|Bus Bar Design
Bus Bars are an integral part of an electrical control panel because all the currents, connections have to pass through them. Bus Bar Design depends upon various factors like material of busbar conductor, cross-section of burbar, temperature rise during normal current conditions and short circuited conditions,
separation between phases, force on insulators during peak short circuit current, enclosure design - such as busbar chamber or busbar duct etc.,. But with this software you need to select first which conductor (Cu/Al) you want to use for bus bar. After your final layout you get the size - cross section area of bus bar to be used in the panel. You have the option to change the values if you desire so.
||Bus Bar Chart Generation:
Object browser window contains information of components which are used to design & make an electrical control panel. The user can select component type whether - switchgear or accessory. Then the switchgear is further classified into various types such as ACB, MCB, MCCB, SFU, COS etc., etc., Further the accessory is classified into meters, indicatores, fuses, selector switchws etc., etc., . Finally, you can select the make (library) of the component you want to use to manufacture your panel. You can view proper ties of components from the object browser. Before using the components it shows you the specifications of the component when you selec a particular component so that before adding to the panel templet you can know the component specifications to save your time from deletion & again adding.
accessories like - Voltmeter, Ampere meter, Frequency meter, Red
Indicator, Yelow Indicator, Blue Indicator, Hinge, Lock,
Knob, Contactor, Relay, Timer, Insulator, Busbar - Support,
Selector Switch, Control Fuse, Push Button, Earth Fault
Relay, Over Current Relay, CT, Electric Motor Starter,
Power Factor Meter can be dragged from the object browser
and placed upon the panel template as per the design requirement. The library contains various ready components to be used as switchgears & accessories. The designer can easily identify a component as switchgear or accessory.
||Estimation & Costing:
Before starting a panel design you need some basic information to be entered so that the software can use it to do the various calculations. Apart from entering the project & client details you need to give approximate dimensions of the panel you are going to design. No matter if your values are not correct. You just need to enter your assumed values. Then it requires the bus bar position, base frame details, sheet gauge (SWG), mounting plate gauge etc;,. Then it requires the main frame structure sheet gauge, position of cable alleys. All this basic information is required to make detailed output data sheets.
Types Of Panels You
the help of this software now you can design any type
of 3 phase industrial power and electrical control panels
- be it a power
control centre (PCC), a motor control
centre (MCC), an electrical power distribution centre,
electrical distribution board or an instrumentation panel. Design
cubical power panels, desk type control and instrumentation
panels, floor type control and instrumentation panels.
A key tool to design 'Contorl & Relay Panels' using
PLCs and SCADA system.
Depending upon the application, a panel can be a power control centre (PCC), motor control centre (MCC), distribution board (DB) or metering boards (MDB), desk type and instrumentation panel, feeder pillars, bus bar trunking and schematic circuit diagrame. This software has ready made templates to design any type of panel. Just select a template as per your requirement & client specification and you find an outline of the panel you want to design. You can change the predefined dimensions before starting to design a panel. But the final dimensions would be calculated by the software itself once you have placed all the switchgears into it. The image on the left hand side shows template to design a power control centre (PCC).
software lets you draw any type of complecated electrical
power and control circuits. You draw horizontal
and vertical lines and put electrical
symbols upon the lines to complete your
electrical (power or control) circuit. Cross over points
are automatically converted into shorting-links or may
be changed to jumpers or vise-a-versa. The software
contains almost all the symboles in its library required
to generate electrical power and control circuits. Label
all the electrical symboles through a pop up text box
- just enter the name/specification of the item and
put it near the the symbol. Put ferrul numbering on
each wire as per your convenience and requirement. Give
color to all the lines as red (R), yellow (Y) and blue
(B). Default line color is black i.e., neutral (N).
Select line thickness to differenciate between power
and control wiring. Rotate electrical symboles by 90
deg or back to best suit the placement upon the power
lines. Delete any electrical symbol or power line with
right mouse operation. So this software can generate
elctrical power and control circuits in semi automatic
||Circuit Draw - Schematic:
In case you are going to design a desk type panel, the software has a ready made template as shown on the left hand side. You have the option to change any of the dimensions before beginning. the tapered part can be set at any angle and its width be increased depending upon the accessories you are going to put on it. The panel can be floor mount type or a wall mount type depending upon your site and application requirements. The back can carry switchgears like MCB or MCCB with fuse and the connections are to be made on the plate itself. Otherwise you can design a plate in circuit software and import that plate into it.
1 - Now design PCC, MCC, Distributioin
Centres, Distribution Boards, Machine Control
Panels using --------PLCs, Instrumentation Panels, Desk
Type (slanted) Panels,
Floor Type (plain) -------Panels.
2 - Get General Layout Drawings, Bill of Materials
sheet, Estimation & Costing sheet,
Single Line -----------Diagrams, Complete Circuit Diagrams
(semi automatic) generation.
3 - Labelling System (for accessories and controls)
4 - Wiring (ferrul) Numbering System Added,
5 - Motor Starter Star - Delta Drawings added and
auto selection of materials as
per motor capacity ------and many more...