Saw Band 10
Circular 20
Screen - vibrating 20
Shredder 30
Transformers, voltage regulators 10
Travelators / Walkways 10
Tumblers 10
Wood chipper 30


Sizing Guide

Minimum current ratings based on typical rated operation currents of motors for the corresponding rated operational powers.Current rating optimised for kW@400V & hp@440-480V - Ref IEC 60947-4-1:2009 Table G.1



In Line In Delta Trip Class 10 Trip Class 20 Trip Class 30
IEC IEC   UL UL IEC IEC   UL UL AC-53a AC-53a AC-53a
kW 1)   HP 2) kW 1)   HP 2) 3-23: 90-5
A 3) 400V   A 4) 440-480V A 3) 400V   A 4) 440-480V 3.5-17:90-5 4-19: 90-5 4-29: 90-5
17 7.5   17 10 29 15   27 20 SGY-101 SGY-103 SGY-105
22 11   21 15 35 18.5   34 25 SGY-103 SGY-105 SGY-107
29 15   27 20 41 22   40 20 SGY-105 SGY-107 SGY-109
35 18.5   34 25 55 30   52 40 SGY-107 SGY-109 SGY-111
41 22   40 30 66 37   65 50 SGY-109 SGY-111 SGY-113
55 30   52 40 80 45   77 60 SGY-111 SGY-113 SGY-115
66 37   65 50 100 55   96 75 SGY-113 SGY-115 SGY-117
80 45   77 60 132 124   175 100 SGY-115 SGY-117 SGY-201
100 55   96 75 160 90   156 125 SGY-117 SGY-201 SGY-203
132 75   124 100 195 110   180 150 SGY-201 SGY-203 SGY-205
160 90   156 125 230 132   242 200 SGY-203 SGY-205 SGY-301
195 110   180 150 280 160   302 250 SGY-205 SGY-301 SGY-303
242 132   242 200 350 200   361 300 SGY-301 SGY-303 SGY-305
302 160   302 250 481 280   477 400 SGY-303 SGY-305 SGY-307
361 200   361 300 610 355   590 500 SGY-305 SGY-307 SGY-309
430 250   414 350 690 400   590 500 SGY-307 SGY-309 SGY-401
500 280   477 400 850 500   840 700 SGY-309 SGY-401 SGY-403

For more information on how synergy ™ from Fairford can help you, please visit www.fairford.com/synergy



For more information on synergy™ contact your local distributor:

+ 44 (0)1752 894554 www.fairford.com



synergy™ specification for sizes 1, 2 and 3

Range from 17-500A or 10-400HP
3-phase SCR
Full motor overload
Standard Trip Class 10: 3 x 23 secs or 3.5 x 17 secs -3 or 5 starts per hour (other Trip Classes are available)
208, 230, 400, 480 volts
Allowing for varying frequency 45Hz-65Hz
IP20 / NEMA 1, IP00
Full automatic set up
Control voltages of 24VDC, 110/230VAC
iERS - intelligent Energy Recovery System as standard
In Delta / 6 wire connection
Multiple languages
Inputs / Outputs:
-4 x programmable output relays
-3 x programmable digital inputs
-Analogue input / outputs
-USB for data logging and parameter setting/saving
-Thermistor
-Fully field upgradeable
-Comprehensive data logging
Fully field serviceable fans
2 year warranty extendable to 5 years






For more information on synergy™
contact your local distributor:
Paul J. Landis
Owl Energy Technologies Inc.
www.owlmotorcontrol.com



50 Columbus Avenue Suite F21
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
914-771-9114
Fax: 914-206-4318
Pjlandis@earthlink.net