Hybrid motor starters

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Switch and reverse motors quickly and reliably with compact hybrid motor starters.

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Do you need a modern motor control application that is robust, reliable, and durable? The CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters combine up to four functions in one device: motor starter, reversing function, motor protection against overload, and emergency stop. In addition to standard devices for parallel wiring, network-capable versions, which can be integrated into fieldbus environments, are also available.

Your advantages

  • Less space required, thanks to the slim design: 22.5 mm design width
  • Easy wiring, thanks to integrated locking circuit, load wiring, and SmartWire-DT™ connection
  • Service life is ten times longer, thanks to gentle switching with CONTACTRON hybrid technology
  • Easy integration of the motor control application into conventional bus systems using IFS gateways
  • Safe shutdown, thanks to integrated safety function up to SIL 3 and PL e

The CONTACTRON product range at a glance

Overview of the product range


[1] Gateway:

For integration into a fieldbus environment. Enables up to 32 devices to be networked. In addition to protocol conversion and the coordination of devices, it serves as a data interface to the higher-level controller.

[2] CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters:

Switch and reverse motors quickly and reliably with CONTACTRON compact hybrid motor starters. Different versions enable you to choose the device that is right for you. In addition to special versions with short-circuit protection, network-capable devices for use in fieldbus environments are also available.

[3] CONTACTRON motor manager:

Detect all critical load states using the motor manager, thereby providing optimum protection for the motor and system mechanics.

[4] INTERFACE system (IFS):

The INTERFACE system consists of devices which can be connected to each other via the DIN rail connector (T-BUS). As the usual parallel wiring is redundant, the wiring effort is reduced.

CONTACTRON hybrid motor starter technology

CHM technology  

Wear-free switching thanks to CONTACTRON hybrid motor starter technology

CONTACTRON hybrid motor starter technology combines wear-free solid-state technology and robust relay technology.

The microprocessor-controlled combination enables gentle switching, considerably reducing load on the relay contacts. This means that the service life of hybrid motor starters is up to ten times longer than that of purely mechanical switching devices.


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