Unifying systems with one IPP simplifies the supply chain and overall operations, reducing the potential for integration challenges that can come with using different technologies from multiple suppliers. Most importantly, a unified system that’s built on a digital foundation can help operators make smarter, faster decisions.
This company selected Rockwell Automation Korea to provide the IPP. The Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2100 MCC combines rugged durability and premium quality, integrating control and power in one centralized package, with a wide variety of motor control options, delivering the maximum in safety, performance and reliability.
With IntelliCENTER® technology, the CENTERLINE 2100 MCC uses intelligent motor control in combination with built-in Ethernet/IP™ networking and pre-configured software to enhance performance by providing real-time access to information. This allows the end user to control, monitor and maintain operations from any location.
Additional safety and networking features, including ArcShield™ and SecureConnect™ options, allow the EPC to create a design that best satisfies the needs for individual safety and communication programs.
The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex® 755 AC drive is ideal for applications that require positioning, speed or torque control. In this application, the AC drive easily integrates with the embedded Ethernet port, with five option slots to support additional options for feedback, I/O, safety and communications for the onshore application.
The E300™ electronic overload relay provides a flexible design with real-time motor diagnostic information to proactively indicate when a motor is having a problem so operators can efficiently troubleshoot.
In addition, to support virtualization, the Industrial Data Center (IDC) (PDF) – the first-ever sold in Korea – helped the end user realize cost savings through a pre-engineered, scalable infrastructure. All of the hardware needed to run multiple operating systems and multiple applications from virtualized servers was included in the initial design and estimate.
By adopting virtualization, the end user reduced the server footprint, extended application longevity, and improved infrastructure reliability with management and recovery features, remote monitoring and administration.
Simply using industrial-rated controllers in hazardous locations saved almost 30 percent in costs that would have been allocated to more expensive NEMA 7/9 enclosures on the air purge panels required when using traditional power controllers. From the end user's perspective, the flexibility of the industrial control solution allows them to easily and cost-effectively add I/O points to expand the system's capabilities in the future.
Long-term relationships and collaboration figured prominently in this project.
“Our relationship with Rockwell Automation has opened our eyes to what's possible in terms of cutting-edge technology and transferring to new systems without any trouble,” said Joonho Kang, assistant manager. “We've formed a strong relationship with Rockwell Automation, and see a lot of future business opportunities to combine our expertise and deliver innovative IPP solutions to the market.”
The results mentioned above are specific to this company’s use of Rockwell Automation products and services in conjunction with other products. Specific results may vary for other customers.
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