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Load switching Electric motors are used in a variety of industrial applications for controlling movements. Motors are often started and reversed using classic, mechanical protective circuits. However, these require a great deal of space as well as a lot of wiring effort, and have a limited service life. Costly sensor technology is often required to collect important motor and process data. COMPLETE line provides innovative and intelligent products for your application. CONTACTRON hybrid technology CONTACTRON hybrid technology is a microprocessorcontrolled combination of wear-free solid-state technology and robust relay technology. The semiconductors execute the wear-prone on and off switching procedures, while the relays only conduct low-loss current. This enables soft switching and considerably reduces the load on the relay contacts. 32 PHOENIX CONTACT