When you buy anything electrical, safety is paramount. You’ll commonly see the UL label on just about anything you plug in – just take a look at your toaster or hair dryer the next time you use it.
Similar to residential products, commercial and industrial electrical products also have UL labels to indicate product certification. UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, a company with a mission of “working for a safer world” since 1894.
As the largest nationally recognized testing laboratory, UL provides certification and testing programs that ensure safety and quality. Many electrical inspectors and jurisdictions look for the UL certification as part of their inspections. Without UL listing, inspectors may be hesitant to sign-off on a panel, which may require obtaining a letter from a certified electrical professional engineer. As a result, having a UL label on your panel may end up saving time at the inspection.
Automations Solutions is part of UL’s industrial control panel (ICP) custom builder program, which means UL conducts quarterly unscheduled site-visits at our Germantown facility to review and inspect our products. Since our products meet UL safety standards, Automation Solutions includes the UL certification tag on our panels and equipment.
UL 508 Panel Shop
Automation Solutions’ licensed, certified journeymen electricians run our panel shop according to UL 508: the standard for Safety of Industrial Control Panels.
At our Germantown Wisconsin facility, our experienced team can use customer’s existing control panel designs or build a panel from scratch according to unique system commissioning requirements. Numerous factors are taken into consideration at the design phase to determine customer needs with an exceptional attention to detail.
Our Control Panel Building Process includes: