First I would like to point out a few things about motor controllers.
Then specifically address your questions
1. A Motor Starter in basically a magnetic switch. The control voltage
(typically 12V, 24V, or 120V) energizes a coil that magnetically
forces a core attached to a set of contacts to open or close. These
contacts are used to control the motor. There are typically two other
sets of contacts, one for the control circuit and one auxiliary (for
an indicator light or other use).
2. Pressing the start switch (a normally open momentary switch; only
closed while being pressed) closes the contacts by energizing the
coil. The control circuit runs through control contacts on the Motor
Starter bypassing the start switch. This keeps the coil energized
after the start switch is released (until the circuit is broken).
3. Pressing the stop switch (a normally closed non-momentary switch;
opens when pressed and remains open until pulled out) breaks the
control circuit energizing the coil opening the motor contacts.
4. A jogging or plugging switch is similar to the start switch (a
normally open momentary switch; only closed while being pressed),
however it is isolated from the control circuit by a relay and does
not continue to energize the coil after being released. (See page 26
of the Allen-Bradley Typical Wiring Diagrams
Question1: Would like to have detailed instructions/drawings of proper
This site shows some very basic wiring diagrams excluding jogging
This document from Siemens is an excellent resource for motor
controller and wiring diagram basics excluding jogging.
This document from Allen-Bradley should address all of you concerns.
Question 2: Using multiple motors of single phase and three phase AC
120V, 240V, 480V for applications such as conveyors.
Answer: A Motor Starters control circuit and motor contacts are
separated (electrical isolated), allowing a single control circuit to
operate many motor controllers.
using a start/stop station as a jogging station, that
has multiple start/stop stations, once the conveyor has been started.
(Please reference the last diagram on this page for basic multiple
Motor Starter wiring -
Assuming the control circuit runs through all of the Motor Starters,
one or more of them may be equipped with a jogging function that
controls all of the motors. However, jogging temporarily starts the
motors and your question suggests that you want to temporarily stop
them. Using a normally closed momentary switch - only open while being
pressed, can do this.
CAUTION: when using multiple stations it is imperative to have a
system wide EMO Emergency Machine Off that requires resetting at
each station before resuming operation.
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