The money spent purchasing an electric motor will be the least amount that motor will ever cost you. The amount you can save in energy consumption will pay for your new motor. Then after it simply is just less cost for you to operate. Don’t believe it? Prove it with our new Efficiency Calculator. The return on investment could really pay off.

The Lenze SMVector with Integral Disconnect is available in a rugged NEMA 4X (IP65) indoor enclosure ideal for many industries incl
uding Food / Beverage, Waste Water, Chemical Metering and Processing, Pharmaceuticals and more. The integral disconnect switch offers the ability to isolate the motor for maintenance and servicing. Also – the disconnect switch handle is lockable and is made of red and yellow materials for high visibility.

When you need a motor controller that can withstand the environment without a costly enclosure. The SMVector Series is available in NEMA 1 (IP31), NEMA 4X (IP65) and NEMA 4X (IP65) Type 4X (IP65) enclosures are available for either indoor use, suitable for most indoor industrial environments; or indoor/outdoor use that offers UV protection and has higher impact strength at low temperatures.

Power Ranges Include

  • 120/240V – 1Phase Input, up to 1.5 HP
  • 200/240V – 1 or 3 Phase Input, up to 3.0 HP
  • 200/240V – 3 Phase Input, up to 20 HP
  • 400/480V – 3 Phase Input, up to 30 HP
  • 480/600V – 3 Phase Input, up to 30 HP

Programmable digital and analog I/O allow the drive to be configured for many application specific tasks such as multiple preset speeds, electronic braking and motor jogging to name a few. Like all Lenze – AC Tech sub-micro drives, the SMVector uses EPM memory technology for fast and efficient programming.

Overload Capacity

  • 150 % overload for 60 sec’s
  • 200 % for 15 sec’s (up to 7.5 kW)
  • 180 % overload for 15 sec‘s (11 kW to 22 kW)

Motor Control Features

  • Auxiliary ramp to stop
  • UL approved motor thermal overload protection system
  • Motor brake controller
  • Dual Acceleration/Declaration rates
  • 8 preset speeds
  • Flying restart
  • DC Injection braking
  • S ramps
  • Motor Flux Braking
  • Pump rinse/Fan Purge
  • 16 step Sequencer

The Lenze SMVector offers Economic, Simplistic and Robust Protection solutions to controlling your electric motor. Also offering state of the art communication to easily network with your existing controls and automation.

Industrial Electrical Company is your stocking distributor paired with a fully staffed technical staff capable of Turn Key Installations, Troubleshooting, Warranty Support, and your continued support team as long as you own this equipment.

Give Us a Call on your next Motor Control Opportunity!

Lenze SMVector Washdown Duty [PDF]

Switch-Rated Safety Anywhere a Power Connection is Needed

If you currently use the typical Pin & Sleeve type Plug and Receptacle to connect a power source to your equipment; you likely often consider these safety risks.

  • Disconnection of plug while energized could result in an arc flash event
  • Potential for exposure of live conductors when the plug is removed from the receptacle
  • Connection while energized may weld contacts together damaging plug and receptacle
  • Mechanical interlocking may fail resulting in an energized plug and receptacle
  • Verification of zero energy requires testing of the requires disconnect switch

If you’re seeking a Better and Safer way to connect to power; I recommend the Meltric Switch Rated Plug & Receptacle. Make and break connections without exposure to live parts or arc flash. Zero risk under “normal operation”. Designed to safely make and break connection under full load up to 75HPand 200A. Capable of connecting up to 6ea. Aux Contacts. Removal of the plug provides visual verification of de-energization, without voltage testing. NO PPE is REQUIRED (NFPA70E Compliant).

  • Dead-Front Safety Shutter
  • Silver-nickel spring loaded contacts
  • Quick-break operating mechanisms
  • Integral lockout provisions
  • Spring assisted terminals
  • Washdown rated type 4X Spring Loaded Cover

Washdown rated type 4X Spring Loaded Cover
One of the primary keys is in the Safety Shutter on the Receptacle. Shutter automatically closes before the plug can be removed. Eliminates unintended access to live parts and arc flash. Shutter can only be opened by an electrically compatible plug.

Once disconnected; Line of Sight and Lock-Out Tag-Out can be accomplished.

When connected to power the coupled female receptacle and male plug join as a NEMA 3R/4X unit.

