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Tool can slash enclosure configuring times by up to 95%

08 June, 2020

The enclosure manufacturer Rittal has announced a tool for configuring its small enclosures that, it says, can cut the time it takes to choose, configure and purchase a compact enclosure by up to 95%. The Rittal Configuration System (RiCS) allows users to browse through an online catalogue of more than 250 accessories, but only shows them components that are suitable for a chosen cabinet. Once selected, the accessory can be positioned in an online 3D model of the enclosure.

The tool also allows users to mark the positions of cut-outs and drill holes for later machining. This avoids the need to switch to alternative CAD programs when planning an enclosure.

Once an enclosure has been configured, the system provides a downloadable CAD file that can be loaded into a local Perforex panel-tailoring machine. Alternatively, the machining can be done by Rittal before shipping. In either case, the work is said to be millimetre-precise.

At the same time, the enclosure and its accessories can be ordered via Rittal’s online shop.

Rittal’s configuration software only shows relevant components

As well as saving time during planning and configuration, the tool is said to allow error-free selection of accessories, and automatic generation of documents and data. Users can transfer the data from the configurator to Eplan’s Pro Panel software to create 3D electromechanical designs of the enclosure with production documentation for the workshop.

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