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The PCS Softstarter Controller is one of Sprecher + Schuh's newest solid-state controllers, with rich features at an economical price. This softstarter is specifically designed to start 3-phase motors (up to 400HP@460V / 500HP@575V), but is very compact, easy to use and DIN-rail mountable for models up to 85A. Four standard starting modes are available with the PCS Controller:

  • Soft Start
  • Soft Start with Selectable Kick-Start
  • Current Limit Starting
  • Soft Start with Soft Stop

Extending the PCS Softstarter Controllers, 108...480 Amps

The PCS product offering has been expanded from 85A to 480A (up to 400Hp 460V). The new range provides a highly accurate and reliable device with increased intelligence in a compact footprint.

Self Contained, Ready To Install


Connect to CA7 Contactors to provide isolation or KT7 Motor Circuit Controllers for branch circuit protection.

In one small package, PCS Controllers offer a built-in overload relay, a bypass contactor and a microprocessor controller that provides softstarting for most industrial applications. The standard Soft Start mode provides a smooth voltage ramp-up to full motor speed, while the Current Limit Starting mode limits inrush in high inertia applications. A Soft Stop feature ramps down high friction loads smoothly, eliminating sudden deceleration in these applications.

For Use Anywhere

PCS Softstarters come in three different frame sizes. The smallest frame is from 3A...37A, the middle size is from 43A...85A and the largest frame size is 108A...135A. These units are available from 200V...600V - 50/60 Hz. This assures the devices can be used anywhere in the world.

Many convenient features


PCS Softstarters are reliable and easy to use. Features include:

  • Digital rotary switches for precise settings
  • LED indication of faults
  • Built-in, programmable electronic overload protection
  • Selectable trip current
  • Bypass contactors for increased life and heat reduction
  • Over temperature protection
  • Protection against phase reversal, phase imbalance, and single-phasing
  • Short and open load detection


ce_ulInternational Standards and Approvals. All Sprecher + Schuh PCS Softstarters are UL-approved in the US and Canada. They also carry the CE mark.

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