Meltric recently announced an update to their switch-rated motor plugs and the results could benefit your automation needs.
Meltric touts their Switch-rated Motor Plugs and receptacles as the safest and most cost-effective solution for connecting motors and other electrical equipment. The reasoning is because when you buy a Motor Plug and receptacle you are effectively getting a disconnect switch for free. They are UL approved for branch circuit disconnect switching and motor circuit disconnect switching. They