Spelsberg's new WKE Rapid-Box is an example of the enclosure manufacturer's ability to design bespoke products which directly target the requirements of end-users for niche applications. The Rapid-Box is a fire-resistant junction box which is designed to safely provide power outlets in train tunnels for use by maintenance and repair teams. Thanks to Spelsberg's design and manufacturing capabilities it is able to work with end users to develop bespoke products for specialist applications.
Spelsberg's WKE Rapid-Box is the latest product from the company's range of WKE fire-resistant enclosures with certification up to E90, providing 90 minutes' protection in the event of exposure to fire. It has been designed in response to market demand for a robust junction box which is quick and easy to install in tunnels to facilitate power distribution for repair and maintenance equipment - where the use of a generator is forbidden due to the danger of harmful fumes. The enclosure conforms to Class II regulations and offers IK09 impact resistance, making them suitable for use in the rail industry.
The design, which includes maintenance-free terminals using patented wire clamping technology, is available from the manufacturer fully assembled, so reducing onsite installation time. Traditionally a niche application such as this would require engineers to customise standard enclosures to make them fit for purpose.
Chris Lloyd, Spelsberg UK Managing Director, comments: "The Rapid-Box is the perfect example of our dedication to being a solutions provider for our customers, not just an enclosure provider. We are able to listen to the needs of engineers in the field and use our expertise to build bespoke solutions which make their lives easier. Where there is demand, we are able to engineer and supply a complete solution."
Spelsberg manufacturers the majority of its standard product range at its headquarters in Germany. It is able to create custom moulds for bespoke design where a customer requires it. Alternatively, Spelsberg UK is able to customise and assemble enclosures from its facilities in Telford, UK.
To learn more about bespoke designs such as the WKE Rapid-Box, please visit www.spelsberg.co.uk.