Panel Builder System Integrator

What makes AX and KX unique

By Jan Flegelskamp. Courtesy of be top, the magazine of the Friedhelm Loh Group

A new chapter in the success story of compact enclosures from Rittal  is being written in Haiger – thanks to new functions within tried-and-tested systems solutions. The plant has been planned around the AX compact enclosure and its little brother, the KX small enclosure. By switching the compact series to the AX and KX, Rittal is opening up new perspectives for its partners with seamlessly digitalized processes within a tried-and-tested system. By introducing its AX and KX ranges, Rittal has redesigned and relaunched its entire offering of compact and small enclosures. Below, we take a look at the innovative features of the new generation of enclosures.

Rittal is opening up new opportunities for its customers and partners with digitalized processes in the Haiger plant. The compact enclosures manufactured here boast improved functions – reengineered for Industry 4.0. 

1. Flexible

Compact enclosures are known for their versatility. Their new functions, such as modular designs and optimised cut-outs and sizes, help to better utilise the space inside the enclosure. The assembly process is not only fast, but also flexible. Reducing the number of parts also simplifies logistics and warehousing.AXarticlepic2.jpg

2. Simple

Anyone who wants to configure a new AX or KX can access high-quality 3D data easily through the Rittal website or via the EPLAN Data Portal. The Rittal Configuration System is used to carry out the configuration and place an order. The smaller number of parts simplifies engineering processes. In addition, a QR code on all panels for machining supports seamless monitoring, and allows you to easily access technical data.

3. Fast

Ordering and assembly are now even faster. The new highly automated plant in Haiger enables Rittal to deliver products quickly and ensures continuous availability. A large inventory is available within the North American Supply Chain and initially stocked in the Rittal Canada warehouse in Mississauga.  All panels are supplied loose and can be immediately machined without having to be dismantled. The AX and KX can also be assembled very quickly because the whole process is virtually tool-free.

4. SafeAXartuclepic3.jpg

Rittal is once again one step ahead with the new compact series, taking a proactive approach to safety and providing a future-proof solution. The AX and KX offer enhanced safety and security thanks to their protection classes and approvals. Using wall-mounting brackets to fix the products in place does not affect the protection category.

The first and original steps aside for its successors

Rittal made industry history with the AE. Production of this first ever standard enclosure began in 1961, and the product has continued to evolve ever since. Its flexibility, combined with top quality, makes ‘the original’ the best-seller that it is – 35 million of them are currently in use worldwide. It is the forerunner to today’s AX series and has certainly passed on its ‘good genes’.

For more information, please visit Rittal Canada’s landing page here, or contact marketing@rittal.ca

Changing Scene

  • Prev
Rockwell Automation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data ...
January is traditionally a month for new hope and new energy to meet life and business goals. But ...
Moxa Inc. recently introduced its Industrial Network Defense Solution, which is specially designed ...
FANUC has introduced the new CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots that ...
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new TwinCAT Cloud Engineering software for IoT and Industrie 4.0 ...
Brave is pleased to announce that they have been officially recognized as an ABB Authorized ...
CW Mechanical Limited (CW) is a Sudbury-based mechanical services company providing valve repair ...
B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, announced the integration of ...

One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.

Latest Articles

  • Prev
  Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. One company perfectly positioned to validate ...
There are two types of electric motors, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC motors ...
Phoenix Contact invites you to attend an information seminar on the latest developments and ...
What do you do when you hear directly from installers that they’re frustrated with Ethernet cable ...
Once upon a time, plant floors were isolated from the public network. But, today, all sorts of ...
  The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving ...

Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

 

Read More

When is a Cobot Right for You?

CobotBy Blake Marchand

Robots – or more specifically cobots, may or may not be coming foryour job. But they may very well make it easier.

Robotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedRobotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedoff configurations with significant safety measures to keep workerssafe, although in recent years cobots have begun increasing marketshare.

Automated robotic systems generally take up significant floor space,are designed for a specific application or product, and requirecomplex programming to integrate into production.

Read More

Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8 is making its first big appearance at the SPS IPC Drives. The software for virtual 3D control cabinet engineering is characterised by its expanded flexibility, surprising users with a brand new 4K-capable user interface. It’s also causing decision-makers to sit up and take notice: during live, joint presentations in Nuremberg, EPLAN and Rittal will be introducing a whole series of innovations in the context of control cabinet engineering.

These include complementary software solutions for engineering and preplanning operations, innovative system technology for housings, power distribution and climate-control systems, automation technologies, and digital assistance systems for integrated automation of manufacturing processes. EPLAN and Rittal are thereby positioning themselves as solutions providers offering integrated solutions for optimising processes in control cabinet engineering: combined machine/hardware and software solutions, product-accompanying data and comprehensive on-site process integration services for customers.

Read More: < ...

Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2020 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil