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.

 

For more info and News from Rittal : http://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/unternehmen/presse/pressemeldungen/pressemeldungen.jsp

Blue e Wall-Mounted Cooling Unit-s

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Automation in enclosure assembly

Kiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the internationally successful Friedhelm Loh Group, is a specialist for automation solutions in switchgear manufacture. After a five-year development period, the Averex, the world’s first robotic wiring centre is production-ready. But first, two real-world field tests will be conducted in the second half of 2014.

Averex has been specially developed for wiring enclosure mounting plates. The system cuts the wires to the correct length before stripping and crimping with wire ferrules, feeding the wires through the cable duct and attaching them to components such as terminal blocks, contactors and motor circuit breakers.

On average it takes around 180 seconds to complete this wiring process manually but Averex finishes the same task in approximately 40 seconds. Exceptionally reliable, Averex uses lasers to identify parts and check their dimensions against the assembly tolerances. Automation reduces the number of required working hours by approximately15 per enclosure compared to manual wiring (based on 300 wires).

Control software, with routing module, is particularly simple to use, featuring an intuitive graphics-based operator interface and can be integrated conveniently with electronic wiring lists and CAD layout tools. The solution’s stand-out technical feature is its’ patented machine head, which can be rotated by 270 degrees and includes cable routing, cutting, stripping and crimping units, torque-controlled screwing and, pre-punched holes are provided in the reinforcing plate.

http://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/unternehmen/presse/pressemeldungen/pressemeldung_detail_31616.jsp

 

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A World of Knowledge with Rittal CIBSE CPD Seminars

Rittal Ltd has launched three new accredited seminars to support customers in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The seminars have been reviewed and assessed by the Chartered Institute of Building Engineers (CIBSE), to ensure the technical content is of a high standard and offers valuable CPD to delegates. All attendees will receive a certificate as evidence of their participation.

The seminars, which are free of charge, take the form of short informative presentations, a workshop and are as follows:

Building a Data Centre in the Perfect Storm:

Covering aspects of complete relocation of a Data Centre, including refurbishment and regeneration, this CPD seminar takes the form of a real life case study of Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). Connecting 130,000 users across 700 buildings and 60,000 computers the case study looks at how NCC delivered a new state of the art data centre and coping with the perfect brain storm of migration and updating whilst maintaining essential IT services.

Aimed at all levels of mechanical engineers, facilities managers, estate managers, electrical engineers and IT managers, this course can be presented at consultant and contractors offices or at Rittal’s specialist Data Centre location in Enfield.

An Introduction to the Application of IEC 61439:

Designed to give a brief introduction to the IEC 61439 (the new switchgear and controlgear assembly production standard), this seminar looks at how it should be applied to the design and manufacture of low voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

Incorporating four key parts: enclosures, climate control, busbar and the devices, the standard looks at assemblies as a total system and not as individual components and how they react together and perform under test conditions.

Aimed at all levels of expertise within engineering departments, courses can be either presented at consultant or contractors offices or at Rittal’s Head Office showroom and demonstration centre in South Yorkshire, Rittal’s offices in Livingston or, alternatively, at Rittal’s production factory in Plymouth.

Date Centre Energy Efficiency:

Looking at different strategies that can be implemented and the potential gains and compromises that could occur, this seminar covers a broad spectrum of technologies and processes including Data Networks, Data Centres, Computer Rooms, Heating and Ventilation as well as IT infrastructure and Building Management.

Aimed at all levels of mechanical engineers, facilities managers, estates managers, electrical engineers and IT managers, this CPD course can either be presented at consultants and contractors offices or at Rittal’s specialist Data Centre location in Enfield.

For further information about Rittal’s new CPD programme email info@rittal.co.uk or call 01709 704000. Pdf is available at

http://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/unternehmen/cpd/produkte_3.jsp

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Latest Video From Rittal

Reliable contact with the new 185 mm busbar system Safety components for every application

Rittal at the 2014 Hanover trade fair
Next level for industry with Rittal — The System
Reliable contact with the new 185 mm busbar system. Assembly without drilling for busbar sizes 30 x 10 up to 120 x 10 mm. Thanks to the new contact system, components can be top-mounted …
… and can be easily retrofitted without removing the cover section
The adaptor provides a perfect fit for all leading circuit breakers up to 1600 amps. Safety components for every application:
NH fuse-switch disconnectors, sizes 00 to 3
Reliable contacts with the new 185 mm busbar system from Rittal

Next level for industry with Rittal — The System — http://www.rittal.co.uk

INFRARAIL 2014

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) http://www.infrarail.com/

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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.”

http://www.iomart.com

(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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New IEC 61439 standards are fast approaching

Rittal has produced a guide book, Standard-compliant Switchgear and Control Protection, which offers an insight into the new IEC 61439 standards and to assist Rittal customers and give guidance on how to comply with the standards.

Relating to building of control panels and electrical distribution systems, the new IEC 61439 standards will be in force from November 2014 and impact upon the design of the panel, selection of components and the testing methodology.

Basically, the panel will become a system, which means the designer/panel builder must consider: the enclosure, the effects of heat upon the components, cooling equipment, busbar system, mechanical properties and the generation of test documentation, which is a requirement.

For further information please e-mail Mark Guest (mguest@rittal.co.uk) or for a free copy of the guide book, please use powerdistribution@rittal.co.uk.

Rittal Switchgear

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