Enclosed Soft Starters

Our Enclosed SMC-3, SMC Flex, and SMC-50 soft starters are available as non-combination, combination fused disconnect, or combination circuit breaker starters. Enclosed soft starters may be fully customized with a wide variety of factory-installed options and are pre-engineered for quick factory lead times.

Enclosed Soft Starters
  • Overview
  • What's New
  • Product Selection
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Resources

Product Comparison

SMC-3

SMC Flex

SMC-50

True 3-phase control Yes
Yes
Yes
Bypass Integral
Integral
External
Protection and diagnostics Basic Advanced Industry leading
Start/stop modes 5 9 17
Enclosure type
1/12/4 or 3R
1/12/4 or 3R
1/12/4 or 3R
Factory-installed communication modules (optional)
None RS-485, DeviceNet™, Ethernet/IP, ControlNet™, ProfiBUS
RS-485, DeviceNet™, Ethernet/IP, ControlNet™, ProfiBUS
Voltage range
200...575V AC
200...575V AC 200...575V AC
Control voltage
100...240V AC
100...240V AC 100...240V AC
Option offering and customization
Moderate Extensive Extensive
Customization through modified standards Yes Yes Yes

Additional Information

  • Enhancements to Industrial Control Panels — We offer a wide range of packaged components, from high-availability standard enclosed motor starters to full customized industrial control panels. Watch Jeff Kilburn, Rockwell Automation, share some of the latest enhancements that include snap-together wiring technology and custom solutions to meet the unique challenges of OEMs and end users.
  • Our Industrial Automation and Control solutions help you build the most efficient industrial automation system to meet your needs.

Enclosed Soft Starters Feature Updated Enclosures and Patented Snap-together Wiring

Our next generation enclosed SMC™-3, SMC Flex, and SMC-50 soft starters are easier to customize, configure, and install. Features include:

  • Snap-together wiring which offers faster, easier wiring of components in the enclosure featuring color coded wiring and terminals
  • New floor standing enclosures that provide a smaller footprint and come in multiple sizes to fit space and application needs
  • A variety of factory-installed options are available to customize the starters for quick factory lead times

Learn More

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Specifications

TitleNumberDownload
SMC-3 and SMC-Flex Smart Motor Controllers Selection Guide150-SG009
SMC-50 Solid-state Smart Motor Controller Selection Guide150-SG010

Certifications

  • cULus Listed (Open Type) (File No. E96956, Guides NMFT, NMFT7)
  • CSA Certified (File No. LR 1234)
  • CE Marked (Open Type) per EMC and Low Voltage Directive
  • CCC Certified

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
Bulletin 150, 152, & 153 Enclosed Smart Motor Controllers Product Profile150-PP007
Enclosed Starters with Snap-together Wiring Selection GuideCMPNTS-SG001
Enclosed SMC-3, SMC Flex, and SMC-50 Smart Motor Controllers Selection Guide150-SG012
SMC-3 and SMC-Flex Smart Motor Controllers Selection Guide150-SG009
SMC-50 Solid-state Smart Motor Controller Selection Guide150-SG010
Western Regional Configuration Center FlyerCMPNTS-QR003
Central Regional Configuration Center FlyerCMPNTS-QR004
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Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Configuration & Selection Tools

  • CrossWorks — Convert competitive catalog numbers to similar Allen-Bradley® products.
  • ProposalWorks — Build complete quotes and proposals.

Other Resources

  • Firmware — Obtain firmware for your SMC Soft Starters from the Product Compatibility & Download Center.
  • Procurement Specifications — Visit our online resource to find the procurement specifications for this product.
  • SMC Estimation Wizard — Obtain a more advanced analysis of both the device and the system.
  • SMC Thermal Wizard — Conduct simple thermal analysis and selection of an SMC product for a given application.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.