MAGNETIC MOTOR STARTERS
Versatile starters for any multispeed motor or application
Sprecher + Schuh multispeed starters can produce multiple constant speeds by specially arranging the windings of multispeed motors. Motors with two separate windings or one reconnectable winding can be used. All Sprecher + Schuh multispeed starters use the CAT7 or CAT6 line of motor starters. These starters are compact and offer intermediate sizes to better match specific motor requirements. This equates to generous wiring space and less wasted horsepower capacity. Protecting the multispeed starter is the state of the art CEP7 solid state overload relay. The CEP7 electronics provide numerous advantages over electromechanical relays such as increased accuracy, a wider adjustment range, lower energy usage, and less heat generation which requires less cooling.
Choose the right starter for your application
Multispeed motors fall into three types, all with differing torque characteristics. Selecting the proper type depends on the connected load. Our custom controls panel shop assembles a variety of multispeed starters, such as:
The four common forms of control for multispeed starters are known as selective, compelling, progressive and decelerating. Standard multispeed starters are wired for selective control. The other control options are available as factory modifications.
- Selective Control permits starting the motor on any desired speed. To increase the speed of a running motor, press the desired speed button. To change to a lower speed, the STOP button must be pressed before selecting a new speed.
- Compelling Control requires that the motor always be started at the lowest speed. To reach higher speeds, the push buttons must be operated in the speed sequence. To change to a lower speed, the STOP button must be pressed before selecting a new speed.
- Progressive Control provides automatic, timed acceleration of the motor to the selected speed by energizing the windings progressively from the lowest to the desired speed. To change to a lower speed, the STOP button must be pressed before selecting a new speed.
- Decelerating Control provides automatic time delay to a lower speed. This type of control allows the motor to decelerate from a high speed before automatically restarting the motor in a lower speed. Decelerating Control prevents damage to the motor or machine when high inertia loads are switched to a lower speed.