Rittal's Hygienic Design Enclosures Meet the Challenges of Sensitive Environments

Aug 02, 2011, 16:22 ET from Rittal Corporation

URBANA, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rittal's new Hygienic Design (HD) enclosures provide the ultimate solution where cleanliness and sanitation are paramount. Crafted of stainless steel, they feature a smooth surface grain, internal hinges, washable gaskets, locks and no crevices to trap debris or contaminates.

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Precisely engineered for multiple applications

The new HD enclosures are available with screw covers for smaller, integrated applications or hinged doors for larger installations. Both are created from ANSI 304 stainless steel with a 400 grain brushed surface. Wall and door surfaces are angled to prevent objects from adhering to them so water runs off easily.

Ready to adapt to on-site demands

HD enclosures can be mounted with rounded stand-off brackets on the back to improve the flow of water around the unit during wash-down procedures. And, using optional hardware, larger HD enclosures can be mounted on new HD leveling feet and fitted with a wire shelf to assist with cable routing.

  • All mounting threads are concealed to keep them free of debris and contaminants.
  • Optional stainless steel cable glands have smooth, solid exterior surfaces and are self-sealing to enable high-pressure washing.

Tight seals every time

Continuous silicone seal door gaskets can be easily replaced as necessary—without special tools. The blue gaskets align with a specifically-engineered fitted channel for a tight seal without any adhesive. The distinctive color makes any particulate splashed on the seal standout for easier recognition and removal.

Unmatched versatility

Rittal's new HD enclosures provide design engineers with more options and added versatility.


  • Shorter cleaning times while using less water and fewer chemicals
  • Reduced downtime for cleaning/maintenance
  • Significantly reduced risk of contamination
  • Enhanced protection for customers/employees
  • Available to NEMA 4X specifications

The Rittal Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including climate control and power management systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are recognized throughout the world as innovative, high quality solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application — from single enclosures to comprehensive, mission critical systems.

SOURCE Rittal Corporation