Rittal’s Hygienic Solution for Large Control Systems

Rittal’s Hygienic Design System enclosures combine the features of their Hygienic Design Compact enclosures with a modular, bayable configuration. 

They deliver a flexible and hygienic solution that protects installed electrical and electronic equipment, even in washdown areas.

The addition of standard accessories from Rittal’s TS 8 range, plus the flexibility afforded by baying, as well as the ability to swap the door handles, gives users a solution that can be tailored to suit even complex control systems in production clean rooms.

The Hygienic Design System enclosure eliminates dead space and dirt traps, which reduces the risk of both direct and indirect cross-contamination. 

Features that help improve hygiene levels include:

  • Hinge and lock components located inside the seal face
  • Internally secured sloped roof and side panels
  • Blue-dyed silicone seals
  • Special protruding lock inserts
  • Hygienically designed accessories, including glands, levelling feet and viewing window

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The lack of dead space and dirt traps makes cleaning easier, the more so because the roof is angled at 30 degrees and all gaps are at least finger-sized.

The enclosure has an ingress protection category of IP 59K.  As such, it shields installed equipment from dust, dirt, and powerful, high-temperature, water jets, during production and cleaning, even in washdown areas.

As a result, the Hygienic Design System enclosure can have major business benefits.  By making cleaning easier, and better protecting electrical and electronic components it reduces both scheduled, and unplanned, downtime.  This means it can increase uptime and improve productivity while contributing to creating a hygienic production environment.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.     

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Rittal’s Hygienic Solution for Large Control Systems

Rittal’s Hygienic Design System enclosures combine the features of their Hygienic Design Compact enclosures with a modular, bayable configuration. 

They deliver a flexible and hygienic solution that protects installed electrical and electronic equipment, even in washdown areas.

The addition of standard accessories from Rittal’s TS 8 range, plus the flexibility afforded by baying, as well as the ability to swap the door handles, gives users a solution that can be tailored to suit even complex control systems in production clean rooms.

The Hygienic Design System enclosure eliminates dead space and dirt traps, which reduces the risk of both direct and indirect cross-contamination. 

Features that help improve hygiene levels include:

  • Hinge and lock components located inside the seal face
  • Internally secured sloped roof and side panels
  • Blue-dyed silicone seals
  • Special protruding lock inserts
  • Hygienically designed accessories, including glands, levelling feet and viewing window

Image System Enclosure HD 171123

The lack of dead space and dirt traps makes cleaning easier, the more so because the roof is angled at 30 degrees and all gaps are at least finger-sized.

The enclosure has an ingress protection category of IP 59K.  As such, it shields installed equipment from dust, dirt, and powerful, high-temperature, water jets, during production and cleaning, even in washdown areas.

As a result, the Hygienic Design System enclosure can have major business benefits.  By making cleaning easier, and better protecting electrical and electronic components it reduces both scheduled, and unplanned, downtime.  This means it can increase uptime and improve productivity while contributing to creating a hygienic production environment.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.     

Data and workflows for Industry 4.0

The new Rittal VX25 large enclosure system supports the control and switchgear engineering industry on the path toward Industry 4.0.

The new system combines a physical enclosure with its digital twin, ensuring it will meet all future digital needs – from online configuration and engineering to assembly, automation and tracking. 

Rittal has created a system capable of merging real and physical workflows – delivering significant improvements in efficiency for panel builders and switchgear manufacturers.

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The VX25 ensures 3D data is available in consistent maximum quality. The digital element supports control and switchgear manufacturers across every process along their value chain. This means electrical planning, mechanical design, purchasing, cost calculation and manufacturing, as well as every other area of switchgear construction, can always access complete, high-quality data. That capability then opens up new ways for end-users to digitise their processes in accordance with Industry 4.0.

Maximum data quality

Efficient designing and planning is supported through the easy download of detailed, validated 3D CAD data (Rittal website or EPLAN data portal), the flexible data transmission in all common CAD systems (a total of 70 formats), the mechatronic engineering with CAE/CAD, the generation of enclosure layouts with EPLAN Pro Panel, as well as data classification according to eClass and ETIM, all.

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Error-free configuration

The web-based Rittal Configuration System (RiCS) enables simple and error-free configuration of the VX25 and the desired installation components – even without any knowledge of CAD.

The required planning security is ensured by integrated plausibility checks that provide direct feedback, ensuring that the solution has a high level of reliability. Rittal has also simplified the ordering processes by linking it to the online shop, as well as with web-based conversion tools to support a changeover from the TS 8 to the VX25 large enclosure system.

Easy tracking

Validated configuration and engineering results then provide the basis for the automatic controlling of machines at plant construction production facilities. The VX25 panels are equipped with a QR code to optimise the value creation processes within control and switchgear engineering.  Production control and traceability is conceivable in future within control and switchgear engineering. Using the QR code, it will be possible to align the components of the enclosure to a specific order or customer project. This will allow the components to be tracked through the complete workflow, to be assigned to the correct editing programs and for the processing times to be recorded.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.

Assembly benefits combined with savings in time

Time is precious, particularly in control and switchgear engineering where there is always a requirement for some element of manual labour.

