Inside an electrical enclosure, every 10°C rise in temperature reduces the reliability of the electronic components by 50 percent. As technology advances, electronics get smaller, leading to more electronic components inside a single electrical enclosure.
Meurer-etechnik is looking to the new AX compact enclosure from Rittal to improve its production efficiency. How does the new model differ from its predecessor, the AE? A day spent with enclosure production staff reveals all.
If your equipment is going to be installed in a manufacturing area where maintaining hygiene standards and avoiding contamination are arguably the two most critical requirements (food processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing are two obvious examples), the enclosure will play a key part.
Electrical enclosures commonly found in industrial facilities can contain high voltages, ranging from 110 or 220 line voltage to many hundreds of volts. Regulations covering these enclosures require the verification of an absence of high voltages inside before any updates, repair or maintenance work can begin.
Testing an industrial enclosure to recognised standards ensures that the enclosure you've specified will do the job in real-world conditions. For product development or bespoke enclosures though, testing can delay projects unless a fast turnaround – still meeting exacting standards – can be achieved. Chris Lloyd, Managing Director at Spelsberg UK, explains the benefits of in-house testing to enclosure specifiers.