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Custom Control Panels for the industrial market since 1978

Cates designs and builds custom control panels for the industrial market. As UL 508A and UL 698A panel builders with over 40 years of experience, we manufacture quality panels at a competitive price and deliver according to the promised schedule. We have worked with customers to design and fabricate many unique and complex panels over the years.

Panel Designs from Simple to Complex or Unique

Experience With a Wide Range
of Custom Panels

  • Full range from junction boxes to purged, hazardous location panels
  • Backed by engineering department with decades of design experience
  • Experience designing and building many unique and complex panels
  • AutoCAD® electrical design

We Build Quality Panels

  • Custom control panels
  • Motor Control Centers (MCC)
  • Enclosed drive packages

In-House Custom Engraving

  • Custom laser engraving for marking equipment to meet any requirement
  • Front and reverse engraved phenolic tabs, allum tags, metal tags

On-Time Delivery

  • Our goal: Every panel on time, every time
  • We’ll contact you to ensure we understand your specifications
  • Custom production resource planning software allows for reporting of order status at any point in the process
  • Part status available to the entire production line for any job
  • Large volume allows us to add resources to finish on time
  • Capacity planning allows for the simulation of jobs to ensure clear communication and commitments

Competitive Pricing

The size of our facility allows volume purchasing, and our Lean Manufacturing efficiencies drive costs down. We pass these advantages on to you as lower prices! Custom quoting software allows for fast and consistent quotes for projects of all sizes.

Why Control Panel Quality Matters

Industrial control panels stay on job sites for 10-15 years! Quality is important to uptime and maintaining a project’s planned lifecycle.

At Cates we take meticulous care in building each panel – they are built to perform and last.

Cates Quality Panels

  • Ease of maintenance and faster troubleshooting due to clean design, wiring, and component labels
  • Thorough testing of every assembly
  • Verification and documentation of certified standards
  • All technicians are trained to standard work for consistent and clean panel production
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Document Control

  • We follow a well-defined procedure for the creation and control of documents
  • Procedure includes a numbering system and template to organize information for consistency and to make it easy for anyone to find what they need
  • We photograph every panel before it ships, and scan the As-Built documents to file with the images
  • Employees can see the specification to which a panel was built, and review documentation at any time
  • Checklists ensure every step of the manufacturing process was followed and completed
  • Verification and documentation of certified standards
  • Detailed AutoCAD© documentation

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