2020-08-25T11:53:48+02:00August 25, 2020
Bernhard Heulmanns

UL508A panel shop – consulting and contract manufacturing for the North American market

Designing and building customized industrial control panels for (y)our US or Canadian customers can be very confusing once all the national regulations such as OSHA, NEC, NFPA79, CSA22.2, and UL508A are taken into consideration. American Truetzschler’s panel shop is a UL508A certified panel shop and backed up by an experienced team of electrical engineers. We will advise, engineer, build, and support you based on your control cabinet and certification needs (UL/cUL).

For small and medium-sized European machine builders, the ever-changing regulations and formalities in the US and Canadian market make it difficult to comply with all current control standards and needed certifications. A reliable and flexible domestic partner for those aspects allows you to focus on the marketing and successful introduction of the product within North America. At the same time, the US-built and UL508A certified control panel can be an important selling point.

More than 40 years of experience in the field of machine and line controls in the US

Trützschler, founded in 1888, is headquartered in Germany. In 1969, American Truetzschler was the first subsidiary to be opened. Since the early 80’s, American Truetzschler has designed, engineered and built electrical control panels for machines and lines, used in our fiber preparation business. Based on the knowledge gained over the years, we expanded our controls services to various other sectors, including optical glass fiber and cooling & refrigerating applications. Later our panel shop became UL508A listed (certified) in order to document our quality and satisfy increasing demand. We are extremely proud of our achievements, our long-time staff members, as well as our long-standing relationships with customers.

We measure our success based on returning customers.

Our guidelines have not changed over the years.

Bilingual communication and cultural competence

Misunderstandings and language barriers are the reason for more than 90% of all problems at a later stage. The translation and explanation of regulations, the clarification of details in regards to a specific project, and the simple understanding of the expectations of a North American customer are examples where our bilingualism and cultural background will help to save valuable time, and money, on both sides of the Atlantic!

We understand that language and cultural differences are common sources of misunderstandings – please do not hesitate to contact us for support!

Custom designs, extensive inventory and enhanced quality

Due to our own production and service of controls and electrical cabinets for the entire range of Trützschler products in North America, we have resources in electrical design and engineering at our disposal. In addition, we stock electrical controls components of all major manufactures on a large scale. As a result, we can offer and execute serial production, as well as build custom and tailored projects, in which we can consistently showcase our creativity and flexibility.

During production, all processes and internal structures are documented by the practical and sustainable quality management system ISO 9001-2015. In combination with our continuing education of our employees, and the listing of our panel shop in UL’s panel shop program UL508A, we can comply with all required subject-specific regulations and meet the highest quality standards.

Terminal and wire inventory.

Partial solutions or full range supplier

American Truetzschler will seamlessly integrate into your production flow and meet your requirements by offering partial solutions, e.g. building “UL” control cabinets with provided components only; complete package including design and engineering of customized panels; or anywhere in between.

We are able to offer project support, installation support, start-up support, and 24/7 service availability for your machine and line controls.

Our highlights

  • NFPA-79 Capability and NEC (NFPA-70) compliance
  • UL 508a, cUL508a sticker
  • ISO 9001-2015 documentation, testing and checkout
  • Engineering support or review of schematics and components
  • Schematics
  • Built to your specs or our proposal
  • Custom enclosures
  • FAT with end customer inhouse
  • SAT testing and support
  • Custom wire & component labels and tags
  • Installation and start-up support
  • 24/7 service


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