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IT & Data Centre Trends For 2019

Posted by Mark Roberts on 11-Jan-2019 11:00:00


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Topics: IT

LM Control reach Rittal Power Distribution Partner status  in New Zealand

Posted by Anna Zobonos on 30-Nov-2018 13:02:24

After completing their extensive training in Rittal PowerEngineering designs and Ri4Power assemblies, LM Control have enhanced their expertise for all Rittal enclosures and climate control equipment.   They have assembled and delivered three Ri4Power Switchboards for major projects in Auckland NZ.  With this new capability, LM Control continues to be one of Rittal NZ’s valued partners.

Above, Don McLean, Director of LM Control Ltd Auckland, accepting their official recognition as Rittal NZ Power Distribution Partner, from Rittal Power Distribution Product Manager, Ray Caparas

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Topics: Power Distribution, Rittal Corporate

Custom Monitoring & Battery Storage Enclosures For Traffic Systems

Posted by Anna Zobonos on 23-Nov-2018 11:35:25


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Topics: Industrial Enclosures, Modification Centre

3 Factors Shaping the Future of Food & Beverage Manufacturing

Posted by Mark Roberts on 19-Nov-2018 12:37:00
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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

Why Your Food and Beverage Enclosure Shouldn’t Have a Flat Roof

Posted by Mark Roberts on 12-Nov-2018 09:36:00

Food and beverage enclosures in Australia traditionally have flat roofs. Changes in European legislation however now require 30 degree sloped roofs on all enclosures. These legislative changes are likely to be implemented in Australia in the next two or three years which will make sloped roofs mandatory.

Although the legislation may not kick in for another few years in Australia, here are the reasons you should consider an enclosure with a sloped roof sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

Why Stainless Steel is the Best Choice for Food and Beverage Storage

Posted by Mark Roberts on 05-Nov-2018 09:08:00

Stainless steel is widely regarded as the premium material for food and beverage manufacture, storage, preparation and transportation. Compared to materials like carbon steel or aluminium, stainless steel is superior because it will not rust. It is also resistant to corrosion, pitting and cracking which can lead to contamination and hygiene issues.

Stainless steel is therefore a no-brainer in the food and beverage industry. But did you know that there are several types available?

Stainless steel comes in various grades and finishes. Choosing the right kind for your environment and processes will reduce your cleaning down-time, improve your hygiene standards and save you money.

So What Grade Of Stainless Steel Is Best?
In Australia, 316 grade stainless steel is generally regarded as the premium type. However, the 304 grade is actually the better grade for food and beverage enclosures. 316 grade steel is a versatile material that needs little maintenance, this makes it particularly effective when left outside without any treatment for long periods of time. 304 grade stainless steel however offers the same amount of is more resilient when taking into account to regular and vigorous chemical cleaning requirements which is essential in the food and beverage industry. It is also 20-30% cheaper than 316.

Which Finish Is Best For Food & Beverage?
Traditionally, most food enclosures used the No.4 finish. Recently however, most manufacturers have turned to the No.7 (400-grain) finish. This finish is finer and a lot less coarse than what was previously used across the industry. It ultimately comes down to what industry experts refer to as the ‘peak-to-valley’ ratio. If you look at stainless steel under a microscope, you will see valleys at the bottom where food and other contaminates can get stuck. This deteriorates the material over time. The smaller the peaks and valleys, the less chance you have of contaminates getting stuck.

Which Type of Stainless Steel Should I Use For My Food Enclosures?
The Food and Beverage Industry has many unique challenges. Hygiene and contamination prevention are a key priority and all equipment is subject to regular and rigorous cleaning. 304 grade stainless steel with a No.7 finish is therefore the best material for all food and beverage enclosures.

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For more information on the best food enclosures for your business, check out our Ebook: Food and Beverage enclosures: What’s the future? Or for a one-on-one consultation about your company’s specific needs, contact our team of experts today.

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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

Save Time with the Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) Process

Posted by Mark Roberts on 29-Oct-2018 09:11:00

Did you know that CIP averages 20% of the company’s time in the Food & Beverage industry? Having the right equipment can significantly reduce the time your business spends on the wash- down process whilst actually improving your hygiene standards. Selecting the right food grade enclosures could therefore save you time and money.

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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

How European Standards are driving change in the Australian Food and Beverage Industry

Posted by Mark Roberts on 22-Oct-2018 09:06:00

Worldwide regulations for Food & Beverage Enclosures have changed significantly over recent years. European legislation is at the forefront of these changes and is likely to be enforced in Australia over the next few years.
Whether you brew beer, run a bakery, process meat and dairy products or run your own vineyard, it’s important to understand these advances in Food & Beverage Enclosures as they are likely to impact Australian businesses in the near future.

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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

Discover the Edge with Rittal

Posted by Anna Zobonos on 17-Oct-2018 09:31:19



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Topics: IT

How Blue Silicon Seals Allow for Faster and More Effective Cleaning

Posted by Mark Roberts on 15-Oct-2018 12:07:00

Traditionally, food and beverage enclosures in Australia have featured black or grey polyurethane seals. Enclosures at the forefront of the industry however are now using FDA approved silicon seals for improved hygiene standards and faster cleaning.

So What Is It About Blue Silicon Seals That Allow More Effective Cleaning?

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Topics: Industrial Enclosures

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