ABB Soft Starters – Created to Increase your Motors Lifetime

ABB’s PSTX, PSE and PSR Ranges of Soft Starters have been designed to help increase your motor’s lifetime by protecting it from the continual stresses caused when starting. This is done by letting you optimise your motors starting currents, which with conventional starting methods applies lots of stress on the motor and the associated electrical network.

The dependable and field proven PSTX, PSE and PSR Ranges of Motor Starters are packed with innovative built-in motor protection features to ensure that your installation is kept safe. These capable Soft Starters are also installation-friendly and easy to use, cutting your assembly and start-up time considerably. With everything that you need in one unit, from bypass contactor to overload protection, a single Soft Starter makes for a compact complete and cost-effective Motor Starting solution.

Furthermore, with many application specific features, such as torque control and pump cleaning these Soft Starters can ultimately help you increase productivity, throughput and much more than simply Soft Starting. These Starters are ideal for numerous industrial and commercial motor starting applications from processing line conveyor systems to liquid pumps found in food and beverage installations.

Main benefits

  • Secure motor reliability
  • Improve installation efficiency
  • Increase productivity, reduced down time

Features

  • ABB’s Soft Starters cover any motor application from 3 A to 2160 A
  • Reduced starting current and less stress on the motor and the electrical network
  • Fast and easy to install and set-up with a small footprint
  • Reduced mechanical wear and tear on equipment

 

PSTX – Advanced Soft Starter Range

soft Starters PSTX

The PSTX combines many years of research and product development with extensive knowledge of application specific requirements and needs. The PSTX is ABB’s latest advancement in motor control and protection and adds new functionality with increased reliability to any motor starting application. A complete alternative to any motor starting applications with built-in Modbus RTU interface and Anybus modules that support all common communication protocols.

 

 

PSTX Motor Starter benefits

  • Secure motor reliability
  • Improve installation efficiency
  • Increase application productivity

PSTX Main features

  • Three-phase controlled
  • Operational voltage 208-690 V AC
  • Wide rated control supply voltage 100-250 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Rated operational current 3-1250 A (inside delta: 2160 A)
  • Coated circuit boards
  • Torque control for excellent control of pumps

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PSE – Efficient Soft Starter Range

soft starters PSE

The new generation PSE is a true general purpose Soft Starter with advanced features such as torque control to eliminate water hammer. A true universal motor starter, offering the perfect balance between a high start-up performance and cost efficiency with a built-in Modbus RTU interface for advanced communication.

 

 

 

 

PSE Motor Starter Benefits

  • Advanced motor safety with built-in motor protection
  • Fast and easy set-up with illuminated, language-neutral display
  • Eliminate water hammering with torque control
  • Reduce energy losses with built-in bypass
  • Built-in Modbus

PSE Series Features

  • Rated operational current – 18 to 370 A
  • Operational voltage 208–600 V AC
  • Control supply voltage 100–250 V AC

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PSR – Compact Soft Starters

soft starters PSR

The PSR Soft Starter range is ABBs most compact unit, a simple yet reliable starting solution that utilises only the most basic of soft starting features: soft start and stop. An excellent performer, with a built-in bypass that is ideal for applications that require many starts per hour (up to 100) and is perfect for installations where space is limited. An ideal motor starting solution for small motor installations.

 

 

PSR Motor Starter benefits

  • Small and compact motor starting solution
  • Can perform up to 100 starts per hour
  • Reduce energy loss at full speed with built-in bypass

PSR Main features

  • Rated operational current 3 to 105 A
  • Operational voltage 208–600 V AC
  • Control supply voltage 24 V AC/DC or 100–240 V AC

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All of the Motor Starters above are available from Kempston Controls. As an ABB supplier partner we have access to their entire range of Motor Starters and ancillary equipment with expedited delivery. Call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 and speak to one of our Sales or Technical team members who will be more than happy to discuss the options available. Alternatively you can email us at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk or use this contact form.

