Our fabrication facility allows us to assemble, test, and ship your projects from a central location. Our project managers work directly with our shop supervisors to ensure your project proceeds on schedule. Any modifications to your equipment are implemented immediately and accurately because of this close relationship. This close proximity also ensures you a one stop review of all aspects of your project being handled by Custom Control. The fabrication teams are made up of shop supervisors and assembly technicians who have over a century of combined experience. This experience allows Custom Control to provide the highest quality work in a very timely manner. From modifying existing systems to building them from scratch, our teams will deliver the end product you demand.
From the founding of our company in 1977 until today, our control panel design and fabrication team has been a very large part of our success as a control systems integrator. In the early days i.e. before industrial computers were prevalent, the industry needs were based on large discrete component control panels. These varied from single to multi section relay control panels to "bench board" consoles each requiring much custom design and fabrication time.Our design team generated hand drawn blueprints that were used in the fabrication process. Design changes that created fabrication corrections were laborious requiring many tedious hours to successfully complete a control panel.
As computers were introduced into the industrial workplace, the marketplace demand shifted from discrete component based control panels to PLC/computer based control panels. This shift required our design and fabrication teams to make adjustments that allowed for continuation of providing quality control panels for our clients. Our design team switched from hand drawn blueprints to computer generated drawings (AutoCad). This allows for greater efficiency and accuracy of initial panel designs. Design changes are handled through the computerized drawing system to allow for quick turn-a-round for customer review and approval. This quick approval allows our fabrication team to construct the control panel(s) with minimal loss of time spent making corrections. The industry shift to PLC/HMI panels has streamlined the fabrication process.
Most current control systems consist of 1) a main control panel that houses the main PLC processor, communication equipment, local I/O, supporting power supplies and interposing relays, fusing and field termination blocks and 2) remote control panel(s) as needed which house additional I/O, communication equipment, supporting power supplies and interposing relays, fusing and field termination blocks. An HMI is usually required and is typically located on the control panel door or remotely located in a control room. These current systems require our design team to layout the overall network, provide detail control panel design with attention to space constraints, environmental concerns and customer component requirements.
Our fabrication team then implements the design that is ultimately tested and approved by our client. Custom Control continues to strive for excellence in all areas of customer satisfaction. We feel that first impressions are most important, and our belief is that the first impression is visual. This means that a control system must be of the highest quality before it must perform as specified. You can count on the design and fabrication team at Custom Control to continue to provide quality designed and fabricated control panels to meet your specific requirements.
As a "value added" supplier we offer as a service what we call "Control Instrument Packaging". This is defined as a coordinated supply of components and/or component assemblies. Our approach allows of You, our customer to have a level or confidence that correct materials will be provided on time without having to issue multiple orders, verify materials correctness, track material shipments and hope all arrives on time.
We look forward to You allowing Our team of procurement and engineering professionals to:
- Verify with You the required product correctness through a submittal process.
- Coordinate materials procurement using our procurement relationship with an extensive list of suppliers and manufacturers.
- Provide assembly of multiple components into a package.
- Accurately and properly schedule and track materials.
- Provide consolidation of materials for final shipment to site.
- Provide documentation as necessary.