An industrial process automation control panel is the heart controlling each machine and tool in your operation. The design of your automation control panel is crucial to the safety and smooth operation of your entire industrial business.
According to the National Electrical Code (NEC) Section 409.2, an industrial control panel (ICP) is an assembly of two or more power circuit components, control circuit components, or a combination. An Industrial Process Control Panel generally includes switches, terminal blocks, contactors, motor drives, transformers, overcurrent protective devices, and similar components.
What Is the Purpose of a Custom Industrial Process Control Panel?
A custom control panel is normally built to address unique process concerns, especially for hazardous locations or locations running multiple operations.
An Industrial Process Control Panel can be customized to offer a range of features including:
- Temperature Controls
- Motion Controls
- Process Controls
- Center Controls
- Data Logging
- Level Sensors and Alarms
Human Machine Interface technology allows a custom automation control panel to receive and store settings that simplify user control, allow accuracy, and increase productivity.
What Applications Use Industrial Control Systems?
The most frequent applications of industrial control systems include:
VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Panels
- Pressure boosting
- Constant pressure
- Cooling tower controls
- Simplex / duplex
- Sump pump controls
- Industrial waste
- Transfer pump controls
- Exhaust fans
- Conveyor controls
- Vacuum pump controls
Contact Kerr Pump & Supply for expert advice about how a manufacturing process electrical control panel could apply to your process.