The PLC stands for Programmable Logic Controller. The PLC opens the door for an entire another world of automation, intelligence, control, communication, a high-performance industrial computer that receives various form signal inputs, process them at the hardware level and processes them according to the application program and delivers the outputs.
PLC is a state-of-the-art programmable state machine that executes the process according to the program image and a process image. It is a testament to the progress of modern control engineering. Essentially it has the computing and control capability based on logic, scientific, mathematical and engineering functions.
PLC panel involves a lot of engineering effort to arrive at the best match for control, quality, reliability, safety, level of automation of the process and economics. It involves a lot of planning based on the process knowledge, physical signal input/ output classification, their operating voltage, current, behavior, limitations, engineering data types, security, access control, and communication networks. It involves the overlapping standards that govern the electrical, electronic, network, cyber security systems, industrial control systems, safe manufacturing, continuous, batch control standards.
The panels are manufactured standards mentioned above and operating environment specifications such as general, industrial, and hazardous condition. Also, the panels are manufactured on a central or distributed control needs.
Following are some of the Canadian and international standards that apply to industrial control panels
• UL 508A
• CSA C22.2 No. 14
• CSA C22.2 No. 286
SPE-1000 Model Code
• National Electrical Code (NEC)
• IEC 60947
• IEC 60204
• IEC 61439-1/-2
• EU Directives (EMC, Low Voltage, Machinery, RED, and ATEX directives)
Flame proof panels need to meet IECEx/ATEX requirements for Zones 1 and 2
At Solution Control Systems we build a variety of PLC panels for a number of industries including but not limited to refrigeration, compression, plant process automation, wastewater, machine automation, manufacturing etc. We have built panel literally from few I/O’s to hundreds of I/O’s. Our experience includes both design and build or just build. We have experience in major brands like Allen Bradley, Schneider and Siemens, All the wiring is kept neat and tagged properly for ease of maintenance and reliability. We take pride in our work and ensure each and every panel is built with integrity Proper procedures are followed while wiring analog cards using shielded cables to avoid any interference
Options and Features
Enclosure Type NEMA 12, 4 or 4X, Wall mount or freestanding enclosure, Lifting lugs for heavier panels, Window kits for HMI Dead front doors, Utility receptacle, Human-machine interface, Enclosure Lights, Enclosure Thermal Management, Fused terminal blocks/breakers, Pilot devices and operators, I/O’s prewired through relay interface modules, Keyboard Kit. These panels also available for use in Class1 Div2