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October 2010 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Elen Enclosures launches the new Spacial SF and SM range of cabinets.

Elen Enclosures has launched the new Spacial range of modular cabinets manufactured by Schneider Electric Universal Enclosures. The Spacial SF range replaces the Sarel Spacial 6000 cabinet system, with Schneider Electric branding replacing the former Sarel brand name. The cabinet system is suited for protection and installation of equipment for automation, electrical distribution, electronics, instrumentation and data applications.

The Spacial SF design is based on four fundamental client needs, namely: versatility in application; time saving; efficiency in design, accessories and cost; and service excellence. The system provides new versatility through the ability to mount doors on any or all sides and cabinet suites can be assembled and coupled in any direction, for example in L-shaped configurations to continue around corners.

Time-saving features include new quick release hinges allowing fast removal and installation of doors. The pre-punched frame profiles allow quick fixing of hinges, cross rails, 19” racks and other accessories by means of self-tapping Torx screws, alternatively the facility remains for mounting accessories via cage-nuts as in the past. Captive screws, supplied in place as standard, allow rapid installation of the side panels.

Efficiency is optimised through features such as plastic sliders on the bottom of chassis plates and guide rails in the floor of the enclosure. These allow easy fitting of the chassis plate in its equipped or unequipped form. The guide rails are removable and double up as cross rails that can be used elsewhere in the cabinet, for cable management or mounting of other equipment. Cost saving is achieved by eliminating the need for plinth side panels in joined cabinets and by a choice of joining options. A comfortable and aesthetically pleasing door handle is supplied as standard.

The Spacial SF range is a modular system available in kit-form, with the basic frame made up of vertical uprights joined with top and bottom frames. Standard colour is RAL7035 light grey with other colours available on request. The kit-form saves transport costs and is easily assembled on site or prior to delivery. Elen Enclosures offers free assembly service on sites within Gauteng. The SF system provides a versatile solution to all floor-standing enclosure applications, and certification to IP55 rating ensures protection of the installation.

The new Spacial SM cabinets are made from a base piece with a welded rear panel and front door. New frontal profiling of the frame enhances rigidity. Many of the time-saving features and accessories of the SF are repeated in the SM range.

Both ranges are competitively priced to provide quality solutions within budget. The new cabinets will be on display at Elen Enclosures stand at Electra Mining (hall 7, stand G21) at Nasrec from 4-8 October.

For more information contact Elen Enclosures, +27 (0)11 472 2220, [email protected], www.sarel.co.za


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