Can-Technologies Inc
MCCs and Switchgear
Can-Technologies Inc.
Tel:(519) 624-9166
Fax:(519) 624-9129
Motor Control Centers (MCCs)
Motor Control Centers (MCCs) are centralized hubs containing motor control units sharing a common power bus. Used in low-voltage (230V-600V) and medium voltage (2.3kV to 15kV) three-phase applications, MCCs traditionally house startup and drive units. Today’s units go far beyond these basic functions. It is not uncommon for modern “smart” centers to include programmable controllers and metering equipment for complex control schemes and safety features, in addition to the overload relays and contactors.
Advantages of Smart MCCs
  • Control and Monitoring Over Network
  • Power Monitoring
  • History and Logging
  • Integration into Safety Systems
  • Updated Technology
Switchgear incorporates switches, circuit breakers, disconnects and fuses used to route power and in the case of a fault, isolate parts of an electric circuit. In general, switchgear has three basic functions:
Developments in switchgear design have led to the introduction of network support for monitoring and control as well as advanced diagnostic capabilities for the purposes of monitoring usage, loading and a host of other operational parameters.
Advantages of Modern Switchgear:
  • Control and Monitoring Over a Network
  • Individual Analysis and Power Monitoring
  • Advanced Technology
Can-Technologies Services and Expertise
Can-Technologies has the resources and experience to handle all your MCC and switchgear needs from the earliest design stages to development of web-based solutions for data trending. From start to finish, Can-Technologies is committed to providing quality services and attention to our customer needs.
  • Some of the many services provided by Can-Technologies include:
Case Study: Steel Plant Power Distribution System

A global steel manufacturer was upgrading its bar mill cold cut line and part of the project included replacement of the low voltage power distribution system. Can-Technologies was hired to determine the specifications for the new MCCs and switchgear for the system.

After discussing the system requirements with the customer, Can-Technologies prepared a detailed comparison between various MCCs and their suitability for the customer’s application. A smart MCC was chosen because of the ease of installation and the level of intelligence that is inherent in smart MCC systems.

A load list was then prepared and finalized. The list was broken down into logical operational groups and based on this analysis, it was found that a total of 11 MCCs were necessary to provide the required functionality. With a customer-supplied list of approved manufacturers, Can-Technologies took on the task of acquiring and summarizing quotes on behalf of the customer. Following presentation of the received proposals, Can-Technologies worked with the customer to determine the best supplier based on technical specifications and budgetary considerations.

In addition to researching and designing the MCC system, similar steps were taken to assess and select two low voltage switchgears to be used in conjunction with the MCC system. The MCCs and switchgears were ordered, manufactured and successfully installed and commissioned during the summer shutdown.

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1400 Bishop St. N, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N1R 6W8
Tel: (519) 624-9166
Fax: (519) 624-9129
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