Siemens AG: Rittal every step of the way
The Siemens combination engineering plant in Chemnitz manufactures most of its enclosures in small quantities. That makes a super-efficient, meticulously organised planning and production process essential. For almost 20 years, Siemens has been using system solutions from Rittal.
“One of the main reasons why we use Rittal is the availability of 3D data and the system consistency, from the TS 8 enclosures, to the opportunities for heat dissipation with cooling unit technology, through to software tools such as Rittal Therm”
Hans-Peter Kasparick, Head of Process Engineering, Siemens WKC
As a supplier of customised designs, Siemens WKC develops and produces high-quality enclosures, primarily for manufacturers of production machinery, machine tools and transport systems. Despite manufacturing to order, the company’s short delivery times and uncompromising quality standards set it apart from its competitors.
3D modelling – enclosure configuration – climate control calculations
Even at the 3D modelling stage, Siemens WKC uses the Rittal RiCAD-3D components library, while enclosure configuration is carried out using Eplan Cabinet software. The Rittal climate calculation tool Therm for determining cooling requirements is likewise integrated into the process.
Short delivery times despite manufacturing to order
To minimise throughput times and ensure all processes can be perfectly coordinated, Siemens WKC works with end-to-end system solutions from Rittal in all development and manufacturing stages. With the aid of computer-assisted engineering, the finished enclosure configuration can be simulated and tested in advance. This allows Siemens to save on development costs, shorten delivery times and ensure that all components are installed in line with the relevant standards.
Next up is the machining. The TS 8 enclosures are delivered just-in-time by the Rittal distribution and logistics centre in Gera, and can be pre-machined where necessary. Additionally, cable sets are pre-assembled with the routing module from Eplan, which translates into time savings during assembly. A partnership that works – and has done for almost 20 years.