Industry 4.0 has been high on the agenda for a while now, but we have yet to maximise the full potential of digital technologies. The aim here is to merge IT and OT into a single, holistic solution. This calls for interconnected, digitalised ecosystems to boost transparency, speed and sustainability in the manufacturing sector.
At the Hannover Messe from 30 May – 2 June 2022, Rittal, Eplan, Cideon and German Edge Cloud will be demonstrating in Hall 11, Stand E06 how to get your production ready for the smart factory of the future. We efficiently bring solutions from industry and IT together by pooling our expertise in various different fields, from enclosure manufacturing 4.0 and IT infrastructures to edge cloud technologies and smart services. This enables us to deliver maximum support throughout the entire lifecycle of your production facility.
Rittal, Eplan & German Edge Cloud
A triple boost for your smart factory
Highlights for your digital transformation
The digital transformation of industry calls for networked solutions – a technology platform that combines the best of both worlds, industry and IT. We bring together solution partners from panel building, switchgear and machine manufacturing, IT ecosystems, smart services and edge cloud technologies.
Discover our highlights:
Solutions for your smart factory
To combine different ecosystems, you need standardised solutions.
Rittal (enclosure, climate control and power distribution technology), Eplan (software and service solutions) and German Edge Cloud are your solution-driven partners for enclosure manufacturing 4.0, IT ecosystems and edge cloud technologies.
Our combined know-how enables us to deliver versatile, bespoke applications across all industries.
Blue e+ S cooling units in the smallest output categories (300 – 1000 W) featuring tried-and-trusted Blue e+ technology are the most energy-efficient in the world. This means they also reduce the carbon footprint of your machines and systems. Now available in a brand new design with a host of smart functions, such as a direct link to the Smart Service Portal.
Energy-saving climate control solutions for reliable outdoor use in the output categories 2 kW – 5 kW. The benefits to you: Average energy savings of 75%, suitable for global use, plus maximum fail-safeness.
Rittal Smart Service combines a range of IoT-enabled products and sensors from Rittal to deliver smart maintenance for your cooling units. The benefits to you: Boost your service efficiency with demand-driven maintenance plus remote diagnosis and advice for fast problem analysis and troubleshooting.
The VX25 TopTherm chiller is the perfect pairing of chiller and enclosure for efficient process and machine cooling. The benefits to you: Minimal footprint, exceptional efficiency and fast availability.
The new plastic compact enclosures AX: Sophisticated system technology paired with an extremely robust material. The benefits to you: Greater protection, enhanced flexibility, and increased productivity.
The VX SE is an ingenious combination of system enclosure and free-standing enclosure technology. The benefits to you: Save time with selection and ordering, while boosting your productivity with maximum versatility and simple handling.
The standardised modular system for individual switchgear with VX25 – now extended to a maximum of 6,300 A. The benefits to you: A flexible, modular system for individual configuration, fast assembly times, and the option of integrating certified passive and active accidental arcing protection.
Reliable solutions for a sustainable power supply. The benefits to you: Exceptional supply reliability, personal protection, reliable plant availability and reduced energy consumption.
In collaboration with its partners, Rittal designs the central infrastructure elements for assembling a charging station – from mechanical components to power distribution and climate control. The benefits to you: Efficient system configuration, maximum protection from the elements, plus ingenious climate control concepts for an optimum temperature and constant heat distribution whatever the weather.
Enclosure manufacturing 4.0
Controlgear and switchgear manufacturers face an ongoing challenge of producing more variants faster, better and more cheaply. The coordinated solutions from Rittal and Eplan are designed to streamline and accelerate panel building and switchgear production engineering processes with product data, engineering software, design tools and cloud solutions.
How do you make your electrical planning more efficient? With software and services for seamless data and interlinked processes in the industrial automation ecosystem. At the heart of these is the new EPLAN Platform 2022, the latest-generation software. Save valuable worktime and resources with digital networking.
For simple configuration of VX25 Ri4Power low-voltage systems. The benefits to you: Individual project management that’s easy to understand, plus automatic generation of production documents, including design verification.
Streamline and accelerate your design, operation and service activities with the Rittal ePOCKET digital wiring plan pocket. The benefits to you: Direct digital delivery of machine documentation, up-to-the-minute data, plus time and cost savings with all your servicing and maintenance.
The Rittal Configuration System has been relaunched as RiPanel – with optimised user guidance and a host of new functions. The benefits to you: Fast, simple, plausibility-checked configuration of Rittal products and accessories plus optimum integration into the engineering process with EPLAN Pro Panel.
The drilling and milling centres in the Perforex MT S series provide fully automated processing of all machinable materials. The benefits to you: Up to 85% faster machining throughput times.
The RiPanel Processing Center tool ensures far more efficient job management for Rittal’s Perforex MT and Secarex machines. The benefits to you: Optimum planning confidence and easier adherence to deadlines, efficient use of resources and a rapid response to any last-minute changes.
The Wire Terminal WT fully automated wire assembly station provides wire fabrication processes such as length-cutting, insulation-stripping, crimping and labelling. The benefits to you: Easier, faster, more accurate and reproducible processes at all levels.
Wires produced on the Wire Terminal are easily, intuitively and securely wired with the Wire Station wiring bench. The benefits to you: Ergonomic, fatigue-free working, superior results, plus enhanced efficiency thanks to the integration of EPLAN Smart Wiring.
Production processes need to become more efficient. Consistent digitalisation and complete transparency are the key to identifying synergies and boosting efficiency.
Rittal and German Edge Cloud, together with their partners, offer a range of solutions to meet all requirements, delivering scalable, cost-effective IT for all your edge and cloud scenarios.
The new IT container with outdoor cooling solutions from the Blue e+ series: By mounting the efficient cooling modules on the outside, there is more space available inside the modular container for your ever-expanding IT – a miraculous space-saving design with an impressively small carbon footprint.
Keep your IT secure in a safe
The Micro Data Center is a complete solution for your IT: Efficient cooling, smart power distribution, comprehensive monitoring and protection from physical access. Your all-in-one solution.
Our IT Competence Centers are available at major hubs worldwide – backed by our system engineers in Germany – to assist with all your data centre design and execution projects. With comprehensive expertise accumulated over many years of experience working on countless global projects, Rittal’s internationally certified experts and highly specialised designers are at your side throughout every stage of the project.
AX IT wall-mounted enclosures: The IT enclosure for industrial environments
Integrate and protect your IT directly at the heart of your production facility with the AX IT wall-mounted enclosure. Secure, individual and versatile.
LCP DX based on VX IT: Demand-driven, systematic cooling.
The refrigerant-based split cooling unit LCP DX with output-regulated compressor offers an efficient solution for rack or suite cooling.
Simpler use of data in complex manufacturing environments:
The ONCITE Digital Production System (DPS) provides for transparency across all processes and enables IIoT-supported production management.
Process production data even with small, scalable process units:
Easy access to the ONCITE Digital Production System (DPS) for individual machines and smaller digitalisation projects.