PLC/Motor Control panels are a popular option for controlling process equipment. A PLC is dedicated to controlling and monitoring the process whilst electrical distribution and motor control is needed for the power requirements.
It is often a good idea to house all of this equipment in a suite of suitably sized panels, with the benefits including simplified interconnection between motor equipment and controls, efficient use of floor space and ease of maintenance.
When appropriate, operator controls can be installed on the front of the enclosures, which could include a Human Machine Interface (HMI) or pushbutton control.
If you think this type of arrangement would suit your process our engineers will be happy to help with both design and specification.