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Innovations make enclosure assembly more efficient

19 December, 2012

Rittal has increased the assembly efficiency of its TS 8 enclosure system – and thus of its SE 8 compact enclosure system – by developing several innovations including new positioning aids, one-person assembly and tool-free clip fastenings.

TS 8 vertical profiles now have punch patterns at 100mm intervals that allow devices to be positioned easily and quickly. You no longer need to use a tape measure to find the right height. The new punchings can also be used to attach fittings with M8 self-tapping screws, without needing to drill.

Mounting plates can now be installed comfortably by one person. A new clip holds the mounting plate, leaving both hands free to fasten it with a screw. This plate-holder can be positioned quickly and safely without tools and the mounting plate`s position can be changed quickly. Earthing bolts can now be inserted into the mounting plate from the front and then screwed down.

The new pitch pattern in the door frame allows system accessories to be used inside the enclosure, simplifying installation and cutting storage costs. The door is now even more suitable for use as a full mounting surface.

Another innovation is the automatic potential equalisation of panels with bayed and free-standing enclosures. During assembly, the mounting elements press into the surface coating and establish a conductive connection, reducing installation time and ensuring that potential equalisation is always achieved. Earth straps are no longer needed.

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