Innovative technology for your motors

Technologies for starting, protecting, and monitoring motors Start, protect, and monitor your motors cleverly and economically

Electric motors are used in a variety of industrial applications for controlling movements. Motors are often started and reversed using classic, mechanical
circuit breakers. However, these require a great deal of space as well as a lot of wiring effort, and have a limited service life. Complex sensor technology is often required to collect important motor and process data. Phoenix Contact offers innovative and intelligent products for your application here. Learn more about the advanced CONTACTRON hybrid technology and economical motor management with effective power measurement.

Microprocessor with switching symbol: CONTACTRON hybrid technology

CONTACTRON hybrid technology: An advantage for your application

CONTACTRON hybrid technology is a microprocessor-controlled combination of wear-free solid-state technology and robust relay technology. The semiconductors execute the wear-prone on and off switching procedures, while the relays only conduct low-loss current. This enables soft switching and considerably reduces the load on the relay contacts.

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Motor management: Reliable monitoring – exact and fast control

With the motor manager, you can detect all the critical load states throughout the system and benefit from the advantages of modern active power monitoring. If required, the motor manager switches the drive off to protect the motor and the system. The motor manager is parameterized using the intuitive IFS-CONF software from Phoenix Contact.