Electrical Control Technology

ECT is a UL Listed panel shop focused on partnering with our customers to design and build customize For additional information, visit www.ectcontrols.com.

Electrical Control Technology (ECT) was founded in 1992 by Mary and Fred Schwan as a panel shop focused on partnering with our customers to design and build customized turnkey solutions for electrical control equipment. ECT is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. As a sister company to Electrical Control Distributors, ECT has access to a large inventory of industrial c


Save the Date for the 2018 ECD Open House on June 8th. To RSVP, email [email protected].


Here are a couple more pictures of the 5 door stainless cabinet we shipped last week.


Here is a current project. Check back for more pictures as the panel gets built.


Another sample panel from our UL 508A & UL 698A Certified Panel Shop. For help with your next project, call 1-800-947-0868.


Test panel built by ECT. Call 1-800-947-0868 for help with your next control panel project.


Electrical Control Technology's cover photo


Hazardous location panels built by ECT.


Electrical Control Distributors

Did you know that ECD is now a distributor for Thomas & Betts? Thomas & Betts provides electrical system solutions with brands like Sta-Kon, Blackburn, Ty-Duct, Catamount and Ty-Rap T&B has a broad range of products to fit your needs with Wire & Cable Management, Cable Protection Systems, Power Connection & Control and Safety Technology. Call ECD at 1-800-947-0868 for all your T&B needs.


IDEC Corporation

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6mm Interface Relays | ECD Blog


blog.ecdcontrols.com 6mm Interface Relays Posted on July 30, 2015 by Electrical Control Distributors IDEC RV8 series 6mm Interface Relays provide a compact solution for general purpose and Hazardous Location relay requirements. It’s one of the smallest relay packages on the market with the space saving 6mm width and 70m…

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Electrical Control Distributors

ECD is now an authorized distributor for ABB Jokab Safety products. The extensive range of products includes safety PLCs, relays, sensors, optical devices, switches & locks, E-stops & pilot devices, mats, fencing and more. Call ECD at 1-800-947-0868 or visit http://www.ecdcontrols.com/electric-drives.81.0.0/abb-jokab-safety.aspx for all your machine safety needs.


Electrical Control Distributors

Thank you to everyone that attended & participated in the 2015 ECD Open House held on June 5th. The Open House featured the ABB Drives Traveling Roadshow and product displays from ABB Controls, ABB Robotics, Jokab Safety, Thomas & Betts, IDEC, Baumer, Patlite, Carlo Gavazzi, Littelfuse, Lutze and more.

Call ECD at 1-800-947-0868 or visit www.ecdcontrols.com for all your automation and controls needs.


Electrical Control Distributors

The ECD Open House is this Friday! It's not too late to RSVP. For more details click http://www.ecdcontrols.com/open-house-2015.aspx or email [email protected] to RSVP today.


Electrical Control Distributors

It's almost time . . . for the 2015 ECD Open House on June 5th. The Open House will feature the ABB Traveling Roadshow, ABB Robotics demos, misc. Product Displays, Lunch Buffet, Giveaways and more. Email [email protected] for more details or to RSVP today.


Did you know . . . ABB Robotics will be at the ECD Open House on June 5th? Click http://www.ecdcontrols.com/open-house-2015.aspx for more details on the Open house or email [email protected] to RSVP.

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Another example of a panel . . .


Sample panel . . .

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Custom Control Panels for Electrical Controls

ECD is a UL Certified (UL 508A & UL 698A) panel shop that provides control panels and engineering solutions to meet your needs. Visit www.ecdcontrols.com/custom-engineering-solutions.aspx for more information.

ecdcontrols.com Custom Control Panels for Electrical Controls


NEED a Variable Speed Drive? NEED your drive assembled into an enclosure? ECT is a UL Certified panel shop that provides custom control panels and engineering solutions for end users and OEMs. Call ECT at 1-800-947-0868 for all your control panel needs.


Have you seen our custom control panels? Call us at 1-800-947-0868 to see how we can help with your next project.


Did you know . . .ECT and our sister company Electrical Control Distributors (ECD) build custom control panels. Call us at 1-800-947-0868 for more information.


Electrical Control Distributors (ECD) is a sister company to ECT. ECD provides a wide range of automation and control products from industry leading manufacturers as well as custom built industrial control panels. Visit ECD at www.ecdcontrols.com.


Need help with a HMI / PLC? The ECT Pre-Engineered & Pre-Assembled HMI / PLC for machinery & process control provides a cost-effective, easy to install solution. The unit includes:

- IDEC SmartAXIS HMI / PLC w/ color touchscreen
- E-Stop Button
- Run / Reset Button
- Modbus & Serial Communications
- Ethernet & USB ports
- 10 ft. control wire with wiring diagram

Software, programming cable, power supply and industrial control relay are also included FREE of charge.

For more information, call ECT at 1-800-947-0868.

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SAVE THE DATE . . . for the ECD Annual OPEN HOUSE! | ECD Blog


blog.ecdcontrols.com SAVE THE DATE . . . for the ECD Annual OPEN HOUSE!Posted on April 15, 2014 by Electrical Controls DistributorThe ECD Annual Open House will be held on August 15, 2014 at the ECD headquarters located at 1000 Meyer Drive in Crystal Lake, IL.The Open House will feature:- The ABB Traveling Roadshow- Pro...

blog.ecdcontrols.com 03/17/2014

Space Saving Terminal Blocks | ECD Blog

blog.ecdcontrols.com Space Saving Terminal BlocksPosted on March 17, 2014 by Electrical Controls DistributorECD provides a complete line of Terminal Blocks from ABB Entrelec.The SNK series of Terminal Blocks offer a compact design and multiple functions. Other features include:- Wide range of wire sizes 24 AWG to 2 AWG-...

blog.ecdcontrols.com 02/28/2014

Understanding NEC Article 409 – Short Circuit Ratings | ECD Blog


blog.ecdcontrols.com Understanding NEC Article 409 – Short Circuit RatingsPosted on February 28, 2014 by Electrical Controls DistributorImproper short circuit ratings or no marked short circuit ratings on industrial control panels can create confusion and safety hazards. The NEC Article 409 Industrial Control Panel Shor...


Electrical Control Distributors (ECD) is a sister company to ECT. ECD provides a wide range of electrical components from industry leading manufacturers. Visit ECD at www.ecdcontrols.com.

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ECT Panel Gallery


From concept to completion, ECT is your control shop with something extra, Call ECT at 800-947-0868 or visit www.ectcontrols.com to see how ECT can help you with your next project.



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