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#82138 - 10/18/02 01:20 PM Magnetic starters
Pearlfish Offline
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Could someone please point me in the direction of where I can find the OSHA rule requiring magnetic starters on motors?

I have a customer Who's using his 3 pole disconnect switch to start a printing press. And doesn't understand why he should spend a thousand dollars to wire it differently since it's "worked fine for all these years".

I better include the verbage of what the fines will be if the inspectors should ever walk through his door.
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#82139 - 10/18/02 01:50 PM Re: Magnetic starters
txsparky Offline
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pearlfish,
Read 430.32...but I would think that a printing press would have stop and start stations,as well as emergency stop buttons.Has everything been bypasssed?

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 10-18-2002).]
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#82140 - 10/19/02 12:00 AM Re: Magnetic starters
Rick Offline
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Registered: 11/04/01
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Loc: Attica, In. USA
Also NFPA 79
8.6 to 8.7 and 10.3 as well as NEC 430
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#82141 - 10/19/02 03:15 PM Re: Magnetic starters
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i believe that 'overloads' would be the concern, a mag-starter is simply the easiest way to incorporate these in a motor circuit.....
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#82142 - 10/19/02 06:38 PM Re: Magnetic starters
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I think that that there is an OSHA rule that says that the equipment cannot automatically restart when power is restored after a power loss. The easiest way to do this is with a 3 wire control circuit and a magnetic starter.
Maybe this thread should be in the safety forum.
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#82143 - 10/21/02 06:42 AM Re: Magnetic starters
Pearlfish Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
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Loc: Chicago Ridge, Il, USA
Txsparky....Yes, these are verrryy old presses, (one still has a leather drive belt) if there were any stop/start stations, they probably were removed before I was born.

sparky and resqcapt.....I'm sorry for speaking in generalities. I was referring to 3 wire control circuits on an overload protected starter. Actually I'm trying to bring them into the 1990's and sell them a freq. drive for this press

Sorry if I broke some boundry rule. I'll post in the right forum next time.

Thanx for all your help.
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