Hannover Fair: Business unit formed for automation, Industrie 4.0 applications

Rittal Automation Systems was formed by integrating Kiesling Maschinentechnik into the organization. Kiesling Maschinentechnik is a producer of machining centers for enclosure assembly, cutting centers, and enclosure test units.


Rittal Corp. created Rittal Automation Systems, which was formed by integrating sister company Kiesling Maschinentechnik into the organization. Kiesling Maschinentechnik is a producer of machining centers for enclosure assembly, cutting centers, automatic assembly systems for terminal strips, assembly tables, and enclosure test units. 

Rittal Automation Systems will leverage two of its sister companies, Eplan and Cideon, to provide Industrie 4.0 services for Rittal’s customers. Eplan provides electrical, fluid power, and instrumentation and control CAE products with interfacing capabilities that enable the sharing of data with mechanical design and other third-party enterprise systems. Cideon provides engineering software development, system house fields, and services.

The Rittal Automation Systems portfolio includes a laser machining center, automated crimping, and a robot-assisted wiring system. The fully-automated laser machining center can be deployed for drilling, thread tapping, and milling when machining enclosures. A separate cutting center cuts cable ducts and support rails. 

An automatic assembly machine assembles and labels terminals—a task that was previously done manually. In addition, Rittal Automation Systems’ offerings now includes automated crimping for cutting and assembling cables. A robot-assisted wiring system accelerates mounting plate wiring by eliminating time-consuming manual wiring. The fully-automated wiring system operates in line with applicable standards and safety requirements.

Jack Smith, content manager, CFE Media, jsmith@cfemedia.com.

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