Cases and Enclosures

Digitally supported switchgear engineering

What do American footballers, and the workings of their teams, have in common with system technology from Rittal and Eplan? More than you might expect. In short, both operate on an “all for one and one for all” basis.  Both demonstrate how coordinated systems that link together can tap into unimagined potential. …

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In times of uncertainty, make the most of your assets

It is safe to say that there is a great deal of uncertainty at the moment; something which is being felt not just in the UK but in many countries across the world. In these circumstances, the best thing that businesses can do is protect their existing assets. It’s fundamentally important …

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Industry 4.0 manufacturing

The new 250 million-euro Rittal plant in Haiger embraces the principles of Industry 4.0. It represents the company’s largest-ever single investment, enabling them to establish the world’s most advanced manufacturing facility for its new compact and small enclosures. The plant’s highly automated production processes – working in conjunction with the …

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Gotthard Railway Tunnel relies on Spelsberg WKE fire-resistant junction boxes

It would be no exaggeration to call the Gotthard Railway Tunnel an engineering marvel. Stretching 57km in length, at up to 2,450m deep through the Swiss Alps – it is both the longest and deepest tunnel in the world. This application environment presents a substantial challenge to those trying to …

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Evatron for IP66/IP67, UL94 V-0

KF series junction boxes are flame retardant and self-extinguishing polycarbonate, eight sizes, black or grey, with knockouts or smooth walls. The strength of their sleek design compares impressively with other square and rectangular junction boxes. Quarter turn fixing screws sit flush in the lid ensuring the styling is not compromised …

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Spelsberg’s fire protection enclosures contribute to the safety of Limbecker Platz mall

In the event of fire in large, crowded shopping centres, the safety and well-being of anyone inside relies on emergency systems operating for long enough for people to escape. Limbecker Platz, one of the largest shopping centres in Germany, chose Spelsberg’s WKE enclosures to provide adequate fire safety protection to …

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November issue of Instrumentation Monthly published online

The digital edition of the November issue of Instrumentation Monthly has been published. In this issue, in Monitoring & metering, we learn more about the stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions. We also find out about environmental monitoring. In our Internet of Things feature, we find out about the impact …

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Dancing robots are a reality at Rittal’s manufacturing plant in Germany

High-tech production plants that “think for themselves”, that plan things automatically and that optimise maintenance work through artificial intelligence, might sound like a futuristic sci-fi film, but it is fast becoming a reality at Rittal’s manufacturing plant in Rittershausen, Germany.  To produce its new VX25 large enclosure system, Rittal is …

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ABB wins E-house order for São Paulo pipeline network in Brazil

An alternative to permanent structures, ABB’s ‘plug and play’ E-house will save time and reduce costs involved in the delivery and housing of critical electrical equipment for the modernisation of the Sao Paulo pipeline.  ABB has won an order from the SACS/NIPLAN construction consortium to supply an E-house to support the modernisation …

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Flexenclosure strengthens Asia-Pacific presence

Flexenclosure has received an order from Vanuatu-based telecommunications group Interchange for two eCentre cable landing stations, to be deployed in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands early next year.  In the past 18 months, Flexenclosure has received orders in no less than five different Pacific island nations, cementing eCentre as the premier choice for cable landing stations in …

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