Among its product line for motion control applications, Sensata Technologies presented the Crydom DRMS Series of hybrid motor starters. These slim (22.5mm) hybrid motor starters help extend motor life and save space in sectors such as robotics, industrial process, manufacturing or material handling systems. They take advantage of both solid state and electromechanical relay technologies to deliver a compact device that can control electrical power delivery to motors as large as 4kW, in applications such as access control, packaging equipment, lifts and escalators, or machine tooling systems.
The motor life can be extended through the gradual increase or decrease of power control, thanks to the features of the Crydom DRMS Series such as soft start, soft stop, or internal mains disconnect relay in case of a fault. Moreover, the performance characteristics include forward/reverse, adjustable settings for starting/deceleration torque, starting/deceleration ramp, nominal motor current and a convenient reset button on the front of the unit for external manual reset. Last, the DIN Rail mount motor starter package includes an output rating of 9 Amps at 480 VAC, 24 VDC control voltage and four easy-to-see LED status indicators.