Engineering

Digitalization and prototyping boost productivity

95% of companies have boosted productivity, while also improving their products and services, thanks to digitalization.*

*According to the Digital Value 2018 survey of 200 decision-makers from a variety of sectors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The key to greater productivity in enclosure manufacturing lies in digital integration and end-to-end data transfer throughout the entire value chain. Digital prototyping from the outset, with the digital twin taking centre stage, provides the basis for rapid links across processes and systems.

The complete range of Eplan and Rittal tools is available to you for every aspect of engineering. Up-to-date product data from Rittal and other manufacturers can be accessed quickly via the EPLAN Data Portal, and with EPLAN Pro Panel, you are ideally equipped for the future with 3D-assisted design.

Technical Specifications

The enclosure and switchgear manufacturer obtains customer data and validates it with regard to the availability of article data, completeness and suitability for all downstream processes, such as those in engineering and work preparation. The data may need to be prepared accordingly. All necessary enclosure options and the additional process steps associated with these options are also identified.

Our solutions

  • Find standardized and internationally applicable component data quickly and easily
  • Benefit from clear time savings during project planning compared to manual processes
  • Boost the quality of your documentation significantly

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  • Keep all your system, machine or building data well-structured and in view at all times
  • Preplan fundamental information such as signal, pipework and cable data on a graphical basis for improved guidance
  • All relevant staff have easy access to engineering data captured from the early stages of the project – and retain this access throughout and beyond the project
  • Using EPLAN Preplanning in the quotation phase and seamlessly transferring data to engineering significantly reduces your development times

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  • From generating circuit diagrams and assembly layouts to production integration – complete all tasks in a single software package
  • By providing order information and comprehensive manufacturing documents, you achieve automated enclosure manufacturing
  • You shorten throughput times and costs – at a targeted level of quality
  • You work profitably – from an individual project in batch size 1 all the way to volume production

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Technical Consulting & Design

Appropriate solutions for the enclosure, the necessary system accessories, power distribution and also heating, cooling or climate control are defined.

Our solutions

  • Our licence-free modular system ensures you benefit from significantly reduced planning, ordering and assembly outlay – simply select assemblies and place them on the graphic
  • Component parts lists, technical credentials and documentation are generated automatically
  • Technical support is available from Rittal on request

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  • Simply select enclosure and accessories and configure your new enclosure with ease
  • Cut-outs and drilled holes are planned and visualized in 3D in real time
  • Save a lot of time – production documents and data are generated automatically at the end of the configuration process: a CAD file for the entire configuration, a CNC file for straightforward machining, data with customer-specific configurations for forwarding to EPLAN Pro Panel
  • After the planning stage, you can submit an enquiry for the configuration or order it online directly

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Product Functions Design

The wiring schematic is both the standard-compliant functional description of the required automation technology – a machine or system – and the basis for numerous process steps during product manufacture, including production of the enclosure for the control technology. It is prepared using specially developed ECAD solutions and is a fundamental part of the machine or “as-built” product documentation.

Our solutions

  • Find standardized and internationally applicable component data quickly and easily
  • Benefit from clear time savings during project planning compared to manual processes
  • Boost the quality of your documentation significantly

More about EPLAN Data Portal

  • Choose between a graphical, logical or device-based project planning approach to support different working processes
  • Auto-connecting allows you to logically connect schematics symbols in no time at all
  • Reports such as terminal diagrams, wiring diagrams or bills of materials are generated automatically
  • Features for processing bulk data such as "find and replace" and "edit in Excel" accelerate the design process while increasing quality

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  • Save time by speeding up time-consuming steps and minimizing the need to consult specialist departments
  • Macro technology enables you to store standards and expertise in the system so they can be reused later on
  • Fluid technology can be planned in line with the latest ISO 1219 or IEC 81346 standards with a mechatronic approach

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  • Generate circuit diagrams automatically at the touch of a button
  • Based on the standardized reuse of EPLAN macros
  • Boost quality in electrical and fluid documentation
  • Avoid copy and paste problems
  • Save on workload and costs

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Checking & Correcting

The wiring schematic is checked to ensure it is both complete and correct and complies with the relevant standards before being made available for subsequent processes. This avoids errors in downstream processes – during unambiguous component designation or the complete description of electrical connections, for example. Ideally, this takes place automatically with support from the ECAD software.

