Enclosed Controls: Case Studies

EV Charging

In order to build its network of electrical vehicle charging station, Kansas City Power & Light required a single device that incorporated meter and service panels to streamline construction. They needed an alternative to a laborious installation requiring a support structure to mount meters, disconnect switches and load panels. Milbank engineers worked closely with KCP&L to design safe, durable and sleek enclosed controls with minimal impact on streetscapes. As the project evolved, they needed different designs based on location, type and number of charging stations. Milbank was able to quickly and easily produce designs that fit their changing needs. KCP&L is currently using five different Milbank models.

Traffic Control Retrofit

Hennepin County in Minneosta was interested in replacing and upgrading the rusting metering cabinets with battery backup units. The unit had to fit in a 17” wide area on the signal cabinet pad. Milbank created a custom stacked solution with utility access to the meter on the back side. The unit features custom components like a photo cell receptacle, push button switch, an eight circuit load center and four battery shelves. 

Lighting Control Retrofit

Built by the City of Chicago in 1958, the Skyway Toll Bridge connects Northwest Indiana to the heart of Chicago and spans 7.8 miles long. The bridge had 19 aging lighting control cabinets that needed to be replaced. The challenge was that the new cabinets needed to all be one standard size, but also have the ability to fit on various types of bases and structures. Milbank engineers designed a safe, durable and sleek application to replace the existing cabinets along the bridge. They designed each cabinet with openings that could be adjusted at the base for an easy fit on multiple structures. The new applications have custom features, a sleeker design, updated components and the ability to fit on the various existing bases.