Read Panduit’s Control Panel Optimization White Paper for information on the five key elements of control panel design. This white paper includes tips on how to overcome the common control panel challenges facing designers today: improving space utilization, determining strategies for EMI noise mitigation, making proper selections for environmental needs, securing the control panel and creating design strategies for a safe control panel.
Industrial automation systems are undergoing dramatic changes that require businesses to adopt
new strategies to fully utilize industrial Ethernet, advanced motor controls and controller
architectures to improve efficiencies, increase productivity and drive out costs. Control
panel designers are struggling to address these issues and new design requirements that
can arise as they work to ensure that automation systems deliver high performance and
system availability in spite of the many challenges that exist. These challenges are
associated with harsh environment deployments, network security liabilities, costly
safety concerns, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise considerations in
crowded, space optimized control panel systems.
For example, the increase of Ethernet nodes on the plant floor is a frequent challenge for control
system designers. Greater use of Ethernet connected advanced controllers, computers and high
speed motion control and power electronics can require new strategies beyond…>>Read More