Enclosure climate control from Rittal
28 June 2010
Rittal has introduced a secure outdoor cabinet complete with hidden cooling facilities. Designed for use in remote areas, or those subject to high levels of vandalism, the WK4 enclosure has no visible louvres or other obvious orifices for the air to air heat exchanger, or chiller, integrated into the cabinet.
Air inlet and exhaust takes place entirely between the double skin panels of the enclosure, thus not presenting an opportunity for insertion of tools or levers to attack the cabinet to extract or damage the contents. A side effect of this design is that external noise levels are minimised, thus helping to meet European noise requirements in residential areas, and further not drawing unwanted attention to the unit.
Ideally configured for secure communications, safety equipment and high availability (five nines) systems, the all stainless steel cabinet includes a security locking system and has been tested for burglar-proofing to level WK4.
Meanwhile, the company has released new thermal calculation software, Therm6, one of an extensive range of Rittal software tools for systems designers. The new software gives a Windows feel to the layout, which makes it easier to navigate through the five screens contained within the software. With more components added to the library and an easy function for adding their own devices, the software saves engineers both time and money and gives assurance that adequate system cooling can be provided under any conditions.
Available on CD or via download from the Rittal website, the software can also be updated automatically via the Internet to ensure the user always has the latest functionality.
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