Electrical Wiring for Automation Controls

veins and arteries for electronic controls

If Programmable Logic Controllers are the brains of an automated control panel, and power sources are the heart, then electrical wiring would be the veins and arteries. And no matter the size of a project here at Electronic Control Corporation, we use tons of it. The need for scaling as we employ larger projects as well as multiple projects, while still maintaining the highest quality demands an automated high-volume widget capable of keeping our operations in optimal health as we flex to meet growing customer demands.

The Komax Kappa 320 for Automated Cutting and Stripping of Wires

Komax Kappa 320 - Electrical Wiring - ECC-Automation

The Kappa 320 Automated Cut and Strip Machine by Komax

ECC-Automation has procured the flexible, ultra-fast Komax Kappa 320 cut and strip wiring machine. This cutting and stripping machine offers the latest in high-range processing, and quick set-up for simple to harder electrical wiring materials. The controls are user-friendly and provide for great flexibility, allowing the operator to set-up job runs in no time.

A quick look at some features we like:

Electrical Wiring Sizes

This fully automated cut and strip machine we use for our electronic control panels allows for wire sizes from 0.05mm to 10mm2.

Inkjet marking

From Komax provided TopWin software, wiring can be custom-marked. This provides a tremendous advantage for electronic controller projects that require any unique identification on the wiring of a control panel.


Intuitive touch screen and software

TopTouch and TopWin, respectively, for seamless machine communications

Sensors like the optical cable detector

For quick job setup and significant reduction of material loss from cutting by early detection of stripping errors

As part of ECC-Automation commitment to producing state-of-the-art electronic controls, we continue to invest in equipment and operational assets that yield the quality and durability, regardless of the volume required. Our recent procurement of this cutting edge cut and strip wiring machine is now an integral part of keeping our operations running smoothly at an optimal level.

If you would like to learn more our approach to designing and manufacturing electronic control panels, including our wiring capabilities, give us a call today.

Electronic Control Duplex Switches

Technology is Transforming Duplex Control Panels

Duplex control panels are invaluable to facility managers. An intelligently configured duplex control panel can greatly expedite the management of multiple systems, from air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration to plumbing and electric. They can alert the team at critical times such as when tanks are empty, tanks have been filled, fuel levels are low, or wastewater is high. Recently, cutting edge technology has changed the way that Electronic Control Corporation develops and builds duplex control panels today.

Alleviating the Pains of Older Duplex Control Panel Systems

Previously, in older systems, duplex control panels would require a lot of human interface, which translates into both more manual oversight and higher labor costs. Factoring in these elements, issues in the system could take longer to identify. This means more downtime for facilities and more time spent on fixing a problem, rather than operating the building. In addition, finding a solution to the problem could become timely and costly since, in some cases, highly skilled wiring logic could be necessary.

After hearing clients’ needs and recognizing a demand to make the process more efficient, Electronic Control Corporation began developing and testing a way to modernize duplex control systems. Now, duplex control panels can be manufactured with user-­friendly touchscreens and alarm systems, as well as other time­ and­ money saving capabilities.

NASA Updates Their System

In fact, NASA recently put ECC’s duplex control panels to the test at one of their facilities. ECC was hired by NASA to update and modernize a 15-year-­old wastewater and sewage pump system. The result was control panels that created more efficiencies and required overall less energy as it monitors and manages pumps throughout the building.

Running two 11 horsepower pumps, the duplex control panels contain elegantly designed current switchers and alternators. Phase monitoring is fed by dual power feeds, which is important for critical operations. If a fault is detected on a pump, the system is designed to automatically switch over to another pump. Likewise, it is important to have built-in redundancies to keep systems at optimal operating capacity. ECC ensured the NASA building included redundancies using two control circuits housed within the same panel, so that if one stops for any reason, the second control circuit kicks in seamlessly and pumps still function.

When to Update Aging Duplex Control Panels

Most manufacturing plants that have a system between 10­-15 years old are now recognizing a need for more modern duplex control systems. Systems this old or older tend to be outdated, have more downtime, and can be more difficult to operate. Building engineers and managers are now taking advantage of how ECC has modernized the development and operation of duplex controls.

For more information about building or updating a duplex control panel for your building, contact ECC today.

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