Carlton Bates Awards MC Controls with “Rep of the Year”!


Marc Herron, Sales Manager at Carlton Bates Springfield recently presented Mike Stolte, Principal, MC Controls with a “Best of the Best” or “Rep of the Year” award

“We pride ourselves on working diligently with our distributors to support their sales efforts and it is always great to be recognized for those efforts” said Mike.

The award was given at a recent meeting in Springfield, MO for 2017.

“Our relationships with our distributors are key to our success and ultimately to the success of our manufacturers.” Mike Stolte added.  “We look forward to many years of continued partnership and success”






Exciting changes for ABB eOT enclosed disconnects

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ABB eOT enclosed disconnects soon to be made in the US, and now include IEC ratings

ABB is pleased to announce the assembly of its eOT enclosed disconnects will soon begin a gradual relocation from Mexico to our plant in Senatobia, MS. This move will allow ABB to be closer to the customer and respond quickly to market demands. In addition, IEC ratings have been added to select part numbers.

Changes to expect:

  • Assembly location markings to change from “Assembled in Mexico” to “Assembled in the U.S.”
  • IEC ratings and CE markings across the board – except for NEMA 1-rated enclosures. To date, these products have been only UL rated.
  • These ratings can now be found on the global product page.
  • The catalog is being updated with the new ratings and scheduled to be released during Q2 of this year.
  • Handle sizes were changed in selected part numbers to 45mm in order to meet specifications for receiving IEC rating. This change accommodates the operation torque necessary for IEC that is not relevant to the UL market. See the chart in “Related Links” for more information on the new handle size and which products were affected.


Product Spotlight – ABB Enclosed Manual Motor Starters and Disconnects

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Reliable switching time after time

The eOT series of enclosed manual motor controllers are rotary operated, 3 and 4 pole, 600V Hp rated switches, housed in thermoplastic/polycarbonate, sheet steel or stainless steel enclosures. They are suitable for wet and corrosive environments.

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The range is UL508 and 98 listed:

  • Plastic enclosed disconnect switches,  from 16 to 80  Amperes – UL/NEMA 3R/12 and 4/4X versions
  • Sheet steel enclosed disconnect switches, from 16 up to 100 Amperes – UL/NEMA 1 and 3R/12 versions
  • Stainless steel enclosed disconnect switches, from 16 up to 100 Amperes – UL/NEMA 4/4X versions

New Fused Disconnect Switch from Marathon Special Products

Marathon Spemsp-stormcial Products Announces it’s new Fused Disconnect Switch rated UL 98 for CC Fuses up to 30A and 600V

The new FDS Series incorporates the switch functionality of a circuit breaker with the high protection level of a fuse.  The FDS allows the shutoff and isolation of branch circuits in electrical controls systems in order to safely perform maintenance on the downstream circuit components.

The FDS Series is scheduled to be available in January 2017!

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Product Spotlight – ABB Disconnects

marginABB SwitchLine includes a complete range of UL508 and UL98 listed disconnect switches from 16A to 3150A. The basic construction provides flexibility, safety, and high performance in an extremely compact size. ABB SwitchLine is a perfect choice for all switching applications from industrial motor control to construction safety switches.
Versatility – ABB SwitchLine non-fusible disconnect switches are designed to offer maximum versatility to meet specific customer application requirements.
Broad Range – UL508 listed switches from 16 – 80A and UL98 listed switches from 30 – 2000A. Many sizes are available in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-pole configurations.
Compact Size – The SwitchLine’s compact dimensions allow panel size reduction in new applications or easily retrofit into space-sensitive existing installations.

Product Spotlight – Cost Effective Solution for Arc Flash Sequestration from Saginaw Engineering


Designed for use with enclosures that require additional protection against Arc Flash. This enclosure can be used within an environmentally rated enclosure to isolate the main power supply. Increasing personal protection by preventing incidental contact or exposure to the high voltage arc flash and shock hazard, and potentially reducing the PPE level for the lower risk components when the Internal Disconnect Enclosure cover is closed. The Internal Disconnect Enclosure can be easily incorporated into a new system or added to a pre-existing system on variable depth or cable operated disconnects. Aids in achieving compliance with NFPA 70E by concealing main power supply.

Available in 60 Amp, 100Amp and 400Amp versions and is very cost effective compared to typical external sequestration enclosures.

                                                    For more information:  MC Controls                              Manufacturer Product Site: Saginaw Internal Discconnect Enclosures