Rittal has expanded its console series to include a new one-piece console. In addition to an appealing design and optimum ergonomics, the new Rittal TP one-piece console also boasts maximum flexibility and a broad range of interior configuration options. System-wide access to TS 8 accessories makes for fast and reliable all-round configuration. This console is ideal for use in smaller and medium-sized production facilities that call for decentralized control and monitoring functions. It combines a compact under-desk enclosure with an ergonomically inclined operating area. It also offers numerous options for expansion. For example, a mounting plate, walls and doors can also be added as necessary. The console can be equipped with existing mounting accessories already being used with CM and TS 8 compact and bayed enclosures. Plant designers simply have to add the corresponding rails or sections in accordance with the ‘plug & play’ principle. Installing components in the substructure achieves significant cost and time savings. The mounting plate (folded over at the side) is inserted into retaining elements at the bottom and secured at the top with clips. Consequently, the fitter has both hands free for screwing in parts, which saves a lot of time. The hinged console lid provides sufficient space for installing display units and touchscreen TFTs. The TP one-piece console is designed to protection category IP 55 and is available in four widths (600, 800, 1000 and 1200 mm), with standard depth (400 mm) and height (960 mm) dimensions. A choice of gland plates is available. A screw-fastened base with a height of 100 or 200 mm can be fitted to set the console to the right height for the operator. The stability of the console, particularly during mobile operation with twin castors, is ensured through the use of cross members projecting to the front and rear.