Rugged, space saving and modular… Sprecher + Schuh’s newest contactor for applications up to 75HP @ 460V
Over 100 years of design experience has produced Sprecher + Schuh’s seventh generation contactor line. The CA7 represents the most modern and flexible power contactor available today, meeting the highest industrial application requirements.
Big performance in a small package
A wide selection of contactors in four frame sizes covers the entire CA7 horsepower range (up to 75HP @ 460/575V). Six of the contactors are only 45mm wide, an extremely small footprint for such rugged performance. A number of design features account for this efficiency, including high contact pressure and “bouncefree” contacts, allowing the devices to handle the high starting currents typical of modern motors.
Type 1 and Type 2 Coordination
Whether you’re designing motor circuits for use in North America, Europe or any other part of the world, all CA7 contactors have been designed and tested with respect to Type 1 and Type 2 short circuit coordination. Find out more in the CA7 Technical Informationsection in this chapter.
Advanced safety and reliability features
The entire CA7 line features mechanically linked contacts, sometimes referred to as “positively guided contacts” or “force guided contacts”. If a main power pole welds, adequate clearances exist (≥0.3mm) to ensure that the auxiliary contacts do not change state when coil power is removed and the device tries to open. This is a requirement in safety circuits per IEC 60947-5-1.
Reliability is further assured by “crossstamped” auxiliary contacts, which provide multi-point reliability in low current, low voltage applications.
Advantages of Electronic DC Coil
CA7-9E through CA7-55E are provided with DC coils that dramatically decrease wattage consumption during pull-in. This allows the use of smaller power supplies. The electronic DC coil design brings the height of the contactor back down to the same size as the AC version. Select CA7 contactors are also available with a two-winding DC coil that reduces the size of the contactor as well as the hold-in values.
Modular accessories are common to all devices
All accessories are interchangeable among all CA7 contactors and CS7 control relays. This minimizes inventory requirements and maximizes flexibility. Top and side mount auxiliary contacts are available depending on your application. A mechanical interlock with two built-in NC auxiliaries also provides electrical interlocking if desired. Pneumatic and electronic timers, surge suppressors and electronic interface modules provide solutions for even the most complex applications.
Reversible coil provides total flexibility
When shipped, both coil connections are normally located at the top of the contactor in preparation for mounting an overload relay at the bottom. For multi-starter panels, however, the coil can be reversed, which provides space to close-couple a KT7 Motor Circuit Controller on the top of the contactor. CA7 contactors can either be ordered with the coil reversed or may be easily reversed in the field.
Dual power terminals speed wiring
CA7-30 through 97 contactors are designed with two power terminals for all three poles. This simplifies power wiring of interconnected contactors in reversing, reduced voltage and two-speed applications. Preformed power wiring connectors are also available for virtually instantaneous wiring in these labor intensive applications. Simplified wiring means less labor and less cost.