All electrical appliances require some form of control to function as intended. Control and regulation are often associated with machinery or processes, but they can encompass anything from simple switch control to large, complex systems with sensors and detectors. Inside smaller appliances, circuit boards and memory chips are used for control, while larger and more complex systems require additional components. Historically, control cabinets or control panels have been used to address this issue. A control panel generally contains a certain amount of power distribution, while a control cabinet is more focused on control, regulation, and monitoring. The rapid advancements in automation are blurring the distinctions between these types.
Control cabinets are used to manage various aspects of turbine control, protection functions for generators, or process functions for offshore gas installations. This type of process-critical equipment has significant requirements for robustness, reliability, and functionality. Our customers come from commercial, offshore, and military applications, where we can offer control equipment for all these markets.
Control panels are used in industry and buildings to control and regulate lighting, heating, ventilation, process automation, and power circuits. Elektromontage can deliver systems designed and manufactured according to IEC, ATEX, UL/CSA, and even EAC standards. We also design and produce automation equipment for marine applications, which can be classified according to marine classification societies and meet requirements for shock and/or ATEX regulations.
Control panels contain components such as switches, contactors, overcurrent protection, measuring equipment, monitoring units, and communication devices. A control cabinet is often more geared towards a process or machine and therefore contains equipment specifically tailored for this purpose. It may include control systems, vibration monitoring systems, relay protection, and other peripheral devices.
Elektromontage's work often takes place in close collaboration with the customer, with the shared goal of delivering a customized system where functionality, along with personal safety, operational reliability, and energy efficiency, always take precedence. Many of our customers value the assurance of having a supplier that takes responsibility for the entire process, from design to manufacturing complete systems, from control to power distribution on the machine or in the facility.