MCCs with Embedded EtherNet/IP Capabilities
Allen-Bradley NEMA & IEC CENTERLINE® low-voltage motor control centres provide seamless information exchange between plant floor devices and business-level systems to help increase productivity and worker safety.
We have recently announced the addition of EtherNet/IP to our CENTERLINE motor control centres (MCCs). With the features of an integrated EtherNet/IP network, manufacturers now have access to production information throughout the enterprise and can take advantage of simplified device programming with Premier Integration.
With EtherNet/IP integrated into our CENTERLINE MCCs, customers can access more detailed production data, allowing plant engineers to predict potential problems and guard against equipment failures – ultimately resulting in higher asset availability, improved productivity and reduced maintenance costs.
Leveraging a single, standard network simplifies communication for the entire enterprise and provides users with the flexibility to control, configure and collect data from any point in the system. In addition, by taking advantage of Premier Integration, users can configure and commission their MCC faster with RSLogix5000 software, reducing the risk of errors associated with redundant programming.
Furthermore, the Ethernet connection allows CENTERLINE MCC users to access information remotely. This allows personnel to monitor, troubleshoot and diagnose the MCC without exposure to potentially dangerous conditions and power equipment. Knowing how a motor control centre is performing from anywhere also saves time by minimising the need for maintenance personnel to enter the motor control centre. This saves time associated with suiting up with personal protective equipment and helps protect personnel from exposure to hazardous conditions.
Designed to meet global standards, CENTERLINE low-voltage MCCs offer a rugged, high-performance packaging solution to meet all of a manufacturer’s motor control needs. With embedded IntelliCENTER technology, CENTERLINE MCCs use a pre-configured and pre-tested network with integrated hardware and software. This level of integration helps reduce installation time with its plug-and-play set-up, and can help minimise facility downtime by quickly providing intelligent diagnostic and predictive failure information.
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