Electronic compact starters

A compact starter with more functionality built in

ABB’s electronic compact starters are innovative hybrid starters with direct-on-line, reversed starting, motor overload protection and emergency stop functions all fully integrated. 
The devices combine the benefits of solid-state electronics and a mechanical relay to deliver high performance over an exceptionally long lifetime. With a narrow width of just 22.5 mm, the HF range is the technology of choice for applications that need space savings.

Main benefits

• Forward and reverse running, motor protection, emergency stop functions all included
• Space savings of up to 90% – just 22.5 mm wide
• Up to 75% less time spent wiring and installation, 
• With more functions built in, wiring error risks are minimized
• Solid state bypass supports load-free switching of mechanical contacts, reducing power losses by up to 34%

Main features

• Up to 3 kW, 400 V AC and 9 A for resistive loads
• Fits on DIN rail
• Controlled via 24VDC PLC output
• Prewired reversing starter
• Electrical life: 30 million operating cycles
• ATEX, SIL3 and PL e approvals


More information


Tools to simplify the process of safety function design

FSDT is an ABB software for determining PL and SIL of safety functions and generating technical documentation. The tool helps simplifying the process of safety function design, verification and documentation. It supports the compliance of the requirements of both EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 as well as the European Machinery Directive. Please turn to your local ABB contact in order to purchase FSDT.

Another commonly used software tool for the calculation of PL according to EN ISO 13849-1 is SISTEMA, developed by IFA (The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) in Germany. With SISTEMA it is possible to “build” safety functions, verify them and generate the technical documentation required. The tool is freeware and can be downloaded from the IFA website.

To simplify the use of FSDT and SISTEMA with our products we have created a library containing all of our HF-Starter dedicated for safety applications. Access here.

The HF-Starter library is available in FSDT.

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