Experience Rittal live!

There are only weeks to go until the 2018 Drives & Controls exhibition held at the NEC Birmingham from the 10th-12th April. Entry is free of charge and there is a wide diversity of over 400 companies attending and products being exhibited. The show provides a unique opportunity for engineers to experience latest technologies in Automation, Power Transmission, Motion Control Equipment and Systems.

As a global leader in mechanical and electrical infrastructure, you would naturally expect Rittal to have a strong presence at the show, this year we are on stand (D720). For our total presence, also exhibiting is our sister company, Eplan a leader in electrical design software (D712).

With a range of innovative enclosures for internal and external applications, climate control heating and cooling systems, power distribution switchboard and motor control products on display, come and meet with our experts who will be able to guide and assist you with any current applications or requirements you have for Rittal products.

“Rittal – The System” on show at Drives and Controls 2018

Visitors to Rittal’s Stand D720 at Drives and Controls 2018 will be able to see Rittal’s renowned infrastructure solution - widely specified as the No.1 choice for protecting critical equipment – plus some exciting new product innovations.

“Rittal - The System” has five, wholly compatible components: enclosure, power, cooling, security, and monitoring with remote management, all of which will be on show. Alongside them will be information about panel-building automation, as well as servicing and maintenance programmes, designed to maximise a system’s efficiency, flexibility and longevity.

The Rittal team will be on-hand to discuss key issues such as:

· How can controller and switchgear manufacturers implement Industry 4.0 (Internet of Things) solutions, automate production processes and set up data centres quickly and easily?

· How can systems and people be reliably protected against danger?

· How can power consumption be made transparent and significantly reduced?

· How can maintenance scenarios for cooling devices be planned in advance?

· How can enclosures in the food industry be hygienically climate controlled?

Innovations in Power Distribution and Climate Control

Rittal will also be showcasing product development and innovation at the show. These include an extension of its RiLine Compact power distribution system in the form of the new RiLine Compact motor control unit. Added to which, the team will be demonstrating the company’s new push-in conductor connection clamps for the fast and tool-free mounting and connecting of cables to busbars.

The Blue e+ cooling unit range has also been upgraded and extended. It now includes appliances in the lower output range with a cooling output of 1.6 kW (previously 2 to 6 kW).

What’s more, the new IoT Interface means Blue e+ cooling units can be networked with customer-specific monitoring and energy management systems. This in turn makes it possible to add new applications such as predictive maintenance and data analytics.

Challenging the Edge

The digitisation of processes now generates huge volumes of highly sensitive data.

Companies running an IT infrastructure that comprises just three or four racks require an IT environment that combines easy installation with cost-efficient and fail-safe operation.

Rittal will be using the event to exhibit quick and easy IT solutions for all applications. IT product highlights on display at the show will include the hugely popular TS IT rack and IT cooling units.

Smart Engineering at Eplan

Rittal will be supported at Drives and Controls 2018 by its sister company Eplan (on stand D712). Eplan will be showcasing innovative solutions for enhanced engineering efficiency and demonstrating the benefits of EPLAN Cogineer.

What’s more, there will be the chance for Rittal customers to win an iPad.

Visitors who have Rittal enclosure cooling solutions (such as top therm, roof-mounted fans, Blue e or Blue e+ cooling units) installed in their Rittal enclosures, and who book a free inspection survey at the show, will have the chance to enter a prize draw to win an iPad.

If you're attending the show be sure to visits Rittal on D720 to find out more.

  • Click here to register entry is free
  • Show Opening Hours

    Tuesday 10 April: 09.00-17:00

    Wednesday 11 April: 09.00-17.00

    Thursday 12 April: 09.00-16.00


    Highlights for 2018