Motor Starters

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Single-Phase Soft Starter reduces startup current but not torque.

February 17, 2015

Reducing startup current while providing full start torque, SureStart soft starts single-phase compressors/motors and automatically adjusts to cover 1.75–7 hp range. Housing facilitates installation, and cover allows access to internal wiring lead terminals. Along with terminal block that uses flat-blade screws for lead connection, features include diagnostics; double-insulated, flame-retardant enclosure; and software that enhances starting capabilities in unsteady voltage conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starters feature push-in connection technology.

January 30, 2015

Requiring no tools for installation, PT versions of CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 offer mixture of forward and reverse motor operations, adjustable overloads, and emergency-stop function. When properly optioned, one motor starter can provide up to 4 motor control functions in single unit, while also providing safety solution up to SIL 3 PLe. Hybrid motor starters feature wear-free operation, DIN rail mounting, and both low-voltage and line-voltage control configurations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Gear Reduction Starter combines IOCP and IMS features.

January 30, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13 L engines, Delco Remy® 38MT+™ (P/N 8200977) features Integrated Over Crank Protection (IOCP) via built-in circuit breaker that protects starter from thermal damage and automatically resets at safe operating temperature. Integral Magnet Switch (IMS) reduces voltage drop and ensures solenoid receives max available voltage in any starting condition, while electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear to promote reliability. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Energy Management Motor Starter is fully programmable.

January 15, 2015

Available for single-phase (up to 15 hp) or 3-phase (up to 300 hp) applications, Model MSEM features Hand/Off/Auto keypad with LCD to adjust settings. Features include 5 control inputs, 2 status outputs, under/over voltage and under/over power protection, and electronic overload for real-time current monitoring for motor protection. Unit can be specified for 24 or 120 Vac damper power to open damper when fan is commanded to start, and limit switch input is also standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Engine Start Module caters to medium-duty diesel trucks.

March 13, 2014

Eliminating cranking problems caused by weak or discharged batteries, 16 lb ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes starting responsibility for class 3–6 medium-duty trucks. Ultracapacitor-based module provides 900 cold cranking amperes (CCA) or 3 sec crank and enables reliable starting of up to 9.9 L diesel engines from -40 to +149°F. No-acid, lead-free energy storage solution also allows extensive use of lift-gates and buckets while engine is off without impacting truck starting capability. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starter saves space in control cabinet.

June 6, 2013

Measuring just 22.5 mm wide, Sirius 3RM1 is designed as both direct-on-line starter and reversing starter with integrated overload protection for smaller motors with ratings up to 3 hp. Hybrid technology combines low-wear semiconductor components, which are responsible for connection and disconnection operations, with energy-efficient relay system which is used during operation. Special infeed system permits implementation of group motor starter installations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Scroll Compressor Soft Starters serve HVAC applications.

June 6, 2013

With max UL rating of 75 hp and line voltage rating up to 480 Vac, RSBT and RSBD Series comprise 3- and 2-phase controlled scroll compressor soft starters rated to 55, 75, and 90 A. Auto-adaptive algorithm, optimized inrush current reduction with every start, and elimination of required user settings facilitate deployment and operation. Without requiring any external sensors, soft starters offer built-in diagnostic functions to protect user system against potentially harmful conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Soft Start Control allows clutch to safely slip.

April 22, 2013

Intended for gas and diesel engines, Softstart Control option senses exact point at which friction surfaces contact, then rapidly reduces current to level that allows clutch to safely slip, but not release. Controller uses engine rpm feedback to adjust clutch current in manner that drives engine rpm to fit desired profile. By allowing for smooth engagement, control minimizes shock in system as well as stress on mechanical parts and eliminates belt jump. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Turbine Starter comes in inertia drive, pre-engaged models.

February 19, 2013

Comprising industrial/marine turbine air and gas starters, PRQ Series includes PRQ200i inertia drive and PRQ200p pre-engaged models for diesel engines in 22–200 L range. Turbines come in right- and left-hand rotation to start counter rotating main propulsion engines and have bearing forward of pinion. Exhaust adaptor allows for direct replacement using certain competitive starter exhaust plumbing. Optional SuperTrapp-style muffler is available. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Motor Controller offers advanced soft-starter functions.

February 6, 2013

Rated 200–690 Vac (90–520 A with software), Allen-Bradley SMC-50 includes 3-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure. This electric soft starter combines monitoring and protection features, multiple start and stop options, and expandable control inputs and outputs. Suited for controlling motor speed and torque in various normal- and heavy-duty applications, product features 9 standard starting modes, 6 stopping modes, and several slow-speed functions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Motor Starter employs hybrid technology.

