Camlock Panels are a great alternative to drilling individual holes for each camlock connector, saving hours of time and creating a cleaner and more professional look to your power distribution equipment. Drilling individual holes require precise measuring, integral planning of the position of each camlock, and the assembly of dozens of screws to fasten each camlock to the power distribution frame. Power Assemblies Camlock Panels require drilling only one rectangular hole, then mounting the Camlock Panel with the cams already installed. The camlocks are spaced properly in order to reduce electric and magnetic fields between the camlocks.
Power Assemblies Camlock Panels come in a variety of amperages and configurations. They start at 400A and go all the way up to 4000A with a maximum voltage of 600V. The panels can be configured as a single-phase with the ground or neutral, to 3 phase with 3 hot wires, a neutral, and ground and are color-coded to match the voltage according to the National Electric Code. The connections can be either double set screws that don’t require lugs on the end of the cable or threaded post that connect the cables to the camlock through a mechanical or crimp lug.
Power Assemblies has now added a non-metallic version of our Camlock Panel, utilizing a durable plastic in lieu of the traditional powder-coated aluminum. They are a great alternative to metallic Camlock Panels where a non-metallic panel is desired due to the environment where the power distribution equipment is, or the electrical specifications.
Camlock Panels: Metallic & Non-Metallic
In this blog, we’ll discuss the main differences between our Metallic and Non-Metallic Camlock Distribution panels. Below, you’ll find our latest YouTube video that explains the main differences between these two panels. This video goes in-depth to portray an audio-visual side-by-side comparison. If you’re interested in seeing more videos like this in the future, head over to our YouTube page and hit the subscribe button!
In terms of functionality, the Metallic and Non-Metallic Panels are very similar. However, our Non-Metallic Panel is available in 400, 800, and 1200 Amps for 15-hole maximum configuration while the Metallic Cam Panel is offered in a wider scope. It’s available in 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 3200, 4000 Amps, and a maximum of 40 holes.
The Metallic Cam Panel is comprised of 100% aluminum and is finished with a black powder coat along with a layer of ArmorTEK for a sleek and durable finish. The Non-metallic Cam Panel does not require any powder coating, resulting in the same corrosion-resistant properties without the extra step of powder coating.
When it comes to the larger portable power distribution equipment such as Docking Stations, Transfer Switches, Load Banks, and I-line Panels – you can save time and money on labor costs by attaching our pre-assembled Camlock Panels onto your power distribution equipment, rather than drilling individual holes and attaching camlock connectors onto your equipment one-by-one on your own. Drilling individual holes results in quite a few additional complications if you don’t have a Camlock Panel assembled on your power distribution equipment, including …
- More cutting, drilling, and mounting of cams
- Larger conductors, or more conductors
- More splicing and terminations
- More precise holes to mount camlocks
- Additional wear and tear on expensive tools
With the help of Power Assemblies Metallic and Non-Metallic Camlock Panels, all these complications will be eliminated. Our Camlock Panels are pre-assembled to offer a value-added product that reduces labor time and costs for installation while offering more connections per square foot due to their high-density configuration.
How To Install A Camlock Panel
You may be wondering – “How do I install a Camlock Panel on existing power distribution equipment?”
It’s as simple as determining your electrical specifications and desired mounting configuration of the camlocks. Power Assemblies will fabricate a custom-made Camlock Panel to mount onto your power distribution equipment. Next, all you need to do is cut a single hole that is large enough to mount the panel and fasten it to your equipment. Finally, you can finish wiring the interior of your power distribution equipment, and your panel will be ready for a quick connection option. If you’re not a licensed and certified electrician, we highly recommend you reach out to your local electrician to wire up and install your equipment according to National Electric Code.
Visit our site and click on the Power Distribution tab to view our list of portable power products that come equipped with our innovative Camlock Panels so you can provide power quickly and easily, wherever you may be. Don’t forget to check out our YouTube video down below and subscribe to our channel to see more! For more information, you can reach us anytime at 866-825-8525 or send us an email at sales@PowerAssemblies.com
All of our panels are assembled in-house using our Automated Precision Cutting Machine to eliminate human-generated errors, to greatly increase production along with productivity, and lower costs to allow our distribution partners to increase margins and discover new markets to help drive market share.
Visit our site and click on the Power Distribution tab to view our list of portable power products that come equipped with our innovative Camlock Panels so you can provide power quickly and easily, wherever you may be. Don’t forget to check out our YouTube video down below and subscribe to our channel to see more! For more information, you can reach us anytime at 866-825-8525 or send us an email at sales@PowerAssemblies.com.