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Factory Control System Services

We can help ensure that you are safely integrating your products into factory machines and industrial processes to help prevent potential hazards and reduce the risk to workers.

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Factory automation uses control equipment to operate different industrial processes or machinery. Factory control systems increase manufacturing productivity and can simultaneously decrease production costs by improving quality, lowering labor expenses, and reducing risk to workers.

Certification by a trusted, independent third party can help ensure that you are safely integrating your products into industrial processes and preventing potential hazards. With decades of experience navigating the complex world of industrial machinery, we can serve as your independent third-party certifier for safety and compliance.


We offer certifications and guidance on the following components:

  • Factory automation equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Automated guided vehicles
  • Cabinets and boxes
  • Industrial control panels and accessories
  • Elevator equipment
  • Fire pump controllers
  • Lifting equipment
  • Robotics and welding equipment

We provide certification of industrial control panels to UL 508A, the Standard for Industrial Control Panels. We also offer certification and guidance to cover a wide variety of industrial products according to end-application needs.

In addition to certifying to U.S. and Canadian requirements, we can also offer informative reports and advisory services on various International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.

Manufacturers with in-house testing capabilities may qualify to perform testing at their facilities under UL’s Data Acceptance Program (DAP). Such testing can help reduce certification process costs and time.

Why UL

Leading factory control system manufacturers around the world choose us to help them obtain the necessary certifications for country-specific compliance. Our wide range of safety, performance and compliance services provide the reliable credentials and assurance necessary for gaining global market access and differentiation for industrial control products, including industrial control panels, programmable logic controllers and combination motor controllers. We can also ease the transition to IEC standards for industrial control equipment.

When you work with us, we’ll assist you at every stage of your product’s development to accelerate market acceptance and deployment. Our goal is to help your business bring safe industrial control equipment to your customers quickly, easily and efficiently.

    Understanding UL 508A

    Webinar: Understanding UL 508A 3rd Edition Update

    Hear UL's Principal Engineer for Industrial Control Panels, John Kovacik, and gain an insider's look at the detailed changes relevant to the new UL 508A 3rd Edition.

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    Designing for Safety Compliance in Industrial Control Panels

    This comprehensive on-demand eLearning course focuses on how to construct General Use Industrial Control Panels in accordance with the Standard for Industrial Control Panels, UL 508A, 2nd Edition.

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