Motors & Motion
Wieland Electric podis MS 5HP decentralized motor starter
April 11, 2022 By Anthony Capkun
April 11, 2022 – Wieland Electric says its new motor starter reduces the complexity of installation and improves the safety of conveyor systems. The podis MS 5HP is a “compact, robust and user-friendly” drive component with an integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) function, which disconnects the power supply from the emergency stop circuits completely.
As a result, STO circuits no longer need routing through a central distributor and assignment to a specific energy branch. Using an energy bus system such as the podis 5G6 from Wieland Electric further enhances decentralized motor control.
The podis MS 5HP covers motors with a power range from 0.3 hp to 5 hp (0.25 kW to 4.0 kW)—up to five different motors. Installation and commissioning are simple, says Wieland, as DIP switches, for example, can be programmed on the device or with a web tool. In fact, the web configurator guides the user step-by-step through different options; to access the configurator, you simply scan the QR code on the device.
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