Controls of all kinds are integral parts of restaurant equipment operation. A control is a switch or other device by which a machine is regulated. A control may be manual or automatically operated. An electro-mechanical control typically consists of multiple relays, timers, and/or counters wired together on an enclosure panel. Electro-mechanical control is also referred to simply as "Relay Control", which is a more accurate term since solid state electronic relays, timers, and counters are standard components. Contactors, motor and compressor starters, valves, thermostats, and other output devices are used to turn on/off motors, indicator lights, heating elements, and other components used in the equipment.
Panels of all types are widely used in the design of restaurant equipment. A panel is usually part of the housing, or an access covering made of stainless steel, painted aluminum, or molded plastic and is generally water resistant and easily cleaned. Panels may have fin type of openings (louvers) to allow air to flow across interior components. Panels may also be "control panels" having operating buttons, displays, dials or switches.
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