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Compact systems with a number of innovative features
15 June 2005, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Rittal's CM Compact-Medium enclosure offers a comprehensive new enclosure series for the configuration of compact controllers, featuring an extensive range of interior installation and cable entry options.

As an alternative to the large enclosures in Rittal's AE series and as a successor to the AK series, the CM is compatible with the TS 8 installation components and the extensive range of Rittal system accessories. Special rails for interior installation are attached to the enclosure side panels. TS 8 system punchings support the mounting of TS 8 installation components such as punched sections with mounting flanges, punched rails and support strips.

Further benefits include more space, more stability and more options for cable entry, thanks to the large opening in the base and the numerous possible combinations of the gland plates.

Rittal has devised a 'novel' detail for rapid attachment of the mounting plate, simply inserted underneath and secured from above with a clip, leaving both hands free to screw-fasten the mounting plate. Spot-welded perforated mounting strips on a 25 mm pitch pattern on both doors further help for interior installation. Being compact, the new folding lever handle does not take up any rotation space, and so makes optimum use of the door surface for installed equipment.

The CM system enclosure is available in a single-door version in widths 600 and 800 mm and heights 800, 1000 and 1200 mm, as well as in a two-door version in widths 1000 and 1200 mm and heights 1000, 1200 and 1400 mm. As for the depths, users may choose between 300 and 400 mm versions.

The triple surface treatment with phosphating, electrophoretic-dipcoat priming and powder coating ensures comprehensive corrosion protection and resistance to lubricants, machining agents and detergents.


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