MC Controls Expands to Chicago!


We are excited to to now be representing SCE in one of America’s greatest cities!

As MC Controls grows, we will continue to partner with highly respected companies such as SCE that provide products for the Industrial Automation Field.

Stay tuned for more information in the near future!


Happy Holidays from MC Controls


Product Spotlight – Operator Enclosures from Saginaw

saginawoperator-systemsDid you know Saginaw Control and Engineering manufactures quality operator enclosures?

Whether you need a consolet, full console, desktop or slope top workstation, Saginaw has the product to meet you needs.

Manufactured in their state-of-the-art facility in Saginaw, MI, SCE is committed to understanding and meeting or exceeding the quality needs and expectations of all of their customers.

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Product Spotlight – ABB Pilot Devices


ABB Pilot Devices Offer A Reliable Solution

With two ranges, ABB can offer a solution to virtually any customer need.
The compact range is a high-quality extremely reliable solution in only one ordering code while the modular range lets you combine components to match your exact needs and also provides market leading electrical ratings.

Main benefits

  • Long lifetime thanks to self-cleaning contacts
  • Compact range provides extremely reliable IP66, IP67 and IP69K products in just one ordering code simplifying ordering and administration
  • Reduce your installation size with compact range
  • Select modular range and get flexible and adjustable products to meet your exact needs
  • Unique snap-on design, for modular range, simplifies and quickens installation without the need for any tools.

Main features

  • Compact range includes: pilot lights, pushbuttons, emergency stops, selector switch and machine stops and more
  • Modular range includes:  pilot lights, pushbuttons, emergency stops, selector switch, machine stops, joysticks, reset buttons, key operated selector switches, potentiometer and more
  • High chemical resistance polycarbonate
  • Operating range: -25 to +70 °C.

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Determining Short Circuit Current Ratings in Industrial Control Panels

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Do you have questions about SCCR ratings?

We are always trying to provide useful information for our customers and distributors and ABB has developed this useful white paper on determining SCCR ratings. Everchanging standards can make it hard to keep up, so when ABB published this informational white paper, we thought you would like to know!


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Product Spotlight – Marathon Special Products – IEC Motor Terminal Blocks


  • Designed for delta and wye wiring configurations
  • 35 to 560 amps
  • 250 – 1100 volts
  • For use with listed crimp lugs
General Specifications
  • Base, thermoset polyester, 130°C (UL RTI)
  • Studs and hardware, steel, plated
  • Link, copper, nickel plated
  • All blocks include links and hardware assembled
  • Insulator temp-rating: 130°C (266°F) – UL RTI
  • Flammability, UL 94 V-0
  • UL recognized file no. XCFR2.E62806
  • cUR recognized file no. XCFR2.E62806 (investigated to CSA 22.2 No. 158)
  • CE compliant – UL investigated to IEC 60947-7-1, file no. XCHG2.E243117, IEC 60947-7-1
  • UL investigated to SANS 1804-2
  • RoHS compliant

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Product Spotlight – Unitronics Jazz HMI/PLC Combo

jazz_1000x934_front  Unitronics Jazz

All-in-One controller is as affordable as a “smart relay” — full-function PLC and textual HMI with keyboard, and up to 40 onboard I/Os.

  PLC – Ladder Logic programming ensures functional flexibility
    -Functions Include: interrupt, loops, math, store & compare functions
    -Date and Time based control
    -High Speed Counters & PWM Outputs
-Direct Temperature Inputs
-Auto Tune PID up to 4 Loops
HMI – Up to 60 User Designed Screens
– Supports 20 Graphic Symbols
– Supports Over 15 Languages
Communication SMS Messaging via GSM
– Remote Access Utilities
– PC Access via Modbus or OPC Server
– Supports Modbus Protocol
I/O Options include digital, analog, high-speed and  temperature
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New DBL Distribution Block from ABB

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The clever distribution concept:

The exclusive compact and modular design of our distribution blocks allows easy installation combined with a great flexibility of use.



Main benefits

• The benefit of 3 configurations in 1 product: Single or multiple pole splitter, grouping
• Flexible cover facilitates identification & wiring
• 1500VDC adapted to most recent solar inverters
• Reduced wiring, inventories and assembly costs
• Reduced assembly time by 80%

Main features

• Rating from 80A to 400A
• Interlocking function for multiple pole assembling
• Marking kit (L1, L2, L3, N, ground) delivered with each block
• Two directions opening, snap-on and reversible cover
• Compatible with aluminum or copper conductor


Saginaw Holds Pricing!

While competitors in the enclosure industry announce price increases, Saginaw Control and Engineering announces it will hold prices!

The cost of steel has risen significantly (25%) recently and many of our competitors are raising prices.  But, we have received word from Saginaw that they intend to hold pricing through at least the 3rd quarter and most likely through the rest of the year.

“SCE is committed to holding pricing at this time and will continue to do so as long as possible” said Scott Baldauf, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Saginaw is always looking for new ways to become more efficient in order to maintain their great pricing.

With a wide range of industrial enclosures to choose from and a large inventory of “ready to ship” enclosures, Saginaw is your best choice for enclosures.

For more information talk to one of our team:

Product Spotlight – Drive Isolation Transformers from HPS


HPS Drive Isolation Transformers, are designed to meet the rugged demands of both AC and DC variable speed drives and also provide the required voltage change.

The separate primary and secondary windings provide electrical isolation between the incoming line and the SCR load.  The windings are designed to withstand overcurrent of 150% of the rated load for 60 seconds or 200% of the rated load for 30 seconds.

Drive Isolation Transformers are sized to match standard motor horsepower and voltage ratings.

Standard sizes range from 5 to 600 HP in six standard voltages.

10 Year Warranty