An overview of conduit and cable entry solutions for DCS furniture.

This article provides a visual overview of the various ways equipment cables may enter DCS furniture. During a distributed control system (DCS) upgrade or expansion, additional field wiring often needs to be added to either new or existing DCS furniture units in a control room. Some methods for incorporating new cables include:

 

Cable entry openings on the bottom of each cabinet:
Qty 1, 3-inch diameter opening on 26" wide AgileVIEW units
Qty 2, 3-inch diameter openings on 48" wide AgileVIEW units
AgileVIEW 3 inch opening at bottom of cabinet opening
 

Cables originating from the ceiling may enter an AgileVIEW unit through top-tier caps, using a tool such as the Greenlee sheet metal punch or cutter.
AgileVIEW cable entry via top tier cap
 

Conduit may enter through horizontal wireway plugs, as they are plastic and easily modified.
AgileVIEW conduit connected in through horizontal wireway end plugs

 

Cable raceways may enter a desktop via rear cable grommets.

AgileVIEW bring cable raceways into rear grommet openings

 

 

Conduits may enter through factory pre-installed conduit boxes painted to match the DCS furniture

AgileVIEW bring conduit in through factory mount conduit entry box

 

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