November 25, 2022
Since their introduction into North America just a few decades ago, IEC devices have slowly taken over the controls market that NEMA devices once dominated. Designers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) each acknowledge the benefits realized through the use of IEC devices including lower costs and greater safety. The next evolutionary step in refining control panel design is through the use of busbar. Busbar provides these same designers, integrators, and OEMs similar benefits with the primary goal of optimizing control panel design to reduce costs. An IEC plus busbar combination can reduce costs by two methods – reduction in labor and a reduction in component cost. Designers can use the standardized metric sizing offered by IEC control devices (and their associated busbar adapters) to more efficiently layout panel drawings and make changes from one application to the next. Panel integrators save labor through easier installation methods. OEMs save on capital equipment costs by utilizing the cheaper IEC components as well as the lower enclosure cost provided by the smaller panel layout.
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