December 3, 2012

Occupying minimal control cabinet space with its 22.5 mm width, Sirius 3RM1 is designed as direct-on-line starter and reversing starter with integrated overload protection for switching up to 3 kW motors. Semiconductor components are responsible for connection and disconnection operations, while relay system is used during operation. This combination extends service life and reduces maintenance. Available infeed system facilitates accelerated implementation of assemblies. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Soft Motor Starters control 3-phase AC induction motors.

November 22, 2011

Available in 22-482 A sizes, Stellar(TM) SR33 Series features 2-phase control and separately adjustable motor start voltage and start/stop times. Units provide fault indication of 4 or 7 fault types, depending on model, including SCR or power supply, overheat, control power supply, bypass relay failure, shearpin, overload, and overcurrent. Suited for pumps, blowers, and conveyors, starters use thyristors for controlled starting/stopping and switch to internal contacts for running at rated speed. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Engine Starter is designed for start/stop systems.

September 23, 2011

Tandem Solenoid (TS) starter uses mechanism to separately control the forward shift of pinion gear and motor rotation; this allows engine to restart while it is still rotating, which shortens waiting time when restarting and allows for smoother engine feel at start-up. Starter is suitable for stop/start systems, which address fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions by automatically stopping engine while vehicle is waiting at stop lights or is stopped for other reasons. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Soft Starter offers 2-phase torque control.

September 19, 2011

Suited for applications where space is limited but advanced functionality is required, PSE Series features built-in class selectable electronic overload, built-in bypass, language-neutral backlit LCD, and 4-button keypad. All circuit boards have protective coating, ensuring reliable operation in environments where corrosive gases and acids may exist. Ensuring balanced control of all 3 phases, 2-phase torque control eliminates DC component during starting and stopping of motor. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Soft Start Controller targets construction and OEM customers.

September 19, 2011

Available in open and enclosed configurations, Model S611 minimizes shock to mechanical components by gradually accelerating and decelerating load. Unit features integrated bypass as well as overload, undervoltage, overcurrent, phase loss, jam, and stall protection. Offered in 6 frame sizes for current ranges from 26-414 A, controller can take 230-600 V with power from 40-350 hp. It is rated to NEMA Type 1, 12, 3R, 4, and 4x with high-fault combination ratings up to 100 KA. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Soft Start Controllers feature integrated bypass relay.

June 24, 2011

Suited for pump, fan, and conveyor belt applications as well as water/wastewater and HVAC industries, DS7 Soft Start Controllers provide smooth acceleration and deceleration of load, minimizing shock to mechanical components. Units are available for current ranges from 16-32 A. With asymmetric delay angle control, devices help make torque behavior similar to 3-phase starter. UL approved controllers can take 24 Vac/Vdc or 110 V/230 V of alternating control voltage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Motor Starter integrates diagnostics, communications features.

March 2, 2011

Profienergy communications functions allow Simatic ET 200S High Feature motor starters to be integrated into plant energy management system. Using acyclic data services of integrated DP V1 profile for Profibus/Profinet as well as statistics and diagnostics data, starter provides range of additional information for device, plant, and process monitoring. Three logbooks are available, and starters are suitable for switching/protecting any 3-phase loads up to 7.5 kW. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Compact Vehicle Starter optimizes fuel efficiency.

February 3, 2011

Compact, lightweight starter features pinion shift mechanism that separates clutch and pinion, so only pinion needs to engage with engine ring gear. This allows for compact switch part because little power is needed to move engaging component of starter. Suitable for compact cars powered by gasoline engines of 660-1,200 cc displacement, starter offers simplified installation in engine compartment and, being low-weight, also optimizes fuel efficiency. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Automotive Jump Starter features industrial air compressor.

December 15, 2010

Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1,700 A Jump Starter has industrial-grade Air Delivery System, which equipped with 12 ft air hose that includes screw-on chuck and air pressure gauge. Unit also features replaceable Clore PROFORMER battery that delivers numerous jumps per charge, as well as automatic charger and 68 in. long power cables. Its heavy-duty case withstands harsh environments, and industrial grade Hot Jaw(TM) clamps can penetrate corroded battery terminals. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Intelligent Soft Starts are rated up to 900 A and 750 hp.

December 8, 2010

RSQK Series delivers smooth and step-less accel/decel for decreased mechanical transmission component wear as well as reduced starting currents and mechanical stress on gears, shafts, and pulleys. Intended for industrial applications exceeding 100 hp, products can be connected inside motor delta and incorporate automatic energy optimization as well as application setup features. UL listed range is 23-900 A @ 230 and 480 Vac, and max UL motor rating at 460 Vac is 750 hp. Read More