Rittal’s New Online Portal: Comprehensive Guidance for Modernising Data Centres


The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported that 73 per cent of companies now foresee the need for major modernization of data centres, to keep pace with the speed of digital advances.  They include Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, big data and edge computing.

Rittal’s new IT microsite (www.rittal.com/it-solutions/en/tackles this challenge head-on, with a comprehensive review of products, services and integrated solutions that can be considered and tailored to meet a company’s individual needs.

The speed of the digitization of manufacturing, trade and other sectors means businesses require a rapid and adequate provision of IT solutions, through data centres which can be:

  • procured simply and economically
  • operated efficiently and safely

Modernising data centres to meet these challenges is a challenge in itself, but one made considerably easier with Rittal’s new IT microsite, which provides companies with a range of comprehensive information and advice (www.rittal.com/it-solutions/en).

Visitors to the new site will get practical advice on topics such as Big Data, cloud computing and IT security, as well as case studies of real-life applications.  There is a large library of white papers, brochures and references and a live-chat facility to raise questions directly with Rittal experts.


The launch of the microsite is sure to be a draw at Data Centre World (DCW) 2018 where Rittal is again showcasing its expertise as an enabler of innovative IT solutions, ranging from individual IT racks right through to turnkey data centres within containers which offer users maximum modularity, scalability and efficiency.  All are fully supported by Rittal’s comprehensive consulting and service programmes that can operate for the duration of a data centre’s lifecycle.

“As the IDC research highlighted, around 75 per cent of decision-making is now based on information gathered online,” explains Clive Partridge, Rittal’s Technical Manager for IT Infrastructure. “With our new IT website and our expertise, we are providing reliable support for customers in the decision-making process”.

Visitors can talk to members of the Rittal team about the solutions showcased in the new IT microsite, as well as view products from Rittal – The System, at Data Centre World (Excel, London, 21-22 March 2018) on Stand D510.

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

Rittal Hygienic Design Fire Extinguisher Enclosure

Rittal has been developing its Hygienic Design range over many years. Its customers have benefitted from better protection of their electrical and electronic equipment, as well as less time spent washing down, and cleaner manufacturing environments.

Fire extinguishers are an absolute necessity on any manufacturing site, but they can be a haven for dirt and bacteria. 

A new addition to the range, the Hygienic Design fire extinguisher enclosure, is a simple solution that not only reduces the risk of contamination from these essential devices, it also protects them, helping you to ensure that they are fully functional whenever they‘re needed.

Rittal HD Fire Extinguisher Housing

Incorporating many of the features of the Hygienic Design compact enclosure, the fire extinguisher housing solves the same issues relating to cleanliness and hygiene. 

Its sloped roof, blue silicone seal, internal hinges and locking mechanism, welded stainless steel construction, viewing window and T-handle all result in fewer dirt traps and quick and easy cleaning.  These also provide ingress protection to IP 59K, and allow for inventory checks at a glance as well as, crucially, swift and effortless single-handed access.

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

Slimline motor controllers create space in enclosures

Small drives for machines and equipment are typically powered up to 9.0 A, and are protected by conventional motor circuit breakers. However, when space in the enclosure is limited, it is very difficult to find room for significant numbers of protective components.

Rittal’s new motor controllers for its RiLine Compact power distribution system offers a sophisticated solution.

To assist the engineer Rittal has also produced a 3D configurator that reduces the time required to generate Compact RiLine busbar systems.


Following the successful launch of the busbar system “RiLine Compact” at the beginning of the year, Rittal is now expanding the product range.

Until now, the small 125-A-max busbar system consisted entirely of shock-hazard-protected boards, which form the basis of the system, along with assembly components such as connection adapters for busbar infeed and component adapters for the easy set-up of switchgear and protection devices produced by other manufacturers.

Rittal will shortly be launching new motor controllers into the range. These can be fitted directly and easily onto the board in a one-step installation, to minimise the time and effort spent on wiring.

A compact solution for small spaces

Rittal offers motor controllers in three staggered current ranges: 8 A/2.4 A/8 A. These combine the functions of direct starter and reversing starter within one single device.

Its slimline profile – just 22.5 mm wide – is particularly impressive and frees up around 50 percent more space compared to the standard 45 mm-wide switching device in the range, and as much as 75 percent more space compared to the 90 mm-wide reversing combinations.
Slimline motor controllers create space in enclosures

Hybrid technology to impress

The three-phase motor controller is a high-performance hybrid switching device with a current monitoring function, offering a longer lifespan and low-loss operation.

The principle behind it is simple: first, the electronics are switched on using the input signal, and then the mechanical contacts takeover for the duration.

The motor controller also provides diagnostics, which to detect internal and external errors. The operating statuses and error messages can then be evaluated through the four different illuminated LEDs.

3D Configurator

To assist the engineer Rittal has also produced a 3 D configurator that reduces the time required to generate Compact RiLine busbar systems.

A series of easy to follow steps produces detailed drawings, the ability to select component adaptors, and a bill of materials https://www.rittal.com/com_en/riline/konfigurator/#/6.

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

Hygienic Design – Extra cleanliness guaranteed – By Rittal

The new Hygienic Design brochure from Rittal is now available.

Here you will find easy to clean enclosures, cooling products and accessories that reduce the risk of contamination giving better protection to electrical and electronic equipment.

Brochure Cover

View the brochure here:  https://www.digi-flips.com/digipdfs/wn/rit/b8853784/digi-viewer.html

Find out more visit: https://www.rittal.com/com_en/hd/index.php?lng=en

To get a copy or discuss your requirements, do not hesitate to contact us: jmartin@rittal.co.uk / 01709 704105