Industrial Control Panels

Control Panels Overview

At MIS Controls, the ability to control the power of various systems starts with the assembly and knowledge of the panel and enclosure. With an experienced team and dedication to our partners, we have the necessary skills to bring your panel into production. Chiefly, MIS Controls assembles high-functioning industrial control panels in each category and type. In addition, we address the contents of the panels with specific wiring or various specialized components. Scroll down to learn even more about how MIS can assist with your control panels!

Control Panel Categories

PLC Control Panel

PLC Control Panels

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are an integral part of any industrial control application. In short, they deliver intelligent, productive, and discrete architecture for many systems in the manufacturing process, motion applications, safety, and other process controls. For this reason, MIS Controls specializes in the assembly and integration process of any PLC controller into an Industrial Control Panel. Our expertise includes:

  • Build-to-Print with Attention to Details
  • All OEM Installation Requirements Established
  • Low-to-High Volume Production Capabilities
  • UL 508A Certified Approval Availability
HMI Industrial Control Panel

HMI Control Panels

A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a dashboard that connects to a machine, device, or system. These interfaces allow people to engage and interact with any source machine application. Ideally, they are suited for mount integration into a complex machine. Specifically, with this application, they appear on mounting arms or as touchscreen workstations. With this in mind, MIS Controls provides the manufacturing of various HMI Controls. Our builds include:

  • Build-to-Order and Custom HMI Applications
  • Low-to-High Volume Production Capabilities
  • Functional Testing On-Site
  • On-Time Delivery Guaranteed
  • UL 508A Certified Approval Availability
CNC Industrial Control Panel

CNC Control Panels

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Panels allow for automated control to establish highly productive and efficient applications. These panels are highly customizable, allowing for many different end uses. To emphasize this application, control panels for the machine tool industry are at the center of MIS Controls’ services and capabilities. All in all, you can rely on MIS Controls to manufacture the CNC Panel to the most stringent customer requirements and specifications. Our capabilities include:

  • Full Production Capabilities
  • All Customer Specifications Included
  • High-End Performance Delivery
  • UL 508A Certified Approval Availability
Relay Industrial Control Panel

Relay Control Panels

Relay Panels use a variation of electric circuits to turn other devices into the same or different circuits. Moreover, Relay Control Panels come in various sizes and are easily customizable for any project size or scope. MIS Controls holds vast experience and expertise in the assembly manufacturing of various Relay Control Panel applications. Additionally, we perform complete functional testing of each Relay Panel to meet our customer requirements and industry standards. Our capabilities include:

  • Project-Based, Custom Application
  • Low-to-High Volume Production
  • Complete Sourcing and Turnkey Solution
  • Full Functional Testing to Customer Requirements

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Industrial Control Panels
& Enclosure Assembly

Engineers use control panels and enclosures across many of the manufacturing processes of industrial and consumer products. In particular, they occupy a large portion of any manufacturing plant, placed on the side of heavy or light industrial machinery. Specifically, they are the source of the human interface through many HMI box applications. In reality, a control panel lives up to its name, controlling many aspects of our daily lives. For instance, it can be in the control process of our food packaging and automation, the automotive manufacturing process, or alongside a traffic light to control our transportation safety measures.

Enclosure Assembly:

Overall, MIS Controls offers comprehensive industrial control panel and enclosure assembly services with a wide range of manufacturing and production capabilities to give our customers confidence in product performance.

Full Control Panel Assembly

What is an Industrial Control Panel and Enclosure Assembly?

Control Panel

Industrial Control Panel and Enclosure consist of a cabinet box of various sizes and shapes and can be made of different materials. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) publishes NEMA enclosure type standards for various electrical enclosures' performance.

Material Components

The Enclosure Cabinet encompasses various components such as switches, electrical controls, circuit breakers, motors, telecommunication equipment, and endless electromechanical parts.

Enclosure Wiring

During the control panel assembly process, wires and cables have to complete the connections among all the components using pathways separating low and high voltage wires to meet all communication and Underwriter Laboratory (UL) Standards.

