UL 508A Certified Panel Shops – Issue 20, 2011

Several member integrators in AutomationDirect’s SIDirect program have UL 508A certified panel shops. Although many installations and applications do not specify adherence to the UL 508A standard, it’s good to be aware of the benefits of UL listing for your control panels.

The UL listing mark on an industrial control panel provides evidence of third party certification. It indicates that the panel complies with an accepted and specific safety standard. The listing mark may be applied to a wide variety of designs – from custom built to standardized designs with minor modifications.

SIDirect_Logo_web_2009_ver1While there is a confusing array of electrical safety standards to contend with, from the overarching national electrical code (NEC) to specific areas affecting control panels, such as NEC Article 409, the most commonly referenced standard for industrial automation applications is UL 508A. Briefly stated, UL 508A is the standard for Safety of Industrial Control Panels. The requirements specified in UL 508A are in turn based on UL 508, the standard for Safety of Industrial Control Equipment, the NEC, NFPA 70 an the standard for industrial machinery, NFPA 79. One important service a certified UL 508A panel shop offers is to apply these standards to customer applications and designs.

Out of the 38 system integration firms in the USA that are members of AutomationDirect’s SIDirect Program, the following ten are UL 508A certified Panel Shops.

Please contact them to find out how they can meet your UL 508A panel requirements.

ADVANCED PROCESS SOLUTIONS
MILWAUKIE, OR 97267
Contact: Bill Pascoe
Phone: 971-506-9338
Web site: www.YourAPS.com

HEYWOOD ENGINEERING, INC
RENO, NV 89511
Contact: Lance Heywood
Web site:
www.heywoodengineering.com

ICAD
Fresno, CA 93725
Contact: Cliff Taylor
Web site: www.icadautomation.com

ROBEY CONTROLS
Raymond, ME 04071
Contact: Timothy Robey
Web site: www.robeycontrols.com

AI CONTROL SYSTEMS
Reading, PA 19605
Contact: Sales
Web site: www.aicontrols.com

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
La Crosse, WI 54602
Contact: Herb Burfield
Web site:
www.industrialautomation.us

ONEIL ELECTRIC CO
Greeley, CO 80631
Contact: Greg O’Neil
Web site: www.oneilelectric.net

PACIFIC COAST AUTOMATION, INC
Modesto, CA 95356
Contact: John Keller
Web Site: www.pca-inc.com

S&L AUTOMATION, INC
Lenoir, NC 28645
Contract: Lori Pless
Web site: www.sandlautomation.com

ENER TECH ASSOCIATES, INC
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Contact: Sam Morello
Web site: www.eta-inc.com

 

By Tim Roberts,
AutomationDirect