Category: Technology

Various mechanical processes require different machines and units. They work together to get a process done, and all this are connected and assembled together in a single unit known as the electric control panel. It acts as a central panel which contains different devices and a monitoring and control system. Each control panel is tailored to a specific process and allows the operator to control the connected and specified equipment.

The electric control panel’s individual components cannot be described as different industries and companies use customized ones. Some of the components of the electric control are described below:

Enclosure

It is made up of a metal box containing all the control panel’s electric devices. It varies in size concerning the process it is being used for. It is mostly made up of aluminum or stainless steel. The enclosure is made up of multiple sections, with each section containing an access door. The enclosures contain an electrical safety rating issued by Underwriters Laboratories (governor of electrical safety).

Back Panel, DIN Rails and Wiring Ducts:

A sheet of metal mounted on the inside portion of the enclosure is called as the back panel. It allows different devices to be mounted to it by the drilling of holes. DIN rail is rail made of metal and used to mount electrical devices inside it. Ducts are used to reduce the electrical noise between the devices and allows the wires to be routed in a more organized and efficient way. The electrical control panel manufacturers works hard to design the best for their customers.

Main circuit breaker: 

It is the place where the power enters the control panel for being supplied to various devices connected to the panel. The outer portion of the main circuit breaker contains a disconnect that allows the operator to shut down power.

These were the main aspects of the control panel.