If you like it, put a Rittal on it

GERMAN manufacturer Rittal has released two electronic protection enclosures designed to withstand the harsh and rugged environments experienced in most remote mining regions and will showcase them at an exhibition in Queensland this month.
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Rittal's AE sloped roof electronic enclosure

Brooke Showers

In coming weeks, the 2012 Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition at Mackay Showgrounds will be in full swing and will include a display for Rittal’s AE range of slope-roofed, wall mounted and dust-proof enclosures for electronic and electrical components and its data centre container XL.

Designed to protect IT equipment from external hazards, the 12m long DCC XL can accommodate up to 16 TS8 server racks and has an energy-efficient cooling centre.

Measuring 3.25m high by 3m wide it also allows installation and maintenance operators space to move.

Rittal said the DCC XL was targeted at medium-sized companies with a high demand for computing power in addition to larger corporations and hosting providers and could be customised for companies seeking private cloud arrangements.

The AE enclosures feature 316 stainless steel construction and a 30 degree sloping roof to guard the critical electronic and electrical equipment needed for running smooth mining operations onsite.

Rittal business development manager Bryan McHutchison said the enclosures were certified to IP66 and could offer complete protection against dust and water.

“This protection is further assisted by a 14mm roof overhang, which prevents anything from settling in the gutter and on the seal, while a rubber seal across the top of the door provides additional dust and water proofing,” McHutchison said.

Rittal’s Australasian operations are part of a worldwide team of 10,000 staff, 10 production facilities and 63 international subsidiaries.