Rockwell publishes Intelligent Motor Control Centers white paper

  • September 30, 2010
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation
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Advances in MCC technology enable delivery of detailed diagnostics to help improve productivity and maximize asset availabilitySeptember 30, 2010 - A white paper from Rockwell Automation explains how advanced intelligent motor control centers (MCCs) provide process application users with critical information that ultimately helps minimize – and prevent – downtime. “Intelligent Motor Control Centers Lay the Foundation for Improvements in Manufacturing Efficiency and Reliability” 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. The paper 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 harmonized 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 maximize asset availability.“When properly deployed, the intelligent MCC allows users to monitor and analyze operations from anywhere at any time,” said Paul Krause, IntelliCENTER development manger, Rockwell Automation. “With access to more detailed information over longer periods of time, users can better predict potential problems and prevent equipment failures. This in turn decreases downtime and increases profit potential.” Click here to read the whitepaperRockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Learn More

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