Panel Interface Connectors

October 01, 2014

Mencom Corp. has more than 3,000 designs of panel interface connectors in production and its teams of engineers are designing new and custom PIC models every day.

A PIC is a device that typically mounts to the outside of a control panel housing a PLC, computer or other type of programmable device. Once in place, the PIC, which houses convenient pass through connections, allows quick, easy, safe access to the controls inside the cabinet without opening the main door. The ability to interface with the contents of the cabinet without opening the door prevents a lot of potential safety hazards associated with having an open electrical panel, such as arc flash.

An arc flash explosion is an extremely dangerous system malfunction that occurs when a short is created between electrified conductors. The use of PIC can save significant time and money by eliminating the need for extra training and equipment.

Related Glossary Terms

  • flash


    Thin web or film of metal on a casting that occurs at die partings and around air vents and movable cores. This excess metal is due to necessary working and operating clearances in a die. Flash also is the excess material squeezed out of the cavity as a compression mold closes or as pressure is applied to the cavity.


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