Cutler-Hammer has launched what it believes is the industry’s smallest fully integrated Intelligent Soft Starter, a product that is between 30 to 80% smaller than current industry offerings.
The range, developed specifically to give OEMs smaller and more cost-effective power controls, combines microprocessors and separate control and logic circuits to reduce their control power requirements.
The new design also integrates both the bypass contactor and overload relay functions into one unit, eliminating the need for separate hard-wired devices.
The IT Soft Starter’s kick start feature is said to provide an adjustable pulse of up to 550% of current, or 85% of torque, for a time of 0 to 2.0 seconds.
Also, the soft stop feature allows an extended coast to rest by ramping down the voltage to the motor.
IT Soft Starters also include overload, stall, jam, phase loss, phase reversal, shorted SCR detection and SCR over-temperature protection.
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