Phasing out the EKS and EKD ranges

Phasing out the EKS and EKD ranges

Phasing out the EKS and EKD ranges

Implications

How are the accessories affected?

1. Phasing out the EKS and EKD ranges

Eldon has decided to replace the EKS and EKD ranges with extended MKS and MKD ranges on 31st May, 2018 at the latest. This decision is based on the fact that we want to utilize the strengths from the semi-compact and compact enclosures and eliminate compact enclosure weaknesses.

The extended MKS and MKD ranges offers maximum protection for the user and the equipment, just as the EKS and EKD ranges.The extended enclosure ranges have a high protection degree of IP 66 (single door) and IP 55 (double door) according to IEC 60529, besides IK 10 according to IEC 62262.

Eldon will thus focus on two ranges within the floor standing mild steel range: The Combinable range and the Compact range.

   

Combinable

Compact
Mild Steel Mild Steel
MCS|MCD MKS|MKD
MCS MKS
 FRONT door door
 SIDES removable -
 REAR removable removable
 ROOF removable removable
 BOTTOM 3/4 pieces 3 pieces

The current MKS and MKD floor standing range will be extended with new dimensions and corresponding accessories. These new products will meet the same name criteria as the current ones, and will be available in the same dimensions as EKS and EKD, but also in additional dimensions.

 

   

ENCLOSURE RANGE


 

ACCESSORIES RANGE

   

EKS

EKD

 

MKS

MKD

 

EKS / EKD

 

MKS / MKD

CURRENT PORTFOLIO 

Height (mm)

1200-2000

1200-2000

 

1600-2000

1600-2000

 

Dedicated
accessories for EKS
and EKD due to
manufacturing
limitations

 

Full accessories
compatibility with
combinable floor
standing range

   Width (mm)

600-1000

1000-1600

 

600-1000

1200-1600

   

   Depth (mm)

300-500

300-500

 

400-500

400-500

   

   Standard dimensions

20

14

 

14

7

   
   

EKS

EKD

 

MKS

MKD

 

EKS / EKD

 

MKS / MKD

FUTURE 
PORTFOLIO

 

 

Phased out       

 

   

Phased  out 

  Extended
combinable floor
standing accessories
ranges due to new
MKS/MKD dimensions   

   Height (mm)

1200-2000

1200-2000    

   Width (mm)

 600-1000  1000-1600    

   Depth (mm)

 300-500

 300-500    

   Standard dimensions

22   15  


Phasing out the EKS and EKD ranges will not change the possibility to meet customer requirements. On the contrary, the MKS and MKD ranges offer even more to our customers:

  • Wide range of dimensions;
  • Full accessory compatibility;
  • Rear profiles;
  • Removable roof and rear;
  • Extensive range of certifications.

For further details on features and benefits of the extended MKS and MKD ranges please refer to the Section 3 on this landing page.

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2. When and how will EKS and EKD be phased out?

Phasing-out plan:

Markets

Products

Last manufacturing date

All markets

Standard

31st May, 2018

All markets

Customized

31st January, 2018

 

The Advanced Customization Service will NOT offer tailored solutions based on EKS and EKD after 31st January, 2018. However, manufacturing of repetitive orders will continue until 31st May, if required by the customer.

Standard EKS or EKD enclosures will be delivered after 31st May, 2018, only if there still is remaining stock. 

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3. What do the extended MKS and MKD ranges offer?

Eldon’s ambition is to be in the forefront in the market by offering products and accessories that are easy to work with, both for industrial and residential applications. This ambition is reflected in what we offer with the extended MKS and MKD ranges, which is quite a lot more compared to the EKS and EKD ranges.


Wide range of dimensions

More standard dimensions are available in the MKS and MKD ranges, which increases the possible choices and reduces the need for specials and thereby cost.

Wide range of dimensions


Full accessory compatibility

The MKS and MKD enclosure are fully compatible with the combinable floor standing accessory range without any need for dedicated accessories.

Rear profiles

 

Rear profiles

MKS and MKD enclosures have rear profiles integrated into its design, which was not the case for the ranges that are being phased out. Configuring tailored solutions is now possible without the need for any additional dedicated accessories.

