Rittal Corporation and IBM have formed a global alliance, grown from a successful cooperative effort launched in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in 2015. Rittal’s expertise in IT infrastructure coupled with IBM’s resiliency services in planning, constructing, operating and servicing data centers forms the basis for construction of data center projects.
While some may find the news about domestic economic growth of late disheartening, the number of great places to work in the U.S. does offer cause for optimism.
Bioethanol is an alcohol created through the fermentation of carbohydrates produced in sugar or starch crops such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. In the United States, most of the bioethanol produced is made from corn; in Brazil, the world’s second largest bioethanol producer, the dominant feedstock is sugar cane. Although research is underway and a few plants have been built to create cellulosic ethanol by fermenting materials such as agricultural residue, algae, wood processing waste, yard and vegetative waste, food processing waste, etc., field corn is the feedstock used to create 98 percent of the bioethanol produced in the United States.1
Industrial enclosures face harsh conditions. From blazing to frigid temperatures, to dust, oil, dirt, airborne corrosives and liquids. Industrial engineers know that the manufacturing environment poses a multitude of challenges to the integrity of the control panel infrastructure.
Every enclosure represents a unique challenge. Power systems, lighting, wiring, door configuration, and cooling units all require custom modifications. Full automation of the process increases accuracy and improves the turnaround time.
Data Centers and server racks run hot. Protecting the technology backbone of your company means managing air flow, temperature, energy consumption and cooling technology.
The Rittal booth at the 2016 Hannover Fair hosted President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on their opening tour of the Fair yesterday. The President and Chancellor were able to speak with owner and CEO, Dr. Friedhelm Loh, and discuss Rittal’s innovative technology. The President and Chancellor Merkel were impressed by the new Blue e+ Cooling Units and their energy efficiency.
Product certifications and approvals are pivotal to the global acceptance of industrial products. Rittal products meet the highest internationally recognized quality standards. All components are subjected to the most stringent testing in accordance with international standards and regulations.
Products marketed in world markets must document that they comply with government directives. That’s important to a global organization like Rittal, and explains why its products carry the CE label (European Communities = Communautés Européennes), documenting a product's compliance with the respective EU Directives.
The requirement profile for EMC enclosures can be determined using the following check-list.
What interference occurs in this application? (electrical, magnetic or electromagnetic field)
What are the limits of interference which may occur in the application? (field strengths, frequency range)
Can the requirements be met by a standard enclosure or an RF shielded enclosure? (comparison with attenuation diagrams)