Schneider Electric’s integration of the Square D brand expanded the company’s presence in power distribution equipment in North America.
Control Concepts services and repairs all Square D/Schneider automation products.
What does Square D/Schneider do?
Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions including Soft Starts, PLCs, and AC Drives to for energy management and sustainability.
Drives, PLCs, Machine Automation Controls, and More
Schneider Electric provides solutions for:
- Building Management and Security
- Data Centers and Networks
- Electrical Distribution
- Industrial Automation and Control
- Medium Voltage Distribution and Grid Automation
Each solution employs drives, PLCs, machine automation controls, and other products serviced and repaired by Control Concepts.
Control Concepts has over 30 years of experience in machine automation repair, service, and support.
Common PLC Repair Requests
- No communication
- No I/O indicators
- Alarm indicator
- I/O failure
- No Power indicator
- No Run Light indicator
Our Three-Step Service Process
- Electrical Installation
- Onsite Testing
- Field Modifications (if needed)
Our test equipment can run all input-output modules through their operations, including analog input/output, digital input/output, communications, ASCII, or special function module.
All PLCs and modules are thoroughly tested over their full functional range.
Common Drive Failures
- Drive doesn’t run the motor
- Drive keeps blowing fuses or tripping breakers
- Loose connections
- Non-functional cooling fans
- Software or programming problems
- Circuit board failure
The Repair Process
We check the motor drive and terminals for substandard connections which can be caused by anything from heat cycles and mechanical vibration to reusing or over-tightening torque screws.
We conduct diode and IGBT tests on the input/output power sections before applying power to the drive unit. This is to protect against further damage from a short.
We power up the unit and perform amp readings and output frequency tests, slowly increasing the voltage until the rated input voltage of the drive is reached.
If everything functions properly, we use the drive to run a motor through basic jog functions after backing up existing programs. If the motor does not run, we check the output voltages and current ratings going to the motor to check drive function for motor rotation.
Most drive failures can be avoided through preventative maintenance.
Control Concepts provides 24/7 service and support around the globe. Call us for more information or to schedule service.
Fun Fact: The reputation of the "D" signing the company’s conduit boxes led it to choose the name Square D.