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Reduced coil consumption, greater packing density and better value for money are the key benefits of the enhanced range of Xstart contactors from Moeller Electric.

Sizes now available are DILM15, 38, 72 and 170, which between them cover AC3 switching requirements from 15kW up to 90kW, 400V.

Moeller has also added the compact DILM570 model, rated at 315kW, 400V, AC3, to the range, and has introduced side-mounting auxiliary contacts as well as IP2X protective terminal covers.

With electrical lifespans up to 500,000 switching operations for the DILM38 and 750,000 switching operations for the other sizes, the enhanced DILM contactors are a cost-effective alternative to standard contactors in the current range.

A further benefit is the low heat dissipation that, particularly with DC contactors, helps keep the panel or enclosure size down.

The electronic coil system featured by DC-operated contactors allows direct operation from low-power PLC outputs, eliminating the need for interfacing relays.

Like other models in the Xstart range, the enhanced contactors are compatible with pluggable main and control connections for the links between the contactor and the PKZM0 motor protection circuit breakers.

Not only does this greatly reduce the wiring time required, it also leads to compact assemblies and eliminates the risk of wiring errors.

The DILM570 contactor has 36 per cent less mounting width than the existing DILM580, which it can replace in most applications.

It also offers significant cost savings compared with the DILM580, while maintaining an electrical lifespan of 750,000 operations.

The side-mounting auxiliary contact blocks, 1NO or 1NC, with screw or spring-clamp terminals, are suitable for use with DILA contactor relays and DILM7 to DILM15 contactors.

They are also suitable for use with contactors mounted in control panels where the headroom above the contactor is limited.

With the introduction of IP2X protective covers, Moeller is now offering a finger-safe option, in line with EN 60529, for its entire contactor range up to 170A.

The covers simply clip into place on the main terminals, and have been designed so that the ability of the contactors to accommodate accessories and large cables is unaffected.

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