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Flexible Power for the Automotive Industry

Starline has become a standard power distribution solution for automobile manufacturers and suppliers.

From conventional cars and electric engines to self-driven intelligent vehicles, the rapidly growing automotive industry is being challenged to satisfy customers’ expectations. Using traditional power distribution methods can involve high labor costs, complicated scheduling and potential downtime. Your company deserves the ability to reconfigure power on-demand with no downtime, waste, nor costly rewiring; Starline’s flexible overhead power distribution systems provides just that. Learn how major automaker and Tier 1 Suppliers are already enjoying the benefits of Starline.

Solutions

No matter what load requirements your application calls for, Starline has a solution for you. Starline offers a wide range of amperages and variety of solutions to meet your everyday needs. From our overhead, 40 to 1200 amp Starline Track Busway to our wall-mounted, 20 or 60 amp Plug-In Raceway, Starline is the one-stop shop for power flexibility, reliability and adaptability in the automotive industry.

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Power for Electric Vehicles

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Starline Track Busway’s dual AC/DC rating makes it ideal for electric vehicle charging.

This new age in the automotive sector faces unique problems when it comes to power distribution. Starline is partnering with automotive manufacturers by aligning R&D efforts for the next generation of electric and self-driven vehicles. The many benefits of using Starline Track Busway—including the flexibility to rearrange power and the ability to easily expand in the future—apply for this space as well.

Power and Lighting In One System

Power and Lighting In One System

Starline Track Busway T1 and T2 series provide one-stop solutions for power and lighting.

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Similar to traditional track lighting, the busway has an open track that can accommodate any lighting fixture. In contrast with traditional track lighting, the same Starline Track Busway run can be utilized to simultaneously power lights plus small loads such as power tools, security cameras, speakers, etc. This unique feature significantly reduces installation time and material costs.

Plug-and-Play, Customizable Plug-In Units

Plug-and-Play, Customizable Plug-In Units

Starline Plug-In Units are vital to the flexibility of your operation.

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With more than 60 million possible combinations, Starline Plug-In Units are vital for the flexibility of your operation. Finger safe, plug-and-play units can be positioned at any point along the continuous access slot that runs along the base of the Starline Track Busway system. Cleverly designed, the paddle-head connector allows safe insertion before being turned 90 degrees for full engagement. Units are fully customizable and can incorporate well-known industrial components such as Walther® connectors, Meltric® connectors, Bussmann® fuses, etc.

Busway and Compressed Air

Busway and Compressed Air

Installation savings: Electric power and compressed air together

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The combined installation of compressed air lines, such as Parker’s TransAir® flexible compressed air, with Starline Track Busway provides additional savings to automotive makers and suppliers. These two necessities—electric power and compressed air—are essential to operation and can now be installed together, which decreases labor costs.

Starline Track Busway supports up to 75 lbs (34 kg) of hanging weight between vertical supports in every 10 ft (3 meter) section, allowing TransAir® installation in the same unistrut structure for optimal savings and installation time reduction.

Power for Conveyors

Power for Conveyors

Plug-In-Raceway provides additional flexibility to your manufacturing process.

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Deploying the same ‘plug n play’ principle as Track Busway, Plug-In Raceway also excels at providing power to industrial environments. Scalable and relocatable, the raceway makes a perfect addition to lean manufacturing environments.

Raceway gives you the power to meet future changing facility needs by being able to easily expand, reconfigure or relocate the system. Simply snap the pre-assembled modules into place along the backplane of the raceway wherever a connection to power is required such as conveyors, testing labs, and even walls in conference rooms, office areas, and cafeterias.

Renewable Integration: DC Rated Solutions

Renewable Integration: DC Rated Solutions

Starline Track Busway makes renewable energy integration easy.

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Rated for DC Power, Starline Track Busway provides the infrastructure your business needs to integrate several renewable energy power sources such as batteries, solar cells, DC lighting, etc.

Featuring the IP50 universal connector, Starline Track Busway allows the seamless and gradual transition into LED lighting fixtures or any other energy efficient lighting systems.

Mounting Versatility for Labor Savings

Mounting Versatility for Labor Savings

Mounting bracket reduces installation costs

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Starline’s Multi Use Mounting Bracket can be easily installed on the side of the busway run. The accessory allows our customers to “piggy back” and hang power tools, suspend compressed air lines and accessory lighting, hold and route cables, etc., reducing installation costs and adding flexibility to their operation.

Field Services

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Whether your busway is in the installation process, or has been up and running for years, Starline’s services team provides unmatched on-site support and is ready to assist you with in-depth installation training, technical support, counseling on safety techniques, etc. Some of our service offerings include:

  • Installation Inspection, Commissioning and Certification
  • On-site Training, Support and System Startup
  • Load Bank Testing
  • IR Scanning
  • 24/7 Support