An electric control panel is a combination of electrical devices that use electrical power to perform different mechanical functions of industrial equipment or machinery. In simple words, it is just like the human body. For example, in the human body, there are several organs present that monitor and control different functions in our surroundings; similarly, an electrical control panel is a metal box containing essential electrical devices that direct the mechanical process.
At ALAWAI, we build electric control panels for industrial, manufacturing, and process control panels. They all are designed for specific applications and are available in different configurations.
In busy industrial applications, they serve as a central nerve for many businesses. They are the most sensitive equipment that could bring up some expensive downtime if not cooled, monitored, or maintained properly.
At ALAWAI, we have been working for years, and we have gathered a team of professionals who are experienced enough that could make your panels easy to operate. They are available in different shapes and sizes. They range from small boxes on a wall to long rows of cabinets. The major three types include;
An enclosure is the outer body of an electrical panel. It stores the components inside them and works as a barrier between the hazards inside and the people outside. We have a designed enclosure that is substantial enough to provide protection in its installed environment. A good enclosure typically needs to be able to withstand impact, liquids, vibration, heat, and dust.
The enclosure’s size is also important; for instance, Smaller control panels typically have higher device density, which poses a greater risk of overheating. Usually, companies don’t want to waste too much space with a giant metal box, either. However, you can easily make this point clear after seeing our panels, which are designed in a very moderate size to prevent overheating.
This component is like a disconnect of the main electrical panel leading into the home or office. Usually, the main circuit breaker handles between 120V and 480V.
This component prevents the lightning strike from damaging the electrical components inside the panel due to overvoltage
Transformers reduce the voltage to 120V to various components or step down the voltage to 24V when incoming power is 120V.
Terminal blocks help to organize and distribute an array of wires that are coming from different sources to the electrical device.
PLC is just like a CPU inside the electrical panel. This component works as its brain, which controls and monitors various mechanical processes. This will include different input or output to and from of mechanized function of production equipment
These components are the on and off buttons that monitor mechanized functions that are based on commands from the PLC. Both smaller and larger relays have different functions as larger relays, which are also called contacts, hold more advanced functions like motors, whereas smaller relays perform simple functions like lights and fans.
Network switches facilitate communication between PLC and other network-compatible devices on the production line.
This component allows the operator to monitor the specific function of machinery. Some common HMI’s include joysticks, monitors, switches, buttons, and a keyboard.
We have a group of experienced employees who could make controlling panels according to your requirements depending on the complexity of the system it operates. They generally include a simple electric relay system/ complex PLC system with single or multiple PLC networks. Some of their benefits include;
Electrical panels are an important part of many industries, including food and beverage, manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, and more. To begin this process, contact our leading manufacturer to receive the necessary technology that meets all your needs and expectations.