Neunkirchen, 6th May 2021. Advancing digitalisation is constantly increasing the data streams that business and local authorities need to process. As a consequence, more decentralised information and communication technology (ICT) is indispensable. This is why compact, fail-safe solutions located in the branches are gaining in importance. These solutions must incorporate the required technology, whether for communications, monitoring, check-outs, security systems or for controlling lighting, digital advertising spaces, refrigerated shelves and much more. For this reason, SCHÄFER IT-Systems, the specialist for data centre infrastructure and network technology, has developed an efficient IT cabinet system for branches, extending its existing iQdata rack portfolio.
To manage their ever-increasing data volumes, wholesale and retail branches, but also local authority institutions such as schools or administrative offices, prefer pre-assembled, single-source cabinet systems with proven concepts for power supply, integrated cable management and IT climate control. For this, the branch office cabinet solution from SCHÄFER IT-Systems provides decisive benefits over traditional IT data handling. The fact that the logistics and assembly concept is coordinated with the user is a further decisive USP for these cabinets.
Neunkirchen, 23rd August 2018. As of now, a new production line for ECO KEGs will enable SCHÄFER Container Systems to deal with demand peaks more efficiently. The manufacturer of KEGs has now doubled its production capacity. At the same time, new staff are being taken on to guarantee the necessary three-shift operation and the resulting capacity expansion.
With increased automation and its more modern, faster laser technology, the new line will raise capacity significantly. A second robot applies the signature, doubling the output volume. A newly commissioned electronic torque-controlled screwdriver unit further improves quality when screwing the fittings into place.
At the same time, the new production line relieves the workload burden on employees. Operation is more ergonomic, as the KEGs are integrated into the fully automated production flow and automatically positioned on the work surface. A new brushing machine, also fully automatic, now takes over the previously semi-automatic process. The electronically controlled screwdriver unit is also very quiet and so considerably reduces the noise level.
“Our new ECO KEG production line is also an investment in this location. For the next stage in 2019, we are planning to modernise the semi-automatic packaging machine. This will enable us to do the packaging directly at the end of the production process and avoid internal transportation across the extensive production areas,” says Guido Klinkhammer, Business Unit Sales Director at SCHÄFER Container Systems.
The customised IT cabinet is delivered firmly anchored to a special pallet made of metal and plastic. Besides its delivery function, this pallet also serves as a base with integrated impact protection. Using anchor bolts and the enclosed drilling template, the pallet, together with the cabinet, is fixed to the floor on site. This turns the transport pallet into a foundation that forms not only a mechanical but also a visual unit with the IT cabinet. The rack can then be adjusted on the base, using the four levelling feet. This much simplified logistics and assembly procedure enables roll-out concepts to be implemented swiftly, while permanently protecting the IT components from damage and dirt, especially in harsher environments, such as warehouses or factory halls.
“With iQdata Rack, we can supply cabinet solutions tailored to the needs of each individual customer – and now specifically for branches, too. For this, all the requirements regarding available space, security aspects or integration into existing monitoring or access systems are coordinated with the branch offices themselves. The result is that we can then supply complete single or multiple cabinet solutions, including cable management, power supply and IT cooling. These branch office IT cabinets are our response to the growing demands placed on digitalisation”, explains Thomas Wermke, Business Unit Director at SCHÄFER Ausstattungssysteme GmbH, who is also responsible for sales at SCHÄFER IT-Systems.
As part of a pre-arranged logistics and roll-out framework, these cabinets can also be held in stock for just-in-time delivery.
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