ACS to be first Rockwell LV MCC Recognised System Integrator for South Pacific
By Process Online Staff
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
Rockwell Automation has announced that Auto Control Systems (ACS) has been appointed as the first Recognised System Integrator in the Power Discipline for the South Pacific region. Based in Perth, ACS is a provider of industrial automation, control systems and services in Australia.
The Rockwell Automation System Integrator program is designed to educate and produce qualified partners who are able to help solve production challenges by advising on and delivering the best solution. Within this discipline, ACS is focused on delivering low-voltage MCC solutions leveraging the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture Platform.
According to Rosanne Sabiston, business manager, Power Control Business, Rockwell Automation: “We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with ACS as a Recognised System Integrator and we are now pleased to be extending this relationship with this appointment.
“The Australian marketplace is very demanding in what they require in an MCC with each geography and industry having their own specific requirements. The ultimate benefit of the SI program for customers is timely, localised support and integration with the backing of a global supplier that already complies with AS/NZS 61439.2:2016,” she explained.
ACS caters for a broad range of industries including mining, utilities, food and beverage, renewables, building management and oil and gas. They provide value-add engineering services with expertise in power control, electrical installation, safety, network studies, packaging and power conditioning that meets critical measures for operational excellence, application knowledge and customer satisfaction.
“Being the first low-voltage motor control centre recognised system integrator for our region is a natural progression of our existing collaboration with Rockwell Automation. It is something we have been working towards and our customers will benefit from the global reach and reliability of Rockwell Automation together with our local know-how, service and support,” said John Watts, manager at ACS.
ACS has a purpose-built facility consisting of a 3000 m2 workshop and office with a specialised switchboard building facility, a 10-tonne crane and a new fully operational, demonstration CENTERLINE 2500 MCC unit. This unit allows customers to see first-hand the CENTERLINE 2500 MCC’s capabilities and how it can be customised for their specific applications.
Advances in technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things have enabled motor control devices such as variable speed drives and overload relays to become more intelligent. By connecting them over Ethernet, operators can realise the benefits of the IIoT by monitoring and analysing operations from anywhere at anytime. With access to more detailed information over longer periods of time, users can better manage important industry KPIs such as OEE and energy efficiency.
“We have seen increased demand for our CENTERLINE 2500 MCC solution and a natural evolution of that is providing, educating and upskilling a local SI to be able to configure and support these systems as we roll them out,” said Sabiston.
Working with system integrators that have the experience and capability to help customers leverage the safety and intelligence now available within the CENTERLINE 2500 MCC is a key focus for the Rockwell Automation System Integrator program. ACS has a well-established competency in motor control and software to help customers understand and implement these intelligent capabilities in a way to generate value for their organisations.
The LV MCC Power System Integrator Program provides a mutually beneficial relationship, whereby together with ACS and Rockwell Automation customers can configure and utilise the technology to leverage the IIoT and meet their operational and productivity requirements.
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