Control Panel Layout

Source: Excel® workbook designed by

Use: Calculation of required space in the control cabinet. Prepare a quick layout and bill of materials to get bids.

This is a very basic web version. Professional Excel-based version is available on this link.

How to use it (free tool with unlimited use):

  1. Enter quantity of inputs/outputs of PLC or control system.
  2. Configure the electronic panels: space for racks, number of columns to define the space (according to panel width and other factor of our design) and options (front/rear access, etc.)
  3. Configure the electrical panels: number of columns and options.
  4. According to result modify the design by adjusting the height of mounting plate (with height of each slot), the useful width of the plate (by modifying number of columns: 2, 3 or 4), the front or rear access and devices dimensions.
  5. Complete or modify content of bill of materials and data of title block.
  6. Enter your email and push button “Enviar” (submit). You’ll receive in a few minutes the sketch in PDF format (our server is available from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm in time zone CET – Central European Time).

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By pushing Reset button default data is loaded.


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