GE Multilin has released their MM300 Motor Manager for low-voltage motors. The company claims the new compact motor manager provides protection, control automation, metering, communications and advanced diagnostics, and is compatible with most NEMA and IEC control centers.
With automatic I/O assignment and predefined control logic, the MM300 is ready to use out of the box, but is also customizable. The MM300 communicates using Modbus, as well as DeviceNet and Profibus DP protocols.
The MM300 can be integrated into a new or existing HMI, DCS or SCADA system and provides continuous monitoring. The MM300 also allows for greater process availability by reducing auxiliary devices.
Because of its compact size and multifunction capabilities, the GE MM300 doesn’t take up much space or require many components. “These devices go into Motor Control Centers, which typically contain dozens of equipment racks,” says Brett Johnson, marketing communications manager for GE Multilin. “In the future, the local PLC racks in the Center will be eliminated.”
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