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    Automation I:  Control Panel Design

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    The element14 ESSENTIALS of Control Panel Design covers the fundamentals and guidelines for designing an industrial control panel. This supplementary guide discusses the types of related components used.

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    Control Panel Components


    Type DRD DIN Rail Wiring Duct

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    DIN rail wiring duct used for component mounting, provides design flexibility and component access for easier installation and maintenance.

    DIN rail is compatible with standard 15mm or 35 mm rails

    Integrated DIN rail fastening provides 40% faster rail and duct installation

    Hinged cover attachment ensures panel integrity during maintenance and upgrades

    Channel pass-through slots provide ease of wiring

    Reduces wire length, material cost, and labor cost



    Corner Wiring Duct

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    Corner Wiring Duct utilizes the unused corner space in the enclosure or duct and reduces overall footprint up to 20%.

    Reduces assembly cost using optional quick mount clips

    Compatible with Panduit 3" and 4" wiring duct

    Cover and Base length is 6 feet and sold separately

    The one-piece base needs less installation time than a multi-piece solution


    Cable Tie, Pan Ty® Weather Resistant, Nylon 6.6 (Polyamide 6.6), Black, 99 mm, 2.5 mm, 22 mm, 18 lb

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    A Locking Cable Tie is a type of fastener used for holding items together, primarily wires or cables. These versatile, weather-resistance ties are suitable for many indoor and outdoor applications.

    UV and weather resistant black nylon has no sharp edges

    Operating temperature range is -65°C to 85°C

    Faster threading and curved tip increases installation speed

    Requires low thread force

    High loop tensile strength

    One-piece locking section provides strength and reliability.


    Wire Marker, Self-Laminating, 25.4mm x 19.1mm, Vinyl, White

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    Laminating Labels are used for product identification to provide details about the product or cable.  Self-laminating labels supplied on rolls contain the print-on colored area and clear overlaminate to safeguard the legend for permanent and clear identification.

    Create professional labels with superior legibility

    Available in a variety of materials and wire sizes


    TDP43METDP43ME Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer (UK), 300 dpi

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    The Thermal Transfer Desktop Label 3dpi printer provides printed labels for component identification, with simple setup and smooth operation.

    Compact size and Durable construction

    Excellent resolution for small characters

    Automatic self-test and one button operation

    Allows sharing using network connection capability

    Reduces printer downtime using easy ribbon loading

    Supports all Panduit thermal transfer label media using Easy-Mark labeling software.

    Easily and quickly connects to PC and offers flexibility to print using Ethernet or USB

    Works in industrial and harsh environments.


    Grounding Bar, #14 - #4AWG & 2/0AWG WIRE

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    The Universal Ground Bar System (UGB) offers multiple mounting options and terminating methods. The UGB system helps to reduce the types of ground bars that are required to satisfy the various customer requirements.

    The UGB is CSA 22.2 Certified and UL 467 listed for bonding and grounding equipment up to 2/0 AWG

    Fulfills UL 508A requirements


    Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), 28 V, 24 V, DIN Rail

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    The Industrial Network UPS offers uninterrupted power and reduces the risk of downtime. Instead of batteries, it uses ultracapacitors, which eliminate downtime due to battery failure and provides maintenance-free design.

    Low cost as compared to a battery-based UPS

    Standard web browser interface decreases operation expense

    Ethernet connectivity for Remote management

    Temperature range is -40°C to +60°C

    DIN rail mount

    UL listed and CSA certified


    Connector Accessory, RJ45 Jack Blockout Device, RJ45 Jack

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    The RJ45 Jack Blockout Device prevents an RJ45 Jack from unauthorized access and harmful foreign objects, saving money and time related to data security, repair, hardware replacement, and network downtime.

    Compatible with a variety of RJ45 jacks

    Does not interface with jack contacts

    Requires special tool for installation and removal

    Ensures network infrastructure safety and security


    Terminal, Wire Ferrule, DIN end, Single Wire, 24 AWG, Turquoise

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    The DIN end sleeve single wire insulated ferrule has a funnel entry that provides lower installation cost and faster insertion. These ferrules are 12.5 mm long and have a wire strip length of 11.9mm.

    Meets DIN standards for single wire containment

    Provides easy wire insertion into the terminal block

    Variety of pin lengths are available for multiple terminal blocks

    Suitable for limited panel space applications

    Polypropylene insulation fulfills DIN color requirement

    Provides reliability and speed for high volume terminations


    Ergonomic Cable Tie Tool, Hand Operated, Tension Control/Tie Cut Off

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    The Cable Tie Installation Tool provides higher productivity and promotes worker safety. These hand-operated tools are suitable for low to medium volume applications.

    Cushioned slip-proof grip

    Lightweight (294.5 g)

    Slanting tie entry permits quick side entry of tie into a tool to provide fast installation

    Low handle force required to cut off the tie

    Adjustable control

    Easy to read tension settings


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