UL 508a Panel Shop
UL Standards provide a benchmark for safety and sustainability of certain systems and services that relate to electricity, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. UL promotes safe living and working environments by developing standards that may be used to measure and validate performance and environmental health.
UL 508A is the UL Standard for Industrial Control Panels (ICPs) that are used for general industry and operate up to 600 volts. The equipment covered is meant for installation in “ordinary locations,” in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code. In these locations, the ambient temperature isn’t higher than 40 °C (104 °F).
Additionally, the Standard covers industrial control panel enclosures as well as industrial control panels that are intended for specific uses including air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, crane and hoist control equipment, and control of industrial machines including metalworking machine tools, plastic injection molding machinery, and power press controls.
From January 27, 2017, all UL-certified industrial control equipment products will be required to meet UL 60947, which “harmonizes” the industrial control equipment (ICE) standards with standards intended for low-voltage switchgear and control gear.
The UL CE Mark for ICPs is also used for equipment intended for “ordinary locations” but is more usually found on products that are traded in Europe. Like the UL 508A Standard, the CE Mark certifies that the product or part has been assessed to meet specific health and safety, as well as environmental protection requirements.
The UL requires that all critical components in a CE marked panel should “bear the CE Mark.”
MESH Automation’s UL 508A Panel Shop
MESH Automation’s well-equipped UL 508A panel shop gives our team the ability to service customers’ electrical needs from “build to print” panel builds to full-system integration, including field installation.
We pride ourselves on providing fully engineered, custom control panels and drive systems for new or existing industrial and commercial applications. We also have significant expertise in drive-system upgrades.
Our in-house staff of experienced panel builders and licensed electricians can build and certify UL508a, UL687, and CE Industrial control panels. All our panels and consoles are built to National Electrical Code (NEC) and UL standards.
MESH has a number of specialty areas of expertise including, but not limited to:
- Fabricating (wiring and assembling) PLC, HMI, MCC and Drive panels using standard and custom enclosures.
- Supplying our clients with all their specified equipment and labor for projects. Alternatively, we can supply labor-only to build panels with customer-supplied equipment or any portion thereof to meet our customers’ requirements.
- Wiring and assembling coordinated drive and PLC systems using multiple stand-alone enclosures or in custom e-houses.
Talk to us to see how we can help you or learn more about our manufacturing services.