Extend asset life by modernizing your electrical installations
Modernize your obsolete electrical distribution installation by upgrading to digitized equipment, and help keep your assets running safer, better, and longer. Benefits include:
- Less downtime for installation
- Enhance reliability
- Reduce operating costs
Switchgear Modernization Solutions
Direct Replacement Circuit Breakers
Circuit Breaker Retrofill Solutions
Improve Reliability - Reduce Maintenance Requirements - Increase Equipment Capabilities
Motor control center (MCC) structures and internal buswork typically have a long life. Their unit racking systems are simple and most likely, in good shape. So why replace the entire motor control center when problems arise? Schneider Electric offers direct replacement and retrofit options to upgrade low-voltage motor control centers.
Direct Replacement Units
New direct replacement MCC units are available for many vintage and current style motor control centers. This approach minimizes outage time and reduces costs associated with having to match existing footprints for the removal and re-installation of cables. Replacement units can be installed over an extended period, which provides an overall equipment upgrade on a limited maintenance budget.
Retrofit OEM Bucket
When a direct replacement unit is not available, Schneider Electric Services can retrofit a genuine OEM bucket with all new Square D™ components. The genuine OEM stab assembly is reconditioned and the bucket is painted white enamel. All work is performed by factory-trained personnel.
Find replacements for many brandsNew direct replacement motor control center units are available for many common vintage and current style MCCs. Following is a partial list of OEM models for which direct replacement units are available:
- Allen-Bradley: Centerline® 2100
- General Electric: 7700 and 8000 Series
- ITE – Gould – Telemecanique: Series 5600
- ITE – Imperial – Telemecanique: Series 9600
- Square D Model 4
- Westinghouse and Cutler-Hammer: Type W
Better manage your critical processes, increase productivity and save energy.
Upgrade to an intelligent motor control center specifying the TeSys T motor management system in your replacement units. The TeSys system is the only motor management system with advanced and integrated control features to reduce the complexity of your equipment as well as reduce costs.
Another intelligent option is to replace your existing starter unit with a variable frequency drive (VFD) unit which can improve energy usage for variable torque loads.
Circuit Breaker Reconditioning
Reconditioning power circuit breakers is a cost-effective solution for any maintenance budget that helps restore equipment reliability and reduce the potential for downtime. Schneider Electric Services can recondition and refurbish existing low-and medium-voltage circuit breakers to like-new condition. We will:
- Check components for wear
- Clean, repaint and lubricate key components
- Correct identified problems
- Calibrate to meet OEM specifications.
Contact Conversions for Motor Starting Applications
Contactor conversions promote longevity and performance in motor starting applications and are available for both low-voltage and medium-voltage applications. A contactor conversion increases electrical system capacity, reduces maintenance requirements and enhances safety with built-in loss of phase protection.
Relay and Metering Upgrades
Microprocessor-based digital relays can measure, manage, analyze and provide diagnostics for all applications in an installation. While electromechanical relays can handle one or two functions per device, digital relays allow multiple functions due to the microprocessor programming. Direct replacement relays are available.
Schneider Electric Services is a leader in the conversion and re-manufacture of circuit interruption for underground utility systems.
Legacy Product Support
Schneider Electric Services provides a full range of legacy product support for Square D™ Power Distribution components and most major OEM’s equipment. Whether you need parts, upgraded technology, reduced arc flash category, or increased equipment reliability, Schneider Electric Services has your solution.
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