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Rittal's new free-standing enclosure the SE 8 is a standardised system with features that can be assembled efficiently. Keeping the costs of engineering and handling in check, free-standing enclosures are used in many areas of industry and in building services management. Typical fields of application are compact machinery and equipment, whose power distribution and automation components can be accommodated in one single enclosure.
Available now, Rittal's latest RiTherm 6.2 software is an updated version that allows climate control requirements to be quickly and easily calculated. RiTherm 6.2 includes generic component heat loss data and a heat loss calculator for busbars; an option to divide the required cooling output between several devices; a detailed breakdown of bayed enclosure suites; a saved project library that can be sorted and allows individual projects to be copied and an integrated chiller configurator.
RiLine60, a fully shielded flexible busbar system with a wide range of busbar adaptors, provides a cost effective solution for power distribution within control cabinets. To assist with the reduction of design and installation time, Rittal's RPE design software has been developed for the creation of a parts list for a distribution system.
Rittal and HEITEC announce a strengthening of their already close partnership for the UK market. Over the past three years HEITEC have progressively appropriated (from Rittal GmbH) responsibility for the design, production and packaging of all standard and customer configured electronic solutions.
Rittal has today launched its range of DX based LCP cooling systems. Rated at 12kW, the Liquid Cooling Package Direct Expansion can be deployed in either cold aisle containment or high density rack cooling.
Climate control applications vary in many different ways, from control to air routing. Rittal offer a range of accessories that may be tailored to satisfy specific requirements.
Rittal's Cuponal busbar is a copper-coated aluminium busbar available in lengths of 2400m which can offer customers several advantages over traditional busbar systems. Suitable for installation in standard Rittal tested busbar supporting systems, the Cuponal busbar is available in the following sizes and current rating: 20 x 5mm 235A; 20 x 10mm 363A; 30 x 5mm 328A and 30 x 10mm 493A.
Rittal today explains that, until now, the assembly of sheet steel enclosure base/plinths was a fairly time-consuming process. The new Flex-Block base/plinth system developed by Rittal can speed this up considerably.
Enclosure climate control calculations can now be carried out, on the move, using the Rittal RiTherm smartphone app. Guiding the user through the usually time-consuming process of calculating climate control requirements for individual enclosure assemblies, Rittal's RiTherm app uses an intuitive interface for the input of enclosure details and design parameters.
Rittal's range of TopTherm fan and filter units has been extended with electronically commutated (EC) variants now available in all but the smallest unit. With a combination of fan and dust filters and a particularly economical means of dissipating heat loads from enclosures using ambient air, Rittal's EC fan-and-filter units employ the same diagonal fan technology as the standard version.
Rittal's new easy connect bus-mounting fuse bases are supplied as complete units, which includes a cover plate, contact hazard protection and exterior connection clamps. Snapping onto Rittal's RiLine60 busbar system, the fuse base has a modular design with options for configuration to meet specific requirements.
To overcome the problems associated with the need to design, source and build outdoor enclosures to order, Rittal's popular CS basic range of aluminium enclosures is available from stock in a range of standard sizes with either single or double doors.
For optimum efficiency Rittal's range of wall-mounted air/water heat exchangers will now be supplied with the following features. For quick and easy installation the air/water heat exchangers can now be mounted and removed completely from outside the enclosure without having to open the enclosure door.
Based on customer requirements new cost saving innovations and improvements have been implemented into the manufacture of Rittal's TS 8 enclosures. The following updates will start to take effect from December 2012 onwards.
Rittal has recognised a rise in the popularity of laminated copper bars in the OEM and panel builder market and produced a technical guide, which shows how to calculate fault rating capacities of their laminated copper bar.
Rittal announce their brand new Industrial Liquid Cooling Package is now available. Essentially, a large air/water heat exchanger that has a chassis formed from the TS 8 frame, the Industrial LCP may be bayed directly adjacent to enclosures and used to cool installed equipment that dissipates a large amount of heat.
Riline60, with its shielded busbar system, is now well established within the automation and switchgear market. With easy design and speedy installation Riline60 offers a safe method of distributing power within cabinets. Busbar ratings of up to 1600A and an extensive range of adaptors offer the designer total flexibility.
Rittal's RiCAD-3D software version 3.2 supports the creation of models to provide a complete 3D picture of Rittal products with the visualisation, layout and spacing of single components. This new 3.2 version of RiCAD 3D is now free to download from the Rittal web site.
