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SWITCHBOARDS & MOTOR CONTROL CENTRES

switchboardAccording to the US National Electrical Code, a switchboard is a large single panel, frame, or assembly of panels on which are mounted switches, overcurrent and other protective devices, buses, and usually instruments, on the face, back, or both. Dividing the main current provided to it into smaller currents for further distribution, and providing switching, current protection and metering for these various currents are the functions of a switchboard. Generally, switchboards distribute power to transformers, panel boards, control equipment, and ultimately to system loads.

 

A number of electric motors are required in many industrial and commercial applications and often it is advantageous to control some or all of the motors from a central location. The device used for this function is called Motor Control Centre (MCC). These tools are physical groupings of combination starters – a single enclosure containing the motor starter, fuses or circuit breaker, and a device for disconnecting power – in one assembly. MCCs have come a long way since they were introduced in 1937. Today’s MCCs deliver vital operating information and provide optimal control, innovative automation features, and critically fast communications to meet the most demanding applications.

 

The switchboards and MCCs offered by elensol are engineered and assembled by us under the licence from Eaton Electric, a world leader in design and manufacture of modular and custom-built switchboards and MCCs. The panels used in these devices are fully type-tested, complying up to Form 4/Type 7 designs, and conforming to the relevant IEC/NEMA standards. Our switchboards and MCCs – developed for the whole upstream, midstream and downstream industry value chain – not only provide you with optimum power distribution but also meet your most demanding requirements on safety and flexibility. Since our devices can have fully withdrawable units, enabling flexible system modification, when needed, modifications can be carried out on these safely, under live conditions. Whether you require a relocatable switchboard for powering heavy plant and machinery, or an outdoor MCC with a high degree of protection, we have the competence to design, manufacture, install, maintain and service a power system dedicated to your specific needs.

 

Elensol has the unique expertise to manufacture a comprehensive range of switchboards to specific client preferences for industrial and commercial applications. Our partner is one of the most extensively type-tested switchboard manufacturers in the world, with tests conducted on a very extensive variety of designs, covering the widest possible spread of switchboard arrangements. We ensure that your switchboard meets your project schedule, with our in-house engineering, assembly and testing expertise. Our competence in electrical design, project management, software configuration, panel manufacture and site installation allow us to provide customized and integrated turnkey solutions for clients.

 

The MCCs from Elensol are capable of servicing numerous motor control applications using reliable and proven components with the ability to add optional communication and user-friendly features. We present comprehensive communication solutions in motor control, providing seamless communication on all major industry-standard field buses, thereby contributing to labour savings, wire reduction, increased production, remote diagnostics and safety. Our solutions include the ability to modernise your equipment and convert normal MCCs to intelligent MCCs, which deliver detailed diagnostics by communicating with starter units, VFDs, reduced voltage soft-start units, circuit breakers and power meters. These MCCs – providing state-of-the-art motor control technology with an enormous amount of application flexibility, while adhering to the most stringent industry standards – are suitable for the most-demanding applications in many industries.