The PST range is a microprocessor based softstarter designed with the latest technology for soft start and soft stop of motors. The PST Softstarter has several advanced motor protection features as standard. The four button keypad and the logic structure of the menu make the installation, commissioning and operation easy. It is possible to choose between 13 different languages.
The PST Softstarter can be used with or without a by-pass contactor except for the larger sizes PSTB370 … PSTB1050 where the by-pass contactor is already built-in.
The PST Softstarter can be selected according to the rated motor power in normal duty applications like pumps, compressors, elevators, escalators, short conveyor belts and bow thrusters. See page 26-27
For heavy duty applications like centrifugal fans, crushers, mixers, mills, stirrers and long conveyor belts, select a softstarter from page 28-29.
The display of the PST gives you information presented in plain words in required language. You can choose between 13 different languages including English, German, Italian, Chinese, Finnish, Swedish, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Polish. On the PST display, you get all the information you need to set up, adjust and trouble-shoot. This makes the PST extremely easy to handle and reduces the risk of misinterpretations.
Four button keypad
The PST employs the same basic user concept as today’s advanced mobile telephones. Using the four buttons on the keypad, you can easily adjust your own start and stop profile and motor protection functions for any type of application. There are standard settings for many common applications including pumps, conveyors, fans, mixers and compressors for quick and easy set up.
You can also set the advanced warning parameters to allow potential problems to be identified before real problems occur. A password protection function is available to prevent unauthorized changes to the programming.
Starting several motors
You can store as many as three different starting parameter sets for optimal sequence start of three different motors. You can use this function for two or three speed motors as well.
Integrated advanced motor protection
Inside the PST Softstarter, you will find useful features for advanced motor and softstarter protection, including; programmable overload protection, high current, underload, phase imbalance, phase reversal, thyristor overload protection, and bypass monitoring to ensure proper by-pass operation
Programmable signal relays
All PST units have three programmable signal relays where each relay can signal Run, Top of Ramp or Event. The Event setting can be used to signal protections, faults and warnings. The supervisory functions monitor not only software and critical softstarter functionality but also phase loss and out of frequency range.
Integrated by-pass contactor
On the larger sizes (PSTB 370 … PSTB1050), there is an ABB AF contactor integrated. This gives you advantages in terms of cost-saving, space saving and last but not least energy saving. With a by-pass contactor you can reduce the power losses during normal run by 90 % or more.
The smaller units, PST30 up to PST300, which are not equipped with a built-in by-pass contactor, have an extra set of three terminals on the line side. The terminals are marked B1, B2 and B3 and shall be used when connecting an external by-pass contactor. This will enable the integrated protection functions also when the softstarter is by-passed.
External keypad (option)
An external keypad is available as option. The keypad can be mounted on a panel door for example to view/control the softstarter without opening the door. The keypad can also be used to copy parameters between different softstarters.
The PST Softstarter has a built-in interface on the front for connection of the ABB FieldBusPlug used for fieldbus communication. Through this interface it is possible to control the softstarter, achieve status information, up- and down load of parameters. The interface between the soft-starter and the FieldBusPlug is always the same. Independently of PST Softstarter size or delivery date it is possible to connect to any fieldbus protocol later on since this is defined in the FieldBusPlug itself. Avaliable protocols are AS-Interface, DeviceNet, Profibus DP and Modbus-RTU. To connect the PST Softstarter to a fieldbus system you need the accessories described on page 31 to 36 as well as specific software for PLC set-up.
The default setting is a normal voltage ramp but it is possible to select torque ramp. With the torque control function it is possible to start and stop motors with a more linear acceleration than when using the normal voltage ramps. During start this can be used to reduce the wear on the equipment driven by the motor. During stop, controlling the torque is especially useful for pump applications where voltage ramps can lead to a sudden torque drop which may result in water hammering and pressure surges. Torque control will keep these problems to an absolute minimum.
With the torque limit function enabled, the torque can never exceed a set value during start. This will minimize stress and wear on the equipment driven by the motor.
With the PST(B) softstarter it is possible to have analogue output signals to be used as input to a PLC or an analogue meter. The output signals can be selected to be for instance the current of the motor, main voltage, active power or the temperature of the motor. The terminals used for analogue output are also used for PTC protection, so only one of these functions can be used.
|ABB PST50-600-70 50A / 25kW@415V||1SFA894005R7000||4.80|
|ABB PST175-600-70 175A / 90kW@415V||1SFA894011R7000||21.50|
|ABB PST210-600-70 210A / 110kW@415V||1SFA894012R7000||21.50|
|ABB PST300-600-70 300A / 160kW@415V||1SFA894014R7000||23.00|
|ABB PSTB370-600-70 370A / 200kW@415V||1SFA894015R7000||31.00|
|ABB PSTB470-600-70 470A / 250kW@415V||1SFA894016R7000||31.00|
|ABB PSTB570-600-70 570A / 315kW@415V||1SFA894017R7000||52.00|
|ABB PSTB720-600-70 720A / 400kW@415V||1SFA894018R7000||55.00|
|ABB PSTB840-600-70 840A / 450kW@415V||1SFA894019R7000||60.00|
|ABB PSTB1050-600-70 1050A / 560kW@415V||1SFA894020R7000||60.00|
|ABB PST60-690-70 60A / 30kW@415V||1SFA895006R7000||5.00|
|ABB PST210-690-70 210A / 110kW@415V||1SFA895012R7000||21.50|
|ABB PST300-690-70 300A / 160kW@415V||1SFA895014R7000||23.00|
|ABB PSTB470-690-70 470A / 250kW@415V||1SFA895016R7000||31.00|
Please call the sales team to discuss your individual requirement.