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Brand: Phoenix Contact
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's

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November 2, 2021

The new CONTACTRON Speed Starter from Phoenix Contact offers the critical functions common in a variable frequency drive (VFD) without the complexities. The device requires no drives expertise or software, making it fast and easy to commission.

The Speed Starter provides ramp-up and ramp-down functions while the motor is under load, which a soft starter cannot. Unlike a traditional motor starter, it offers two independently settable operating speeds. The intuitive keypad and rotary knob allow commissioning in just minutes. Digital inputs activate user-settable output speeds, so it can be used in place of a traditional across-the-line starter while offering drive-like functionality.

The Speed Starter also streamlines safety. The integrated Safety Torque Off (STO) feature has emergency stop capabilities up to SIL 3/PLe when used with a suitable safety relay or safe PLC.

The Speed Starter is ideal for intralogistics applications such as conveyor and material handling systems. The two speeds allow acceleration/deceleration between two points, different forward and reverse speeds, or simple use of the ramp function to avoid toppling product or shock-loading gear drives. It can also optimize motor speed to save energy and improve flexibility, which makes it valuable in fans, pumps, and lift applications.

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The new contactors are rated 160A, 195A and 230A three-phase for motor control applications, and 250A, 275A and 350A in AC-1 category. They are available in both 3 and 4 pole versions.

They replace contactor codes 11B…, of similar ratings which have demonstrated their reliability and robustness over the years. The new size is more compact and efficient, in response to market demand.

Designed with special attention to the dimensions, the 3-pole contactors are just 105mm wide, like the equivalently rated moulded case circuit breakers (MCCB), so the starters are more compact and easier to be connected.

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No industry sector is exempt from the benefits of applying energy efficiency, whether it's individual products or complete solutions. This spans across a very broad spectrum – from replacing bearings that don’t work properly, causing the engine to run poorly and consume more electricity, to complex systems, such as solar panel and photovoltaic power generation systems. Plus, air conditioning, heating, insulation, and any products and solutions that improve energy efficiency from a thermal point of view.

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