Motors & Motion
GE introduces Efficor global contactors
By Renée Francoeur
October 31, 2016 – GE has unveiled Efficor, a global range of contactors up to 105A designed to perform in oil and gas environments, marine and mining applications and more.
Efficor can withstand temperatures from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius, GE says, and its compact design helps protect against pollution and dust. The solution has achieved global approvals including CE, CCC and UL, as well as certifications for marine and transportation applications.
Efficor also features smart wiring with double-box terminals and connectivity technologies that enable faster assembly. The contactors can be mounted side by side without derating. Mounting or dismounting the contactors onto or from the DIN rail can be done without tools, GE also notes.
Efficor, in the small range up to 40A, utilizes a combination of permanent magnet and electromagnet technology while units above 50A incorporate an AC/DC wide coil design.