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Enclosures & Panels Features

Combating condensation in enclosure installations

The recipe for condensation is simple: water vapour and fluctuating temperatures. In all but the most controlled of environments this means that electrical installations are at risk of water damage caused by condensation forming inside an enclosure. Of course, with proper planning and design it's possible to protect your connections, as Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, explains.

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Smart ways to deliver enclosure climate control

All electrical components inside control enclosures generate heat and this heat needs to be efficiently dissipated from the enclosures to protect them against excessive temperatures. But an active climate control solution such as a cooling unit is not always needed.

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Standard enclosures: far more than simple boxes

Standard enclosures for the electronic and electrical industries are produced in a huge variety of sizes, styles and materials by many specialist manufacturers. The initial choice facing the designer is whether to commission a custom enclosure for the particular project or whether to choose a suitably-sized standard one from a reputable supplier.

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Control panel design for the future

Panel builders constantly struggle against price pressures and the need to meet tight delivery schedules. When it comes to meeting these challenges, however, the possibilities are expanding thanks to new CAE software that streamlines the design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and flexible power distribution systems. Ken Christie, UK Director at EPLAN, explains how panel builders can significantly reduce their design and production costs.

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