- October 15, 2019
- Phoenix Contact
October 15, 2019 – Phoenix Contact introduces CONTACTRON pro, a hybrid motor starter that is designed to aid wiring and safety integration. The CONTACTRON pro has a T-bus backplane system that distributes 24 V power, bridges the e-stop enable signal, and adds auxiliary contact modules.
The auxiliary contact modules allow feedback of the motor state and implementation of self-sealing motor circuits. When used with the PSR-MC38 safety relay, the CONTACTRON pro can permit a SIL 3/PLe group of emergency shutdowns via one interface.
Like the original CONTACTRON, the pro modules incorporate Phoenix Contact’s Hybrid Technology, which offers three-phase motor switching up to 5 HP. It has a service life of up to 30 million switching cycles.
The modular system makes CONTACTRON pro suitable for conveyor and material handling systems, as well as machine-building applications like fan and pump control.