The Science and Technology Behind Control Panels

Three key focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money, Business/Entrepreneurship and Technology. In many businesses, control panels are important tools as they are used to carry out specific functions. Depending upon the business you’re running, you may want to customize specific control panels for your operations. The following contributed post is entitled, The Science and Technology Behind Control Panels.

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When being tasked with setting up a control panel as part of your business, it is wise to do your research beforehand for the safety of your business. Science and technology today are moving the world forward and new innovations are being made daily to help the world run more efficiently. The same can be said for the improvements in control panels.

Companies such as OSCO Controls are at the forefront of custom control panels. In their custom control panel development process, they follow 6 steps to set your company up with the most durable control panel:

  1. Project Need Analysis
  2. Panel Design
  3. Panel Documentation
  4. Fabrication and Programming
  5. Testing and Quality Control
  6. Technical Support

It goes without saying that safety needs to come first when customizing control panels. Prioritizing the operator safety is of the utmost importance. Since your control panel is customized, it is important that all safety precautions be taken in regard to your specific control panel. The safety review will dictate the optimum control technologies, automation programming, and the control’s physical placement to make sure the operator is safe.

One of the scientific breakthroughs OSCO uses is the ability to pre-program large lift controls to stop at the customer specified height requirements. Their control panel also contains a programmable logic controller and an HMI screen that is used to control and monitor the whole system.

Their team will work collaboratively with your company to design the most specific control panel to meet your needs. Once they understand the application requirements of your company, they will analyze all variables to ensure that their electrical system design will improve productivity, simplify processes, and provide safe operation. This system gives the operator the ability to handle different tasks with the ease of a button. They are provided with precision controls, adjustable variable speed drives, and include emergency stop devices.

The final major piece a company like OSCO provides is a lasting partnership. As discussed in Benefits of running IT as intended, it is essential to have a connection with anyone who has a strong understanding of the technology behind a system. Once set up, OSCO can be used as a resource to come to with any questions or concerns. Even when the job is completed, they offer services such as:

• Evaluate and recommend new controls, technology, and design for process applications
• Onsite installation and set up
• Assess and troubleshoot issues
• Program and implement new software
• Commission and integrate product info and user’s equipment

Their expertise in the field will be able to provide you with a sense of relief in knowing that they are able to respond to any control issues that you may run into. When it comes to control panels, it is essential that you have the safest and most functional panel possible. And with Science and Technology constantly evolving, having the right company to partner with that can stay on top of the changes will make a world of difference for your business.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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