Control Panels; The Brains Of Contemporary Manufacturing
As manufacturers continue to automate processes and outfit their facilities with the latest in production technologies, the need and application of industrial control panels is on the rise. The contemporary manufacturer is already under the gun to upgrade its standards and services with Industry 4.0 innovations like collaborative robotics, digitized supply chains, and other automated solutions.
According to the World Economic Forum, "the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances." And when it rains it pours.
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Industrial control panels hold and arrange critical electronics used to direct the operation of equipment and machines, while also demanding clear functions and organized control to achieve process goals. The control panel’s components include power supply, transformers, circuit breakers, disconnect switch, terminal blocks, relays, contactors, overload relay, fuses, motor drives, starters, and Ethernet switch.
The control panel is housed in metal and can be used indoors or outdoors, they are waterproof, or even water resistant, dust proof, with both Hazardous Conditions and Explosion-proof ratings. Control panels also include clearly labeled components, wiring, and terminals, while having the capability to monitor the status of various electrical connections.
Who builds control panels in South Carolina?
Located in Easley, Daedalus Industrial uses a team of engineers to build OEM and Custom Control Panels for businesses around the state, region, and globe.
In the Palmetto State, manufacturing pays the freight, whether it be luxury autos from Volvo and BMW, or fighter jets from Lockheed Martin in Greenville and commercial aircraft from Boeing in North Charleston.
The list of tiered suppliers moving to South Carolina is also on the rise, providing a new influx ofmanufacturing facilities, services, and technologies to mix among the state’s growing abundance of existing global providers. An innovative and industrial environment like this requires a laser-focused understanding of not only the technologies going into these new facilities, but the control panels in charge of it all.
Named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 2020 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo, Daedalus Industrial manages a high volume of panel assemblies in the company’s 65,000 sq/ft facility for businesses in the Information & Technology, Automotive, Wind Energy, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Packaging, and Pharmaceutical industries.