The ICMI 40 year plus partnership with the distribution utility industry has provided simple, intuitive universal controls for voltage regulators and reclosers.
Flexible communication options integrate the controls into SCADA/DMS and Smart Grid schemes for remote monitoring, control and volt/VAR optimization and distributed generation including renewable generation.
- Founded by Dirk and Sonja Mooibroek in 1973. Dirk’s background was building military aircraft and missile electronic systems.
- Beginning in 1975 through the mid-1990’s ICMI designs and builds the McGraw-Edison Autobooster, Simplified Regulator and the first microprocessor based full 32 step voltage regulator control marketed as the CL-1 through CL-5.
- ICMI was the first to offer a universal control for use with any 32 step single-phase voltage regulator.
- Smart Grid acceptance in distribution applications prompts a major USA utility in 2009 to commission ICMI to develop Smart Grid firmware. ICMI supplies the new firmware which can be downloaded into UVR-1 controls up to 10 years old.
- In 2012 ICMI releases the URC-IIA and URC-III TS (triple single) recloser controls. ICMI first established their experience with recloser controls in 1990 with models CMR-1 and CMR-3 for Electroswitch/Lexington reclosers.