Cases and Enclosures

OMC’s FDH1M SMA fibre optic housing wins Elektra Award for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design and manufacture, has won the coveted Elektra Award 2019 for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems.  The Cornwall, UK-based company has an enviable reputation for producing high-quality, innovative fibre-optic systems and providing solutions for challenging applications in industries ranging from aerospace through to …

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BEKA field instruments can now be panel mounted

BEKA associates ‘G’ field mounting instruments in GRP enclosures can now be panel mounted following the introduction of the BA494G panel mounting kit. The kit allows the extensive range of BEKA loop powered indicators, rate totalisers, counters, timers and tachometers to be safely mounted in a panel enclosure. The IP66 …

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Are Rittal cooling units and chillers affected by the F-Gas Regulation?

The introduction of EU regulation number 517/2014 (F-Gas Regulation) concerning the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases, which was published on January 1, 2015, has raised the question as to which cooling units and chillers can continue to be used after 2020.  The regulation includes details of banned uses for cooling …

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Stainless steel enclosure for large digit indicators

BEKA has introduced a 316 Stainless Steel enclosure option for its popular ‘G’ range field mounting 4/20mA loop powered indicators. Designed for applications in marine and harsh environments, the new enclosure provides IP66 protection after a 7J impact to the enclosure, or a 4J impact to the toughened glass window. …

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Rittal supplies bespoke panels for critical controls

The East Midlands Instrumentation Company Ltd (EMI), an electrical, instrumentation and control installation contractor for the power generation, power transmission, rail and industrial markets based in Gainsborough, had a complex specification from a client.  The client needed specially designed panels to protect critical equipment that controlled a remote pumping station …

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Using edge data centres to create decentralised IT resources quickly and flexibly

The volumes of data that now need to be processed are soaring as a consequence of digital transformation, so companies need a quick and easy solution for establishing new data centres directly, where that data is generated. Modular edge data centres offer the ideal solution here. The example of retail …

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Protecting the industrial environment by applying ergonomic design

A report from the Health and Safety Executive in 2018 estimated that 6.6 million working days were lost in the UK in 2017/18 due to work related musculoskeletal disorders.  This accounts for nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of all working days lost due to work related ill-health in the …

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Rittal Launches New Blue e Chillers in 11 to 25 kW output class

Rittal has significantly improved its range of cooling technology for machines and enclosures with its new Blue e chillers in 11 to 25 kW output class. Using 40 per cent less refrigerant, the devices will make an important contribution to sustainable environmental protection. Meanwhile users benefit from the chillers’ precise temperature …

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Reducing the energy output of machine tools

No business should ever underestimate the large amount of energy consumed by machine tools.  Cooling enclosures and spindles alone commonly account for more than 15 per cent of a company’s annual energy bill. A test installation at a CNC lathe has demonstrated that Rittal Blue e+ chillers significantly reduce energy …

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Ensuring a fast turnaround on enclosures

To the untrained eye, electrical enclosures can come across as very uniform, standardised products. However, experts such as Spelsberg, a leading manufacturer of premium enclosures, must be adaptable when it comes to meeting specific customer requirements within a short timeframe. Thanks to decades of experience in providing standard and custom …

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