Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Rittal launches ROI Calculator to showcase labour savings

May 24, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

May 23, 2017 – Rittal Corporation has launched an online tool to help system integrators calculate and compare the labour savings of automated panel modification.

For prospective buyers of the Rittal Perforex system, the calculator can show how long it will take for the machine to pay for itself in labour and time-savings. The inputs for the Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator include: number of holes and cutouts per job; number of enclosures modified per month; and labour rate. Designed specifically for control panel manufacturers, Perforex machining centres promise to be easily programmed to drill holes, tap threads and cut required openings in the enclosure. Accompanying the system is a Perforex workshop program with layout software and a database structure with “pick and place” design. Machine-ready layout programs can be created without any prior CAD experience, says Rittal, adding that the workshop program is designed to allow engineers and panel builders to design in a 2D environment and visually verify and ensure design of the layout before performing the modification.

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