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Rittal solutions for new factory projects

01 April 2011

New factory build projects are complex with new technologies in civil constructions, greener solutions in factory energy systems, and more efficient production lines with improved hygiene and less maintenance

For any shareholders board it is a daunting task to decide on a new factory building project. Current knowledge base of the end user is possibly not as up to date as it could be and the reliance on architects/planners, contractors and system integrators is often too heavy.

The food and beverage industry has a need for total solutions for new build projects and Rittal has that solution with “The System”. Long before the civil works are completed and the building has been erected, Rittal’s “The System” comes into play with planning software and services EPLAN, a pioneer in top quality engineering solutions.

With the objective to offer integrated, mechatronic-based workflows and efficient process support, EPLAN offers functions that are used in both electrical CAE and fluid or mechanical engineering. All systems make use of the same database, eliminating repetitive data entry and allow conversion into different standards or languages with the press of a button.

For power to the building, Rittal’s MCC (motor control centre and distribution software) Ri4Power make it easy to design systems that comply fully with the latest regulations - up to Form 4 ASTA tested and certified at 5000A.

At the heart of the plant is the control room, which more than likely has server racks and a power failure save back up requirement. Rittal has just the products and services required on hand: a server room built to specification which is fire proof, air conditioned and access controlled. Due to insurance demands Rittal’s fire detection and extinguisher systems are fully certified.

Rittal’s IT distribution enclosure systems carry the power, Ethernet and fibre optic communication systems to all parts of the factory from the control room to localised process machine controls. For some a plant control room has a central position with TFT screens and desk top screens.

Using a Rittal desk range means full height adjustability allowing for personalised seating positions. A separate concrete building to house a large bank of batteries is not necessary using the Rittal UPS systems; simply install a modular floor standing UPS system with various redundancy options within the control room.

Finally, bring in the processing equipment, which has to be hygienically designed and compliant with legislation. Rittal can provide stainless steel enclosure systems that meet the European legislation: EU Hygienic – Regulation and Directive 206/42/EC on machinery.

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