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RACKS, CABINETS & ENCLOSURES FEATURE


ESSENTIAL FOR A GOOD CONNECTION E


Essential Control outlines why Hitaltech provides a quality service


ssential Control designs, builds and installs energy management systems


that drive business efficiencies and reduce energy consumption. The company sells its technology


to multinationals, power companies, hospitals and more – and for the past eight years, Hitaltech has been collaborating with the company on its E-magine product.


MAKING GOOD BETTER “About eight years ago, we had a product that was reaching the end of its production life: its replacement needed improvement over other options on the market,” explains production supervisor, Chas Field. The result was E-magine, a high specification, scalable and flexible building energy management system that integrates seamlessly with existing building equipment. “We design the systems,” says Chas, “Hitaltech supports us with the enclosures. I have to say that most of the suppliers we work with are really good, and Hitaltech is one


of them,” Chas continues: “We always know what the lead time is and we get the products on time. Prices are always competitive and they have a good delivery record.”


SMART CUSTOMISATION Because the equipment Essential Control manufactures is bespoke, the company required the incorporation of a number of customised elements into its enclosures: “We needed some additional milling on each of the three cases Hitaltech produce for us to allow for connectors and relays,” says Chas: “Each is pad printed to show the positions of the connectors on the casing, and Hitaltech have also pad printed the front panel with our logo on it: a smart, sophisticated solution.” However, the picture is much larger than that: like many manufacturers, Essential Control has had to make preparations for the various possible permutations of Brexit, including a no deal: “Customers understandably want to know what our plans are as far as a “no deal” Brexit is concerned,” Chas confides: “We feel


Essential Control’s E-magine energy management solution


we have built a strategic and physical buffer between ourselves and any adverse effects of Brexit, because we buy everything in the UK. Although we work to Just-In-Time (JIT) principles, we always carry a safety stock, particularly in the current climate. We have confidence in the chain of supply from Hitaltech, because we know that they always carry a buffer stock of the enclosures we need; between us, we feel we are protected.”


Hitaltech www.hitaltech.co.uk


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ELECTRONICS | JULY/AUGUST 2019


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