Electrical Control Panel Layout
I don't think there is really a science to how to layout a control panel, but here are some examples of various control panels we have built that may help you lay out yours. If you have a specific question about planning your control system feel free to ask at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a quick video introduction to control panels, below it are examples of various control panels.
Automation Direct DL05 PLC controlling two motors.
Allen Bradley Micrologix 1100 controlling a 60 horsepower ABB drive.
Automation Direct DL06 in NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosure.
Alternating timer pulsing an air solenoid.
Allen Bradley Micrologix 1100 controlling a Baldor drive with closed loop feedback.
Automation Direct DL06 PLC connected to a Red Lion G304K HMI.
Automation Direct Domore PLC.
GF Signet multi parameter units monitoring pH, ORP, and flow.
Automation Direct DL06 PLC on Ethernet.
Allen Bradley Micrologix 1400 connected to a Red Lion G315 15" HMI running a waste water treatment plant with remote web based monitoring.