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General Controls Capabilities

MARKS - December 6, 2023 - 0 comments

They are what provide the efficiency and productivity of the operations.  Using advanced controls and automation makes all the difference in the competitive landscape that is American industry. Working with MARKS Design & Metal Works for controls and automation brings you a perfect partnership with an American supplier.

MARKS manufactures state-of-the-art control systems for a wide variety of industrial, marine, and commercial applications.  All panel systems are manufactured in our facility located in Vancouver, Washington and undergo a strict quality control procedure to ensure the end user receives a high-quality system.

We are recognized for our technical expertise, resulting in high quality designed and fabricated panels.  MARKS has in-house specialists for electrical design, programming, fabrication, testing and documentation.  This gives us the ability to quickly respond and support our customers.


  • MARKS Team
  • MARKS Capabilities
  • Quality Assurance with MARKS’ UL Panel Shop
  • Control System Expertise
  • The MARKS Difference

We have a dedicated panel shop within our manufacturing facility.  In addition to skilled panel builders, we offer the services of electrical, manufacturing, and process engineers and designers.  Our team also includes highly experienced programmers.  With this team MARKS offers engineering, designing, programming, fabrication, and start-up assistance.

MARKS builds panels from our customer’s prints or provides custom design solutions where the needs are unique.  Whether you’re seeking a simple panel interface or a more sophisticated automated system, MARKS has you covered.

Our capabilities include systems with AC/DC voltages up to 600 Volts.  To meet our customer’s needs, we build:

  • PLC Control Systems
  • Variable Speed AC/DC Motor Drive Systems
  • Custom Motor Control Centers
  • Combination Starter Panels
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Pneumatic Control Systems
  • Custom Panels per Specification
  • Panel controls and automation retrofitting (Click here to learn more)
  • Hazardous Location, Explosion Proof Locations in compliance with:
    • NEC
    • International IECEx
    • Marine classing agencies and Flag States

Our commitment to quality extends to our UL panel shop. This certification guarantees that our products meet strict industry standards for safety and performance.  Regardless of the complexity of your requirements, every panel from MARKS is NEMA 4x and washdown rated, ensuring durability even in challenging environments.

Our control panels have third party listing and compliance as needed depending on your project.  These include:

  • UL/cUL 508A
  • UL/cUL 698A
  • NEC
  • ABS and other Marine classed systems.

MARKS has a standard testing and quality assurance process.  Test reports are available as needed.

We stand behind all our work.  As part of our terms of service there is a one year parts and labor warranty.

MARKS builds panels and control systems for many applications and industries.  Below is a sample of many of the systems our team has designed and built.

  • Craft Brewing Control Systems (Click here to learn more)
    • Brewhouse Controls
    • Cellar Controls
    • Clean In Place (CIP) and Keg Washers
    • Pump Controls
  • Industrial Control Systems
    • Pump Controls
    • HVAC Controls
    • Emergency Generator Controls
    • OEM Machine Controls
  • Municipal Control Systems
    • Wastewater Pump Controls
    • Water Pump Controls
    • Methane Recovery Controls
  • Marine Control Systems
    • Custom Switchboards with Shore Power Converters
    • Alarm and Monitoring Systems.
    • Generator Controls
    • HVAC and Chiller Controls
    • Pump Controls
    • Deck Handling Equipment

Our in-house controls team is part of MARKS total manufacturing process.  As an integrated part of our overall manufacturing capability, we have a rich understanding of the technical aspects of integrating controls into manufacturing operations.  Our team remains at the forefront of industry advancements, ensuring that our custom programs not only meet the current needs but are also scalable and adaptable for future requirements.  At MARKS Design & Metal Works, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with cutting-edge controls and automation solutions that bring out the best in their equipment.

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