The Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2500 Motor Control Centers (MCCs) offer optimal safety, performance and reliability to help quarries meet their production requirements. Modern motor control solutions need to be able to integrate with existing systems and provide advanced diagnostics capabilities. The CENTERLINE 2500 meets these requirements with premier integration and reduced engineering time.
“The quarry required a MCC solution that would meet the highest standards and also one that would be cost effective as well as adopting some of the integration benefits,” explained Matthew Treeby, account manager, Rockwell Automation.
SS Electrics worked with Rockwell Automation and their distributor NHP Electrical Engineering Products to select the smart components which are at the heart of the 12 column MCC including the E300™ Electronic Overloads, SMC™ Flex soft starters, POINT I/O™ modules, Guardmaster® safety relays, Stratix® switches, ControlLogix® control system and PowerFlex® 525 variable speed drives for the crushers, conveyors and processing equipment.
“The MCC provides a reliable solution for motor control in Boral’s Charlton quarry. The MCC is a ‘best of both worlds’ solution because it is not only high quality, fully tested and compliant, as would be expected from a global supplier, but the customer was also able to customize the solution to meet their unique requirements because the design and project management is done locally,” explained Treeby.
Intelligent Software and Safety
With a strong commitment to employee safety, Boral chose to include ArcShield Technology in the MCC. ArcShield helps to reduce arc flash hazards and provides increased protection against internal electrical arcing faults.
Offering a scalable safety solution, the MCC’s Guardmaster safety relays (GSR) addresses both the compliance standards and functional safety requirements for the quarry.
Boral’s MCC also features IntelliCENTER® technology, which enhances the intelligence of the MCC by using built-in networking to capture information that can be used for predictive maintenance, process monitoring, and advanced diagnostics. Connecting motor control devices over Ethernet allows operators and maintenance to realise the benefits of The Connected Enterprise by monitoring and analysing operations from anywhere at any time.