Looking for cost-effective, time-sensitive MCC bucket upgrades or retrofits? We can help!

MCCs are useful in many environments that require motors, fans, and large electronic equipment. They help bring power to food processing plants, waste water plants, aggregate applications, manufacturing applications, and many other industrial systems. Individual buckets can be turned off, modified, retrofitted, or replaced without taking down the whole section.

When it comes time to upgrade or change out a bucket, the key is putting together a solid plan and working with a capable partner who understands the components and the unique project challenges.

How Bay Power Helps You Get the Job Done Right

One drawback to ordering new MCC buckets from the manufacturer is that it may take twelve weeks or longer to deliver the parts. In addition, if your system is outdated it may require parts that are no longer available or that need custom fittings. At Bay Power, we’ll help you solve both those problems with:

  • Huge in-stock inventory of parts - We can often ship an MCC bucket the same day you order it. If we don’t have it in our warehouse, we can get it to you within three to five days.
  • Broad selection of manufacturers - We carry Allen-Bradley, GE, Square D, Cutler-Hammer, Siemens, and many other brands in stock. If we don’t have the part you’re looking for, we will find it for you.
  • Custom retrofits - In cases where the section is not standard, we can retrofit it to your specifications by modifying or adding to your existing components rather than adding a whole new section.
  • Expertise - Whatever the specs of your project, we will help you find the best possible solution. Our experts have extensive experience in the field, and we will brainstorm with you to determine the right solution whether that’s a retrofit, combination bucket, combination controls, or control panel. We’re knowledgeable on any manufacturer you need, and we’ll always work to find the most effective answer for your unique situation.  

Customer Success Story: JW Aluminum

JW Aluminum is a producer of aluminum products needed for construction, HVAC, transportation, packaging, and other consumer and commercial applications. Their MCC had become outdated, but it was located in an area that was difficult to access. To replace it, they would have had to take the roof out of the building and lift the sections out by crane. In addition to the cost of replacing the MCC itself, they would have faced 12-16 weeks to get the new sections, 2-3 weeks of downtime during the project, and the expense of taking the roof apart and replacing it.

Instead, they chose to work with Bay Power to recondition individual buckets in batches. They would pull ten to twelve buckets at a time and send them to Bay Power’s team of experts, who took them apart, installed new wiring and components, and shipped them back for re-installation. The turnaround for each batch of buckets was less than three weeks, including shipping time. Over the course of a year and a half, the company replaced all of their buckets with reconditioned ones with minimal downtime.

No matter what your electrical needs are, Bay Power is here to help. Call us today to learn what we can do for you!