2015-07-22 ABB is launching its DRAF starter, embedding the well-established AF technology. The electronically controlled coil of AF contactors offers multiple benefits over conventional alternatives.
The DRAF is an enclosed direct-on-line starter used for 3 phase motor control up to 7.5 kW (400 V) and 10 hp (440 V). The starter is available for both IEC and UL market. Control of stand-alone motors like heat pumps, air conditioning units, small machine tools, irrigation, diary sheds are typical applications for DRAF.
“This was a highly awaited product and it is a key addition to the AF portfolio providing a plug and play starting solution”, says Yves Dorn, Senior Global Product Manager Control and Protection .
“Combined with AF contactors benefits, product variants are reduced to a few. It will allow our customers to simplify their logistics and cut administration costs. Product availability has never been so easy.”
ABB is pushing the boundaries for motor control and power switching.
Here are some of the benefits of this innovative direct-on-line starter:
Each starter is delivered with control circuit prewired. Together with easy to follow wiring instructions, connect and operate the DRAF makes it quick and simple.
With a double electrical insulation enclosure and IP66 degree of protection (4X type for UL market), the DRAF is robust and reliable in all conditions. In addition, the high number of electrical and mechanical operations of the AF contactor ensures to extend your installation lifetime.
With AF technology, we secure your uptime. The AF contactor can manage voltage fluctuation and chattering free. Voltage sags, dips and surges pose no threat. Motor protection is ensured via thermal overload relays and coordination between products is mandatory and guarantee by ABB.