Electrical Enclosures

The Ritherdon stainless steel electrical enclosures for protecting electrical and electronic equipment have largely been developed for and tested in the UK road traffic signalling, lighting and monitoring industry. The core of the range is made up by the RB electrical enclosures.

The RB enclosures have been used in a huge variety of situations from housing blow-out detection equipment (solar-powered) in the petroleum industry of Saudi Arabia, to the car charging scheme in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The other major product ranges are the standard and hinged-door Ritherdon feeder pillars (essentially just smaller electrical enclosures). When we first started making these, we decided not to bother copying the usual galvanized pillars, but to concentrate on perfecting the manufacture of cost-effective stainless steel pillars. We believe we were the first company in the UK to provide a standard range of stainless steel feeder pillars.

Features and benefits of our stainless steel enclosures:
  • Highly resistant to corrosion: Much longer life, giving you a lower total cost of ownership and reducing the carbon footprint of production and installation, remain aesthetically pleasings (no rust), removes the environmental impact of the galvanizing process.
  • Closer manufacturing tolerances: Better sealing against the weather and dust and better-looking products (they might ‘only be enclosures’, but we think it matters!).
  • Powder coated (when required): A much smoother finish than with galvanized products (including a broad choice of colours to suit the surroundings).
  • Thinner gauge metal possible*: Enclosures are lighter, making for easier and safer handling during installation, while maintaining integrity after minor collisions (see our pillar strength test).

*There is no need to add extra thickness purely to withstand the galvanizing process.

RB1000 Cabinet in Natural Stainless Steel Finish

RB Cabinets - External Electrical Enclosures

The stainless steel RB Cabinets range from 300 mm to 1550 mm wide. Options include shelves, racking, lights,...

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R Pillars - Lift-off Door Feeder Pillars

The stainless steel feeder pillar range from 150 to 460 mm wide with Integral roots and lift-off doors...

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RH Pillars - Hinged Door Feeder Pillars

Stainless steel feeder pillar or Service Pillar range (normally 300 to 500 mm wide) with hinged…

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Hinged Controller Cabinet - Cable Management

Hinged Controller Base Cable Management

A cable management module designed to fit popular traffic controller cabinets or electrical enclosures...

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Passively Safe Cabinet

Passively Safe Cabinet

No crash barriers required on high speed roads. Plug-and-play replacement with…

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Temporary Builders Supply Kiosk

Two-compartment electrical enclosure for the temporary or permanent, power supply connections...

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Lighting Control Box

The Ritherdon Pole and Wall Mounted Lighting Control Box can be used in areas where lighting…

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BT Termination Peg

The Ritherdon BT Termination Peg is a replacement for existing corroded “Pegs” which are…

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BT Interface Pillar

The Ritherdon BT terminal interface pillar is designed for housing remote monitoring…

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The Ritherdon Feeder Pillar Range

We believe that the Ritherdon & Co feeder pillar range was the first totally stainless steel, standard range of electrical enclosures supplied to the UK highways industry. They are now certainly the most commonly-seen stainless feeder pillars on the streets around the UK (or maybe we just don’t notice the others!). See some of the ways Ritherdon pillars have been used by TfL in London.

It was our focus on manufacturing the best quality products that led us to decide not to bother making galvanized enclosures, when we could make better, more cost-effective ones out of stainless.