 

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SIMOCODE pro System– the best in Motor Control, Monitoring and Protection

The powerful Siemens SIMOCODE pro system has been managing low-voltage motors for over 50 years, providing comprehensive protective, monitoring and control functions for a wide variety of motors in numerous industrial applications.
SIMOCODE is suitable for switching heavy-starting motors in industries such as paper, cement, metal and water management, and also In ATEX rated areas including chemical, oil, and raw material processing and power plants. Conventional dry-run detection follows a response chain from the dry-run sensor to the pump via the process controller. The SIMOCODE pro System differs by monitoring the pump’s status via its active-power input so no need to install additional monitoring devices or external measuring sensors.

Designed to excel the SIMOCODE pro System can control numerous devices, such as a direct-online starter, reversing pair, soft starter and star-delta starter which covers the majority of fixed speed applications up to 630 amps.

Motor Control Advantages
• Higher measuring accuracy
• Earlier fault detection
• Reduced hardware
• No maintenance effort
• Cost and time savings
• Reliable plant monitoring according to ATEX and IECEx criteria

Plant downtime can be drastically reduced through the stored operating, service and diagnostic data that helps engineers identify faults and processing anomalies quickly, saving on process downtime and ultimately production costs. Packed with innovation, the SIMOCODE pro system provides communication via PROFIBUS, PROFINET / PROFIsafe, Modbus RTU, and Ethernet IP and OPC UA – which lets engineers take advantage of the cloud.

With OPC UA, SIMOCODE pro offers a flexible and powerful communication interface via Industrial Ethernet for automation as well as operation and monitoring systems. Acting as OPC UA client, these systems can access all important operating, service and diagnostics data of SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET and transfer control commands via the integrated OPC UA server. The motor management system directs information from the control panel via Ethernet right to where it is processed: directly-on-site on HMI Panels or across multiple systems in higher-level cloud-based solutions.

The Systems at a Glance

SIMOCODE pro S – The Ideal Starter

 

 

 

Compact and smart, the SIMOCODE pro S motor management system is the ideal entry into motor starter management. A basic unit with the option of an expansion unit, and featuring PROFIBUS communication helps you get started effectively.

 

 

 

 

SIMOCODE pro V – Professional Starting

 

 

Variable and intelligent, the SIMOCODE pro V offers more scope and potential than the pro s model. The base unit and a maximum of 5 expansion modules ensure the user can profit from advanced features such as voltage and active power measuring, fail-safe disconnection and a variety of communication interfaces including PROFINET / OPC UA / Modbus or Etheret/IP.

 

 

 

 

SIMOCODE pro V PN – Starting now and in the future

 

 

The most flexible unit yet! PROFINET communication and comprehensive functionality in a robust compact design with monostable and bistable relay outputs. Simple control and monitoring functionality via the base unit and modules for temperature monitoring, ground fault monitoring and current measurement.

 

 

 

 

SIMOCODE pro System Features
• Scalable, flexible solutions for all system configurations
• Detailed operational, service and diagnostic data – at any time or place
• Safe shutdown of motors
• Scalable, flexible solutions for all system configurations
• Versatile, open communication through a wide range of bus systems and protocols
• Integration into process control systems, such as SIMATIC PCS 7
• Plant-wide access to control data, process values, and measured values without complex configuration
• Predictive maintenance, energy data management, and resource optimisation

*Other SIMOCODE pro System models available. Additional modules include; Digital module, Earth-fault module, Temperature module, Analogue module and 2 fail-safe modules.

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Ensuring your electric motors and the systems they control are operating effectively and efficiently with the minimal amount of servicing and downtime then the SIMOCODE pro System could be the solution you have been looking for. At Kempston Controls we have access to the entire Siemens range, and with our dedicated sales and technical teams we can help you choose the perfect products for your application. Call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411, or email our sales team at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

 

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