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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.

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  • CPS Case Packaging System: Well packed

    A total of 54 Rittal VX25 large enclosure systems are to be found in the production hall at CPS Case Packing Systems in Stramproy, Netherlands. They house electrotechnical control components for the nine packaging lines the company is setting up for a Canadian manufacturer of deep-frozen products.

  • Nestlé, Switzerland: Hygienic design at the research centre

    Food hygiene. The Nestlé Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Orbe, Switzerland, is the Group-wide research and development centre for coffee, chocolate drinks and malt beverages. Nestlé demands state-of-the-art process technology, high availability and hygienic design from its suppliers when purchasing new machines.

  • Huuskes: Hygienically packed fire extinguishers

    “Always wash your hands before eating”, that’s the rule we all learned as kids. Cleanliness and hygiene also have to be meticulously observed when processing food, regardless whether we do it at home or on an industrial scale.

  • Fill: End-to-end enclosure machining with Perforex

    "There’s no such thing as ‘can’t’" would be an appropriate motto for Fill Gesellschaft m.b.H., which is based in Gurten, Austria. Courage and a willingness to take risks have been paying off for this company since 1966.

  • Laempe & Mössner: Strong arms

    Support arm systems are an important component in the human-machine interface. They are the link between machines or plants and the control and operating devices that are themselves accommodated in various types of operating housings.

  • Westfalenland Fleischwaren: Process scales optimised for hygiene

    Optimum hygiene is vital when it comes to portioning and filling systems for highly sensitive foodstuffs. While developing its “CWP Neptune” wet area checkweigher (process scales), manufacturer Bizerba closely based its design on Rittal’s modular “Hygienic Design” (HD) range.

  • OSI Food Solutions: Hygiene for the burger industry

    Pure hygiene – that is the claim made by OSI Food Solutions Germany, and it is backed up with the very latest technology. The OSI plant in Günzburg uses the world’s most advanced hamburger production line to manufacture 5.5 million patties a day, primarily for the huge network of McDonald’s restaurants in Germany.

  • VX25 in use at Schaper Steuerungstechnik GmbH

    Building cable clamp rails into an enclosure at exactly the right height sounds like an easy enough task. However, it is all-too common to find that the rails on two adjacent enclosures are just a single hole out of line.

  • Elpex AG: From jigsaws to automatic enclosure machining

    The possibilities for engineering software and automated machines to achieve significantly enhanced efficiency in control and switchgear manufacturing are demonstrated impressively in the projects realised by Elpex AG from Kirchberg in the Swiss canton of Berne.

  • Vidal: panel building and switchgear manufacturing trimmed for efficiency

    Flexibility and rapid production are two of the main demands placed on panel building and switchgear manufacturing today. The Spanish company “Vidal Automatización y Control” had also been facing up to these challenges and was looking for ways to increase the efficiency of the processes along its value chain.

  • Baumgartner Automation: Convincing certificates

    Baumgartner Automation, an Austria-based control and switchgear manufacturer, responds mainly to inquiries from the construction industry. These include some impressive flagship projects, such as a major contract for a quarry in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA): From hybrid drilling vessels to microgrids

    Hybrid drive systems are not only used in applications where mobility is involved, they also drive the drilling systems employed in the oil and gas industry as well as industrial microgrids. The Canadian company Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) has developed a system where diesel generators supply the electrical energy.

  • Senvion: wind power in diverse climes

    Senvion’s wind turbines can be found across the globe, including in Canadian forests, remote Australian villages, and the North Sea. They are designed to generate electricity for over 20 years.

  • Nordex wind turbines: Safely stowed at a lofty height

    Over the past ten years, the amount of energy generated from wind power in Germany has more than quadrupled. For example, Nordex has added three new wind turbines to the Siegbach wind farm in the densely wooded Schelder Wald in Hesse.

  • Munich Airport: Rittal in the realm of baggage

    Munich Airport is being upgraded. The baggage handling system in Terminal 2 is being extended from 40 to 50 kilometres, the early bag store is being enlarged and additional logistic improvements are being rolled out. All in all, the capacity of Germany’s second-largest airport is to be increased 35 percent by 2015.

  • Funa GmbH: Playing with light on the high seas

    The build for the Norwegian Getaway lasted just 15 months. The cruise ship is equipped with an ingenious lighting system that sets the perfect scene for the gastronomic delights and luxury facilities enjoyed by its up to 4,000 passengers and 1,600 crew.

  • Bepacom: VX25 as the foundation of sustainable technology

    When Bepacom erected its new, consistently energy-neutral company building, the choice of which enclosure technology was needed for the required electrical equipment was an easy one: The Rittal X25 large enclosure system offered the ideal platform.

  • Ripploh: Quicker switchgear construction

    Efficiency is still a top priority in panel building and switchgear design, and there is still potential waiting to be tapped throughout the entire value chain: from engineering to production, to machining and equipping an enclosure.

  • Tophinke: Clean milk production

    When customers in a supermarket reach for a yoghurt or a bar of chocolate, they should never need to worry about possible cleanliness issues during the production process.

  • TESVOLT: Hot water on the mountainside

    For a secure energy supply, the storage of electrical energy is often indispensable. One example is the Alpenvereinshütte alpine hut of the German Alpine Association’s Coburg section, located 1,900 metres above sea level in the Mieming mountain range in Tyrol.

  • Ripploh: Up to 1,500 wires in eight hours

    Promoting automation is Andreas Ripploh’s goal. At his company, Ripploh Elektrotechnik & Engineering, for example, a Wire Terminal from Rittal is now in operation that significantly increases productivity in wire processing. The new machine can process as many as 1,500 wires during an eight-hour shift.

  • Bauer Systeme: Reliable data every step of the way

    End-to-end automation and consistent digitalization of all processes are success factors in panel building and switchgear manufacturing because they enable efficiency to be optimised along the entire value chain.

  • Thermia: Consistent data boosts productivity

    The major challenge for medium-sized companies in panel building and switchgear manufacturing is in completing projects as efficiently as possible while delivering a high level of quality at the same time.

  • SBRS GmbH: Protected from rain and sunshine

    Freiburg – the picturesque city in Southwest Germany – can boast a new attraction. Climate-friendly electric buses are now in service here, helping cut pollution. The buses are optimally charged thanks to an ingenious charging infrastructure from SBRS with components from Rittal.

  • Littau GmbH: Upgraded to a research vessel

    Originally built in 1981, the fisheries protection vessel Seefalke was transformed into one of the world’s most state-of-the-art research ships in the space of just two years.

  • Kassel Rural District: Broadband expansion in Rittal outdoor enclosures

    High speeds are the order of the day on Germany’s information highways – especially after a network expansion. The German Federal Association of Broadband Communication estimates that households in Germany will be surfing the net at average transfer speeds of 200 Mb per second by 2020 at the latest.

  • RWE: On the grid with a double-walled design

    For decades, open-air supply cabinets have been performing a vital service in the 380, 220 and 110 kV substations of the RWE transport and distribution network. However, due to the cost of corrosion protection and problems with the interior climate of the single-walled sheet steel enclosures, it was time to find a new