Cases and Enclosures

Farnell delivers new custom enclosures from Multicomp Pro

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, is now offering fully customisable high-end IP67 electronics enclosure solutions from its private label brand Multicomp Pro. Using a unique and intuitive online tool available on Farnell’s website, customers can now create a custom enclosure in minutes, …

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Schaeffler takes standardised electrical design into new markets with EPLAN

Schaeffler Sondermaschinenbau is standardising electrical designs across its numerous locations – with the help of EPLAN software. The company has 1,700 employees across 13 locations, making it one of the major players in the machine building sector. Until now, however, it has had just one major customer – the rest …

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Industrial enclosure air cooling solutions vs liquid cooling solutions

Almost without exception, industrial environments are hostile spaces for electrical equipment; their components don’t react well to high levels of moisture, dust, and heat in the atmosphere. This sensitivity, in turn, affects plant efficiency and will ultimately lower output and profitability. But moisture, dust and heat don’t need to be …

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Rittal Manufacturing Systems reduce time and costs for control panel manufacturing

Electrical control manufacturers are currently being placed under considerable pressure.  Projects are becoming more complex, the trading environment is extremely competitive, and customers naturally want to keep their costs to a minimum. The pressures (and costs) start from the moment a manufacturer’s estimating engineers receive details of a new project. …

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How to deliver optimum IT cooling in the food and beverage sector

Food and beverage manufacturing creates specific challenges for IT cooling, as Karl Lycett, Rittal UK’s product manager for Climate Control, explains… The food and beverage industry gives us some of life’s most defining and uplifting moments – from exotic feasts to simple every-day pleasures (who can walk past a bakery …

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Blue e+ IT – Protecting your IT equipment in the industrial space

Most people envisage the traditional setting for IT equipment as a cavernous data centre, housing large numbers of racks with flashing LED lights, all contained within a sterile environment specially designed to protect the delicate internal electrical components. While this type of location does exist, IT equipment is increasingly being …

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Rittal installs new production line chillers for Irish manufacturing business

A broken production line is a hugely expensive issue for any manufacturing business, both in terms of lost productivity and the cost of repairs. Cooling the electrical equipment required to run any industrial production lines is vital to ensure its continued optimum operation; its electrical components are particularly vulnerable to …

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Rittal’s new generation cooling technology delivers energy savings for bakery ovens

The UK Food and Beverage sector is one of many industries that is having to rapidly adjust to consumer needs and behaviours. Demand for food and drink products is such that facilities are now having to offer round-the-clock production to support both modern lifestyles and the use of online ordering, …

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Ditch those cabinets and reduce wiring runs, says Beckhoff

For automation system OEMs, machine builders and systems integrators, one of the most expensive parts of any project is installation. The complex mass of cables and wires needed by modern automated systems often makes installing a new machine a time- and labour-intensive process. Here, Bradley McEwan, business development manager at …

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Moving forward through the manufacturing storm

Standing still isn’t an option for manufacturers in the UK. Neither is simply moving forward with a “business as usual” mindset. Researchers at the MIT CISR identified two drivers for successful digital transformation: an organisation’s experience maturity, and its operational efficiency. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation technology expert …

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