Hybrid motor starter
Woehner USA's hybrid motor, Motus ContractronControl, is designed for industries using motor controlled motion and is ideal for machine designs that require motor loads of up to 5 hp.
Woehner USA's hybrid motor starter, Motus ContactronControl, offers system designers unique advantages in space and labor savings, while delivering versatile, reliable and long-lasting motor control.
Targeted at industries using motor controlled motion, Motus is used in place of traditional motor starting components. It is perfectly suited for system or machine designs that require motor loads of up to 5 hp.
Motus is also the first hybrid motor starter that not only incorporates three mounting options – 60mm System Classic, 60mm System Compact and DIN-rail mounting, but also incorporates short-circuit protection into the housing of the device, eliminating the need to mount circuit protection elsewhere in the panel design.
Motus is a hybrid device because it uses a solid-state semiconductor switch to start and stop motor loads at up to 5 hp, at 480 volts ac. The advantage of using a hybrid motor starter lies in the non-mechanical nature of the semiconductor switch. Hybrid motor starters can achieve up to 10 times as many switching operations as a mechanical contactor. Once the motor load is brought up to speed, the current is shunted through a traditional set of contacts to insure cool operating temperatures.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
|Search the online Automation Integrator Guide|
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.