One of the problems encountered with outdoor enclosures is the onset of cold weather and consequently the possibility of condensation within the structure. In order to eliminate this unwanted natural event, Rittal's standard range of heaters for their outdoor cabinet can keep the chill off delicate electronics housed within.
Rittal's RiLine60 shrouded busbar system has been developed to distribute power up to 1600A and with an extensive range of adaptors allows design engineers total flexibility. With fast assembly and ingenious design RiLine60 is ideally suited for power switchgear systems and automation control panels.
Rittal's new TopTherm Generation Blue e cooling units provide an energy efficient means of cooling enclosures and offer benefits that include a wide range of nominal cooling outputs, from 500 to 4000 Watts; energy savings of up to 45% – in ideal conditions up to 70% and intelligent Eco-Mode control for on demand energy usage.
Rittal's range of CS basic aluminium enclosures are designed specifically to house sophisticated communications and electronics equipment in outdoor environments. Available from stock and ready for immediate use, they overcome the problems associated with the need to design, source and build outdoor enclosures to order.
Rittal's new Flex-Block base/plinth system is now available from stock to suit Rittal floor standing enclosures ,TS 8, SE 8 and CM along with floor standing human interface products TP and PC. The Flex-Block plinth is made up of four fibreglass reinforced corner pieces that fix directly to each corner of the enclosure, either to the frame or the base tray.
Rittal's thermoelectric cooler is a compact cooling solution that utilises Peltier technology to transfer heat away from temperature sensitive equipment. With a width of 125mm, height of 400mm, depth of 155mm and a mass of only 3kg, it is ideally suited to command panels, even those that are supported using arm systems.
A key objective for Rittal when developing Ri4Power modular system was the protection against accidental arcing. Internal arcing could lead to production downtime but more importantly is a danger to personnel. Rittal carried out extensive testing to ensure that the Ri4Power complied with the stringent IEC 61641 standard.
Rittal's Blue e cooling units have the same nominal cooling output, physical size and cut-out dimensions as the equivalent Rittal Basic cooling unit and can realize energy savings of up to 45%. Prices of the vast majority of Blue e cooling units have been reduced from 1 September 2012.
Rittal have today announced the launch of the all new Flex-Block base/plinth for Rittal TS 8 and SE 8 floor standing enclosures offer many new benefits for customers. For time saving, Rittal's new Flex-Block allows quick, tool free assembly of the fully symmetrical plinth; simple push fit of plinth infill panels and easier transportation of an enclosure with the infill panels removed.
Rittal's new self-adhesive thermal labels allow the internal maximum temperature of an enclosure to be quickly and accurately ascertained at a simple glance. Generally, the life expectancy of a simple capacitor doubles for each 10°C lower operating temperature. By utilising the self-adhesive labels the internal temperature of the enclosure can be both easily and accurately measured thereby ascertaining whether a climate control solution is necessary.
Following comprehensive testing Rittal are pleased to announce that their modular Ri4Power system now complies with the latest IEC 61439-2 standards. The termination of cables to switchgear and meeting the form 4b requirement of IEC 61439-2 now enables installation engineers to reduce time and costs on site. Rittal's RPE software is available for customers to build Ri4Power to the IEC 61439-2 standard.
Air-to-air heat exchangers provide a simple, stand-alone, low maintenance and energy efficient means of cooling electrical enclosures. The effectiveness of this type of cooling product is fundamentally dependent upon the ambient air temperature and the required internal air temperature; not only must the former be lower than the latter but the available cooling output varies with the difference between them.
Rittal has today announced a range of outdoor enclosures designed around a central stainless steel frame clad with inner and outer panels, manufactured from aluminium, for optimum stability. Rittal's standard TS 8 punched section profile also ensures optimal mounting for any internal fitments from the standard range of Rittal accessories, along with the option of enclosure baying and expansion prior to or after, on-site installation.
Rittal's system concept provides an intelligent modular infrastructure from a single source. Enclosure technology, power distribution, system climate control and electronics, together with engineering tools that have been purposely designed for efficient planning processes, are pivotal to this concept.
Rittal's RiLine60 is the answer for panel builders and OEM's looking to reduce costs. Adaptable for all leading manufacturers of distribution and control gear, timesaving assembly, versatile applications and individual modularity are all features.
Renowned more for their enclosure cooling equipment in the field of climate control, Rittal also supply chillers to the industrial market. The TopTherm range of packaged chillers, which is suitable for a cooling medium of water, are intended for internal applications and include wall-mounted, roof-mounted or floor-standing and modular variants.
