When it comes to control panels, you’ll likely find them in nearly every type of industrial and manufacturing application. They’re integral to ensuring that processes are being completed safely, properly, and at maximum efficiency. Control panels are specially designed to perform a variety of functions and applications and here, the experts from FloRight Pumps & Controls go in-depth into precisely how they’re manufactured.
What Exactly is a Control Panel?
In the simplest of terms, industrial control panels are what humans use to control industrial motors and automated processes. Control panels were born out of necessity and are frequently optimized to provide for maximum efficiency.
What Makes a Control Panel Tick?
Most control panels will boast a lifespan of approximately 20 years. However, there are some important factors that can affect its lifespan, such as:
- Its Wiring Grid: When your control panel is installed, implementing a well-connected wiring grid with quality interfaces will make it much easier to perform repairs and maintenance when needed.
- A Heavy-Duty Power Grid: For your control panel to operate at peak efficiency, having a heavy-duty power grid is essential. Make sure you’re outfitted with adequate grounding components, contacting devices, circuit breakers, fuses, connectors, and a power supply that can support such hardware.
- Sensing & Command Controls: To lay down a strong foundation for your control panel, include a system of sensors, relays, transmission and receiving assemblies, and the proper input and output modules, in addition to hardwired logic assemblies.
- Human-Machine Interfaces: The easier to use your interface is, the easier it will be to operate, so include a control panel with the proper graphic displays, as well as lights, gauges, switches, and other necessary components.
Pay Attention to Specifications
Last but certainly not least, when creating a quality control panel, you’ll need to pay attention to its safety specifications to keep your staff safe during its operation. Understanding the construction specifications of your control panel is also essential, as you’ll be able to quickly troubleshoot any issues and repair them quickly. Wiring specifications are also key, as mentioned above.
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