Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller, the company’s latest generation of solid-state motor controllers. This release includes a newly designed three-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure. The new SMC-50 controller addresses the motor control needs of OEMs and end users seeking a more economical alternative to drives and more advanced control than across-the-line starters. Features include:

  • Software from 90 to 520 amps.
  • A rating at 200V - 690 V AC.
  • Nine standard starting modes, six stopping modes, and several slow-speed functions.
  • Advanced power monitoring and diagnostics.
  • A motor winding heater.

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