Our solutions

  • Choose between a graphical, logical or device-based project planning approach to support different working processes
  • Auto-connecting allows you to logically connect schematics symbols in no time at all
  • Reports such as terminal diagrams, wiring diagrams or bills of materials are generated automatically
  • Features for processing bulk data such as "find and replace" and "edit in Excel" accelerate the design process while increasing quality

More about EPLAN Electric P8

  • Save time by speeding up time-consuming steps and minimizing the need to consult specialist departments
  • Macro technology enables you to store standards and expertise in the system so they can be reused later on
  • Fluid technology can be planned in line with the latest ISO 1219 or IEC 81346 standards with a mechatronic approach

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Mechanical Infrastructure

Taking into account customer requirements, location, environmental conditions and the space needed to install the electrical and fluid technology components specified in the wiring schematic, the appropriate type of enclosure is selected and dimensioned, and the necessary accessories added.

Our solutions

  • Simply select enclosure and accessories and configure your new enclosure with ease
  • Cut-outs and drilled holes are planned and visualized in 3D in real time
  • Save a lot of time – production documents and data are generated automatically at the end of the configuration process: a CAD file for the entire configuration, a CNC file for straightforward machining, data with customer-specific configurations for forwarding to EPLAN Pro Panel
  • After the planning stage, you can submit an enquiry for the configuration or order it online directly

More about Rittal Configuration System

  • Find standardized and internationally applicable component data quickly and easily
  • Benefit from clear time savings during project planning compared to manual processes
  • Boost the quality of your documentation significantly

More about EPLAN Data Portal

  • From generating circuit diagrams and assembly layouts to production integration – complete all tasks in a single software package
  • By providing order information and comprehensive manufacturing documents, you achieve automated enclosure manufacturing
  • You shorten throughput times and costs – at a targeted level of quality
  • You work profitably – from an individual project in batch size 1 all the way to volume production

More about EPLAN Pro Panel

Digital Twin

The digital twin is used to create a virtual 3D model of the enclosure based on all engineering data. It offers a whole host of possibilities for manual process steps and also for automating and digitalizing process steps during enclosure manufacturing, such as machining, cable fabrication, wiring and terminal assembly.

The digital twin contains all information relating to downstream processes and makes this available for each process step, in the necessary detail and at the appropriate time. It is therefore a key element in digitalization and the basis for optimising, automating and streamlining enclosure manufacturing processes.

Our solutions

  • From generating circuit diagrams and assembly layouts to production integration – complete all tasks in a single software package
  • By providing order information and comprehensive manufacturing documents, you achieve automated enclosure manufacturing
  • You shorten throughput times and costs – at a targeted level of quality
  • You work profitably – from an individual project in batch size 1 all the way to volume production

More about EPLAN Pro Panel

  • Find standardized and internationally applicable component data quickly and easily
  • Benefit from clear time savings during project planning compared to manual processes
  • Boost the quality of your documentation significantly

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Thermal Design & Dimensioning

Customer requirements, ambient conditions at the installation site, electrical engineering components and their power dissipation, and the specified assembly layout of the digital twin define the framework for configuring and dimensioning the optimum climate control solution and the correct distribution of air flows.

Our solutions

  • From generating circuit diagrams and assembly layouts to production integration – complete all tasks in a single software package
  • By providing order information and comprehensive manufacturing documents, you achieve automated enclosure manufacturing
  • You shorten throughput times and costs – at a targeted level of quality
  • You work profitably – from an individual project in batch size 1 all the way to volume production

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  • Avoid planning mistakes thanks to the visualization of hot spots and exclusion zones dictated by ventilation requirements
  • Minimize downtimes and reduce the number of service assignments
  • Lower costs and improve process quality

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  • Therm takes care of all aspects of complex calculations for climate control requirements
  • Benefit from huge time savings and improved reliability
  • The calculation produces an optimum climate control solution

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  • Find standardized and internationally applicable component data quickly and easily
  • Benefit from clear time savings during project planning compared to manual processes
  • Boost the quality of your documentation significantly

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EPLAN Pro Panel

Product catalogues of numerous component manufacturers

Machine and system documentation

EPLAN Data Portal

Product catalogues of numerous component manufacturers

EPLAN Electric P8

The ECAD engineering standard

EPLAN platform

Software solutions for every engineering discipline

CAD data

CAD data for your system planning

We can help boost the efficiency of your plant design with original CAD data for Rittal components, whichever CAD system you are using.