Manufacturing

Do it better with Industry 4.0 and automation

Rittal offers fully automated equipment for machining, component mounting and wire processing, allowing you to customise racks and enclosures with consistently high precision and quality in plant engineering operations. EPLAN Smart Wiring makes wiring easier than ever before. Data from the virtual prototype links all workstations to create one seamless, efficient process.

Rittal Automation Systems supplies all the automation support required to make enclosure manufacturing faster, easier, more accurate and more reproducible – the ideal workflow from a single source.

Cutting

The digital twin provides all drilling and cutting data required to prepare variable-length components such as DIN rails, cable clamp rails, cable ducts and cable duct covers for assembly.

Our solutions

Up to 60% savings with Secarex

  • High-performance tooling for fast, precise and dependable operation
  • Benefit from a clear time saving compared to manual cutting
  • No template change required for standard support rails
  • Waste optimization lowers your material costs

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Panel Modification

Based on the drilling and milling data in the digital twin, a CNC machine automatically adapts the enclosure and machines the panels.

Our solutions

Up to 74% savings with Perforex BC

  • Work 8x faster in steel and 20x faster in stainless steel (compared to machining by hand)
  • A Perforex BC pays for itself in as little as around 2.5 years when manufacturing approximately 150 enclosures per year
  • The programmed workshop orders are available immediately, can be reused and are easy to copy and modify

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89% savings with Perforex LC

  • Increase cutting speed 20 times (in the case of stainless steel and compared to Perforex BC)
  • Contact-free and low-vibration machining with no tool wear and low noise emissions
  • 3D machining eliminates the need to re-clamp the workpiece
  • Boost throughput in a shorter time and improve competitiveness

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Terminal Strip Assembly

All necessary information about DIN rails, terminals and terminal accessories for the automated assembly of terminal strips is provided via standardised interfaces, based on data from the digital twin.
The terminal diagram is also available for manual assembly of DIN rails.

Our solutions

Up to 89% savings with Athex

  • Achieve consistent quality thanks to the fully automated process and process optimization from a quantity of one
  • Measurement errors are avoided thanks to controlled axes
  • Ideally suited for use with EPLAN Pro Panel

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Mechanical Installation

2D layouts containing all the information needed for installation work are generated based on where devices are positioned in the digital twin.

Our solutions

  • Make your data available on a transparent basis for everyone involved in the project at any stage in the value chain
  • View and comment on changes from any location using an internet browser
  • Straightforward, paperless communication and collaboration spanning different projects, disciplines and companies

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  • The ergonomic solution for enclosure machining processes
  • Mobile, tiltable and (depending on the variant) height-adjustable assembly frames
  • Simple, variable attachment of mounting plates with a quick-release fastener
  • Independent from the power network, takes up minimal space when not in use
  • LT 1000 warehouse and transport trolley for easy handling of enclosure panels

Labelling Devices

Forwarding device tag data from the digital twin to label printers eliminates the need for manual entry, sorting and editing.

Our solutions

  • Transfer data via standardized interfaces to the component manufacturer’s label printing systems
  • No manual input, sorting or processing required

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Wire Fabrication

Amongst other things, creating the digital twin involves defining optimum installation paths for the electrical connections from the wiring schematic inside the enclosure and determining the necessary lengths for each connection.
Together with the specifications from the wiring schematic relating to colour, diameter, material type and wire end preparation, the digital twin provides the data required for manual and fully automatic processing of a wire or cable. Standardised interfaces also make it possible to supply this data directly for fully automatic wire processing.

Our solutions

Up to 80% savings with Wire Terminal

  • When manufacturing 300 or more enclosures a year, the Wire Terminal will pay for itself in as little as approximately 2.5 years
  • Fully automated production ensures consistent top quality
  • Magazine-based wire delivery

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Up to 40% savings with semi-automated machines

  • Boost efficiency in the routine operations of cutting to length, stripping and crimping
  • Benefit from faster processes and outstanding repeat accuracy

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Wiring

The wiring information in the digital twin is used to visualise routing paths and necessary connection points for the installation.
Provided all information is complete, this visualisation of the installation and connection situation makes it possible to wire the enclosure without a wiring schematic.

Our solutions

Up to 20% savings with Smart Wiring

  • Work on a 100% digital basis
  • Assembly layout, equipment, connections, connection types and routing paths are displayed in an understandable way
  • For last-minute changes, you can run an automatic project comparison to help and avoid mistakes
  • Status information makes it easier to pass projects between different staff members and makes project monitoring a simple task
  • Magazine-based wire delivery

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Testing

The point-to-point connection lists for wires, cables, terminals and devices help to identify potential faults before commissioning the enclosure.

Our solutions

  • Make your data available on a transparent basis for everyone involved in the project at any stage in the value chain
  • View and comment on changes from any location using an internet browser
  • Straightforward, paperless communication and collaboration spanning different projects, disciplines and companies

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Up to 20% savings with Smart Wiring

  • Work on a 100% digital basis
  • Assembly layout, equipment, connections, connection types and routing paths are displayed in an understandable way
  • For last-minute changes, you can run an automatic project comparison to help and avoid mistakes
  • Status information makes it easier to pass projects between different staff members and makes project monitoring a simple task
  • Magazine-based wire delivery

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Machining

Perforex laser centre LC

The 3D laser technology used in the Perforex LC is ideal for machining stainless steel, sheet steel and powder-coated metals. Spray-finished metal parts, even those with delicate contours, can be cut without visibly damaging the paint. What is more,...

Wire processing

Wire Terminal WT fully automated wire processing machine

Depending on the variant, the new, compact Wire Terminal WT fully automated wire assembly machines can produce up to 24 or 36 different wires in cross-sections ranging from 0.5 mm² to 6 mm² fully automatically, with zero manual intervention.

Machining

Busbar machining CW 120

Fast, precise, ergonomic bending, punching and cutting of copper and aluminium busbars.

Wiring

EPLAN Smart Wiring

The virtual assistant for manual wiring in panel building. From the connection point through to the exact routing, the software provides you with all the wiring information you need – in digital form and also in 3D, if required.