Our engineers have experience with various aspects of projects including design, programming, testing, start-up, and training. We use AutoCAD and Zuken software to design control panels based on specifications from our customers. We regularly design and program control panels using PLCs from Allen Bradley, General Electric, Siemens, Automation Direct, Unitronics, and Modicon. These projects use primarily Cat5/Cat6 cable for Ethernet communications, but some use various forms of fiber optics, serial, or radio communication.
Fabrication of the panels will be done in our shop by an experienced fabricator. NEC operates a UL 508 panel shop with highly skilled personnel using the latest panel manufacturing automation technology. We have a CNC machine for milling enclosures and subpanels for easier device installation. We also use a wire processing machine for more accurate and efficient cutting, stripping and labeling of conductors within the panels. After production, engineers and trained technicians test the functionality of each control panel. Using properly calibrated equipment ensures the validation and accuracy of the finished product.
Our staff members are available for assistance with troubleshooting and installation questions over the phone. We are happy to work with customers and end-users to continue to meet their control needs after the panels are on site. In some cases, we also offer the use of one of our remote support boxes to connect to a PLC in the field to make updates to the program.
We offer start-up and field service to our customers depending on their needs and the complexity of the panel/system. During these start-ups, our staff can also perform training on-site with end-users to ensure a thorough understanding of the individual components as well as the system as a whole.