July 11, 2018
Learn how you can take advantage of the program to improve global marketability.
UL’s Industrial Control Panel (ICP) Shop Program allows manufacturers who custom-build or mass-produce ICPs to apply the UL Marks for the United States and Canada at their factories.
UL’s safety Marks are the most credible and sought-after certification marks in North America. When regulators, specifiers and end-product certifiers see the familiar UL Mark, they are confident that the panel has met the certification requirements. The UL Panel Shop Program makes it convenient to receive UL certification while allowing maximum flexibility in panel design.
Additionally, certifying an industrial control panel for use in a hazardous location (HazLoc) helps improve global marketability by demonstrating compliance and safety to customers working in high-risk areas; however, the certification process can be cumbersome.
Here is an example of how one industrial control panel manufacturer eased their process for certification and increased market reach. R. STAHL, a German-based supplier of explosion protection and safety technology, approached UL to join UL’s Panel Shop Program. They became one of the first German companies to complete the entire UL Panel Shop Program. Being part of the program allows them to join a roster of companies in a valuable, growing marketplace for component manufacturers. The unique flexibility of the Panel Shop Program allows R. STAHL to work with UL to accommodate their ever-evolving manufacturing and client needs and remain competitive in the market.
Additional benefits of the UL Panel Shop Program include:
- Covers everything related to the panels, including proper component usage, enclosure environmental ratings, wiring and motor protection, and safety markings, and is based on a thorough understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in the United States and the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).
- Avoids red-tagged panels at the job site, along with the resulting delays and extra cost.
- Benefits from the widespread acceptance of the UL Mark by regulatory authorities in every jurisdiction in the United States and Canada.
- Offers a solidified market reputation and increases competitive advantage covering general use, industrial machinery, elevator control, service equipment, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, marine use panels and bid on jobs that specify UL certified ICPs.
Like R. STAHL, you too can capitalize on the UL Panel Shop Program and increase your competitive advantage by leveraging the widespread acceptance of the UL Mark by regulatory authorities in every jurisdiction in the United States and Canada. We can help you understand how an industrial control panel is investigated and what the proper markings on the product mean to help ensure a successful installation. Click here to read the complete R.STAHL story.
Contact us today to become a UL Listed Panel Shop.