UL 508A Certification

Axis Controls (NW) Ltd are a specialist electrical control panel builder and automation system integrator based in Southport, Merseyside.  Our electrical control panels comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) standards for sale and use in the US and Canada by accommodating for the difference in power systems, voltages and frequencies.  Browse our Porfolio to learn more about the applications we have already completed. 

NEC standards dictate that a control panel system must accommodate for the difference in power systems, voltages and frequencies.  The National Electrical Codes (NEC) main objective is safety, and in particular fire prevention.  The electrical code focuses on equipment installations and their use by employees.  NEC also covers the creation of industrial machines; from the design, to the build, installation and use.  

UL508A Certification mark
  • Axis Controls are UL 508a certified!

    Axis Controls are UL 508a certified!

  • Axis Controls build control panels using UL508a components

    Axis Controls build control panels using UL508a components

  • UL508a certified control panels by Axis Controls

    UL508a certified control panels by Axis Controls

  • Axis Controls build control panels using UL508a components

    Axis Controls build control panels using UL508a components

The UL 508A listing mark confirms that the industrial control panel systems has been inspected by an independent third party.  UL 508A certification confirms that our control panels meet the strict standards for safety and fire prevention set by the NEC.

Axis Controls guarantee that all of our bespoke electrical control panels and automation systems are designed, built and installed in line with the UL 508A quality and safety standards.  All of our bespoke electrical control panels, and the components we use, are tested and certified for safety in line with the National Electrical Code standards.  To ensure all of our industrial control panels are UL 508A listed, all of the components we use are UL 508A from brands, including; Siemens, Schneider, Allen-Bradley, KB Electronics, and many more. 

These components are certified under the UL 508A standards to demonstrate that they meet all of the UL requirements to protect the quality and integrity of the enclosure, and will deliver safe operational performance. 

How do we comply with UL 508A standards?

  • We calculate the short circuit current rating (SCCR) for the entire control panel, and ensure this calculated rating is shown on a label located within the control panel. 
  • Where specified Axis Controls provide labels indicating the proper size and type of fuses to be used for control panel maintenance.
  • Within the control panel, we arrange components in a way that follows the minimum air-space requirements determined by UL. 
  • We include a series of "as built" drawings within the control panel when it is dispatched to you. 
  • When requested we use markings to indicate the proper torque ratings on the electrical connections as specified by the component manufacturer. 
  • Each control panel indicates the correct use and location of E-Stop buttons with yellow legend plates, as specified by UL. 
  • All components used by Axis Controls are certified as safe for use under the UL 508A certification. 

Are you an OEM or Machine Builder who exports to the US or Canada?  Speak to one of our team to find out more about our ability to design and build UL 508A certified applications.  Alternatively complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 


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