- At “The smarter E” energy trade fair from 20 to 22 June in Munich, Rittal will be presenting its new VX25 large enclosure system under the motto “System perfection”.
- This innovation simplifies the secure integration of control and power electronics for establishing converter systems in photovoltaics, energy storage solutions and e-mobility infrastructures.
- The secure generation, supply, distribution and storage of energy, as well as smart networking are keys to the new energy world with its cross-sector energy solutions.
Rittal is presenting its new VX25 large enclosure system as the highlight of its appearance at “The smarter E” trade fair. The VX25 is the first enclosure system designed specifically to boost productivity in control and switchgear manufacturing and Industry 4.0 value chains. With the “SYSTEM PERFECTION.” slogan, Rittal is promising a major innovative leap, which has been made possible by depth of experience and intensive customer dialogue. The VX25 offers the highest possible quality and consistency of data, reduced complexity and savings in time, as well as safe assembly. More than 25 registered property rights demonstrate the high level of innovation involved.
At the trade fair, Rittal will be demonstrating that its products can be used in cross-sector energy technologies with practical application solutions for photovoltaics (PV), energy storage and for e-mobility infrastructures.
Photovoltaics: Outdoor enclosures for extreme applications
Naturally enough, photovoltaic systems are installed outdoors. The demands made on the components installed – including outdoor enclosures – are correspondingly high. What is needed are world-wide available solutions with international approvals such as UL, as well as a high level of protection against a wide range of environmental conditions, combined with maximum opportunities for simple and fast interior installation. With its outdoor enclosure system, Rittal is presenting two variants for the installation of central converters: one variant for extreme environmental conditions (stainless steel, aluminium, double-walled, corrosivity category C4-H/C5-M in accordance with DIN EN ISO 12944) and one variant for moderate ambient conditions (sheet steel, single-walled and corrosivity category C3).
Furthermore, Rittal will also be presenting its PK small enclosures made of polycarbonate and its KS compact enclosures made of plastic. These can also be ideally used in photovoltaics as robust outdoor enclosures for the protection of controls for solar-tracking systems and as distribution enclosures for power cables from the PV module.
With its new IoT interface, Rittal is also laying the foundations for the optimal integration of its “Blue e+” series of cooling units and chillers in Industry 4.0 applications. This makes continuous communication from the sensor to the cloud possible, as well as connection to superordinate monitoring or energy management systems. This is paving the way for new applications and smart service solutions (“smart maintenance”). For example, the options make optimisation of maintenance and servicing of climate control solutions possible, lowering operating costs.
Energy storage: Infrastructure right to the container
Infrastructure solutions for energy storage systems can also be implemented with Rittal components. The range of standardised, coordinated and globally available approved components extends from individual enclosure systems to complete container solutions. As a result, system integrators and plant constructors are provided with solutions for mechanical, power distribution and air conditioning solutions from a single source and thus only need to integrate their battery modules.
Rittal is also presenting a battery enclosure from Tesvolt to demonstrate its expertise in the growing energy storage market. This is based on a fully outdoor-capable enclosure for extreme environments, including outdoor heat exchangers. Possible areas of application include the provision of buffer functions for e-mobility charging infrastructures. With two further solutions, Rittal is showing how battery storage enclosures based on the VX25 can be expanded, both with heavy-duty shelves (the “Commeo” customer application) and with 19-inch systems.
E-mobility: Secure enclosures for charging stations
Finally, Rittal will be presenting its expertise as a system partner for enclosure solutions in e-mobility infrastructures. An enclosure concept for e-mobility charging stations will be demonstrated. Rittal technology guarantees maximum safety for the electronic system and protection against vandalism. It is also ideally suited to outdoor use.
Rittal at “The smarter E” in Munich
From 20 to 22 June 2018
Hall B3, Booth 340
Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. System solutions from Rittal can be found in more than 90 percent of all global branches of industry, including mechanical and plant engineering, food and beverages, IT and telecommunications.
The wide range of products from the global market leader includes configurable enclosures, whose data is available throughout the entire production process. Intelligent Rittal cooling solutions with up to 75 percent lower energy and CO2 consumption can communicate with the production environment and enable predictive maintenance and service concepts. Innovative IT solutions ranging from IT racks and modular data centres through to edge and hyperscale computing solutions all form part of the portfolio.
Leading software providers Eplan and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offer automation systems for switchgear engineering. Rittal delivers within 24 hours in Germany – precisely as needed, flexibly and efficiently.
Founded in Herborn in 1961, Rittal is the largest member company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2.5 billion in 2017. In 2018, the family-run business was named one of Germany’s leading employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the tenth year running. Within the scope of a Germany-wide survey, Focus Money magazine identified the Friedhelm Loh Group as one of the nation’s best providers of vocational training for the third time in 2018.
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