Types of Control Panels and Enclosures

Chiefly, the control panels and enclosure types start at the design phase of the application requirements. The environment in which the enclosure cabinet is placed plays a significant role in selecting the material and construction of each enclosure cabinet. An outdoor enclosure cabinet will require different NEMA ratings to protect the industrial equipment from spikes in direct current and harsh weather. Similarly, other applications such as waterproof, explosion-proof, or harsh environments will require strict adherence to the standard to ensure safety, operating characteristics, and performance.

Floor Mount

A Floor-Mount Industrial Control Panel must meet strict NEMA Standards elevated from the ground at different heights with floor stand kits in 6, 12, 18, or 24 inches. Since the Enclosure Cabinet will house electrical control devices, the elevation must protect it from the surrounding environment. Additionally, the cabinet should be hosed down regularly or is in a very wet setting. Therefore, a drip kit protective door hardware can add protection from dripping water or settling dust.

Free Standing

A Free-Standing Industrial Control Panel performs the same functionality as the Floor-Mount design with or without floor elevation. Generally, it is placed on a flat surface in a dry environment and may be in various sizes and shapes of a single, double-door, or multi-door custom configuration.

Wall Mount

Wall Mount Industrial Control Enclosures are generally of smaller sizes than Floor-Mount or Free-Standing designs. Application usage can be indoor or outdoor with various finishes such as polycarbonate and fiberglass. As a result, this enclosure offers an affordable option. Comparatively, it may also be made out of stainless steel material when corrosion resistance is a requirement.

Modular Enclosures

Modular Industrial Control Enclosures offer the most flexibility of all applications. Altogether, it is designed to adapt to more accessory options and allow flexibility for added multiple-door options. Hence, it can encompass a significant electrical device component.

Junction Boxes

Lastly, the Junction Box is generally much smaller in design than other types of electrical enclosures. It serves the same type of protection from accidental electric shocks while housing electrical connections. Furthermore, its size gives it a unique feature to connect other larger control panels while remaining small enough to be placed in tighter places.

Parts of the Industrial Control Panel and Enclosure

The Industrial Control Panel consists of five major components. In this case, the components combine in various ways to create the desired performing application.


An electrical control panel comprises several important components that work together to ensure the safe and efficient operation of an electrical system. The main power switch, circuit breakers or fuses, relays, meters and gauges, and wiring and connectors all play crucial roles in controlling electrical devices and machinery. These parts protect the system from overloading, short circuits, and other issues, while also providing valuable information for diagnosis and optimization. Without these parts, the electrical system would be prone to errors, accidents, and potentially catastrophic failures. Therefore, it is essential to maintain and inspect the control panel regularly to ensure proper functioning.

Firstly, every control panel, in essence, is an enclosure cabinet that encompasses the electrical, electromechanical, and all other components—generally made of various materials such as carbon steel, aluminum, or stainless steel. The application performance and the surrounding environment will require a cabinet rating outlined by NEMA Enclosure Type Standards.

Next, a sub-plate helps easily install electrical devices, mechanical parts, and many necessary components for the application’s functionality. The layout of such features provides the utmost flexibility, makes the best use of the space area, and meets all electrical and electronic standards. After proper assembly of components, the sub-plate goes inside the enclosure cabinet for protection.

Notably, standard mechanical parts such as din rail, rack units, duct wire ways, screws, nuts, and bolts play an intricate role in the design and layout of the sub-plate. Additionally, assemblers install mechanical features via cutouts, placeholders, and mechanical drawers to meet interface requirements.

Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of different electrical components in an electrical control panel. Disconnect switches, relays, circuit breakers, and fuses are the standard parts seen in every panel enclosure. Additionally, advanced automation has elevated the capability of the electrical control panel to include intelligent electronic devices to run motor drives, perform telecommunication functions, and provide the ability for interconnectivity with other plant support equipment.

Finally, our team can fit the control panel and enclosure with many additional devices and equipment based on the applications performed. To clarify, motors, power supplies, transformers, and air conditioning units are examples of added parts mounted on the electrical control panel.

Sample Component Suppliers

In addition to our in-house services, we work with some of the most respected, industry-leading component suppliers on the market. We’re proud to partner with such reputable and reliable suppliers. When it comes to the best quality available, our services—along with the backing of our suppliers—cannot be beaten.

ABB -Partner in Control Panels
Allen Bradley-Partner in Control Panels
Moeller-Partner in Control Panels
Phoenix Contact

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