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Smart Motor Control

Experience the difference of data driven SMART Motor Control

With the information that you receive from SMART Motor Control devices, you can make SMART and informed decisions.

Learn how the information from our portfolio of Smart Motor Control can position you to make better operating decisions, improve system performance, and gain operation efficiencies.

Benefits of SMART Motor Control

Ability to track and analyse energy usage

View and trend device specific energy usage, enabling you to focus improvement programs on power quality, starting technology and process optimisation.

Predictive warnings and targeted troubleshooting

Find the problem before it occurs by remotely monitoring and proactively alerting users on key parameters of specific devices in real-time (percentage of thermal capacity utilisation).

Reduced architecture complexity

Move from disparate systems to working in a single control architecture and software environment with ethernet connecting standard, motion and safety control.

Improved team productivity and collaboration

Communicate, share and manage incidents with team members at the touch of your smart phone.

Maximised worker safety

Networked safety functionality allows safe interaction and quick return to production from routine maintenance procedures, minimising the likelihood of bypassing the safety system.

Challenges of conventional motor control

Limited visibility to energy usage

There is no access to process specific real time energy data or trends to analyse and find cost savings.

No predictive warnings or historical information

The first sign of a problem is when a motor has tripped and a process has stopped.

Slow information sharing

Sharing of operational events is a time-consuming manual process

Multiple architectures across control, safety and motion

Disparate systems introduce increased engineering, maintenance and training time

Limited or no safety functionality

Systems have no safety or cumbersome installation with limited diagnostics

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SMART Motor Control in action

Learn more about practical applications that can address your challenges and take your site to the next level.

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Sprecher + Schuh - the ultimate in motor control and Protection

NHP's relationship with Sprecher + Schuh dates back to when the company first opened its doors in 1968.


Improve the functional operation of machinery with our innovative, wide-range portfolio of products and solutions. As new technology emerges, we develop and deliver integrated, value-added components and systems that help to maximize production and overall equipment effectiveness.


NHP offers a full line of versatile and robust contactors, with choice of AC and DC control. They are environmentally friendly, versatile and flexible. These contactors can protect your other devices while delivering the performance you expect.

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Soft starters

Soft starters are designed to help minimise cost by reducing overall system power requirements and wear and tear on equipment. Soft Starters from NHP can be easily integrated into your SMART Motor Control solution to offer higher productivity and shorter downtimes.

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Component drives

PowerFlexR Compact-class AC Drives deliver a simple and cost-effective solution for standalone machine level control applications or simple system integration. Designed for ease of use, this general-purpose class of drives provides a compact package to optimize panel space and application versatility.

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Architecture drives

PowerFlexR Architecture-class AC Drives deliver cost-effective solutions for a wide range of global applications. Designed for ease of use, this general-purpose class of drives provides time-saving benefits as well as a compact package to optimize panel space and application versatility.

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Configured drives

Leverage our local manufacturing capability with experienced engineers who understand local codes and standards to help you get to market faster than ever before with a packaged drive solution that meets your application, operational and installation requirements

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Arc Fault Contained VSDs'

Arc faults can cause serious injury and even fatalities. Why put personnel in danger when you can install an arc fault containing a variable speed drive? Our specially designed enclosure now adds another layer of personnel protection in the event of an arcing fault.

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Condition monitoring

Detect and protect your critical mechanical equipment with NHP's Integrated Condition Monitoring solutions. With a SMART Motor Control system and the help of our condition monitoring products, NHP and Rockwell Automation help you keep your plant floor running by detecting potential mechanical issues before they impact production

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Motor protection

The advanced motor protection relays available from NHP provide a flexible design and advanced intelligence which simplifies your control architecture, reduces downtime and protects your assets.

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Harmonic mitigation

Avert potential system malfunctions by applying the proper technology and solutions to minimize and limit the effects of harmonic distortion on your devices. NHP and Rockwell Automation have developed a wide array of methods to reduce harmonics caused by non-linear loads. Several solutions are available that can be applied to meet your harmonic requirements, facility limitations, and budget needs. Allen-BradleyR PowerFlexR Drives enabled with low harmonic solutions such as active front end technology, 18-pulse arrangements, and active and passive harmonic filters have proven effective and can be configured to meet IEEE 519 standards.

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Case studies

AKD Softwoods Saw Line Upgrade

AKD Softwoods Saw Line Upgrade
Colac, Victoria - January, 2019

NHP and Rockwell Automation supported AKD Softwoods' install of a new saw line incorporating a high level of technology and safety being top priority.

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Amrun Project

Amrun Project
Embley River, Queensland - February 2017

The approved $1.9 Amrun project involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities.

Liquid Pack

Liquid Pack Filling Machines
Melbourne, Victoria - February, 2017

Local OEM, Liquid Pack, partnered with NHP to deliver a weigh filling system for a local End User in the water treatment industry.

People and Services

For more information on our people and services capabilities, contact your local NHP representative today.

Commisioning and startup

Our field commissioning and start-up services are available to assess application demands and configure products in accordance with your project requirements.

Emergency breakdown assistance

We offer 24/7/365 protection, ensuring that your assets continue to work for you. Our service technicians and engineers are on standby to provide you with rapid assistance if required.


NHP technicians and engineers can provide private one on one training at your site. Our field service training capability includes equipment operation and maintenance related to your site install base.

Site assessments and reliability evaluations

We can evaluate your site for factors that impact reliability and life cycle of your equipment. This can include recommendations to address efficiency issues and reducing your costs.

Power quality audits

Displacement power factor or harmonics issues, we can assess your site and provide a detailed summary and recommendations to achieve your goals.

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