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Square D/Schneider Electric drive and soft starter systems offer a wide range of ready-to-connect drive solutions manufactured according to your needs and tested at full-load operating conditions.

The Steiner Automation Team application engineers can help you select the right drives and soft starters to meet your requirements and provide guidance on how to improve operational efficiencies for OEMs, MROs, machine builders, industrial process owners, utility site operators and building managers. Steiner stocks a large inventory of drives and soft starters ready for pickup at one of our 8 convenient locations or for on-time delivery to your facility.

AC Drives


The Altivar™ Drives family is the most advanced and user-friendly variable-speed AC Drives and Drive Systems offering on the market.

Featuring proprietary motor control algorithms to achieve optimal motor performance and complete scalability to match your application speed, size, and protection requirements, the complete line of Altivar products and solutions delivers the flexibility and performance to:

  • Optimize a broad range of utility and industrial applications including pumps, fans, compressors, material handling, hoisting, packaging, and material working.
  • Reduce your energy costs by using proprietary energy-saving technologies available only from Schneider Electric.
  • Improve your uptime by simplifying installation, commissioning, and maintenance by providing advanced diagnostics, industry-leading voltage ride-through capability, and seismic-qualified products and solutions.
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Soft Starters


Altistart™ is a wide and consistent range of soft starters designed to make your machines last longer. Easy to integrate in your installation with simplified wiring, they offer open communication protocols to ensure they are ready for immediate start up.

  • Reduce mechanical stress on drive-train components
  • Ensure smooth acceleration of conveyors
  • Suppress water hammer on pumping applications
  • Eliminate belt slippage on fan loads
  • Minimize voltage sags on the distribution system
  • Lower peak demand charges from the utility
  • Communicate with other components of your automation architecture
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Call 1-800-STEINER (783-4637) to speak with a Steiner Automation application engineer for more information on Schneider Electric AC Drives and Soft Starters.