Rittal is supporting control and switchgear engineering as it transitions to Industry 4.0 and adopts its new VX25 large enclosure system.
The new VX25 conversion assistant for parts lists (www.rittal.com/vx25conversionhelp) provides free data and an intelligent selector and configurator, simplifying the transition from the TS 8 enclosure system to the new VX25 large enclosure system.
Control and switchgear manufacturers wanting to improve productivity, in line with Industry 4.0, need high-quality data to deliver the results they are looking for.
The new Rittal VX25 large enclosure system does just that, providing high-quality data for every process along its value chain – from electrical planning through mechanical design to manufacturing.
A variety of web-based software tools are available from Rittal so that companies can quickly, easily and precisely convert to the new enclosure system.
Converting parts lists at speed
Parts lists from the earlier TS 8 enclosure system can now be easily turned into VX25 parts lists with the VX25 conversion assistant. TS 8 parts lists from projects that are to be used again simply need to be loaded into the conversion tool as an Excel file, using drag and drop.
If the selection is based on the model number and quantity, the VX25 parts list will be provided with just one click. It also automatically displays any items not relevant to the VX25. The converted parts list can be simply downloaded or placed in the shopping cart for online ordering. TS 8 Model Numbers can also be entered individually and corresponding VX25 Model Numbers along with additional product information, will quickly be found.
Plant constructors are also given support in converting from TS 8-based 3D enclosure layouts to VX25 system technology in EPLAN Pro Panel projects. The entire process of replacing TS 8 enclosures and accessories with VX25 articles is virtually all automated.
Data for all common CAD systems
Rittal provides further help with the easy and free download of detailed, validated CAD data in more than 70 formats, which allows the transmission of data to all common CAD systems.
The EPLAN Data Portal can be employed to load macros of the VX25 bayed enclosure system for mechatronic engineering using CAE/CAD and for generating 3D enclosure layout with EPLAN Pro Panel. Moreover, Rittal offers data for the VX25 for classification as per eClass (Advanced) and ETIM.
Selecting and configuring products with ease
The VX25 selector means it’s easy to select Rittal enclosures along with the corresponding accessories for appropriate applications. The enclosure types can be populated to suit individual requirements with a pre-selection of common accessories.
The web-based configurator, Rittal Configuration System, offers simple and error-free configuration – even without prior CAD knowledge – of the VX25 and the desired installation components.
The tool facilitates the configuration of free-standing enclosures and bayed suites based on the VX25 – a task that is “plausibility checked”. So, while accessories are being placed, the system will automatically check if the selected components can be placed at the chosen location.
The Configuration System also supports machining, because the configured data package contains both the parts list and a CNC program for the Perforex machining centre, as well as a 3D step model of the complete enclosure including the accessories. It means the data about the enclosure flows directly into the machining processes. The configured items can be ordered directly via the linked online shop, which makes the ordering process even easier.