Rittal have a range of cooling units specifically designed for outdoor enclosure applications. If you want your electronic equipment to remain useful for longer when situated outdoors, then give it some air! Any outdoor enclosure will suffer from solar gain on long and hot summer days and as a result the internal temperature will rise above the ambient.
Tried and tested a million times over, the Rittal TS 8 section is now the standard system enclosure solution platform, for both the reliable and bayable Rittal TS 8 and Rittal SE 8 enclosure systems. Its infinite possibilities mean exceptionally wide-ranging benefits for both ranges of enclosures:
Rittal enclosure heaters provide a high level of energy efficiency due to the incorporation of self-regulating positive temperature coefficient technology. Developed using computational fluid dynamics, the heaters provide superior heating performance whilst maintaining the physical dimensions of previous models.
To overcome the problems associated with the need to design, source and build outdoor enclosures to order, Rittal has a range of CS basic aluminium enclosures available from stock and ready for immediate use.
Rittal understand that to supply an improved cooling solution is only half of the battle. There is also the question of how do clients dispose of the old cooling units? Rittal can solve this problem if the cooling units are old, inefficient, require frequent maintenance or are not working at all then. A new Rittal cooling system may help to save both time and energy.
Rittal's new SE 8 is a one piece monobloc, single construction floor standing enclosure, with an integrated TS 8 frame. A direct replacement for Rittal's ES 5000 freestanding monobloc enclosure, the SE 8 has a removable rear panel which is secured from the inside and shares many design features with Rittal's TS 8 bayable enclosure.
Rittal's CS Toptec range of outdoor enclosures, centred around a stainless steel TS 8 form frame, can be stripped down to the frame to enable maximum access during equipment installation. When complete, the housing is rated to IP55. Space between panels is minimised to prevent use of tools to gain access and hinges, on both front and rear doors, are also hidden from view.
Rittal now offer a thermal analyses service for data centres. On average, approximately 18 percent of the energy costs occurring in data centres are consumed by cooling systems. An optimised climate control system can cut energy costs.
Rittal's latest Power Engineering planning software v6.0 provide comprehensive support in planning and verifying standardised Ri4Power switchgear, as required by the new IEC 61439-1/-2 standard for low voltage switchgear. Main features of the new standard include extensive verification of the design of switchgear created by original switchgear manufacturer, as well as exact details of the rated currents of switching devices. The new standard offers major benefits, both for the manufacturers of switchgear, as well as for customers and users.
In the past, conventional fuel cells for stationary applications had seldom been economically viable, because of the high costs compared to conventional technologies. Worries about energy consumption and efficiency, a complex structure in conjunction with expensive maintenance and service costs, as well as the inability to expand, stood in the way of fuel cell technology making a breakthrough.
Data centres can account for half the power consumption of a company and on average 37 percent of this is used for cooling. By integrating Rittal RiZone with IBM's MMT (Management and Measurement Tool) a comprehensive energy management solution is available for all parts of a data centre that can monitor, actively regulate and reduce their data centre's energy consumption by more than 10 percent.
Rittals pre-cast concrete base/plinths for their range of outdoor free-standing enclosures have been developed to simplify installation and eliminate the need to pour concrete on site. Manufactured from a specially developed light, untreated concrete, the units are 1M high when assembled and ideally fit a 700mm deep excavation. The front and rear plinths are screw fastened from inside and can be quickly and easily fitted together in situ.
Rittal continue to expand their range of TopTherm fan and filter units with a 230V AC 900m3/h variant. The entire range of fan and filter units utilise a diagonal fan to provide improved performance against increased static pressure difference. In turn, this offers greater energy efficiency and a more constant air throughput, effectively minimising the occurrence of hot spots. The new product is also fitted with an electronically commutated (EC) motor to further reduce power consumption.
Rittal's RiCAD-3D software version 3 supports the creation of models to provide a complete 3D picture of Rittal products with the visualisation, layout and spacing of single components. The RiCAD 3D database includes both 2D and 3D drawings for virtually all Rittal products, together with an extensive range of system accessories.
Mounting equipment to the inside of an enclosure, without using the mounting plate or drilling holes into the wall of the enclosure, is not an easy task. Rittal's Interior rails have been designed to fit within a range of enclosures, with various depths, to eliminate the need for drilling holes in the sides, base or top of the enclosure, which could affect water ingress or corrosion resistance
Rittal's nano-coating option for their outdoor enclosure range can be applied to the external finish of an enclosure to help reduce the effects of graffiti and make the clean-up process quicker, easier and less costly. This is in addition to utilising the properties of nano-technology, as a cold spray pre-treatment prior to paint improves the resistance to corrosion for the cabinets.