New height-adjustable support section from Rittal

The ergonomic way to use machines.

Herborn/Nuremberg, 13 Dec 2017
Read time 2min 20sec
The height-adjustable support section for the Rittal CP range provides optimised machine ergonomics.
The height-adjustable support section for the Rittal CP range provides optimised machine ergonomics.

Optimised ergonomics are essential in the workplace. Not only do machines need to satisfy safety requirements, but they must also be designed so that they are as easy to use as possible, i.e. effortless and strain-free. Operator terminals on machines should be flexible and easy to position, using support arm systems. For this to work in the same way for operators of different sizes, height-adjustable support arms are imperative. And this is where Rittal comes in, with the launch of a new development on the market.

Herborn/Nuremberg - support arms are used wherever operator units and terminals need to be positioned flexibly for machine operation. In order to adjust the operator terminal precisely to the operator's height, improving ergonomics even more, Rittal is now offering a height-adjustable support section for its CP support arm system.

The new product is available in two versions in the weight ranges 4 - 30 kg and 10 - 60 kg. The weight can be adjusted in increments within these ranges to ensure that the enclosure always stays at the set height. The weight setting also remains stable for long periods of operation - readjustment is not necessary. This has been tested in the Rittal-accredited quality lab over more than 30 000 cycles.

The height-adjustable support section can be integrated into the support arm system without an adaptor. It is always mounted on the CP 120 system on the wall/machine side. Depending on the weight category, a CP 120 or CP 60 can be attached to the side of the machine operator or be reduced to create a smaller system.

Reliable cable protection

The Rittal CP support arm systems provide plenty of space inside for cable entry. It is also easy to insert pre-assembled cables with connectors in the height-adjustable system. The high protection class (IP 54) means that cables are reliably protected against environmental factors. The protection class remains as high as ever with the integration of the height-adjustable support section. Cables are securely separated from the moving parts of the height adjustment system, so no damage will occur when the support section moves.

Assembly and adjustment made easy

When developing its support arm systems, Rittal placed a special importance on one-person assembly. The same applies for the new height-adjustable support arm. The weight of the height-adjustable support arm is set via a readily accessible screw. Even system adjustment is very convenient. The corresponding screws at the joints are easily accessible from the outside even after assembly.


Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. Systems made by Rittal can be found in more than 90% of all global branches of industry, including mechanical and plant engineering, food and beverage production and in IT and telecommunications.

The wide range of products from the global market leader includes configurable enclosures, whose data is available throughout the entire production process. Intelligent Rittal cooling solutions with up to 75% lower energy and CO2 consumption can communicate with the production environment and enable predictive maintenance and service concepts. Innovative IT solutions ranging from IT racks and modular data centres through to edge and hyperscale computing solutions all form part of the portfolio.

Leading software providers EPLAN and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offer automation systems for switchgear construction. Rittal delivers within 24 hours in Germany - precisely as needed, flexibly and efficiently.

Founded in Herborn in 1961, Rittal is the largest member company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11 300 people and generated revenues of around EUR2.2 billion in 2016. In 2017, it was named one of Germany's leading employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the ninth year running. Within the scope of a Germany-wide survey, Focus Money magazine identified the Friedhelm Loh Group as one of the nation's best providers of vocational training for the second time in 2017.

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Rittal Regina Wiechens-Schwake (+49) 27 725 05 2527
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