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UL-Approved Industrial Panel Builders

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It’s the team that matters. We could say that we’ve been an electrical engineering, controls system integration and UL 508A Listed Panel Building shop for a decade, but that’s really underselling the power and expertise of the KE team. Our roster of dedicated, experienced, adaptable and approachable experts has yet to meet a challenge that has stopped us in our tracks. We’ve built fertilizer plants and grain elevators from the foundation to the automation. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with global corporations and local businesses. And through it all, it’s our people who have been the difference.

Our people have the credentials, yes. They have the experience, yes. But most importantly, they have the love and the willingness to get the job done.

If It’s Automation and controls, We Do It

We could talk about our services and experience. But this is a “show-don’t-tell” business, and we’re pretty proud of what we have to show. No automation and controls job is just a bulleted list of needs; the nature of automation is to build a plan and then constantly adapt when the need arises.

There’s no automation, electrical engineering, controls engineering, panel creation or SCADA Systems job we haven’t tackled. Take a look for yourself, and when you’re ready to discuss your project with the KE team, we’re ready, too.

Automation and Controls


As a Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) company, look to Knobelsdorff as your one-stop solution for process control and automation. We provide system design, programming, installation, testing, start-up, and ongoing support services for all of our customers. Our experienced team of Controls Engineers, Programmers, and CAD Designers delivers efficient control logic architecture to effectively manage even the most sophisticated processes. Whether your project involves a new production line, automating aging facilities, or an entirely new plant, we have the resources and expertise to get the job done.

  • MES, IOT, ERP Integration
  • Discrete PLC Control
  • Servo & Robotic Control
  • Data Collection & Reporting
  • Energy Management
  • Functional Safety
  • Process Control
  • Track & Trace
  • Industrial Networking
  • Vision Systems

Electrical Engineering

Professional Engineering Services Delivering Cost Effective Designs.

For more than 30 years, Knobelsdorff has provided specialized electrical engineering services. Our team has expansive knowledge in electrical design and construction across many industries. With our proven methods we create efficient, cost effective designs that exceed our customer expectations. Clients across the nation have turned to us for our in-depth engineering expertise, comprehensive services, and unwavering commitment to getting it right.

  • In-house Professional Engineer (PE)
  • System Analysis & As-Built Drawing Development
  • Lighting & Energy Studies
  • Low Voltage Data, Fire, Security & Communications
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Hazardous Location Classification & Installations
  • Arc Flash & Coordination Studies
  • Code Compliance, Inspection & Reporting
  • Network Design
  • Hazard Monitoring (Hazmon) Systems
  • Temporary & Emergency Power Systems

UL 508A/698A Control Panel Features

Have our UL-approved panel builders install your systems to access the following features:

  • Third-Party Certification - demonstrates that the enclosure complies with nationally recognized safety requirements.
  • UL-Certified Components - ensures that UL508A enclosures contain only high-quality, tested controls.
  • Periodic Audits - guarantee that manufacturers use consistent approaches to achieve UL508A standards.
  • Proper Labeling and Technical Ratings - help reduce hazards and ensure that requirements are met.
  • Centralized Control - remote alarm dialers to SCADA systems may all be controlled and monitored remotely.

UL 508A/UL 698A Panel Building

MEETING UL 508A and UL 698A Standards.

Knobelsdorff can design, build, and program control panels for any industrial application that meet strict UL 508A and UL 698A standards. Our careful layouts and pride in our workmanship show in every completed project. Our work is custom, and our attention to detail is unmatched. Our climate control panel shop features a clean, organized workshop, and unlike other panel shops, we also have the in-house expertise to install your new panel, integrate it into your process, and provide field service 24/7/365.

  • UL 508A/UL 698A Labeled
  • Custom Engineering Design or Built to Print
  • Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel or Fiberglass Enclosures
  • Panel Layout & Electrical Schematic Drawings
  • Cost-effective, Functional, Operator-Friendly Designs
  • Application Consulting
  • NEC/NFPA-70 Compliant
  • Delivery, Installation, Testing, Startup & Service
  • Rockwell System Integrator
  • Turnaround Time Averages Two Weeks


SCADA Systems

SCADA Systems Partner with Knowledge.

As a Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) company, we work with our customers to identify the right SCADA system, get the system up and running, and troubleshoot startup and operations, ensuring proper communications. Our Automation and Controls division boasts a team of well-versed engineers and technicians with experience in various SCADA programs. We work with our customers to find the right system based on their needs and set KPIs based on what is relevant to their business.

At Knobelsdorff, we are experts in the following SCADA Systems:

  • Ignition / Inductive Automation
  • FactoryTalk View SE / Rockwell Automation
  • iFix / GE Digital Solution Provider
  • Wonderware

Get clean and affordable panel installations.

Working with UL-approved automation and control panel builders means transitioning from costly processes to more efficient systems that save money for your business – all without compromising quality. Give us a call to see the difference.

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Panel Builds with Safety and Operator in Mind

Make machine safety a priority to avoid accidents, fines, or a citation from OSHA. The KE Team is well-versed in current regulations related to industrial facilities, including power plants and factories. We conduct detailed assessments of your facility, evaluating existing machines and processes to ensure builds are the right fit for your operations. 

As UL-certified builders, we are fully equipped and knowledgeable in installing industrial control panels for critical components, such as switches, relays, motor controllers, and auxiliary devices. To ensure panels are well-integrated with your equipment, our engineers also offer:

  • Identification of risks, dangers, and non-conformities
  • An in-depth review of findings and recommendations
  • Developing and implementing of corrective/improvement plan

Let's Get to Work

Whether you’re considering a retrofit, physical overhaul, or starting with new construction — get ahold of our UL-approved panel builders. We look forward to working with you on your next challenge.
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  • Dale Clark

    Maintenance Manager
    Ornua Ingredients, North America
    “Knobelsdorff means outstanding, forward-thinking service. Whether responding to after-hours emergency situations or planned maintenance outages or major capital projects, they are a valued partner. They have provided my teams with first class service in multiple locations. They always look at the bigger picture and help us to position ourselves for future growth with the least expense. Their technicians learn the facility and take ownership of everything that their services encompass. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a reliable partner in any aspect of electrical services, from basic power distribution to PLC programming and panel building.”
  • Scott Spisak

    Business Development Manager
    Frattalone Companies
    "In Knobelsdorff, we have found like-minded, aggressive, out of the box thinkers, always striving to deliver“best value”, quality solutions for their clients. This has led to a partnership between our firms that encourages each of us to focus on the services that we deliver best – civil site and foundations for Frattalone and electrical for Knobelsdorff."
  • Holly Crabill

    Project Manager
    Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
    "Knobelsdorff has worked on two community solar garden projects for Nautilus Solar and brought both projects on line and on time. Even in the dead of Minnesota winter, KEI performed well on site. Their extensive work experience, skill set, and expertise allows for an efficient team on site. Knobelsdorff is currently under construction on a 3MW solar site and are ahead of project schedule. We can speak very positively about working with this company."
  • Jim Larson

    General Manager
    Red Wing Grain, LLC
    "We have been using Knobelsdorff for our full service electrical, hazard monitoring, PLC, and programming needs since 2010. Their proactive and forward-thinking approach when setting up new construction plans or replacing 60-year-old equipment has really set us up right for the first time in our facility. I highly recommend Knobelsdorff to anyone looking for the qualities of a contractor that are professional, proactive, safety conscious, with top-notch service and reliability."

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