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Rittal installs Perforex to boost automation, modification of enclosures

10 hours of precise production work in 90 minutes, capacity to handle up to 3600x2300mm panels


The Perforex at the Rittal Mod Centre in Mississauga.

Rittal Systems Ltd., Mississauga ON, manufacturer of enclosures and thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, has stepped up the capabilities of its Mississauga modifications centre with the integration of a Perforex machine, helping augment the Rittal Automation System Plan.

The Perforex machine is extremely precise, fully automated and can be deployed for drilling, thread tapping, and milling when machining enclosures. Rittal Automation System is a producer of machining centers for enclosure assembly, cutting centers, automatic assembly systems for terminal strips, assembly tables and enclosure test units, into the overall Rittal organization. The system extends Rittal’s comprehensive range of solutions for panel building and switchgear engineering through key machining and handling technologies. Now with a full range of equipment available for professional workshop operation, from manual tools to sophisticated fully automated mechanical engineering, Rittal provides a one-stop portfolio for customers across the world.

“With the integration of the Perforex, we can provide our customers enhanced productivity by automating and streamlining manual modification and wiring processes,” says Rittal president Tim Rourke. “Our experienced staff in our state-of-the-art modifications centre are well equipped to modify our enclosures in record time, leading to cost-effective production and enhanced quality, while adding repeatability to processes and reducing lead-times for customers.”

The Heart of the Automated System: Perforex

The Perforex machine enables 10 hours of panel production work to be completed in just 90 minutes. Perforex delivers time savings, as well as increased accuracy and reduced waste with its CNC precision-capabilities. Perforex units call upon up to 20 tools in the magazine for operations including drilling tapping, milling and circular thread milling,

Perforex can handle clampable panels up to 3600×2300 mm, and since programming is faster than manual marking, the system is economically advantageous from a batch size of one. Perhaps most importantly, there are important design advantages inherent in Rittal enclosures that are amplified with the Perforex machining center.