Tutorial videos on control panel designs: Post comments, advice
Look inside and learn tips and tricks of control panel design with these six, brief tutorial videos. Choose the most useful. Post comments about your favorite or add your advice.
Six tutorial videos on control panel design from 2009 are Control Engineering , www.controleng.com . Control panel design is among favorite topics of many control engineers, panel builders, and system integrators. Related tips and tricks about design and assembly are often appreciated. Six videos have made it through the initial round of the Control Engineering Control Panel Design Contest and are posted online for consideration.
May the best video win and may you learn something along the way! Voting closed on April 1; view the videos and post comments about your favorite and why, or add you own advice using the TalkBack feature. ( UPDATE : the panel design winner was named on April 14 : all remain available for viewing and comment.)
Suggested criteria are how well the video explains:
The thought process for determining the layout of components, both interior and exterior component mounting techniques;
Wire and cable termination techniques;
How consistency is maintained from one person to another in component mounting and wiring practices;
Door work (mounting, labeling & wiring of devices on an enclosure door, or other exterior surfaces);
Methods for insertion of completed panels into enclosures;
Methods for maintaining cleanliness and protection of the enclosure and components; and Testing procedures.
The winner will receive an award and be profiled in an upcoming print edition of Control Engineering .
See also Control Engineering .
The six companies and their sites are:
Ai Control Systems
Barney's Pumps Inc. (Unitron Controls division)
ICDS, LLC (Innovative Construction and Design Solutions)
SG Process Panels
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