Wiring Industrial Controls: Plan the Right Way
How to Prepare Your Space for Wiring Industrial Controls
If you are not already versed in the proper method for wiring industrial controls, the jargon could get a bit confusing. At Apollo Electric, we are long-time electrical service experts for both residential and commercial spaces. The best way to plan for industrial control wiring is to understand the internal workings of the system.
What is an Industrial Electrical Panel?
According to the National Electric Code, an industrial electrical control panel is defined as an enclosed or open plan containing two or more power circuit components, control circuit components, or a combination of the two.
An enclosed panel includes the enclosure, all necessary components within the enclosure, and all components mounted to the wall of the enclosure. An open panel includes internal wiring and the components mounted to a sub-panel.
The panels typically include:
- Auxiliary devices
- A means of disconnection
- Motor branch-circuit protective devices
- Motor controllers
Wiring Industrial Controls
Many types of wires and cables can be used in electrical settings. If the wrong type of wire is used, the entire operation could experience problems. That’s why it’s always best to rely on a professional electrician, like Apollo Electric.
The types of wiring and controls used are dependent upon a variety of factors, including the designer creating the panel and the environment it will be placed in. Wires need to be able to withstand extreme temperatures, combat corrosion, and have the ability to run a high-level of voltage. Be sure to inform your electrical provider about any situational precautions, such as these, that they should be aware of.
Throughout the entire wiring process, a few things should be kept in mind.
- Connections should be secured to prevent any accidental loosening.
- Don’t force anything. The majority of connecting blocks will only take one or two conductors – do not forcibly add any more.
- Clearly mark any terminals and terminal blocks that need identification.
When it comes to wiring industrial controls, it’s best to leave the electrical configurations to the experts. Hopefully, this tidbit of information gave you a brief understanding of what goes into the work. If you need experienced help in any electrical services, do not hesitate to contact Apollo Electric. Our team provides an expert level of electrical services for both residential and commercial spaces in NYC. Contact us today to learn more!