Control Panel Design and Assembly Steps
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Control Panel Design and Assembly Steps

Here are basic steps for creating control panel designs. Chris Kregoski, product engineer for AutomationDirect, wrote an article posted in April 2022 on PanelBuilderUS.com titled Designing and Assembling Control Panels. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Modern digitally controlled machines, equipment, and systems incorporate increasing numbers of smart devices…
Designing Enclosures to Keep Their Cool (and Hot)
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Designing Enclosures to Keep Their Cool (and Hot)

There are a variety of solutions for heating, cooling, and dehumidifying electrical and control enclosure interiors to protect the components housed inside. While some electrical and electronic devices can be used unprotected in the field, most are installed within enclosures to protect them from the elements. Designers need to provide these enclosures with the right…
What is Needed for Industrial Control Panels?
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What is Needed for Industrial Control Panels?

What is Needed for Industrial Control Panels? Industrial control panels are fundamental for protecting electrical, instrumentation, and control devices. The AutomationDirect portfolio of enclosures and components can help users obtain everything they need to create control panel solutions. Industrial control panels are commonly used for distributing power, housing pneumatics, and protecting automation electronics associated with…
Choosing Electrical Enclosures
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Choosing Electrical Enclosures

Specifying the right electrical enclosure protects personnel and equipment. Jim Krebs, Technical Marketing Engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the July 2020 issue of Processing titled Specifying the Right Electrical Enclosure. Here is a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Electrical enclosures are ubiquitous throughout public areas, buildings, and industrial…
Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure
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Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure

Jim Krebs, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article in Processing magazine’s July 2018 issue titled Specifying Thermal Management Systems for Control Enclosures Most automation and electrical devices must be housed in a control enclosure when used in industrial environments. This includes controllers, drives, power supplies, disconnects, fuses, terminals, relays, contactors and more. Krebs…
Enclosure Thermal Management: Product Types and Selection Overview
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Enclosure Thermal Management: Product Types and Selection Overview

Industrial facilities use many electrical enclosures to house automation and electrical components. Several of these enclosures require cooling and/or heating to control the climate within the enclosure to prevent condensation or component overheating. In this SlideShare, you will learn about the different types of climate control, reasons for use, and how to select and size…
Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond
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Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond

On a walk around most any city, you’ll discover dozens of gray “boxes” that are fast becoming an ordinary part of the landscape. You can see these “boxes” attached to utility poles, along sidewalks, and near businesses and schools. Such “boxes” are really enclosures that protect wiring and electrical components vital to our ever-increasing automated…