Blog: Busbar is the Easy Choice to Replace Traditional Wiring


November 17, 2022

The future has arrived and it’s busbar power distribution. Traditional wiring relying on cable connections and connectors that require loads of space to manipulate is a thing of the past and busbar power distribution is now the industry standard for industrial enclosures. 

Safety First: The primary driver behind the movement toward busbar is safety. Busbar is better equipped to prevent shocks and accidental arcing, and allows for electronically safe installation and maintenance up to 60 IP inside the industrial enclosure. There are also other advantages of busbar power distribution, especially as concerns around industrial energy consumption grow and the capacity to operate in a more agile and value-driven manner becomes more of a necessity. 

  •    –   Reductions in the use of space relative to the panel and enclosure
  •    –   Easy troubleshooting in the event of switchgear interruption or failure
  •    –   Time savings during both installation, maintenance, or upgrades
  •    –   Increased operational efficiency
  •    –   Integration of supplemental panel or enclosure elements to enhance performance

Getting to Know 
Rittal Busbar

All Rittal busbar systems can be installed in just three steps, without drilling or additional alterations. Assembly begins by positioning the TS punched section within the mounting flange inside the enclosure, securing the busbar assembly, and clipping the cover in place. The entire assembly is lightweight, simple to handle, and easily completed without large-scale disruption to existing workflows. 

Rittal’s busbar solutions offer complete cover sections for flat copper busbar.  The cover section and base tray provide reliable contact hazard protection up to IP 2XB (safe from finger contact). Integral to the busbar cover is a shielding integration made from thermally modified hard PVC that corresponds to UL 94-VO to prevent accidental arcing. The four sizes of shielding offer full contact hazard protection for busbars ranging in size from 12 x 5 to 60 x 10 mm.  Components can be securely mounted on the top section for easy retrofitting without removing the cover. The base tray features out-of-box installation rear contact hazard protection, and fits TS enclosure widths ranging from 600 mm to 1200 mm. The base tray, side covers and cover section provide 360-degree contact hazard protection.                                     

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