Once a control system enters the manufacturing stage, one of the first procedures is the panel layout. Most commonly the panel layout design is done at the engineering stage, however there are times when there is no designed layout provided. Even if an engineered layout was done, prior to doing any cutouts or drilling the components are laid out to verify everything fits as desired. Other things that are evaluated are the weight, depth, thermal dissipation, swing radius of components, voltage separation and how to wire.
If no pre-engineered layout is provided we use our experience to do an on the spot panel layout based on the products, schematic and various code guidelines. An as built panel layout can be provided by our engineering team after the fact if desired. As an area often overlooked we take panel layouts serious to help ensure the best quality, functionality, distribution and look possible.