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How To Reduce Production Costs with Electrical Control Panels

Accuracy Results in Increased Quality with Electrical Controls & Automation

Automation and electric control panels are one way to help you transition from current inefficient processes to more accurate systems that lead to money saving opportunities for your business.

Automation and industrial control panels have continued to improve with more processing power, higher-quality materials and precision machining and programming. Benefits of adapting to automation technology include:

• Increased productivity, efficiency and reliability
• Ensure safety
• Improved quality control and accuracy eliminating errors
• Reduced labor costs, downtime and waste

John Henry Foster is experienced in the design and fabrication of electrical control panels with a talented team of engineers ready to help get your automation project underway. We focus on quality assembly procedures and test every panel we build to ensure technical performance. We design and build custom cabinets and UL-rated cabinets and have an additional building dedicated to our robotics team and control panel shop.

Learn more how we were able to increase a customer’s production while reducing costs by implementing an industrial control panel.


An agricultural customer was looking for ways to increase efficiency and cost savings in their grain storage and seed treatment distribution. Their operations consisted of the collection and storage of soybeans in large grain bins that eventually were loaded onto trucks for delivery to end users. The workers were spending too much time moving from room to room to manually push a button and dispense the correct amount of grain to be sold and also to manually operate the scales, legs and conveyor belts that moved the grain to the trucks. This was inefficient and costing the Company time and money.


JHFoster designed and manufactured an electrical control panel that not only automatically distributed the correct amount of grain coming out of the bin, but also controlled the conveyor and gate that loaded the finished goods. By automating the system, JHFoster’s electrical control panel helped the customer with the following:

• Time spent on manual tasks removed
• More efficient and cost effective
• Better yield of product and less waste
• Reduced costs
• Improved accuracy
• Increased reliability
• Safety of workers realized

After investing in the electrical control panel, the company has also expressed interest in applying control panels in other areas of the plant and will be moving to touch screen panels in the near future.

John Henry Foster’s goal of providing innovative and state-of-the-art products continues to expand and now includes a range of industrial robots. Our team of experts are positioned to support your productivity and efficiency needs with this versatile product.  Please contact us today at 651.452.8452 or email us to learn more about this or any of our product offerings.

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