Fiske approached supplier Accurate Control, Houston, Tex., for a motor control solution. The challenge was to fit 180 motor controllers — direct and reversing — rated at up to 3 horse power, into a 72”x72”x16” enclosure. All powered by a 900-ampere main breaker, motors provided ventilation to the barn and operating milking parlor curtains.
At half the width of direct IEC motor controllers and one-quarter the width of a set of reversing contacts, MOTUS saves space. Mission accomplished. Facility owners continue to pressure system engineers to optimize plant floor square footage at the expense of space in the electrical room. Pressure to downsize electrical assemblies is growing.
Advancements in power distribution busbar systems and solid-state hybrid motor controllers optimize the space required for across-the-line direct and reversing motor starters. More than 50% space savings and labor is optimized with the plug-and-play wiring of CrossBoard® and MOTUS® hybrid motor starters. For information, contact your electrical contractor or go to https://www.woehner.de/