Last year, Rittal has launched its new award-winning thermoelectric cooling unit. With a 100W cooling capacity and a weight of only 3kg it is the lightest and most efficient thermoelectric cooling unit available.

As it does not use any refrigerant or compressors, it provides an excellent low-vibration, low-maintenance compact solution that still maintains air separation for harsh environments, ideal for HMI panels and small enclosures.

Rittal has now taken a step further, adding a heating function in addition to the cooling function. The unit automatically switches between heating and cooling to maintain precise temperature conditions of +/- 1K if required.

An easy-to-use software package has also been included in the box with a USB-lead to allow the user to monitor and set a number of parameters from a laptop or PC.

The unit has an optional supply of 24VDC or 100V to 240V AC 50Hz / 60Hz and an operating temperature range of –20°C to +55°C (DC +60°C).