ABB STAR 1 product series

Motor Control and Protection up to 18.5kW
One Product Family

ABB presents a new generation of first-class specialised components: manual motor starters, contactors, overload relays and softstarters for motor starting solutions up to 18.5 kW.

Starting Options

(DOL)Direct-on-line and reversing starters for controlling three-phase asynchronous motors are a simple and economic solution for starting your motor, however all applications benefit from soft starting as it reduces the starting current and limits the mechanical stresses when starting, giving the equipment a long life. One of the most common applications is for the operation of pumps, where soft stopping can be used to avoid water hammering and damage to pipes.  Other common applications are for starting fans, compressors, conveyors, mixers and tooling machines.

Type 2 Coordination

MS116/132 manual motor starters guarantee type 2 coordination.

AC/DC Control Voltage Contactors

AF Series contactors allow AC or DC control voltage from the same device due to the electronic coil technology with wide voltage range and built in surge protection.

The following products make up the ABB STAR 1 series

For more information on the above motor starting STAR 1 products from ABB or for further information on any ABB product visit your local Electrical Wholesaler or visit