is proud to offer our customers the Lovato Electric®
brand of IEC contactors, Overload Relays, Auxiliary Contacts, VFD's variable frequency drives and soft starters for motors. Lovato Electric®
has been producing high quality, competitively priced electrical components since 1922 and their products are now sold in over 100 countries.
The IEC contactor device available from Lovato Electric®
is a 3 pole contactor which is AC3 duty rated for IEC from 9 to 110 amps. The UL 60947-1/60947-4-1 (UL508) Listed ratings of these DIN rail mounted 3 pole contactors are 5
to 75 horsepower
at 480 volts
at 600 volts
. The devices feature a compact 45mm dimension which ensures optimum use of panel space and the 4 terminal coil allows for wiring to the coil on either the line or load side of the AC contactor. The Lovato Electric® BF series of IEC contactors are designed with an auxiliary contact incorporated into the unit to enable you to add up to 4 auxiliary contacts, in addition to a 5mm mechanical interlock. All accessories snap in place with no tools required and coil replacement is quick and easy as well. Both the 3 and 4 pole IEC contactors snap onto the standard 35mm DIN rail and a rubber insert prevents the contactors from sliding on the rail.
The 3 pole DC contactor is available with a 12, 24, 48, 60, 110, 125 or 220Vdc coil
. A low consumption model of the DC coil contactor is also available. All BF series of the DC contactors come equipped with a built-in suppression diode for protection. These compact DIN rail mount DC contactors have been designed to accept snap-on overload relays and auxiliary contacts.
Thermal Overload Relays
For motor protection applications, a full range of thermal overload relays ranging in current from 0.1 Amps
to 420 Amps
are available. These overload relays have been designed to snap mount directly to the BF series of IEC contactors or with an optional accessory that can be mounted independently to a standard DIN rail. The overload relays are phase failure sensitive and can be reset either manually or automatically. These UL508 Listed 3 phase or 3 pole overload relays have an optional protective cover that prevents tampering with or inadvertently activating the reset and stop buttons.
Motor Control Options
In addition to the models listed here other contactors, overload relays, auxiliary contacts, and accessories are available upon request. The Lovato Electric® BF series of IEC contactors are an ideal replacement to save time and money over Allen Bradley® contactors, Siemens® contactors, Cutler Hammer® contactors and Eaton® contactors. If you need assistance in cross-referencing to any of these or other brands of IEC contactors call to speak with one of our product specialists.
Manual Motor Starter
The SM1P and SM1R series of IEC manual motor starters and protectors offer a high breaking capacity in a compact 45mm DIN rail mount package. These manual motor starters are available in push button and rotary knob control and come in 16 models with an adjustable trip range from .1A up to 40A depending on the model. The rotary knob control model is UL508 Type E certified for use as a self-protected combination motor controller. Since this motor starter or protector combines a magnetic short circuit trip and an adjustable motor overload in one package there is no requirement for additional short circuit protection. For additional safety, both the rotary knob and push-button control manual motor starters allow for a padlock to be added. Visual trip and overload protection provide an easy status indication of the manual motor protector.