Press Release Summary:
Featuring quick-fit technology, TopTherm Filter Fan Units snap into prepared cutouts, offering tool-free mounting, electrical connection, airflow reversal, and access behind louvers. Units are available in capacities from 12-424 cfm and full range of voltages. Diagonal fan motor provides pressure stability, resulting in constant airflow, even if filter mat is contaminated. Utilizing standard foam-in-place gasket, fans maintain UL Type 12 or IP 54 integrity of enclosure without additional screws.
Original Press Release:
Rittal Corporation Introduces a New Generation of TopTherm Filter Fan Units
New design allows for installation, maintenance and configuration without tools
URBANA, Ohio, -- Rittal Corporation today introduced a new generation of TopTherm filter fan units designed to allow for the complete installation, maintenance and configuration without tools. This complete TopTherm line of fan and filter units is designed to meet 21st century demands with the latest in technology and efficiency.
Due to its proprietary quick-fit technology, TopTherm filter fans easily snap into prepared mounting cutouts. For an easy transition, the new filter fans are compatible with mounting cutouts of existing Rittal filter fans. Reversing the fan motors to change the airflow direction is just as easy. Power connections can be positioned as required for easy wiring and spring clamp terminals make power installation a no-tool process. The louvered grill latches for easy access so filter mat replacement is quick and efficient, again eliminating the need for tools.
Sized and designed for today's installations
The new lineup of filter fans is available in capacities from 12 to 424 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a full range of voltages. The new diagonal fan motor design provides greater pressure stability, which results in a higher and more constant airflow, even if a filter mat is contaminated. Airflow spreads diagonally from the fan promoting a more even air distribution throughout an enclosure. The new design enhances installation at minimum depths also and helps to extend the life of the filter materials.
Protection and Environmental Rating
Rittal filter fans utilize the standard foam-in-place gasket so they easily maintain the UL Type 12 or IP 54 integrity of an enclosure without the additional use of screws. The new filter fan line is easily upgraded to IP 55 through the additional use of fine filter mats. And, newly designed rainproof shrouds provide an easy upgrade to a UL Type 3R/4(X) or IP 56 rating.
TopTherm Filter Fans for 2011 feature:
-- Redesigned louvers
-- New fan motors
-- New outlet filter design
-- New hose-proof hoods
-- Tool-less snap-in mounting, tool-less electrical connections, tool-less reversal of airflow and tool-less access behind louvers for replacing filter materials
-- New accessories to upgrade to higher environmental rating
All models are available as EMC shielded versions also and Rittal's 2011 TopTherm Filter Fans will be available for installation beginning June 2011.
About Rittal Corporation
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.