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Premiere: Rittal presents an enclosure innovation

2018-04-23. After five years in development, Rittal will be unveiling its new large enclosure system at the 2018 Hanover Trade Fair.
The innovative enclosure is the main attraction within Rittal’s 2,300 m² exhibition area at the Fair. Other highlights include: the new base/plinth system; the support arm system CP with new height-adjustable support section for machine operations and smart solutions for cooling enclosures, machinery and IT; as well as the new Secure Edge Data Centre.
In addition,Rittal will be showcasing the integration solution – a symbiosis of enclosure and cooling unit – and a Ri4Power application for low-voltage switchgear. They clearly evidence that the benefits of the new large enclosure system are not just in the enclosure itself, but in the systemic interaction with the cooling unit and the power distribution components.
New base/plinth system for simple assembly
Another highlight for the Fair is the new base/plinth system, combining all the advantages of the existing TS 8 and Flex Block base/plinth systems in one solution. This greatly simplifies the mounting of the base/plinth and also integrates other functions such as the secure mounting of cables using standard punched sections.
Visitors will also be able to look over the support arm system CP, with its new height-adjustable support section for the ergonomic arrangement of a panel or control components on machines and systems, as well as the completion of the range of LED system lights.
Smart cooling solutions, greater efficiency
The new Blue e+ wall-mounted cooling units with a 1.6 kW cooling output and the Blue e+ chillers with cooling outputs of 2.5 to 6 kW deliver greater energy efficiency when cooling enclosures and machines. All these cooling solutions will be able to communicate with the new IoT interface for Industry 4.0 applications.
And finally, the company is launching a whole new range of IT cooling solutions for individual racks and entire data centres. The new range of products includes coolant-based cooling solutions with a cooling output of 20 kW, hybrid solutions (with indirect free cooling) with a 35-kw cooling output, as well as a new generation of water-cooled IT cooling solutions.
Secure Edge Data Centres for Industry 4.0
Yet another IT innovation is the new Secure Edge Data Centre. This turnkey data centre solution developed by Rittal together with global partners ABB and HPE is designed to operate in tough industrial environments.
With the aid of secure edge data centres, companies can now access and respond to critical data in real time. This brings IT capacities closer to the location of data acquisition and machine control.
Digital Value Chain in Accordance with Industry 4.0
Trade visitors to Rittal’s exhibition booth can also experience the value chain in control and switchgear engineering from an industrial 4.0 perspective. The Rittal Automation Systems Business Unit supports workshop processes – from manual tools to fully automatic systems – with its range of solutions.
The Smart Engineering and Production 4.0 technology network of Eplan, Rittal and Phoenix Contact at Hanover Trade Fair 2018 (Hall 8, Booth D28) will also be providing answers to the question of how industrial engineering and production processes can be completely digitized. A remarkable live demonstration using the example of a switchgear installation will show visitors what highly automated manufacturing, based on a batch size of one, works.
At the 2018 Hanover Fair, Rittal’s sister company EPLAN will be presenting the first glimpses into the upcoming version 2.8 of the EPLAN platform in Hall 6, Booth H30.
This offers surprises with decisive innovations in ergonomics, which will not only accelerate engineering even further, but also advance automation and standardisation through exten-sions of macro technology.
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