Rittal unveils AX and KX enclosure ranges
Rittal has introduced its new AX compact enclosure and KX small enclosure ranges. Each are designed to offer customers both consistent data delivery and a myriad of other benefits, including a 30% reduction in assembly time, 30% more space for cables and no less than 30 new features.
The company is giving full support to users to help them make the switch to the new systems. One example is its online conversion tool, which is based on parts lists in Excel. The user simply uploads an existing parts list – for example from an existing project – to the website. They then receive a parts list for the new AX or KX components.
For customers who use EPLAN Data Portal there is another option which uses the new shopping cart function of EPLAN data portal. They upload a complete project parts list to the shopping cart of the Data Portal and all Rittal components, including the relevant macros for the new enclosures and compact enclosures, are then available in their parts database thereby saving huge amounts of time compared to individual downloads.
Customers who configure their compact and small enclosures with the Rittal Configuration System also have a very convenient conversion tool. The system works on the basis of electronically stored sets of rules and its inbuilt plausibility check prevents incorrect or unsuitable parts from being displayed. Further machining operations – such as cut-outs for fans-and-filter units – are created within the system and users that have already configured projects in this way can simply upload the existing configuration to the new migration tool.
Once the tool is launched, a traffic light system provides a quick response: green means that all necessary components have been transferred to the new configuration while a yellow symbol indicates that the user should check the configuration. A red symbol means that the system has spotted problems ie. instances where components have been put at odds with each other.
An example would be if cut-outs have been slightly displaced from their original location. Users can then, very simply, correct and/or add to the configuration. The end result is a 3D model of the new AX compact enclosure or KX small enclosure, plus a parts list and the processing programmes for the mechanical machining centres for downloading.