Control Panel Building – Specials

Control panel building in optima forma

For several decades Elma has been an expert in control panel building, assembling drive & control cabinets for all types of machines and technical set-ups.  Each control panel is made according to the requirements, electrical schematics and bill of material of our customers. By offering this service, Elma seeks to make customers totally carefree when it comes to cabinet challenges.

Complementary to control panel building, our system integration department will also be of service. Before starting the assembling process, our electrical hardware engineers will check all your electrical diagrams. They make sure that they are in compliance with the applicable standards such as IEC 61439 (low-voltage switchgear and distribution systems) and IEC 60204 (electrical safety of machines). If required, Elma engineers will give advise on the most efficient techniques for your application. Adjustments in diagrams and schematics can be made accordingly.

The manufacturing and testing of control panels are done both at Elma’s factory in the Netherlands and at Elro, Elma’s sister company in Romania. Thanks to sister company we are able to provide financial interesting propositions. Not only labor costs, but also a significant number of key component are considerably lower in Romania. Read more.

Once a panel is constructed, our testing team makes a thourough  assesment of the product. A factory acceptance test (FAT) can be executed both at the Elma and the Elro plant. FAT’s can be executed according to Elma’s own or, if required, to the customer’s protocols.

The Lean philosophy is a part of the policy of Elma and Elro. The three CSR pillars, People, Planet and Profit are well supported by execution this policy. The base of Elma is to avoid waste. All activities, resources used, materials and processes within Elma must add value to the customer. Especially when it comes to our control panel building activities!

Elma is a learning organization eager to optimize by using the Lean methodology. Lean Manufacturing achieves the ultimate optimization of the operating process by eliminating eight different types of waste during the process. This results in an optimal flow, improved turnaround times, higher quality and / or lower production costs per unit.

If required related methods as Six Sigma are used enabling a management framework for continuous improvement of quality. Six Sigma applies the Lean approach to identify and strengthen this process at the same time by creating numerical understanding on waste. This statistically substantiated information ensures the most effective measures and priorities are set. These will always have a positive effect on quality, turnaround time and / or costs. The assembly process KPIs selected by Elma must locate the steps in the process requiring improvement.

It is always Elma’s aim to invest in long term relationships. For this reason, the requirements of customers prevail over our own. Our goal is to seamlessly integrate our own operational processes with those of the customer. In fact: we ideally see ourselves becoming the extension of the customer!

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René van der Linden
Manager Engineering
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Teunis van Vulpen
Technical Manager
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