Software supports creation of models for complete 3D picture of Rittal products
Version 3 of Rittal’s RiCAD 3D software is claimed to support the creation of models to provide a complete 3D picture of Rittal products with the visualisation, layout and spacing of single components.
The RiCAD 3D database includes 2D and 3D drawings for virtually all Rittal products, together with a range of system accessories.
- Three-dimensional views of the accessories within an enclosure enable the positioning and spacing of rail or mounted equipment, cable trunking runs and the cable entry space required
- Detailed CAD product data is provided
- Users can export to all standard CAD formats (DWG, ProE 2001, ProE Wildfire, Solidworks and Step)
- Simple integration into a variety of CAD systems is ensured
- The software offers a reduction of engineering and design work
- Detailed, error-free Rittal data is provided
- Generic original data is in 3D and 2D format and there is no conversion of neutral formats
Rittal’s acquisition of Kiesling in 2013 means that the company can offer machines and solutions that facilitate the optimisation of the complete work-flow in panel-building manufacture.
In 1999, Rittal launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with more than 10 million enclosures manufactured so far, the TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide. Industries include mechanical engineering, panel building and switchgear production, automotive, energy, information technology, telecommunications, food and processing.
Rittal air/air heat exchangers are said to be highly effective at lowering the temperature inside enclosures in cool environments. They are cost effective and energy efficient while also being suitable for dirty or dusty settings — unlike traditional fan-and-filter units.
Rittal’s Therm 6.3 software is designed to simplify the often time-consuming and complicated calculation of enclosure cooling and heating requirements.
According to Rittal, its fan-and-filter units with EC (electronically commutated) motors should be the preferred choice for energy efficiency in enclosure climate control, as their operating ratio is significantly higher than standard AC fan-and-filter units.