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Network-capable Hybrid Motor Starters from Phoenix Contact
- Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 09:28
The new versions of the Contactron hybrid motor starter from Phoenix Contact enable quick and easy integration into the common fieldbus systems Profibus, Profinet, CANopen®, DeviceNet, Modbus, and EtherNet/IP™.
Process data, such as motor current, is transmitted to the control system via the bus system with the aid of the corresponding gateway. This allows service intervals to be optimised, which plays a role in increasing system availability.
Thanks to the efficient wiring concept of the hybrid motor starter, the new devices also enable easy integration of the fieldbus with a short startup time. Mounting is easy with the DIN rail connector as the devices make contact as they snap on. The control signals are forwarded via the fieldbus system, therefore there is no need for digital outputs for motor control on the controller side. The extensive parallel cabling of the control and signal level is no longer required. All in all, the system offers a compact and economically attractive solution for motor control.