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13/12/2016 - EMI have been awarded official Rittal Ri4Power Integrator

EMI have been awarded official Rittal Ri4Power Integrator
December 2016

East Midlands Instrument Company (EMI), electrical, instrumentation and control installation contractor for the power generation, power transmission, rail and industrial markets are delighted to have become an official Ri4Power Integrator for Rittal. The Rittal Ri4Power Integrator status allows Rittal and EMI to work in partnership delivering innovative solutions for the UK market.

Rittal is a worldwide leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and software & services. With a workforce of 10,000 people worldwide, Rittal manufactures and develops system enclosures for a variety of industry applications. Rittal has been a long term supplier of enclosures to EMI, but this new relationship is to specifically target the fixed and withdrawable Motor Control Centres (MCC’s) and Low Voltage Distribution Board market.

Dan Bingham, Operations Director for EMI said “We are delighted to have entered in to a long term partnership with Rittal. Rittal have supplied EMI for a number of years’ for various projects, but neither organisation ever had a solution for withdrawable MCC systems. Both companies have now entered into this agreement to proactively develop and sell this solution in to the market place.”

A Motor Control Centre is a metalwork system that incorporates a number of compartments that house motor starter types such as: direct on line; softstart and variable speed drives. A shielded common busbar system allows a high level of segregation from the busbar to the compartments. A withdrawable MCC can provide a number of advantages over a fixed solution such as:
• The modularity of the Rittal Ri4Power system means you can modify or upgrade with ease enabling to expand or reduce your system to meet your changing specification
• Advantageous for critical or high value manufacturing processes, reducing down time
• Individual modules can be quickly replaced or upgraded during operation, no need to turn off the system in complete safety
• Maintenance is easier and quicker
• The overall operational cost will be reduced over the lifetime of the system
• Increased stacking density of motor starter feeders

Emma Ryde Area Sales Manager for Rittal said “We have had a long standing relationship with EMI and I am delighted to have entered in to this agreement. The withdrawable MCC market is an area we’ve previously not focused our efforts. But now we’ve collectively developed a compliant solution together, we believe we’ve got a solid sales proposition and a well -engineered product for the market.”

To enter in to this agreement EMI visited Rittal’s main manufacturing in Hanover, Germany twice and successfully completed various training courses. This included training on: 
• IEC61439 switchgear standard,
• Rittal Power Engineering Design Software,
• Ri4Power Switchgear and MCC design and
• Rittal Ri4Power hand on build training.

All of this training is deemed necessary to comply with any changes in electrical standards.

emi is a division of East Midlands Instrument Co. Ltd