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The 3rd Edition of UL508A was published on April 24, 2018 and the effective date is now rapidly approaching, Have you fully engaged with the new changes? Are you ready for the Effective date? Consider some of the changes here and discuss them with other panel builders. Today's consideration: 5.1 states the components that are not included in the overall SCCR calculation have been revised. these can be found in the following exceptions under SB4.2 in UL508A. There are two new exceptions 1) Ferrules, if installed correctly (For information on this, see section 29.3.6 a-e) and 2) EMC filters before or after converters.

What is your take on these new exemptions? and why the need to identify Ferrules, if installed correctly? Why would you install them incorrectly?

 

 


 

January 22, 2020

Anyone that does field work, system upgrades or that has been sent on a maintenance call for a control system failure has numerous stories about poorly installed or maintained equipment, or failures that may have resulted for a multitude of reasons. Share your stories (and pictures) of the worst you have seen and the effort you put in to correct it. It is likely your peers have expereinced similar situations or can learn from your expereinces!

 

November 5, 2019

 

Control panel design is an essential component to the start of any project, and today there are a variety of options to help in this from design software to design guides published by standards associations and OEM's. in 2018 the updated UL508A made clear the regulations for control panels. What has been your greatest aid to ensuring you remain UL508A compliant in your builds? Do you utilize design software that accounts for UL508A regulations? Have you switched to components that are designed in advance to be compliant? What has worked for you? Share your success and concerns with your fellow panel builders.

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November 1, 2019

Your control panel plays a huge role in the productivity and efficiency of your operation. Even in rugged environments, your panel should be elegant in its simplicity, clear in its labeling, and compact in space.

Here’s how to make sure your control panel doesn’t hinder your efficiency but will maximize your performance: https://panelbuilderus.com/latest-news/4700-the-top-four-features-of-a-perfect-control-panel

What are your comments and opinions? Do you agree with top features? Any additional considerations? Discuss your opinions here with other Panel Builder and automation specialists 

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Design and controls engineers can now more easily access, configure and manage HART devices using the new Allen-Bradley FLEX 5000 highly integrated HART I/O modules. The simplified programming experience, available with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application, can help simplify design, maintenance and operational productivity.

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