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Jun 2017 Enclosures & Racks, General | Comments Off

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Mark McCall, category manager at Rexel, outlines some of the latest issues driving electrical enclosure system developments in industrial and commercial applications, to help electrical contractors ensure that they stay ahead of the game Many electrical contractors are familiar with the consumer enclosure unit market, where a combination of recent legislation changes, safety considerations and ...

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Jun 2017 Enclosures & Racks, General | Comments Off

Designs on consumer units

Designs on consumer units

Steve York, market manager, residential and building automation at Hager, looks at how an ongoing evolution in consumer unit design can help electrical contractors meet safety, regulatory and aesthetic challenges across different properties Hager’s range of consumer units has been a focus of continuous innovation to ensure it develops products that not only meet the ...

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Sep 2016 Cable & Wire, Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Plus points for the customer

Plus points for the customer

Schneider has listened to its customers to produce stylish, customisable consumer units with no compromise on performance, says category marketing manager Deepak Sharad In light of the new BS7671 Amendment 3 regulations, Schneider Electric identified an opportunity to create a new product range from the ground up. As such, the Easy9+ and Resi9+’s fully compliant ...

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May 2015 Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Assurance with ATEX protection

Assurance with ATEX protection

Since 2003, it has been compulsory to use ATEX certified enclosures and equipment in potentially explosive areas. This is in line with the Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), which places duties on employers to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace. However, as Chris Edwards explains, explosive atmospheres ...

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Mar 2015 Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Cable management – the bigger picture

Cable management – the bigger picture

When it comes to specifying cable management systems, there are a number of key areas to consider in addition to cost per unit and installation time. Here, Nigel Leaver comments on the changing face of cable management and the importance of considering the whole picture at the specification stage. With today’s fast track projects and ...

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Sep 2014 Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Metal versus plastics the specification of large outdoor enclosures

Metal  versus plastics the specification of large outdoor enclosures

Because of its inherent strength, steel has traditionally been the material of choice for large outdoor enclosures, despite several shortcomings, but can GRP offer a robust solution that offers protection where steel cannot? Read on…. Large, outdoor enclosures are a necessary aspect of the general infrastructure of day-to-day life. Used to house vital control panels ...

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Sep 2011 Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Enclosures the importance of choosing the right distributor

Enclosures the importance of choosing the right distributor

For Fibox, which specialises in the manufacture of thermoplastic and aluminium enclosures, establishing a successful distribution strategy not only requires a deep analysis of its clients’ business needs, but also a strong tactical approach to selecting the right distribution partners. The enclosure products concerned are used for protecting electrical and electronic components operating in hostile ...

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Sep 2011 Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off

Keeping electrical equipment safe

Keeping electrical equipment safe

Often, the last thing to be considered when designing electrical systems is the system enclosure and its ancillaries. This is a very common problem, as design is often focused on functionality and performance within the specification outlined by the end user. Philip Glenister shows how choosing the right enclosure helps keep valuable electrical equipment safe: ...

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