Welcome to Solution Control Systems – a well-established industrial automation system integration company based in Edmonton, Canada.
Integrating control systems in panels is a multi-discipline process. For proper control panel integration, there needs to be:
• Solid understanding of technical electrical design
• Intuition on mechanical layout and construction
• Skilled assemblers that take pride in their work
• Compliance to industry standards
• In depth detailed documentation and quality assurance
• Understanding of the end user’s system
Solution Controls has a diverse team of electrical design specialists, project managers, assemblers, and quality assurance to excel beyond the requirements of a successful control panel integration.
Additionally, our new office and assembly shop allows us to:
• Dedicated Test Bench (complete LV testing up to 575VAC, signal, process, controls testing)
• 30ft overhead doors with 3 ton cranes
• Large secured storage yard
We pride ourselves on the value we bring to our customers through taking their conceptual requirements and turning that into a reality by defining technical specifications, control narratives, building, testing, delivering and commissioning.
Our technically diverse team allows us to serve different industries such as:
• Oil and gas
• Food and beverage
• Paper and Pulp
We’ve also added the capability to design, manufacture and install custom switchgear assemblies and other medium voltage products. Our team are experts in:
• MV Switchgear
• Relay Protection and Control
• MV Motor Controller
• Enclosure Design and Fab
• Electrical Buildings and E-Houses
• Busbar Design and Forming
• Turnkey Retrofit Solutions
Solution Controls has a reputation for providing excellent custom panels on short notice. We embody the following:
We have been known for building custom panels within narrow timeframes.
We offer some of the best and most competitive rates for our panels.
If we aren't satisfied, we aren't selling it. If you aren't satisfied, we are redoing it.
Take a look at a mere sample of some of the panels that we offer.
Hear what our happy clients have to say about Solution Control Systems.
Michael Roeseler, Electrical Engineer at Zedi
"Just wanted to let you know about my quality control findings with respect to our 12VDC Quad Battery Panels. I was really impressed with your good quality. Very nice work."
Mark Johnston, Project Lead at Tahoe Resources
"[Solution Controls] has been very accommodating and we will not be shy to recommend your business to our contacts."
Ankit Sharma, Business Development Manager at WEG
"We received the WEG Softstarter today. Hat’s off to [Solution Control System] as it looks like a very well-built product."
Mike Launer, CEO at Annelida
"Best controls provider in Edmonton by far. Jazz and his team are very Knowledgeable."
Control panels receive the electricity from the mains supply and distribute it to the different electrical systems such as lighting, pieces of machinery, and production lines within an industrial facility. The housing may contain the circuit breakers, meters, wiring, cables, relays, and other kinds of electrical equipment. It provides for the control of the flow of electricity to the various electrical equipment and systems, while also offering protection from hazardous conditions including overcurrent and overloading.
An electrical control panel has multiple uses. For instance, the control panels often possess 125% higher capacity than the Full Load Current (FLC) rating and of the industrial resistive loads. Therefore, apart from providing convenient and easy control of electric supply within a facility, the panels provide for reducing the threat of fire and accidents as they prevent electrical overloading and overcurrent. The control panels also have features to facilitate workmanship, earthing and grounding, and maintenance and are built to accommodate accessories for important tasks like drainage and ventilation as well.
Electrical control panels with particular features and ratings are also built for serving specialized purposes. For instance, an electrical control panel has features to remain efficient and operational even when it is submerged in water. In other instances, it may prevent the ingress of water and resist flammable substances, thereby preventing accidents in the more hazardous operational scenarios. The panels may also be designed for easy control of specific industrial equipment including VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), pumps, and other mechanical and electrical equipment and systems.
The electrical panels house certain electronic components securely and also provide for affordable operational reliability. The panels are designed for applications in industries and therefore have different sizes and specifications. The popular and most sold varieties of electrical panels are listed below.
VFD Panels- With the increase in the use of VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), the use of VFD panels has also increased. These panels house the VFD motor along with other components like electrical systems, circuit breakers, reactors, motor starters, and cooling units. These panels are usually used for controlling the large pieces of machinery. The VFD panels may also be created for particular applications. For instance, there are VFD panels including irrigation pump panels, electrical submersible panels, and progressive cavity pump panels, among others within the VFD panel category.
DG Synchronisation Panels- Industries that use the DG sets as generators for power backups may use the DG synchronization panels for controlling the DG set power supply. These panels provide for superior synchronization between the different electrical components and the motors.
Power Distribution Panels- The panel receives electricity generated from one source and distributes it to many different areas. The panels are used in the pharmaceutical, electrical, and other industries of both small and medium-size.
AMF Panels- The AMF or Automatic Mains Failure panels may be used in industries and areas where power failure is common. The panel provides for safe switching over to another power source, whenever a blackout occurs.
Panels may also be classified based on the enclosure types or the NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer Association) rating they have. For instance, the NEMA 1 rated panels and enclosures that are used indoors protect electrical components against solid objects and also make the workplace safe for the personnel. The NEMA 3RX enclosures offer protection against dust as well as water ingress, and also provide some protection to the personnel for secure access to the hazardous parts. The NEMA ratings for enclosures include Type 1, 2, 3/3R/3S/3X/3RX/3SX, 4/4X, 5, 6/6P, 12/12K and 13. These different enclosures are built for specific operations environments.
The load control center called a control panel may take various forms. There can be different types of control panels following their features and built, as per the NEMA rating and specifications. The panels may also be designed keeping in mind the machinery and applications, like the VFD panels. A single panel and electrical enclosure can serve a variety of purposes.
● The panel protects the inner electrical components and equipment from dust, water and other adverse and undesired elements of an industrial environment.
● The panel interiors are spacious and well labeled. They provide for easy operation and control of electrical systems and pieces of machinery and facilitate convenient maintenance of electrical panel.
● Panels may also have provisions for ventilation (in the form of fans and air conditioning) for preventing accidents in the high-heat operational scenarios.
● The control panels have the surge arrester that prevents damage to components and does not allow fire accidents in cases of over-current and overloading.
● Panels may also have the transformer to regulate the power supply to the different pieces of machinery, including the smaller power devices.
● Panels with PLC or Programmable Logic Unit provide for error-free and automated process control.
● Panels with HMI (Human Machine Interface) provide for convenient control of operations and better monitoring of the machinery.
The control panels work and provide the benefits through the components they carry and built. For instance, the PLC gets inputs through sensors and uses the information for controlling outputs that can be alarms, valves, motors, drives and pumps among other equipment and pieces of machinery. HMI or Human Machine interface is the graphical visualization, monitoring, and control system, and makes it easy to control the supply of electricity to various systems. Apart from the PLCs, panels may also have other kinds of controllers.
The circuit breakers of the panels fail safely when there is a current surge, thereby protecting expensive equipment and also preventing accidents. The transformers may reduce or increase the voltage and make it suitable for the different systems that get electricity through the panel. Panels may avoid ingress of water, dust, and other hazards through gaskets and other built specifications, and may have the ventilation systems to lower the inner temperature, thereby protecting the components through additional measures.