Intelligent motor control centers lay the foundation for improvements in manufacturing efficiency and reliability
28 October 2010
Advances in MCC technology enable the delivery of detailed diagnostics to help improve productivity and maximise asset availability. A new white paper, produced by Rockwell Automation, explains how advanced intelligent motor control centers (MCCs) provide process application users with critical information that ultimately helps minimise and prevent downtime
The white paper outlines industry drivers and the evolution of MCCs, including technology considerations, configuration methods, networking advantages, as well as benefits gained from real-world application examples. It describes the technology behind these capabilities, including advanced monitoring and sensing devices, and built-in network connectivity that allows access to process data from virtually every corner of the plant.
Distinguishing itself from a standard unit, the intelligent MCC integrates three major system components – communications, hardware and software. While early versions of MCCs with communication networks contained variations of these elements, today’s solutions leverage a harmonised design that deliberately integrates these elements into a unified solution.
Furthermore, with a lower installation cost than traditional MCCs, plus the protective, monitoring and troubleshooting advantages, integrating intelligent MCCs presents a major opportunity for manufacturers to capture and use equipment and process data to improve productivity and maximise asset availability.
For a copy of the white paper go to: http://samplecode.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/wp/mcc-wp001_-en-p.pdf
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