This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Identify your risk of system failure due to overheating

05 March 2017

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures has as impact on system performance and reduces its service life. By not keeping drives at, or close to, optimum operating temperature, manufacturers risk unplanned downtime due to system failure. 

Typically, an electrical component’s life expectancy is halved for every 10°C increase in its ambient temperature. Controlling enclosure temperature is, therefore, critical to avoid premature component failure and the interruption to production.

A Rittal RiAssure3 survey can help identify the likely risk of a system overheating. It reviews any existing cooling solutions and determines its suitability for the environment. The survey then provides recommendations around remedial action – for example,  changes to the system’s service and maintenance regime to help improve its efficacy or the need to invest in different climate control technology. 

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Keeping the Heinz lines moving

A major upgrade project at the Kraft Heinz plant in Wigan has seen more than 100 variable speed drives installed to control conveyors in the pasta filling line production area. Find out more about this project. Full Story...

Article image A recipe for continuous improvement success

Suzanne Gill reports on the important role that continuous improvement has to play in ensuring food processes remain profitable in an ever more competitive environment. Full Story...

Two robots are better than one

Hygienic drainage for food safety

Digitalisation as a growth enabler