Whenever there is machinery, in this case large industrial machines that are controlled by a motor you will need a motor control. This control can be as basic as turning the power on and off at a switch or a complex system. Power when distributed and used in a commercial or industrial setting usually will be utilized for the running of heating or cooling system, lights, or running machinery. Whenever a motor is utilized there will be a need for some type of control for the motor driven item, thus the simple on and off switch. It is when several motors are used in conjunction to run one item or machine or application, that motor control centers are used. These control center panels allow the use of several motors on one project that allows for centralized motor control
When organizing such a system on machinery run by several motors, Siemens motor controls and control centers are widely used. The control centers are used to enable precision workability between the automation, network and drive components with the motor control. All of this means is that with the right motor control on your machinery you should be able to reduce the overall cost of running your machine and your company over time. Of course, good maintenance is also a key to keeping any machine in top shape.
As with most electrical boxes, the construction of a motor control box or panel starts first with a steel outer container that is made to specifications that requires the safety of any person who comes in contact with the outer shell as well as further varied specifics that are required for differing types of the environment the motor control will be mounted in. For example: there is one type of control box that is specified for indoor use that issues additional protection for its components from falling dirt that might get on any of the components, there is one type of motor control box that is specified for indoor use that issues addition protection for its components from dust, dirt and dripping liquids that are not corrosive, or a control box that is used only for outdoor use. The outdoor motor control box will keep the interior components from rain, snow, sleet, as well as have a locking capability to ensure that only the correct personnel have access.
The motor control is all tied into the working mechanism of the machine that it is running. It is one part of several parts that has to be working properly for the machine to run at its optimum pace. Usually companies that employ large industrial machinery in their businesses need that machinery to run on a continuous basis to be able to keep their work pace productive. When their machinery breaks down it puts a strain on their ability to keep that work pace productive and any quotas made on time. Most of these businesses will look for qualified technicians working in the electric motor repair industry to quickly and efficiently repair any motor or motor related problems to enable them to stay on task with their business agenda.