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THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING FESTIVAL 2014 STARTS TOMORROW!!! Machining and apprentice summits 24th, trade show and conference Loads of manufacturer contracts to be discussed

At the Global Manufacturing Festival you can understand and access supply chain opportunities, and find out where to focus your investment to gain future business

Event held at

Advanced Manufacturing Park
Off Highfield Spring
S60 5BL

Contact Number: 0114 222 4445

Full programme for @GMFSheffield published here.

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20 – 22 May : Earls Court 2 London

The UK’s definitive rail event returns this month to Earls Court, London. Join thousands of industry professionals to hear the latest news, see the latest products and meet key people from the industry.

Visit us on stand D53 to see the very best in equipment enclosure systems for the Rail industry

We are pleased to invite you to view our range of equipment enclosures and associated power, cooling & security solutions suitable for the rail industry.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of modular enclosures and systems, Rittal can supply outdoor cabinets, 19” racks, signalling, network & comms enclosures, designed to meet varied and demanding environmental challenges, thus protecting your valuable & critical equipment from temperature, weather, impact and unwanted access.

Come along to see for yourself and speak to the product experts to understand what ‘Rittal – The System’ will mean for you.

We look forward to seeing you there

Pre-Register Now (saving £20 on the door)

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IAC Open Day 2014

South Wales’ only Regional Control Systems Exhibition

South Wales based systems integrators, Industrial Automation and Control Ltd., are again hosting Open Days on the 20th and 21st May, at their headquarters in Newport, South Wales.

This bi-annual event now in its 12th Year offers a not to be missed educational experience through the variety of seminars, workshops and hands on experience that can be gained from attending. Complementing the seminar line-up will be an exhibition showcasing the very latest in industrial technology.

This free to attend two day event will showcase the experience and expertise of one of the country’s leading systems integrators. In addition, you will be able to see the latest offerings from the World’s major equipment suppliers and sit in on a series of seminars on the latest in engineering and technology.

This well established bi-annual event will provide a showcase of the latest in control technology. It may even answer your questions on some of today’s key issues. Planned seminars include topics such as: Machinery safety, power electronics for grid tie, surge protection, DCS migration, wireless technology, connector crimping best practice, IEC 61439, energy management and much more.

Alongside the seminars, over 30 of iac’s partner suppliers are providing a display on equipment such as variable speed drives, Motors, sensors, programmable controllers, communications, motion control and machine safety.

In addition, this year we have a special feature on logistics which will include conveying, sorting, vision and robotics.

Entry is entirely free, with catering provided, although pre-registration is essential.

Confirmed exhibitors include: Siemens, ABB, Pheonix Contact, Bosch Rexroth, Vacon, DP Fabrications, Pilz, Pepperl + Fuchs, IFM Electronic, Rockwell Automation, Parker Hannifin, Santon Switchgear, Mersen, Rittal, Kawasaki Robotics, Weidmuller, BNB Fabrications, Harting, CP Automation, Fisher Smith, Parmley Graham, Underwoods, SICK, Lutze, SIC, Bartec, Wittenstein, Harting, Invensys, Westermo, CSM & Cembre.

For more information about the event and to register to attend please visit or contact 01633 293000.

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iomart Wins Data Centre Excellence Award from Rittal

Cold Aisle Containment Technology Optimises Power Efficiency in iomart DCs

iomart (AIM:IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies, has been recognised by global systems provider Rittal for its innovative approach to data centre technology.
iomart uses Rittal TS IT enclosure systems in its data centres to provide the optimum environment to host the servers and network requirements of its customers. iomart was the first data centre operator to use Rittal’s I/0 Cold Isle Containment System which provided a 50 per cent increase in cooling efficiency from the day it was installed.

Shane Hope, IT Sales Director for Rittal, said: “This award recognises iomart’s superb technical approach to efficiency and control within its data centres. We have a great long-term relationship with iomart and continue to provide it with the innovative products that help it provide mission-critical infrastructure for businesses and organisations throughout UK and Europe.”

iomart is about to complete work on increasing the capacity of its data centre in Maidenhead by a further 600+ racks to meet greater demand for data storage. It is utilising Rittal Cold Aisle Containment to accommodate high density power draw within the new racks.

Neil Johnston, Group Technical Operations Director for iomart, said: “Rittal provides us with consistently innovative technology. For our most recent expansion in Maidenhead they’ve provided us with the most energy efficient systems to optimise our new cooling technology.”

(L) Neil Johnston, iomart  and (R) Shane Hope, Rittal

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What’s on at Drives & Controls

Stands: D230, D964 & E224

Dedicate to the best in power transmission, motion control and automation, the Drives & Controls exhibition is almost here.

Rittal will be in three areas demonstrating the best in innovative enclosures for internal and external applications, climate control heating and cooling systems, power distribution switchboard and motor control products on display.

Main Stand D230 (88m²) – Hall 3
Featuring ‘The System‘ display, new support arm, TS-IT rack, Top Therm Chiller, TopConsole System |TP, Flex-Block, software demo areas and Rittal Partner enclosure

Stand D964 (59.5m²) – Hall 3
Featuring the Rittal Bus

Stand E224 (21m²)– Hall 3A (European Offshore & Energy Pavilion)
Products specific to the energy market – Wall mounted enclosures, Purge unit and TS-IT

Drives & Controls Flash - 2014

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