ABB's new PSR model soft-starters can communicate easily with factorywide networks and other equipment. The key to costeffective communication in this compact 3-to-45 Amp OEM softstarter range is ABB's FieldBusPlug communication system. Unlike other units that are protocol-specific, these PSR softstarters are communication protocol-neutral. This means these units can be ordered with a neutral fieldbus adapter, so that they are ready to communicate with DeviceNet, Profibus DP, or Modbus RTU. Then, to avoid the excess cost of built-in universal-translator hardware, an accessory FieldBusPlug simply is plugged in, and the PSR instantly can communicate with these protocols. This ability to adapt to all the leading fieldbus protocols makes the PSR series an extremely cost-effective solution for OEM equipment designers. The wider operating voltage range of the PSR softstarter family also provides a reduction in the cost of back-up inventory required to support multiple OEM applications for equipment.
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