Full accessory compatibility

 

Removable roof and rear

MKS and MKD enclosures have roof, rear, and bottom plates that are removable, which allows for easy access when mounting components. Machining also becomes easier and installation time can be reduced.

Removable roof and rear


Extensive range of certifications

The MKS and MKD ranges now hold the following certifications: CSA, Lloyd’s Register, CE, GOST, KEMA KEUR and cULus Listed.

Extensive range of certifications

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4. What are the implications of the change? 

To not complicate things for our customers, the extended MKS and MKD ranges will cover the same dimensions as EKS and EKD.

We will also extend the corresponding accessories and replacement parts associated with the new MKS and MKD dimensions. For further details on the new accessories/replacement parts, please refer to the section on accessories on this landing page.

This product change may affect our customers in different ways depending on whether they fall into any of the groups below:

Machine builders

The design change related to the substitution of EKS and EKD by MKS and MKD is minimal, and the machine design is most likely still valid for the extended MKS and MKD range since:

  • The fixation of MKS and MKD is the same as EKS and EKD.

The fixation of MKS and MKD is the same as EKS and EKD.

  • Outer dimensions of MKS and MKD are nearly the same. The MKS and MKD enclosures have 1 mm extra in height
    and 1 mm less in depth compared to the equivalent EKS and EKD enclosures.

Outer dimensions of MKS and MKD are nearly the same. The MKS and MKD enclosures have 1 mm extra in height and 1 mm less in depth compared to the equivalent EKS and EKD enclosures.

  • The useful depth of MKS and MKD enclosures is 4 mm extra compared to the equivalent EKS and EKD enclosures.

The useful depth of MKS and MKD enclosures is 4 mm extra compared to the equivalent EKS and EKD enclosures.

Our hope is that the change to MKS and MKD will not cause any design changes for our customers, but if it does, Eldon’s Technical Office will assist on the transition. The Technical Office is accessed via Eldon’s local Sales Representatives. 

Distributors and Wholesalers

If you hold stock of EKS and/or EKD enclosures, it is highly recommended that you clear the EKS/EKD stock before promoting the migration to MKS/MKD enclosures. This will eliminate any confusion in regard to the floor standing enclosure offering. In order to ensure an easy transition once a customer has decided to shift to the MKS/MKD range, we recommend that this range only is supplied going forward, for a reliable and smooth commercial flow.

 

Customers with customer specific stock agreements

The EKS/EKD ranges will be phased out also for holders of customer specific stock agreements. Eldon may offer to provide MKS/MKD under the agreement, so that the full benefits of advantages of the new extended range as set out in section 3 on this landing page can be utilized. Eldon’s Sales Representatives are always ready to assist if required.

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5.  Which enclosures are affected?

 

Affected compact floor standing enclosures

Phased out floor standing, mild steel enclosures:                        EKS, EKD 
Extended floor standing, mild steel enclosures:  MKS, MKD

 

 

Non-affected compact floor standing enclosures

Floor standing, stainless steel enclosures: EKSS, EKDS    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eldon wants to minimise customer disruptions and have therefore decided to extend the current MKS and MKD ranges of floor standing enclosures to cover all dimensions of the phased out EKS/EKD ranges.

The files below contain

Extented MKS/MKD range: 

download

The EKS/EKD enclosures to be phased out and the equivalent MKS/MKD:

download

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6. How are the accessories affected?

The extension of the MKS/MKD ranges affects not only standard and customized enclosures, but also accessories, replacement and spare parts.

Eldon’s EKS/EKD ranges have dedicated accessory ranges compatible only with these ranges. These accessory ranges will also be phased out per 31st May 2018.

The table below lists accessories to be phased out:

Current EKS/EKD accessories            Description
PSKXXXX Side plinths for compact, steel enclosures
DNGKXXXX Glazed door
CLPFKXXXX Rear mounting profile for EKS/EKD
PCPKXX Plinth combining profiles for compact, steel enclosures              
DNMK02K Double door mounting kit EKD
MPA06K Mounting plate adjustment brackets


Eldon will not continue to hold stock of accessories and replacement parts related to the current EKS/EKD ranges, and these items will no longer be presented on Eldon's websites or in other media. However, unlike the EKS/EKD enclosures, Eldon will be able to manufacture these accessories and replacements through its Advanced Customization Service.

