Cases and Enclosures

element14 Community Launches ‘Just Encase’ Design Challenge

element14, an Avnet community, is harnessing the power of Hammond Enclosures to create projects designed to withstand even the harshest environments with the “Just Encase” design challenge. This challenge encourages the element14 Community to create a new design built to work reliably even in the face of extreme heat, cold, …

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Autumn is Here! Time to Reflect

By Karl Lycett – Rittal UK Climate Control Product Manager Finally! The temperature seems to be reducing to a more bearable level, the nights are slowly drawing in and… do I see a hint of colour change in the trees? That’s right Autumn is upon us once again and that …

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Kazakhstan export success for North Sea Ventilation and IndEx Enclosures

IndEx Enclosures, the Kent-based manufacture of Hazardous Area and Industrial control gear enclosures has just dispatched the latest consignment of Activated Isolation, Modulation, Fire & Gas Damper junction boxes bound for the huge Tengiz oilfields of Kazakhstan. The custom-designed ATEX Zone 1 certified and Industrial Standard enclosures, were ordered by …

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Off to a flying start

Can enclosures be machined and fitted out even faster? This article explores how the AX compact enclosure from Rittal speeds things up. Meurer-etechnik is looking to the new AX compact enclosure from Rittal to improve its production efficiency. How does the new model differ from its predecessor, the AE? A …

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Hylec increases headcount, appoints Chris Shore as South Western Area Sales Manager

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has appointed Chris Shore as South Western Area Sales Manager from July 1, 2021.  Chris joins an expanding team at Hylec as the company reports robust sales across its entire product portfolio.  Shore is responsible for UK sales from Cornwall in …

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The ABC of Milling

Milling, drilling, thread tapping – there are very few switchgear manufacturers who love metalworking. Fortunately, there is a solution! Automated machining centres such as the Perforex MT can help as Mark Guest, Product Manager for Power Distribution Systems at Rittal, explains. The following three tips show how it can be …

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Summers Coming – Look before it’s too late!

Even before summertime hits, we have already seen some good BBQ weather, with the mercury rising and letting us enjoy the great outdoors. Great for you, but it doesn’t bode as well for your electrical equipment. At this point in the year, there probably won’t be any alarms on your …

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EPLAN and Rittal add value for LCA Group

Since taking over LCA Group in 2017, Managing Director Alan Sheppard has always maintained a focus on innovation, and the use of cutting-edge technology to further the firm’s manufacturing and assembly capabilities. The primary focus was on the investment in technologies that would speed up client approval processes and improve …

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Fast prototypes for industrial enclosures

There was a time when prototypes for bespoke industrial enclosures were expensive and took weeks to produce. Thanks to advances in 3D printing, today’s prototypes are not only faster and less expensive to develop, but the increased possibility to make design tweaks creates a better final product. Chris Lloyd, Managing …

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Four excuses not to take your enclosure cooling maintenance seriously

There is an adage that time is money, this is particularly true when it comes to production downtime. Hold ups in production could result in lost money- a lot of lost money! Losses of up to £480,000 have been suggested that one of the UK’s largest automotive manufacturers could lose …

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