The Powerstar SO-LO™ range of super low loss transformers are the only amorphous core transformers designed and manufactured in the UK and provide a cost-effective way of reducing your energy consumption by upgrading your HV infrastructure.

Replacing your transformer with a low loss amorphous core could reduce core losses by up to 75% when compared to traditional CRGO transformers.

Why amorphous?

The traditional distribution transformer was made of carbon steel. This evolved to silicon steel and eventually to the cold rolled grain-oriented silicon steel (CRGO) laminations that make up the average present day traditional transformer.

Whilst robust, these materials suffer from significant decreases in efficiency and increases in no load losses and load losses as they age through their 30-40 year lifespan, ultimately increasing energy costs.

Due to increased levels of interest in producing more sustainable and environmentally friendly equipment in line with the global movement of carbon reduction, materials that exhibit the qualities of low core loss and low magnetostriction, such as amorphous alloy, have become a particular point of interest.

Findings show that amorphous core transformers provide a super low core loss alternative to conventional transformers whilst providing higher efficiencies, longevity, and low magnetising current.

Enhancing savings with voltage management

Further efficiencies can also be made by combining a super low loss amorphous core transformer with voltage management technology.

By combining SO-LO with electronic-dynamic voltage management both the inefficiencies in the HV infrastructure can be improved whilst also generating additional savings through reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the LV side through patented voltage optimisation technology.

These benefits combine to maximise your investment, minimise your ROI and provide a complete HV/LV solution. Find out more by clicking here.

A smart approach to low loss transformers

Transformers are critical infrastructure for many companies, yet they are not connected and online. Therefore, their health, performance, and efficiency are typically unknown or reliant upon manual inspections of antiquated gauges/meters.

Powerstar SO-LO™ remote monitoring allows 24/7 visibility to help you better understand how your transformers are performing and where efficiencies can be made to obtain the best return on investment.

Developed with Industry 4.0 in mind, SO-LO remote monitoring provides comprehensive data and intelligence to provide useful grid information, conditional performance data, and energy efficiency. It has been designed to complement maintenance activities and allows for the remote monitoring of core temperatures, winding currents, oil temperature and, when integrated, the performance of voltage management functionality.

The advantage of a complete bespoke solution

The Powerstar SO-LO™ low loss amorphous core transformers are a complete bespoke solution designed to the unique specifications and requirements of each site, and, as such, includes the following features:

  • 36 month guarantee*
  • Expected lifespan of 50 years
  • Tailor made solution to meet clients’ requirements
  • Only upgrade your HV infrastructure, minimal disruption to operations
  • Meets and surpasses 2021 eco design specifications
  • Only amorphous core transformer manufactured in the UK
  • Excellent customer service 24/7
  • Over 15 years of experience producing UK manufactured, quality ATMs
  • Variety of options and accessories to ensure greatest efficiencies for your site

Due to the bespoke nature of our SO-LO range, there are a wide range of applications, fittings, and accessories available to help maximise the impact of the technology for each site. These options can be discussed with our specialists at any time, and a no-obligation evaluation of a site’s needs can be arranged to assist in this decision.

Find out more about Powerstar SO-LO™

To find out more about our SO-LO range of super low loss amorphous core transformers and how our solutions can be tailored to the specifications of your site, contact us to discuss your needs with one of our specialists today.

*Guarantee applies to systems installed within the UK. Guarantee will be voided if yearly maintenance performance inspections are not undertaken.


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