THE increasing level of networking in mobile radio and data transmission technology requires flexible and robust outdoor enclosures for active and passive components. Responding to this need, Rittal presented the new CS Toptec system family at CeBIT 2002.
Based on the successful TS 8 enclosure, this innovative solution is a prime example of flexibility of construction, safety and optimal climate control.
The combination of stainless steel for the enclosure frame and aluminum for flat parts, plus complete outside doubling of walls and doors, provides maximum mechanical and climatic protection for sensitive electronic assemblies.
The new CS Toptec housing concept is a consistent continuation of the TS8 rack platform concept. Whether as indoor rack, open frame for Rittal CS containers or CS Toptec, the outdoor version, one enclosure frame for all site applications, brings absolute planning safety.
The advantages of the TS8 frame, i.e., full symmetry on two mounting levels throughout and an extensive range of system accessories, are now also available for outdoor applications.
All walls and doors have a double wall mounted outside, which ensures efficient heat exchange and leaves the complete inside space for installation of equipment.
Not only can eight standard housings be delivered on short notice, safety, in addition to climate control, is an important factor.
Safety for the equipment in the enclosure, because the IP55 protection rating of the housing is maintained even if the climate control units are installed, and also safety of planning, for the customer can choose an air/air heat exchanger or a cooling unit to suit the conditions on site.
Both climate control modules are installed in the same door opening and mounted on the same frame, only at different depth.
Serial production starts with frame sizes 650 x 650mm and 800 x 650mm with heights of 1,200 and 1,600mm. All sizes are IEC EN 61 669 compliant.
In addition to eight standard enclosures, four with integrated cooling solution, custom projects will underline the flexibility of the housing concept, e.g., with side doors, doors all around, or bayed versions.