Motors & Motion
Eaton XT MCC promises improved uptime and enhanced safety
By Anthony Capkun
May 16, 2013 – Eaton is introducing the XT motor control centre (MCC), which employs 24vdc control power for commercial, industrial and OEM applications. Communications-enabled versions of the XT MCC allow customers to configure, control and monitor their systems so that maintenance and operations personnel can address problems before they cause downtime or excessive energy waste. Customers can select from ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP communications protocols. Additionally, a gateway can be added to enable communications with external devices using other network protocols. To help protect personnel and equipment from the dangers of arc flash, arc-preventive FlashGard technology can be incorporated into the XT MCC. FlashGard enables units to be disconnected and reconnected to the vertical bus with the unit door closed, maintaining a dead-front barrier during maintenance operations increases operator safety.