Profession control panel assembler
Control panel assemblers read schematic drawings to assemble control panel units for electrical equipment. They put together wiring, switches, control and measuring apparatus and cables with hand operated tools.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Control panel components
The elements present in control panels, such as wires, circuit breakers, DIN rails, switches, programmable logic controllers (PLC), contactors, and transformers.
- Power electronics
The functioning, design, and usage of electronics that control and convert electric power. Power conversion systems are usually categorised as AC-DC or rectifiers, DC-AC or inverters, DC-DC converters, and AC-AC converters.
- Electrical equipment regulations
The national and international regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of electrical equipment on the workfloor. These regulations provide rules and guidelines on topics such as general risk management, electrical equipment manufacture, electrical equipment testing, electrical equipment installation, warning labels, and certificates.
- Electrical wire accessories
Electrical wire and cable products and accessories, such as electrical connectors, splices, and wire insulation.
- Power engineering
Subdiscipline of energy and electrical engineering which specialises in the generation, transmission, distribution, and usage of electrical power through the connection of electrical devices to motors, generators, and transformers, such as an AC-DC power adapter.
- Wire harnesses
Assemblies of wires or cables that are bound together by cable ties, tape, or lacing, and are able to transfer signals or electricity. Through binding the wires together, the wires are better protected against damage, are more compact, and require less time to install.
- Electrical wiring diagrams
The visual schematic representation of an electrical circuit, its components, and the connections between these components.
The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.
- Switching devices
Devices that are able to open and close electrical circuits, such as disconnecting switches, interrupter switches, and circuit breakers.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Strip wire
Strip the wire ends using wire strippers to ensure proper connections.
- Wire control panel
Strip the wire ends to ensure proper connections and attach wires to the components on the control panel. Pay attention to the wire label, colour, and size. Organise the wire by using a wire duct or cable tie.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Mount control panel components
Mount the electrical components and devices onto the control panel, such as circuit breakers, DIN rails, and switches.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Apply coating to electrical equipment
Prepare and apply coating, such as conformal coating, to electrical equipment and its components to protect the equipment against moisture, high temperature, and dust.
- Interpret electrical diagrams
Read and comprehend blueprints and electrical diagrams; understand technical instructions and engineering manuals for assembling electrical equipment; understand electricity theory and electronic components.
- Organise wires
Apply wire markers and cable labels to identify and organise the wire. Use tie-wrap or cable lace to keep the wires together.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Bind wire
Bind cables or wire together using cable ties, conduit, cable lacing, sleeves, spot ties, cable clamps, or straps.
- Read assembly drawings
Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.
- Collect control panel components
Select the appropriate control panel components, such as wires and circuit breakers, to meet the specified requirements.
- Use electrical wire tools
Use tools to manipulate wire which will be used for electrical purposes, such as wire strippers, crimpers, soldering irons, torque wrenches, and heat guns.
- Install electric switches
Prepare wires for installation in a switch. Wire the switch. Install it securely in the right location.