AC Solid State Starters: Save Space with the Integrated Bypass Feature
If your plant or facility is in need of a new AC solid state starter, consider buying one with a built-in bypass contactor. All AC soft starters offer many benefits and can help prevent premature wear and tear on a heavy duty motor. But with an integrated bypass contactor, there are even more benefits. Here are just a few…
Some AC solid state starters (like the Opal Pro MS6B) allow for emergency starting across the line. This particular model features a selector switch for optional modes such as soft start, off and emergency mode, along with external overload. This is great for critical applications that need no down time at all.
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AC solid state starters with a built-in HP-rated bypass contactor can also help save space in work areas. With the contactor being built-in, smaller enclosures can be used, which also can be non-ventilated. The cabinet size is reduced because of the starter’s prewired design and small footprint. This also makes panel installations much easier, thus saving time and money. The Opal Pro MS6B, for example, is available in NEMA 12, NEMA 4/4X or Chassis, and with or without a choice of a disconnect device (door interlocked).
Another beneficial feature of these types of AC solid state starters is they can be customized to various types of panel building applications. So if you need a retrofit soft starter, you can still get the best on the market for your motor starter needs. Retrofit soft starters work great for older motors or motors with designs that aren’t so common.
So with benefits such as time savings, across-the-board starting for emergencies, reduction in motor wear and tear and flexibility, it’s easy to see how this type of soft starter can benefit your facility. Speak with a distributor or manufacturer today to find out if an AC solid state starter with a built-in bypass contactor is right for your application.