So you’re the new Procurement Manager for a large industrial manufacturing company, and your Chief Maintenance Engineer walks into your office saying he needs buckets and parts for a Motor Control Center that was considered new during an era that saw the Brooklyn Dodgers snap pitcher Carl Hubbell’s 24 game winning streak and FDR was creating a philatelic dynasty while hanging out in the Oval Office.
Group-mounted motor control was originally developed by Westinghouse in 1935, when it introduced the low voltage motor control center (MCC) assembly, enabling the group mounting of low voltage (600V class) electrical controls. This allowed for supervision and safe operation of motor starter units, feeder tap units and auxiliary equipment in a flexible structure arrangement at a centralized location. Today’s motor control centers have come a long way since the first units were introduced to do little more than save floor space by placing the starters in centralized cabinets.
The foundation for today’s MCCs is a modular plug-in combination motor controller assembly with components of proven electrical and mechanical integrity. These assemblies are enclosed in metal structures that prevent accidental contact with live electrical parts. And who is New England’s largest supplier of new and remanufactured motor control centers? That would be Electric Control Equipment Company’s new Power Control Division, a 60,000 square foot facility delivering MCC Buckets, Molded & Insulated Case Breakers, Panelboard Switches, Bus Plugs, Motor Starters, Stab Assemblies, Fuses and more, from every manufacturer dating from the 1940s to the present. This unmatched inventory coupled with our world renowned shop services allows us to perfectly customize each bucket to your exact specification using brand new components.
Here are just some of the manufacturers and product lines found in our vast inventory:
- Allen–Bradley 2100 Bulletin & Centerline
- Allis Chalmers ValueLine Mark I & II
- Cutler–Hammer Freedom Unitrol/Freedom 2100
- Cutler–Hammer 9800
- Federal Pacific 5310 & 5320
- Furnas Class & System 89
- General Electric 7700/8000/E9000
- ITE 9600
- ITE/Telemechanique 5600/5640/5641/5642
- Siemens Model 90/Model 95
- Siemens Tiastar
- Square D Model 3
- Square D Model 4
- Square D Model 5
- Square D Model 6
- Westinghouse 11–300
- Westinghouse 5–Star Series
- Westinghouse Type W
Contact Electric Control Equipment Company and let one of our knowledgeable associates assist you in determining exactly what you need for your new or existing motor control center.