Rittal Offers Panel Opportunity to Test Drive the Perforex Solution

Rittal is offering UK customers the chance to ‘test drive’ its Perforex machining and automation systems before they buy.

Rittal Perforex machining centres are a major advance for switchgear manufacturing. They are designed to automate the creation of bore holes, cut-outs and threads in mounting plates, enclosure doors and side panels.  It means that the time-consuming and mechanical processing steps required for the preparation of enclosure panels can now be accomplished in a single work step to an extremely high degree of accuracy. The work can be simply programmed into the Perforex to be repeated multiple times for fast, effective batch processing. 


Customers are being invited to Rittal’s new Working Demonstration Centre in Rotherham to see a working demonstration model of the Perforex. They can bring examples of their own enclosure modification projects using Rittal AE enclosures and compare the quality of finish they’re currently achieving, as well as the time a job takes, with that delivered by the Perforex.

“The Perforex really is a game-changer for panel builders,” says Paresh Kansara, Rittal’s Product Manager for Industrial and Outdoor Enclosures.  “Automation of mundane and routine tasks improves accuracy and quality, as well as increasing productivity and customer satisfaction.  

“We’ve heard of projects that would have taken up four hours, now completed in 20 minutes to a consistently high standard of finish, whether the order was for one panel, or 100.  And because it’s cleaner and there’s less waste, it can also transform the working environment.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to offer a no-obligation opportunity for customers to see it in action and ‘test drive’ it in the UK.  We’re looking forward to demonstrating it to them.” 

Rittal’s Working Demonstration Centre also includes a RiMatrix Rig – Rittal’s integrated modular solution for IT infrastructures – and a working IT chiller, which demonstrates Rittal’s ongoing commitment in preparation for IoT demands and delivering edge computing solutions.

The Perforex is one of a range of automated tools, developed by Rittal, to support panel building and switchgear manufacturing. 

They include tools to help with:

  • handling and ergonomics in the assembly of mounting plates and panels
  • cutting centres for effortlessly cutting cable ducts, cable duct covers and support rails
  • automated wiring to automatically wire enclosure mounting plates, which is a huge time-saving advance – potentially saving 15 working hours per enclosure

To book a Perforex Free Trial customers should contact their Local Rittal Area Sales Manager, or email information@rittal.co.uk.

Further information at https://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/start/ and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.     


National Customer Service Week – Recognise and celebrate excellent customer service #NCSW

The ICS’s National Customer Service Week, is a week-long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the UK economy.
With the drive towards our customers being at the centre of everything we do, Rittal are again ready to take part and are holding a series of events from the 1st to 5th of October.
During the week we’re looking forward to enjoyable, enthusiastic and lively debates; and take the opportunity to highlight how Rittal are committed to continue to improve our service offering. Each day will have a customer service related theme to aid discussion and thought leadership.

Monday – Insight
Tuesday – Agility
Wednesday – Skills
Thursday – Leadership
Friday – Reward

We take our customer relations seriously – it’s such an important part of our business. The week will help us to not only reflect on what we’ve done but look ahead to how we can get better. It also gives us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate what we do on a day to day basis to serve our customer needs.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk or contact 01709 704105