Siemens Industry, Inc. introduces its new family of tiastar Motor Control Centers (MCC) manufactured at its 200,000 square-foot plant in West Chicago, Illinois. The new line of MCCs will offer a broad array of innovative feature sets tailored to the needs of vertical markets such as general construction, water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries.
The new tiastar MCC line includes the first Arc Resistant MCC compliant to ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7, and it's criteria for containing and redirecting Arc Flash incident energy which has been successfully witness tested in the presence of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) representatives. The new SmartStart option features plug-and-play functionality which reduces commissioning time with pre-programmed and pre-configured data. High Density designs meeting UL and NEMA standards, while reducing unit size for NEMA 1 through starters, allow for up to a 10 percent weight reduction and a 25 percent smaller footprint.
"In addition to the re-engineered features of our tiastar Motor Control Centers, Siemens is able to leverage manufacturing efficiencies at our West Chicago plant to build, deliver, commission and service products with a quick turnaround," says Dale Langston, vice president for Siemens Industry's Control Components and Systems Engineering business unit. "The significant investments we have and will make into our West Chicago facility demonstrate our commitment to the U.S. as our manufacturing base for NEMA Motor Control Centers."