The table below lists accessories that may be required for an equivalent MKS/MKD configuration. All of the new item numbers will be active in Eldon’s ERP system, which means customers who require them can proceed to order as usual. All current EKS/EKD item numbers may only be ordered through Eldon’s Sales Representatives. 

Current EKS/EKD accessories           Equivalent MKS/MKD accessories
PSK10XX PS10XX
PSK20XX PS20XX
DNGKXXXXXX DNGXXXX
CLPFKXXXX Rear profiles included as standard within the MKS/MKD design  
PCPKXX PCPXX
DNMK02K DNMK02
MPA06K MPA06


Eldon will show all the new accessories on its websites and the existing online catalogue on 1st February, 2018.

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7. FAQs

Accessories & Replacements 

Question

Answer

How do I order an accessory or replacement part for the current EKS and EKD floor standing ranges?

If you know the item number you proceed to order as usual.

If you do not know the item number you can either find this through Eldon’s catalogue or Replacement and Spare Parts Catalogue.

For how long will accessories and replacement parts that are compatible with the current EKS and EKD ranges be available?

Eldon will ensure that the replacement and spare parts for the EKS and EKD enclosures, as well as their dedicated accessories, are available until 1st June 2023. Nevertheless, they will become available only on request after 31st May 2018

How do I order accessories for the extended MKS and MKD ranges?

Accessories for the extended MKS and MKD ranges can be ordered by using the item numbers published on Eldon’s websites or by using Eldon’s catalogue .

Can I mount accessories from an EKS or EKD enclosure in an MKS or MKD enclosure?

Accessories are compatible between EKS/EKD and MKS/MKD enclosures, except for the dedicated accessories mentioned in table 5.1.

 

Standard and Customized enclosures 

Question

Answer

Will there be new item numbers for the extended MKS and MKD dimensions?

Eldon will add new dimensions following the same item number criteria as the existing MKS and MKD ranges.

Is there an option to have special enclosures based on the EKS and EKD ranges after 31st January 2018?

Advanced Customization Service will NOT offer tailored solutions based on EKS and EKD after 31st January 2018. However, if a customer requires a repetitive order already designed and quoted before 31st January 2018, Eldon will be able to produce it until 31st May 2018.

Does Eldon guarantee that I will be able to order standard EKS and EKD floor standing enclosures until 31st May 2018?

Although EKS and EKD stock will be reduced gradually before discontinuing EKS and EKD on 31st May 2018, Eldon will manufacture EKS and EKD enclosures until31st May 2018 and will therefore be able to deliver.

Can I also order special dimensions for the extended MKS/MKD range?

Eldon will offer the Advanced Customization Service for the modification of MKS and MKD enclosures to meet the very specific requirements of each individual customer, including special dimensions and also custom colours, transparent windows, ventilation louvres, welded studs, increased corrosion resistance, holes, threading, and more.

Others

 

Question

Answer

Can my customer specific stock be manufactured based on the MKS and MKD ranges?

Enclosures manufactured for customer specific stock, on or after the 31stMay, will be based on the extended MKS and MKD ranges.

Will the extended MKS and MKD ranges increase the selling price?

Eldon is committed to provide continuous product enhancements while maintaining competitive pricing. For further details, please contact your the nearest Eldon Sales Representative.

Do the extended MKS and MKD ranges give the enclosures the same certifications as EKS and EKD enclosures?

The extended MKS and MKD enclosures are covered by further certifications compared with EKS and EKD enclosures. For further details see section 3 on this landing page

Do the extended MKS and MKD ranges give the enclosures the same protection ratings as EKS and EKD enclosures?

The extended MKS and MKD enclosures also achieve a high protection degree of IP 66 (single door) and IP 55 (double door) according to IEC 60529, besides IK 10 according to IEC 62262

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8. Who can I contact for more information?

Do not hesitate to contact the nearest Eldon Sales Representative, should you have any questions or comments in regard to the extended MKS/MKD ranges.

Thank you for your continued support! 

 

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