Every day 5-10 arc flash events occur resulting in hospitalization. The average medical expense is $1.5 million, and the average litigation expense is roughly $10 million. Roughly 2,000 people are admitted to burn centers yearly with severe arc flash burns. There are 1,000 fatalities each year due to electrocution and 30,000 nonfatal electrical shock accidents each year. OSHA fines for unsafe electrical practices can reach up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for companies. An arc flash incident can cost an employee their life, destroying their family’s life, and costing the employer roughly $12 million.
Vilter™ engineered motor starters are the deﬁnition of electrical safety in the workplace. Intelligent, ﬂexible, and robust, our motor starters are built with the end-user in mind. We understand the importance of everyday employee safety and the many expenses associated with electrical injuries and damaged equipment. Using intelligent components and unique design features reduces and/or eliminates electrical hazards while giving the operator meaningful tools away from those hazards; therefore, reducing and eliminating the costs of employee injury, equipment downtime, or replacement and loss of product. Intelligent components are also used for preventive maintenance to prolong the life of equipment and prevent unwanted shutdowns
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