Schneider Electric's Square D motor management controller increases plant communication

The Square D brand Model 6 Low Voltage Motor Control Center offers increased plant floor intelligence and motor protection with the addition of Schneider Electric’s TeSys T motor management controller. In addition to monitoring a motor’s current, power consumption and voltage, data communications protocols like CANopen, DeviceNet, Ethernet, Modbus and Profibus are built into the TeSys T motor management controller and feed information back to centralized process control via on-board I/O. This allows facility management to make critical adjustments to maintain uptime. In an industrial manufacturing or processing application, the TeSys T motor management controller monitors the current state of motors that power pumps, blowers, fans, compressors and conveyors, and can alert centralized process control if there is a problem with a motor or if a problem is imminent.

The TeSys T motor management controller can be configured via laptop PC for the needs of specific applications and to monitor current or voltage parameters. It features six discrete inputs and three relay outputs, along with an RJ45 port for connecting a laptop PC or the optional TeSys T Expansion Module, which monitors voltage and features four additional logic inputs. An optional door-mounted Human Machine Interface (HMI) is also available.

The Model 6 Motor Control Center also features Square D Masterpact and PowerPact circuit breakers. The Square D PowerPact electronic motor circuit protector provides interrupting and short-circuit current ratings that provide better protection against arc flash incidents. Altivar 61 and 71 AC drives connect to a plant’s data communications network via a communication card, which provides the means to control, configure and collect data over the network. The Altistart 48 Soft Start motor starter can also connect to the network via a serial communication adapter module.

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