Quality Control Systems

Industrial Control Panel Builder – UK

We are a UK based panel manufacturer and have the facilities of our own technical in-house design producing our schematics in Eplan or Xelec format. We adhere to all the manufacturing standards for quality. Along with our design expertise, all our panel wiring and panel functionality are fully tested and the resulting panel CE marked.

There are a lot of cheap control panels in the market place but we aim to produce a long-lasting high-quality panel. Working from our manufacturing premises in Liverpool, we produce and test all our custom-built panels. We have a proven track record in serving the following industries: Aerospace, Marine, Automotive, Food, Environmental, Robotics and many others.

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Control System Integration Services:

Phoenix Control Systems work with the leading brands for their enclosures and panel components. See one of our control equipment suppliers for your reference.

Control Panel Manufacturer Key Considerations

A control panel manufacturer considers the layout of the components to achieve the best logical-functional layout for the control panel design when they take on a project for an industrial panel. Some of the main components of an industrial control panel are power distribution, switching, circuit breakers, terminals, fusing, relays and safety devices. Besides this,  it is essential taking into account the requirement to leave enough space for future expansion.  Remember, it is not just about the initial design requirements but also future possible modification, giving value and flexibility.

Electrical Control Cabinet

The electrical control cabinet is one of the main features of a machine or floor plant system. However, it is often the last aspect considered during a project.

It is better to take all factors into account when pricing a control panel and not just opting for the cheapest solution. Some of the benefits of having a first-class quality panel include production uptime, panels working properly with easy troubleshooting if on the rare occasion that a component fails. Users need to consider the long term value over the life of the control panel, bearing in mind, flexibility, and potential future modifications.

A good industrial control panel builder takes all these factors into account at the moment of building the control panel.

Future proof Design

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When purchasing any type of control cabinet, unibody, or modular, users may need to bear in mind future modifications. For example, if they are going to open new holes for pushbuttons or HMIs, remove doors, sidewalls or panels that need to be modified, add climate control or extra cables.

All these modifications may create interference with electronics already in the panel and it will require time to protect and keep debris clear.

When considering a control cabinet it is important to consider future proof design, with a flexible layout, and ongoing maintenance accessibility. These can affect the life and cost of the equipment.

Industrial control panels often need to evolve during their lifespan. So, by choosing the right cabinet at the time of purchase reduces downtime, improves efficiency, and delivers value over time.  Therefore, the right enclosure chosen from the beginning may protect your investment against future modifications with no needs to purchase further cabinets.

Industrial Control Panel Size and Component Space

Benefits of a well-designed electrical control panel with regards to component placement and trunking layout.

  • Sufficient horizontal room gives space for addition or expansion of components including but not limited to power distribution, circuit breakers, relays, terminal strips, PLC racks, etc
  • Using trunking within the panel that is suitably sized allows for easier maintenance and also leaves capacity for any additional cabling at a later stage.
  • Appropriate vertical space allows power components to dissipate heat more effectively.

A good control panel builder provides technical support during all the phases of the build of the electrical panel from design to installation and beyond. At Phoenix, we build our panel following high standard procedures and paying attention to details.

See also “Key Requirement when choosing the right industrial control panel manufacturer”

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