Motor Control Centres

Motor Control Centres are the nerve centre of industrial automation and electrical distribution systems ensuring seamless operation of machinery and equipment in industrial and commercial environments.

A Motor Control Centre (MCC) is an assembly of one or more enclosed sections each containing components such as circuit breakers, contactors, overload relays and other components that help manage the power distribution, switching and protection of the electric motors in your system.

Benefits of Motor Control Centres (MCCs):

– Efficient power management
MCCs can include energy monitoring and management features to reduce energy consumption and improve motor performance –  all contributing to overall energy efficienty and cost savings for your plant.

– Reduced down time through improved monitoring & maintenance
The modular design of MCCS makes it easier to access individual motor starters and components, simplifying maintenance tasks and reducing downtime. MCCs can also be equipped with advanced monitoring and diagnostic features such as remote monitoring, fault detection and predictive maintenance capabilities which all help optimise motor performance and can identify issues before they lead to unplanned downtime.

– Safety and protection of the motors in your system
MCCs incorporate safety features such as circuit breakers, overload protections and interlocking mechanisms which all improve the safety of motor operations protecting both your people and your equipment from electrical hazards.

– Convenient and organised way of managing power distribution
MCCs provide a centralised location for managing multiple motors, saving valuable floor space and making it easier for operators to monitor and manage motor operations from a single point.
To keep your MCC in peak condition, regular maintenance is essential. This should include:
– Inspections:
Regular visual inspections should be done to check for signs of damage, overheating, losse connection or corrosion of MCC components including motor starters, circuit breakers, wiring, busbars an insulation.

– Testing & Calibration:
Protective devices such as overload relays and circuit breakers should be tested and calibrated to ensure they will operate when needed.

– Connections:
Electrical connections should be checked periodically to ensure they are secure and free of corrosion. Loose connections can lead to overheating and electrical faults.

– Cleaning:
It is essential that the MCC enclosure and components are kept clean and free of dust to ensure all equipment operates at peak performance.

– Cooling Systems:
If your MCC is equipped with a ventialtion or cooling system then the fans, filters and airlow pathways should be checked to ensure proper ventialtion and cooling of the MCC components.
Motor Control Centres offer a complete solution for motor control and power distribution, combining convenience, safety, and efficiency for your plant.
If you’d like to investigate a MCC solution for your plant or put in place a regular maintenance programme for an existing MCC, get in touch with the EAS team today on 07 834 0505.


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