Rittal Introduces AX/KX New Wall Mount Electrical EnclosuresFebruary 21, 2020 by Jacob Ramirez
In this article, we take a look at how Rittal is keeping up with industry 4.0, and staying on top of the enclosure market.
German manufacturer Rittal has recently announced the arrival of all-new additions to its portfolio of industrial-grade electrical enclosures. These new enclosures, dubbed “AX,” and “KX” are advanced, modular enclosure systems designed to be customized to fit a variety of industrial settings.
Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical enclosures for industrial settings. Their products are used across a variety of applications, ranging from industrial automation and information technology to renewable energy and climate control systems.
The New AX/KX Enclosures
Rittal recently announced the new AX and KX enclosures, the newest additions to the company's portfolio of electrical enclosures. Both of the new models are wall-mounted, modular, and extremely customizable, all while maintaining an IP 66 rating, allowing the enclosures to be tailored to any industrial setting or application, regardless of harsh or demanding conditions.
One Size Fits All
The new AX / KX enclosures are available in a wide range of dimensions, and the new models now include up to 30% more cable space than their predecessors, making setup and management more streamlined without compromising the form factor of the enclosures.
The AX model is the larger of the two systems, with the minimum height and width being 12 inches, and extending all the way to a maximum height of 55 inches and a width of 48 inches. Additionally, the depth of the AX model ranges from 8 to 16 inches.
Rittal AX/KX Enclosures. Image used courtesy of Rittal.
Meanwhile, the KX enclosure is the smaller of the two, with the height and depth both ranging between 6 and 32 inches, with a maximum of 6 inches of depth. While the AX model is intended for larger applications, the KX can be used for smaller control systems or in spaces that demand more compact solutions.
Furthermore, both the AX and the KX are now included in the Rittal Configuration System. This allows engineers to quickly and efficiently configure the enclosures to spec. The planning tool in the configuration system also protects against redundancies, showing only suitable components and accessories for any given project.
Finally, the system allows the designer to specify the machining of the enclosure and makes all NC and CAD data available to the user so that it can be used downstream in the design process.
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