Processing Magazine

Low Voltage Motor Control Center

September 24, 2012

The ABB Low Voltage Products division has released the MNS-MCC Low Voltage Motor Control Center, the first motor control center designed to address the causes of arc flash incidents while providing superior equipment and personnel protection. The ABB Low Voltage Products division has released the MNS-MCC Low Voltage Motor Control Center, the first motor control center designed to address the causes of arc flash incidents while providing superior equipment and personnel protection. In developing the MNS-MCC ABB took the primary features of a globally proven IEC product and incorporated them into a unique, comprehensive low voltage motor control center that meets UL 845, CSA C22.2 and IBC-2006 standards. To achieve the greatest possible flexibility and minimize factory downtime, the MNS-MCC offers plug-in type, withdrawable type, and full height unit technology, with up to 4000A horizontal bus and 1600A vertical bus. Its innovative design is available in a variety of unit types, including starters, softstarters, variable frequency drives, and mains and feeder breakers. The MNS-MCC provides operators the highest degree of safety and efficiency during normal operation and while performing maintenance. No other MCC allows the operator to remove a unit with the door closed, with no tools, without disconnecting any wires. This easy bucket removal encourages work to be performed outside the arc flash boundary.