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Freestanding enclosures share parts with bayed system

03 January, 2012

Rittal has announced a freestanding enclosure system that shares components with its TS 8 top enclosure system. Unlike baying suites with frames and removable side panels, the body of the new SE 8 system – consisting of two side panels and a roof – is made from one piece of sheet steel, reducing costs and avoiding the need to handle separate side panels. The rear panel is screwed on for easy access.

The new system, unveiled at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives show in Germany, shares its doors, base and interior sections and accessories with the TS 8 system, reducing stockholding for users of both systems. The same CAD systems can be used for both versions.

According to Rittal, a single freestanding enclosure can be used instead of two or three bayed enclosures, contributing to savings. Automatic potential equalisation of the enclosure body with the rear panel and gland plates reduces costs
further. During assembly, special contact elements are pushed into the surface coating, establishing a secure electrical connection and avoiding the need to attach separate earth straps.

The SE 8 freestanding enclosures will be available in heights of 1.6, 1.8 or 2m, widths of 600–1,800mm, and depths of 400, 500 or 600mm.

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