SHOULD YOUR MOTOR CONTROL PANELS BE UL LISTED?
PMSI is watching out for you
We are working to keep our customers ahead of the technological curve. Our tech staff visits the majority of egg laying houses in the industry. One aspect that appears to be changing is the enforcement for UL 508 listing for control panels. So far, the states we are seeing this happen in are MN, NE, WA, TN and OR. It seems the UL 508 listing is getting some attention.
So what is UL, and what does UL listing mean?
UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, and is the leading nationally recognized testing authority in the U.S. A product that bears the stamp of UL listing has been tested and verified that it meets UL standards for safety. UL tested panels can include any assembly of relays, push buttons, motor controllers, etc. PMSI motor control panels, for example, fall into this category.
How can you get a UL 508A approved panel?
PMSI is a recognized UL 508A panel shop. We are allowed to independently design and produce UL 508A labeled panels to meet known product safety standards and reliability. Our shop makes it convenient to receive a UL approved panel while allowing maximum flexibility in panel design. We build the control panels to the UL 508A standard.
WE CAN IDENTIFY YOUR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS NOW AND WE THINK AHEAD TO IDENTIFY FUTURE NEEDS
Time spent executing the basic steps below could save you money, delays, and extra costs in the long term.
- Demonstrate to your insurance company that your controls are designed and built to a third party safety and protection standard, thus avoiding risk and potential liability.
- Establish compliance with NEC Articles 90.7 and 409.
- Prove that all power components meet UL standards.
- Verify that your panel builder is staying up to date on current requirements.
3 POSSIBLE CONCERNS:
- Issues with insurance companies due to motor panels which are not UL listed.
- Unexpected delays and expenses resulting from electrical inspections.
- In worst cases, an unqualified or low cost builder could create fire or human safety risks.
A PMSI control panel addresses each of these steps and concerns. Getting a UL 508A listed product enables the manufacturer to provide a safe and dependable control panel. It also helps to increase the probability of a safe installation. If you are interested, please ask us about our UL listed motor control panels.
BinTrac Installation Tips
When installing the BinTrac bin weighing system, it is important to remember a few things to ensure accurate and reliable weighing. With proper installation, BinTrac requires minimal maintenance.
- Be sure the bracket assemblies are facing the leg correctly, and are centered.
- The bracket assembly should be approximately 3/8” away from the leg.
- Make sure all the legs are lifted evenly.
- All cabling should be neatly tied up and out of the way so it does not get cut or pinched.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW // 2018
THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGER TIPS!
PMSI announces software and hardware enhancements, as well as new features to support the future of our industry.
PMSI addresses some of the new and upcoming enriched options with its litter delivery auger controls and light dimming control. CIIIe automatically distributes feed to your scratch pad with timed feed distribution. This is an easy to use, operator-determined scheduling feature. The CIIIe also helps manage your light dimming needs along with managing light intensity during simulated sunrise and sunset.
Familiar REF-Style timeout egg alerts are now available for the Command IIIe display. A timeout alert occurs when the time since the last egg was counted is greater than the alert delay value.
The CIIIe user-interface is engineered exclusively for the poultry industry. CIIIe hardware features include simple snap-in service and expandability, as well as removable data storage for backing up entire flock histories.
An integrated solution from the industry leader in poultry house controls.
PMSI is proud to offer a complete line of custom motor control panels in addition to our standard Command IIIe poultry house controls. This means it is now possible to order all control panels from one source, helping to ensure that everything will be designed to work together as a complete, integrated system.
AIM helps to reduce labor costs, hand coding, and labeling expenses by printing the pack / expiration dates, product codes and customer name directly onto the shipping case.
PMSI environmental control helps the manager achieve the best performance by maintaining optimal conditions for bird health, feed efficiency and production. The PMSI environmental control system will help managers automatically maintain temperature uniformity in the house positively affecting feed intake, body weight, and your bottom line.
HACCP Automation Ensures Food Safety: Industry leaders recognize that HACCP automation in the processing plant is a key to ensuring food safety. Automated solutions like PMSI’s CIIIe HACCP system helps prevent food-borne illnesses by making monitoring and reporting easy.
PMSI offers a wide range of tools – including a unique family of sensors – to improve information management for producers of everything from poultry to eggs to bakery products. The latest addition is the 6” and 8” image detecting sensor for individual egg belts that accurately and cost effectively counts eggs without single filing.
RICE LAKE LOAD SCALES
Rice Lake Load Scales allow managers to quickly and efficiently track feed weight, and thus feed intake. High-quality scale weigh modules that are consistent, accurate and durable; they weigh from 5,000 to 200,000 pounds.
BinTrac Pro takes the guesswork out of feed storage. Using Smart Summing Boxes to register feed weight, the feed level is then calculated and displayed as a bar graph on a LED screen.