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Outstanding Cooling From Above

Rittal has developed a roof-mounted version of its award-winning and highly energy efficient Blue e+ cooling units. Designed for enclosures of 800 x 600mm (W x D) upwards, they deliver a cooling output of 1.3 kW. An integrated version is also available in a new VX25 large bayed enclosure.

Roof-mounted climate control units are the top choice in control and switchgear applications where there is a lack of space on the front and side panels. This could be due to physical location of the enclosures and minimal gangway clearance, but could also be due to an abudance of interlocks, switches or other controls preventing adequate space for a wall mounted cooling unit.

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Roof mounted units also optimise air routing within the enclosure as cold air is blown down the front of the enclosure and drawn back up the mounting plate, effectively dissipating the heat from top-mounted components such as frequency inverters.

The new roof-mounted cooling units of the Blue e+ series, like the existing wall-mounted units, work with a combination of heat pipe and conventional compressor technology.

Energy consumption is very low because neither a compressor nor a pump is required when the cooling units are operating on the heat pipe; only the fans that circulate the air by the heat exchangers need an electricity supply. This cooling method works particularly well if there is a large temperature difference between the inside of the enclosure and the surroundings.

Average Energy Savings of 75%

The additional compressor within the cooling units only kicks in when a larger cooling output is required.  All the active components operate with speed-controlled drives so the cooling output always matches what is required, ensuring less energy is consumed.

Overall, depending on the ambient conditions and the application, the cooling units of the Blue e+ series use on average 75% less energy than conventional compressor cooling units. Lower temperature deviations within the enclosure also means that the service life of your components is extended.

In addition, the new units have a multi-voltage supply making them easy to operate at all common mains voltages and frequencies. This is a huge benefit, especially for engineers who sell their machines worldwide.

Intuitive and Comfortable Operation

Blue e+ roof-mounted systems are easy and intuitive to operate, using a touch display for basic settings and to read status messages. The touch display can also be integrated into the door of the enclosure if required. 

Another option is the IoT interface, which makes it simple to integrate the cooling unit in an Industry 4.0 (IoT) environment.

Complete and Ready-Assembled

The Rittal Blue e+ cooling unit is also available as an integrated solution which consists of an enclosure with built-in climate control. The cooling unit is installed in the upper section of the Rittal VX25 enclosure with a touch display built into the enclosure door. The unit can be easily removed for maintenance.

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As a Rittal Alliance Partner, you can be sure that LC Automation is the trusted source for all your enclosure requirements. If you have any questions about Rittal enclosures, or would like to discuss control panel cooling, give us a call on 01254 685900 and one of our sales or technical support engineers will be happy to help.

Rittal Large Enclosure Roof Mounted Cooling System