Electrical control panels can be designed to perform a variety of functions, everything from equipment monitoring to managing your entire electrical system. The components one will have often depends upon what uses they’ve been designed for. However, there are often a few key parts that every electrical control panel has, which is why FloRight Pump & Controls has collected a list for you below.
Here you’ll find some of the most common components of today’s modern electrical control panel.
One of the primary components that all electrical control panels will have is a type of controller that allows operators to interact with the panel, control its functions and send commands. Such commands are often transferred to the panel via components like a human machine interface (HMI) designed to provide operators with a visual interface of how different components in the panel are functioning.
Motor Control Oversight
Most electrical control panels are designed to provide motor control solutions, which is why they’re often equipped with drives and contactors to monitor motor functions. The most common of these drives is a variable frequency drive that provides parameters for the motor’s operation and gives you control over its speed.
Power Supply & Protection
Another important component of an electrical control panel is its power supply and protection parts. These components ensure that firstly, there is enough power to run the control panel and that the proper safety mechanisms are in place. Often the power supply mechanisms will be designed to convert the alternating current voltage to direct current voltage, which is thought to be safer and more stable. They’ll also be equipped with circuit protection to protect all your electrical control panel’s important components.
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