If you are looking for Life Safety, Ease of Use, Durability and Reliably you may consider the Meltric Plug & Receptical for you power connection needs.

Meltric Decontactors [PDF]

New Sterling Products

Lenze SM Vector with Integral Disconnect

Industrial Electrical is a proud distributor for Sterling Electric Products. Introducing the new Unique SSR2000 Series ALL Stainless Steel Inline Helical Reducers and Gearmotors.

Product features a corrosion resistant solution to the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries with electro-polished surfaces provided as standard, to decrease the growth of bacteria.


  • 304 Cast Stainless Steel Housing
  • Electro-polished surfaces
  • Compact C-Face Coupling Input Design
  • Stainless Steel Output Shaft and Hardware
  • Inverter Rated to Listed Specifications, when supplied with motor


  • Solid Input/Output
  • NEMA C-Face Coupling Style Input
  • Flange Output Mounting
  • Double Reduction 2.0 to 54:1 Nominal Ratios


Contact our Sales Staff today to Place your order with Industrial Electrical Company!

Solving premature bearing failures

Switch-Rated Safety Anywhere a Power Connection is Needed

Solving premature bearing failures with Shaft Grounding techniques is a Mechanical Solution to an Electrical Issue.

Grounding Rings do not get rid of the destructive currents. They simply and effectively provide a path to motor casing. If the electric motor casing is not properly grounded, that stray current can and will go into other parts of the system…back to VFD, to the load, etc. To date this process is the most common and effective as long as the grounding ring is properly maintained and Grounded. “Properly Maintained” is an important key component of this equation. Over time these mechanical grounding rings are susceptible to external contamination which results in little to no effectiveness for shaft current grounding.

Industrial Electrical has recently been researching and experimenting with Inductive Absorber technology. Inductive absorption is an Electrical Solution whereas inductive components are placed over the drive cables to absorb the transient voltage and common mode currents.

Quick review on how that works …..
Shaft Grounding Rings

    1. Installation is not an exact science. In order for the grounding ring to work sufficiently, it must be properly aligned with fibers touching all sides, at all times.
    1. Shaft must be completely free of contaminants, and in some cases a coating must be applied to the shaft, which adds cost.
    1. They have to be replaced every time anything is done inside the motor, i.e. new bearings are installed.
    1. Literally hundreds of products to fit hundreds of different motor shafts or motor sizes.
    1. On systems above 75HP, a hybrid or coated bearing/raceway is needed on non-load side of motor.
    1. Shaft must remain clean from contaminants. Any material, oil/grease/corrosion/other, will cause the fibers to loose contact, and lose their ability to properly shunt the currents to ground.
    1. One product per motor. For example, a simple wall of fans driven by one drive, requires all motors to have grounding ring installed.

Grounding rings do not get rid of the destructive currents. They provide a path to motor casing.

Inductive Absorbers / Common Mode Choke

Inductive Absorbers absorb the noise on the power cables generated from the VFD before it gets to the motor. The cores act as a common mode choke (CMC) in this given configuration, and dissipates into thermal. No motor modifications, no shaft preparation, very easy installation. Can be added to systems with very minimal downtime.

Lasts the lifetime of system

    1. Installation can be done in a matter of minutes, on site.
    1. Shaft contaminants are not an issue since the currents are absorbed well before the motor.
    1. No extra parts because of motor keyways or wash-down applications. Cores are installed between motor drive and motor, even in harsh conditions.
    1. Last a lifetime of the system. Since it is not mechanical, they only need to be installed once
    1. No hybrid or ceramic coated bearings needed, no matter the size.
    1. Common mode chokes are designed to absorb common mode currents BEFORE they get to the motor.

Industrial Electrical Company is now stocking CoolBlue Inductive absorbers and has trained technicians available to you, on-site, to perform system diagnostics, Furnish and installation of CoolBlue Absorbers, and conduct Post testing with reporting on shaft current mitigation. If you would like to minimize your reoccurring costs of purchasing Electric Motors with added Mechanical Shaft Grounding, Costly Downtime derived from neglected Grounding Devices or poorly grounded equipment. Consider asking us about CoolBlue and how we can help extend your uptime and reduce your cost of ownership.

Contact your Account Representative today for your consultation.

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Download the CoolBLUE Design Guide for VFD Applications

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