With its new VX25 large enclosure system, Rittal is offering tangible installation benefits, thanks to its new, improved functionalities. These include improved accessibility, a greater installation depth, tool-free assembly, clever baying seals, and a completely new base/plinth system.

Most of the improved functions of the VX25 large enclosure system are due to a new frame section which provides better accessibility through all four sides. The outer of the two available mounting levels can now also be directly populated from outside without any additional parts.  This reduces assembly time by around 30 minutes, compared to conventional methods. The same applies to the new option of installing mounting plates from the back, which is a great improvement, particularly when heavily populated mounting plates are being installed. The 20 millimetres of added installation depth then provides more room for manoeuvre in the enclosure for particularly deep installations.

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Easy installation of mounting plates

Likewise, its new protective slides are designed to make assembly far easier. Up to now, it had often been difficult to install very heavy mounting plates. Lifting with a crane and the subsequent installation in the enclosure were sometimes very awkward operations. With the VX25, protective slides ensure that the mounting plate can be easily positioned and screwed in place after it has been lowered down by the crane.

Additional mounting level

The new frame section has been cleverly rethought to improve the fit-out of the interior. Because it now offers access from all sides, it also means an additional mounting level has been created. Divider panels and partitions, as well as covers for contact hazard protection, can be mounted directly from the outside on the frame section when the side or rear panel is removed. This creates more space within the enclosure, which can then be used for electrical components.

Tool-free installation

Thanks to the new snap-on handle system, the VX25’s handles can be changed twice as quickly as before. While, for instance, comfort handles used to have to be laboriously removed and later re-mounted with screws, now they are inserted by merely plugging them in; no tools are needed. As a result, assembly time is roughly halved.

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Control and switchgear manufacturers no longer have any need to machine the door with its 180° hinge mounting. The 180° hinge can be quickly and easily mounted on the enclosure without drilling, meaning fitting the doors is now child’s play. They are just as easy to remove as they are to attach, and they automatically lock when closed.

Comfortably removing the base/plinth

The base/plinth of the VX25 has been completely rethought. It combines all the elements of the TS and the Flex-Block base/plinth systems, with many new features.  This means all the usual enclosure accessories can be installed in the base/plinth. As well as baying brackets and cable clamp rails, routed cables can be easily and efficiently clamped and fixed via the system’s punched section.  This saves time and money while providing greater reliability.

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Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.     

Rittal’s New VX25 System Enclosure Truck is Coming to the UK – for a Limited Time Only!

You are invited to the premiere of the brand new VX25 Rittal freestanding
enclosure at Rittal’s head office at Hellaby in South Yorkshire (just off the M18)
on the 8th & 9th May!

VX25 IE Truck

TIME SAVINGS:
Precise hole counting offers an easy point of orientation at all levels of the enclosure frame when fixing rails and punched sections in place installation components

SYSTEM BENEFITS:
More assembly-friendly and efficient engineering thanks to a frame profile with a 25 mm pitch pattern that is symmetrical across all levels and can be accessed from all sides.

SIMPLIFICATION:
Thanks to the new hinge, doors can be installed and removed incredibly easily and without needing any tools, thus eliminating the need to separately lock and unlock hinge bolts.

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  • Register NOW your attendance to visit The VX25 New System Enclosure Truck.
  • Please Call or Email including your preferred date & time.
  • Appointments will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Email: marketing@rittal.co.uk

Call: 01709 704105

Visit: https://www.rittal.com/com_en/vx25/index.php?lng=en 

Location: Rittal Limited, Braithwell Way, Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham S66 8QY

 

Rittal’s NEW generation location case takes the stage at #Infrarail2018

Rittal’s innovative new generation Location Case enclosure will be the main attraction on  Stand D11 at Infrarail 2018.

Increasing Safety, Reliability & Preventing System Failures

 Rittal’s new generation Location Case has been developed in conjunction with Network Rail and their exacting requirements using a standard product platform widely used in other IT and industry sectors.

The enclosure is available in three sizes to accommodate BR 440 framework, 19” rails and mounting plates for all disciplines throughout the UK rail network for signalling, telecoms and power.

Its protection levels, scalable cooling, custom-sizing, and flexible internal configuration options provide an adaptable, highly effective solution that will remain viable for many years to come

If you’re at the show be sure to call to see our expert team on stand D11 to find out more

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Network Cable Organiser – NCO.

Revolutionise your cable management…

Modern network infrastructures are reliant on optimum performance and
maximum flexibility with their cabling.
The Network Cable Organizer (NCO) is indispensable for ensuring this.
It revolutionises patching work on the enclosure, with 8 times faster
assembly. This not only nets you huge time savings, it also creates space
and order in the rack.

NCO

  • Front access – Ideal for retrofitting into existing 800 mm racks
  • Secure locking – Each cable cassette has a cable attachment to avoid mechanical strain on the cable
  • Preconfigured – Complete CAT 6 systems including 24 cable cassettes, 8 times faster than conventional cabling
  • Always the right length! Surplus cable lengths – whether CAT 6 or fibre-optic – are simply withdrawn with a spring balancer
  • Minimise cable chaos – Prevent obstructions to the air circulation in the vicinity of network switches

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.