Precision Machining with the Perforex Just Got Even Better!

Over the last few years, Rittal has seen a growing U.S. fanbase for their Automation Systems, and particularly for the Perforex BC 1008 HS milling center. There are several reasons that we at iAutomatuion love this four-axis CNC machine: it’s fast, easy to use, accommodates nearly all compact and large enclosures, and is overall a cost-effective entry into automated components modification. As a systems integrator and Panel Builder, this machine is a game-changer for us!

Now, Rittal is making the Perforex even better with the introduction of the Perforex MT 2201 milling terminal.

Meet the Perforex MT

Form, fit, and function, the Perforex MT delivers everything that our customers expect from the Perforex BC: fast and accurate hole-drilling, thread-tapping, and cut-outs in all machinable materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and plastic. Just like the BC, the MT is designed to help accelerate enclosure modification processes, throughput times, and accuracy. But the Perforex MT comes with new functionality and features based on feedback we’ve received from customers. We believe these small improvements will lead to even more time savings, cost savings, and increased efficiency for Perforex users. 

New and improved features

What improvements can you expect from the Perforex MT?

  • Better Ergonomics. A pneumatically operated actuator button means less unnecessary movement for the machine operator, and we’ve increased the HMI size from 15” to 24”. We’ve also added a moving pendant arm option for the HMI, which opens up floor space.


  • Easier Cleaning. We’ve added floor sealing around the machine to prevent metal shavings and dirt from accumulating in difficult-to-reach places. Hello, shorter cleaning times!

  • Improved Safety Barrier. Our new safety barrier is 100% plexiglass for added transparency and extra strength.


  • Reduced Downtime. An improved vacuum hose design and automatic chip reduction when drilling reduces the need to stop and clean the hose. Automatic tool change and integrated tool length measurement check for broken bits before they cause issues (and save the machine operator time). And we’ve replaced the brass x-axis pinion gear with steel, which helps reduce wear.


  • Simpler Programming. The Perforex MT uses the same software as the BC, with user-friendly feature enhancements. While all required software is included (on as many computers as you need), the Perforex can also interface with EPLAN, which gives you access to an even larger part database.

Machine options 

    • Base MT version – Includes MT machine, pedestal mounted HMI and safety fencing.


    • Pendant arm MT version – Includes MT machine, pendant arm-mounted HMI (arm can be mounted left or right side), and safety fencing. 

    • Accessories & consumable options – You’ll have what you need to get up and running right away with many accessories to expand the machining capabilities as well as consumables to keep your machine running at optimal performance.

Want to See More of Rittal?

Take a (Virtual) Tour of Our U.S. Mod Center Tours

Ever wanted to tour one of Rittal’s modification centers? Well, now you can! Take the Mod Center Video Tour and explore Rittal’s Urbana, OH, Sparks, NV, and Houston, TX facilities.

Rittal’s state-of-the-art modification centers throughout the United States provide precise cutting, drilling, tapping, and other enclosure and panel modification services to help its customers reduce downtime, save money, and increase efficiency.

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