Rittal has announced the launch of a new cover plate for shielding live components within electrical distribution systems.
The plates, which are transparent and made of slotted insulating material, can be cut and formed to protect smaller moulded case circuit breakers inside control gear or switchgear assemblies. They can be used to cover all the live parts behind the door of an installation, helping panel builders to comply with the IEC 61439 standards by offering protection to IP2X.
Each plate is 1,200 x 800mm and 3mm thick, making them relatively easy to store and handle. The integral vent holes allow convection of warm air inside the assembly, ensuring an uninterrupted air flow within the compartments.