Ergonomics in enclosure assembly

Allowing panel builders to work in the most ergonomic and safest way possible, Kiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the internationally successful Friedhelm Loh Group, supply Assemblex assembly frames that support and rationalise processes throughout every stage of machining, assembly, wiring and testing of enclosures.

Three types of assembly frames offer simple and variable fixing of mounting plates using quick release fasteners, are mobile, can be tilted, independent of mains power and depending on the version, height adjustable with a maximum mounting plate or enclosure size of 1900 mm x 1900 mm.

Optional extras include the management of cable reels to the installation of the mounting plate inside the enclosure directly from the assembly frame to prevent heavy lifting. Furthermore, Assemblex assembly frames take up minimal space when not in use and with the absence of mains power, eliminate the risk of careless damage to floor power leads.

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Assemblex assembly frame

 

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Efficient cooling from Rittal

Germany manufacturer SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, from the Swabian, manufacture moving column machine tools. Machinery from the company includes a 200-ton moving column milling machine, the PowerForce 8, which is used to mill wind turbine stators with an internal diameter of 6.5 m. At the heart of the mill is a new, variable, universal milling head of orthogonal design with a drive power of 90 kW and a torque of up to 1,725 Nm.

SHW relies on the new “Blue e” generation of cooling devices from Rittal to exploit every possible efficiency potential in enclosure climate control. Consuming 45 per cent less energy than the previous generation, the four wall-mounted devices installed on the machine provide cooling of the input and feedback modules for the axle drive, mains filters, chokes, disconnectors, contactors, relays and have a cooling output amounting to 16 kW. The refrigeration factor of 2.47 (the COP, coefficient of performance) results from the ideal interaction of all the components responsible for the cooling output, as well as from the design of the condensers, evaporators, cooling fins, pipe bends and all the other refrigeration components. Using Rittal cooling technology, SHW have been able to connect the devices via a master-slave arrangement.

Another key factor in the increased efficiency is the ideally designed control electronics, which benefit from the new Eco-Mode control system. If continuous operation of the internal fan is not required, shut down is automatic, thus cutting energy costs.

Previously SHW had problems with cooling devices from another manufacturer that malfunctioned under extreme conditions, due to the influence of carbon dust. Since changing to ex-proof cooling units from Rittal, they have been running without problems.

 

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Blue e Wall-Mounted Cooling Unit-s

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Rittal and the IEC 61439 Standard

Design engineers should be aware that the the IEC 61439 switchgear and controlgear systems standard will take effect from November 2014. This standard also applies to wall mounted control panels as well as floor standing power distribution assemblies.

For the smaller control panels with current ratings of below 630A, the ratings of the busbar system and controlgear components must be de-rated in line with the standard. A key feature of the standard is the calculation of the maximum internal temperature of enclosure.
To assist the design engineer Rittal can supply Therm software that will calculate internal temperature and Power Engineering software that can design the panel layout in line with the standards.

For further information regarding Rittal solutions and assistance with compliance to IEC 61439, please contact Mark Guest mguest@rittal.co.uk or, to receive a free copy of the guide book, please use powerdistribution@rittal.co.uk

Standard compliant switchgear book cover

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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.”

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

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Rittal’s Support Arm System now with automatic potential equalisation

Rittal is the first manufacturer to ensure automatic potential equalisation as a standard with its new CP 60/120/180 support arm system, without any extra work and additional costs to users.

Where previously the focus has been on the mechanical structure of support arm systems, cable installations within support arm systems often had no passive internal safety devices, such as edge protection elements, to prevent chafed cables. Active protective measures were also absent, such as automatic potential equalisation throughout all the elements of a support arm system to protect the operator from live electrical voltage in the event of a defective cable.
With Rittal’s new CP 60/120/180 support arm system all the rotating elements have so-called sliding contacts to ensure a reliable electrical contact throughout the entire system. Clever edge protection elements made of plastic, which can simply be clipped onto the inner section between extrusions and corner pieces prevent cables from becoming pinched or chafed.

As an integrated modular system, Rittal’s CP 60/120/180 support arm system offers plant constructors uniform function, assembly and engineering solutions in one design, and meets all the load ranges up to 180 kg demanded by the market. It also offers major time savings during assembly, adjustment, and service.

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Partial doors for Rittal TS and Ri4Power Systems

Suitable for 400, 600 and 800 mm wide TS enclosures Rittal’s new modular partial door can be used instead of a door or rear panel.

Flexible for use with Rittal’s TS 8 and Ri4Power systems, the new partial door enables a wider choice of handles plus for Rittal’s Ri4Power, a new optional viewing window as standard.
Optionally hinged on the left or right, the partial door is attached to the TS enclosure without drilling. To finish off the modular design in each case, a trim panel is required at the top and bottom. The cross member required for mounting is included with the partial door. The front trim panels may be removed from the outside by unscrewing.

Accessories, such as monitor frame, lock inserts (standard double-bit lock insert may be exchanged for lock inserts), comfort handles and perforated mounting strips for retrospective external mounting are available. Perforated mounting strips with a 25 mm pitch pattern of holes may be used for individual mounting of cable ducts, hose holders etc. on the rear side of the door.

Rittal enclosures latest development

Rittal enclosures latest development

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Ready for winter? Rittal can help

Enclosure heaters can prevent the temperature of delicate electronic equipment from falling to a level at which condensation occurs and is arguably as important as providing cooling during warmer periods.

Rittal’s enclosure heaters with fans have capacities in the range 250 W to 800 W and the smaller heaters, without fans, have an output range of 10 W to 150 W. Providing a high level of energy efficiency due to the incorporation of self-regulating positive temperature coefficient (PTC) technology, the heaters benefit from a development using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and a compact physical size that belies their heating performance.

Positioned anywhere inside the enclosure, Rittal heaters may be fitting being either by snap-fastening onto 35mm support rails or direct screw-fixing onto TS 8 punched frame sections. Quick and easy assembly is completed using clamp-type wiring terminals.

Control is effected simply by the inclusion of a thermostat or hygrostat in the supply to the heater, ensuring that either a minimum temperature is maintained or maximum relative humidity is not exceeded.

Rittal’s enclosure heaters are now available with CSA approval and can be installed on systems for export to Canada.

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