Is there a “main” central control panel?
No! The PLC, I/O modules, motor starters, VFD’s, and all required panel components of the control system are distributed in the small ADA™ panels, distributed throughout the facility.
Can I open the control panels while the system is running?
Yes! The control panels can be opened while the system is running, without requiring any arc flash protection equipment. Everything in these panels is 24VDC or less, and finger-safe. This allows for safe and easy troubleshooting without causing any downtime. Motor starter panels must be powered down prior to opening, or require appropriate protective equipment.
What happens if I power off a motor starter panel?
A panel shut-down will only impact the local area and the motors that are controlled by that particular ADA module. The rest of the facility continues to run, minimizing the downtime and the impact of the maintenance.
What if my facility expands in the future?
Depending on the layout, adding a new area will result in adding additional ADA module(s) to control the new area. A new power drop and Ethernet drop will be required. Other than that, the existing system never needs to be stopped for the controls or electrical modifications! Typical downtime will only be as required for mechanical changes and testing.
Does Atronix perform the installation?
It’s up to you! Atronix’s installation team is fully qualified to perform the mechanical and electrical installation of all of the items that we provide. Atronix also offers site supervision for customers who would like to perform the installation themselves