Magnetic contactor is common used in automation industry for motor control application.It is function basically like “relay”.The power source into the coil of winding,it like the solenoid operation.It can delivery a big ampere to the loads and very long lasting and high durability.
When the power is “on”,it energized the coil and make plunger move and the switch contact is change from normally open to closed position.It allowed the current move from input terminal to output terminal.Then if we connected to the 3 phase motor,it will running :D
What is magnetic contactor?
This device have a several component :
1) Main contact
- This contact used for switching the power supply to device to On or Off position.
2) Axillary contact
- This contact used for control circuit purpose.It have two contact :- NO ( Normally Open ) & NC ( Normally Close )
3) Power supply ( Coil )
- This is for energized the solenoid.It have in several range of power supply ( 24 VDC,24 VAC,110 VAC,240 VAC,415 VAC )
4) Auxillary Block
-This is for additional for Auxillary contact ( NO or NC )
Typical applications for magnetic contactor:
• Electronic switching
• Resistive loads
• Non-motor-related inductive loads
• Disconnect switches
• VFD bypass/isolation