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Rittal Wins Breakthrough Products of the Year Award for Enclosure Cooling Units

January 12, 2016 – Schaumburg, IL – Schaumburg, IL – January 12, 2016 – Rittal North America (www.rittal.us), the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer and a leader in thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, has won the 2015 Breakthrough Products of the Year award from Processing magazine. The company was awarded for its groundbreaking Blue e+ Cooling Unit Series for enclosures, which can save up to 75 percent of the energy costs associated with traditional enclosure climate control.

PR_Breakthrough_Logo The Breakthrough Products of the Year award recognizes products, technologies and services that have made significant contributions to the process industries within the last year and are expected to continue impacting the market in the future. This year, Processing honored 11 engineering-driven equipment and instrumentation suppliers from the process industries.

“The key to our patented Blue e+ air conditioning technology is saving energy by exploiting passive cooling,” said Eric Corzine, Rittal’s product manager – Climate Control. “This hybrid cooling process combines a compressor cooling device with a heat pipe to achieve groundbreaking climate control. In fact, we’re the only company in the industry using this technology to protect electronics from overheating while reducing energy costs and usage.”

By reducing energy consumption, the Blue e+ units are helping manufacturers and data centers in the IT and industrial markets better control their operating costs and reduce their total cost of ownership. In addition to their exceptional efficiency, the units offer a range of powerful features that provide longer component life, flexibility and ease of use.

“As an engineering-focused company, Rittal consistently demonstrates ingenuity and innovation throughout its line of electrical enclosure cabinets and accessories,” explained Kevin Parker, Processing’s editor-in-chief. “We

are confident that the Blue e+ air conditioning units will help the process industries continue to improve in productivity and sustainability.”

To learn more about the Breakthrough Products of the Year award, visit http://www.processingmagazine.com/magazine/breakthrough-products/breakthrough-products-2015/.

Learn more about Rittal’s Blue e+ Cooling Unit Series at www.rittal.com/de_de/blue_e/plus/public/index.php/en.

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