We are now offering a comprehensive range of compact control components that have been developed specifically to save space in control panels. The compact components are a major aid to delivering control system flexibility as, when they are used, it is much easier to make provision within the panel for future modifications and additions.
What are the Benefits?
In addition, panels that use the new components can, in typical applications, be made up to 20% smaller than those with conventional components. This is an important benefit in modern production environments where space to accommodate control equipment is invariably at a premium. Other benefits of smaller control panels include reduced costs for the enclosure and for transporting the panels to site.
Our latest compact control components include ultra-slim G9SE safety relays that are just 17.5 or 22.5 mm wide, depending on the model, and S8BA uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) that are the smallest in their class, yet offer convenient plug-in installation and battery life of up to 10 years. Also included in our wide portfolio of compact control products are pushbuttons and other on-panel control devices with a maximum depth of only 70 mm.
As a further aid to the downsizing of control panels, we are making parts data for all of its control products available via an on-line data portal. The information from this portal can be directly imported into leading panel design software packages, including EPLAN and Zuken E3. We also offer 2D and 3D CAD files in the main formats. This makes it easy to optimise the use of space within the control panel.