Rittal Enclosures Blog

Ford: Rittal Service and Efficiency Check of Cooling Units Reveals Large Savings Potentials

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 1:18:00 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Climate Control, Blue e+, Consulting Service

Cologne Ford engine plant shut down a number of times in one year due to defective cooling units. As a result, Ford immediately accepted Rittal’s offer to carry out a manufacturer-independent inventory of all the cooling units and to identify potential energy savings. The analysis by Rittal’s service specialists showed the urgent need to repair and replace 11% of the cooling units installed. In addition, Rittal drew up a comprehensive energy efficiency calculation, which resulted in savings of more than half a million euros within 10 years, with a payback period of just 2.4 years for the investment in the new cooling units.

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Balancing the Value of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 8:37:52 AM / by Eric Corzine, Product Manager - Climate Control posted in Climate Control, Industrial Enclosures, Thermal management

Heat exchangers provide highly efficient cooling for electrical components. As energy costs increase, they are getting more consideration by system designers. Before making a design decision between air-to-air and air-to-water heat exchangers it is important to weigh installation considerations and use-cases. Here, we have provided an overview of each technology to help you determine which can best impact your equipment and your bottom line.

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Webinar: Effective and Energy Efficient Enclosure Climate Control Solutions

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 1:27:20 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Climate Control, Climate Control for Electronics, Industrial Enclosures, Data Center Solutions, cooling

Design News and Rittal Answer Your Climate Control Questions

What is the trickiest part for you in specifying climate control for your industrial or IT enclosure? It could be making the most energy efficient decision, or keeping up with climate control technology. Maybe your location is isolated or the ambient temperatures are about to soar in the summer months.

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Looking to Save on Energy in Industrial Enclosure Cooling? We’ve Got an App for That.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 1:10:01 PM / by Eric Corzine, Product Manager - Climate Control posted in Climate Control, Industrial Enclosures

Energy savings is top of mind these days, especially when it comes to efficiently cooling industrial enclosures. We understand that you’ve got to not only protect the sensitive components inside your enclosures from heat, but need to do it in an energy efficient and cost-conscious manner. That’s why Rittal created the ChillZone app, an energy savings estimator for its Blue e+ line of industrial enclosure cooling solutions.  

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Rittal IT Supports DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2016 10:00:27 AM / by Herb Villa, Systems Consultant - IT Solutions posted in Climate Control, IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, Data Center Solutions, IT security, IT


In the age of the Internet of Things and a world that is globally connected, cybersecurity – the need to safeguard information from an unending deluge of threats – has become a key technology challenge in the 21st Century. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has recognized the dangers posed by cyber warfare from individual hackers to government-sponsored agencies.

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Affordable Thermal Management for IT Enclosures

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2016 1:13:57 PM / by Glenn Wishnew, Senior Manager, Product Management posted in Climate Control, IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, Data Center Solutions

Great for Small, and Cool for All 

Your data center can build up heat quickly from your computer hardware. This can be dangerous for your computer and your data! If the "comfort temperature" isn't maintained, shortened service life or even total system failure is a real threat. 

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Considerations for Industrial Enclosure Cooling

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2016 2:02:40 PM / by Eric Corzine, Product Manager - Climate Control posted in Rittal Enclosures, Climate Control, Industrial Enclosures, Project Planning, Blue e+, Process Cooling

Data Centers and server racks run hot. Protecting the technology backbone of your company means managing air flow, temperature, energy consumption and cooling technology.

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The Value of Dealing with Rittal Enclosures, Climate Control and More

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2015 7:37:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Rittal Enclosures, Climate Control

Product certifications and approvals are pivotal to the global acceptance of industrial products. Rittal products meet the highest internationally recognized quality standards. All components are subjected to the most stringent testing in accordance with international standards and regulations.

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What’s the Weather Like in Your Electronics Enclosure?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2015 1:00:00 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Rittal Enclosures, Climate Control, Data Center Solutions

Climate control inside your electronics enclosures is key to the survivability of the electronics residing there. Temperature rise in enclosures can be caused by contact problems with live conductors or incorrect dimensioning of switchgear and conductors. Also, when operating a low-voltage switchgear assembly, short-circuit losses occur, leading to a temperature rise in the enclosure’s internal air and, connected with this, inferior heat dissipation via the surface of the installed components and assemblies. This can lead to component damage.

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Thermal Management and Rittal TopTherm Units

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2015 2:02:00 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Climate Control

As much as people enjoy warm weather, too much heat can cause our bodies’ systems to decrease our energy outpoint, reducing productivity. Heat is also often an enemy of electrical devices, reducing their efficiency over the long term. In fact, 57 percent of all component failures are due to heat-related issues. Air conditioning offers the fastest way to reduce the high temperatures, humidity, and dust that can lead to electrical equipment failures down the line. Learning how to read an air conditioner performance diagram is your first step toward making smart choices when buying enclosure climate control systems.

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