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Instrument Panels and Control Panels

Instrument Panels or Control panels (also known as dashboards) can be customized to fit any size or style of machine. Instrument panels need to be constructed with an eye for detail and quality, which we pride ourselves on providing for our customers. The panels also need an exceptional level of protection from different elements, especially if the machines are outdoors. We will work with you to create a custom panel designed to protect the internal components of your machine.

The main difference between an Instrument Panel and a Control Panel is that an Instrument Panel is used to fit over a section of your dashboard, wall, computer, or any kind of device. A Control Panel or Dashboard is used to organize the contents of what is being covered. This could mean a Control Panel is in the center of an airplane, behind your steering wheel, or in your basement where all the breakers are located.

Materials Available

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Brass
    • Is made up of copper and zinc, can be used to create various mechanical or electrical parts. Brass products and materials are meant to be handled with caution, as they can become extremely flammable. It is ideal to use in bathroom fixtures or doorknobs/knockers, as well as medical applications. This is because it is extremely difficult for bacteria to harbor on a brass surface.
  • Bronze
    • Consists of primarily copper in color. With copper-based alloys, this finish offers strength, durability, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance. A bronze finish can be found in construction, sculptures, trophies or medals, musical instruments, kitchenware, and in most industrial settings
  • Vinyl
new england etching instrument panels
Electrical breaker inside electric panel in power plant.

Using our advanced computer technology, we can die cut specific holes to fit over handles, knobs, and levers on the machine to ensure it will fit securely. We can also etch words into the metal panel to correspond with the action of each control aspect. Our panels can be made to be any size, so you will be able to find the right panel for your machine or equipment.

For more information about instrument panels, call us at 413-532-9482! New England Etching, located in Holyoke, MA, offers accurate and quality instrument panels for any industry. We serve all parts of the Northeast and nationwide!

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