Frequently Asked Questions on Decentralized Control

In a decentralized control system, motor control functions are removed from a central control cabinet and distributed out on a machine, so that control devices are located closer to the machine’s motors.

06/19/2007


WHAT IS DECENTRALIZED CONTROL?

Q. How is control decentralized?
A. In a decentralized control system, motor control functions are removed from a central control cabinet and distributed out on a machine, so that control devices are located closer to the machine’s motors.

Q. Is there more than one way to decentralize control?
A. There are many levels of decentralization, from a motor starter or drive located at the motor to a fully decentralized system with a variable frequency drive, overload protection, motor disconnect switch, I/O and bus module, all combined in a single package that is installed on or near the motor. This package is often called a field distributor.....read more.

Frequently Asked Questions on Decentralized Control (9 page pdf)





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