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SecureConnect Safety


CENTERLINE 2100 MCC - SecureConnect Safety

I'd like to demonstrate the optional SecureConnect safety feature of the Allen-Bradley centerline 2100 MCC. What SecureConnect allows the end user is to safely remove and install units with the MCC powered up. 

We simply disconnect the power from the individual unit and we expose the SecureConnect safety feature. Over here there's a mechanical gauge that indicates that the stabs are still attached to the vertical power bus. The mechanical indicator now indicates that the stabs have been safely removed from the power bus. 

Additionally, a multimeter can be used to electrically validate the isolation of the power from the unit. Now we just simply have to open the door and remove the unit from the structure.

I’d also like to demonstrate the actual mechanical actuation of the stabs. The stabs are the part here that are connected to the vertical bus. Here you can also see where they're electrically connected to validate the isolation from the power to safely remove to remove the unit. 

To utilize the SecureConnect safety feature automatic shutters must be installed as part of the MCC structure. When the unit is inside the MCC, the shutters will be open, and the stabs will be connected to the power bus

Once we remove the stabs and start to remove the unit from the structure the automatic shutters will close to provide a finger safe environment while the bucket is temporarily removed.

The CENTERLINE® 2100 Low Voltage NEMA Motor Control Centers (MCCs) from Rockwell Automation combine rugged durability and premium quality, and integrate control and power into one centralized package. These industry-leading MCCs meet UL and NEMA standards and offer solutions for networking, communications, and safety. For more information, contact Schaedler Yesco’s Industrial Automation Team at 1-800-998-1621 or email [email protected]

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