Product roundup: Shelter from the storm—or whatever

Feb. 16, 2021
Enclosures, workstations and purge systems integrate flexible, adjustable capabilities, including ventilation

Stylish protection, molded-in mounts

Heartland Series high-performance, stylish polycarbonate enclosures from Rob Roy's Attabox division provide maximum protection, ease of modification, and molded-in mounting bosses that allow them to install DIN rails directly without needing a back panel. They're NEMA rated 1, 3R, 4, 4X, 12, and are available in sizes ranging from 6 x 6 x 4 in. to 24 x 24 x 10 in. The polycarbonate resin in the Heartland series has attained the best available F1 rating, and passed tests for UV exposure and water immersion.


Adjustable, dual sit/stand consoles

Because movement throughout the day is important for maintaining good health, Impulse dual sit/stand consoles achieve ergonomics and operator comfort by offering two independently adjustable work surfaces. Both work surfaces are controlled by two electric-lift legs, adjust from 30 in. to 46 in. high at the touch of a button, and have a load capacity of 520 pounds. The dual work surfaces feature a durable, high-pressure Graphite Nebula laminate, and come with a Versa-Trak monitor mounting system.

952-944-9050; www.winsted.com

Fiberglass and flexibility

Class J fiberglass enclosure from Stahlin is a non-metallic, industrial control-style enclosure for general electrical and electronic applications. J series enclosures follow a simple design style that offers a lot of flexibility, including unobstructed side-walls, built-in mounting capabilities, different cover options, and hinged, latched or screw-down fastening options. It's available in NEMA Type 1, 3R, 4X, 6P and 12 variations for indoor or outdoor use, and is resistant to high temperatures, flame, chemicals and corrosion.

888-984-2372; www.galco.com

NEMA 4X, PUR gaskets, nine sizes

Tempo impact- and UV-resistant polycarbonate enclosures are a convenient, cost-effective, UL-listed NEMA 4X, IK07/IP65-compliant enclosing solution. They're available in nine sizes ranging from 3.7 x 2.6 x 2.4 in. to 13.4 x 11.4 x 4.6 in., and are watertight to keep components dry and dust free, thanks in part to their formed-in-place PUR gaskets. Select sizes feature transparent covers and formed-in-place metric knock-outs, as well as easy DIN-rail and back-panel installation with molded-in mounting pods.


End-to-end, compact-to-fit

AX and KX compact enclosures fit seamlessly into end-to-end systems. AX is customizable and features flexibility, stability and reliability, while KX small enclosures are available in terminal box, e-box and bus enclosure models. They have modular designs, cutouts and different sizes to better utilize interior space. Rails and integrated locators simplify installation, which is aided by panels that can be machined and are supplied loosely, while doors can be installed without tools. AX and KX enclosures are IP and UL rated.


NEMA 6/6P, IP68 in wall-mount, desktop

1557 IP68, wall-mount or desktop plastic enclosures are UL listed, and provide protection up to NEMA 6/6P and IP68. The initial eight models range in size from 80 x 80 x 45 mm to 200 x 200 x 70 mm. They also have rounded corners and top faces to provide a smooth, modern style. 1557 can be used as freestanding enclosures, when fitted with the supplied rubber feet, or wall-mounted with either four visible flanges or two hidden keyhole slots.

Hammond Manufacturing Co.
716-630-7030; www.hammfg.com

Manual or automatic pressurize or purge

Bebco EPS 7500 Series Ex pzc/Type Z compact purge and pressurization system is designed for Class I or II/Div. 2 and Zone 2/22 locations. It can run fully automatic or manual, and purges a common enclosure of hazardous gas or dust to maintain positive pressure. Bebco EPS 7500 effectively reduces the classification in a protected enclosure to a non-hazardous area. It carries ATEX and IECEx certifications, is UL listed, and operates in an extremely small footprint of only 5.8 x 3.8 x 1.9 in.


Indoor/outdoor faceplates for cases

To protect electronics from outdoor and extreme indoor environments, two-piece, sealed environmental case system (ECS) creates IP66, IP67 and NEMA 6 ratings with a latch or screw-lock. ECS is available with IP67-rated connections for solar, plastic circular, RJ45s, M12s or cable glands. Or, a blank faceplate can be modified to accommodate any sealed connector that fits in the housing. Its polycarbonate (PC) construction withstands rapid temperature swings, UV exposure, and temperatures of -40 °C to 85°C.

Phoenix Contact

Rounded edges and NEMA, IP, UL rated

PU Series IP68/NEMA 6P polycarbonate plastic enclosure with rounded edges from Bud Industries has a streamlined design and water ingress resistance. PU enclosures are rated to NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 and 13, meet IP66 and IP68 requirements, and are UL listed to UL 508A. All models feature molded mounting flanges for easy installation. Enclosure sizes range from 2.63 x 2.63 x 1.63 in. to 10 x 7 x 4.06 in.

Digi-Key Electronics

Polycarbonate with seal system

Geos series enclosures and cabinets use high-quality materials and innovative designs to provide universal, long-lasting enclosures for indoor and outdoor applications. The UV and weather resistance of their polycarbonate and Drain Protect seal system guarantee optimal protection against most environmental influences, such as rain, cold and heat. Geos enclosures are reported to be reliable, even in harsh conditions caused by aggressive atmospheres, oils, greases or mechanical stresses.

Altech Corp.
908-806-9400; https://tinyurl.com/y3q3vn3b

Sanitary with silicone gasket

Sanitary enclosures have a silicone gasket that provides protection against aggressive cleaning agents, high temperature/pressure washdowns, and are IP 69K and FDA compliant. They're available in 15° slope-top and as 10° slope-top junction-style enclosures. Their designed to house controls, instrumentation and components in extreme conditions and sanitary applications. They're also colored a bright blue for visual assistance in sanitary cleaning with sanitary door latches and internal hinges to save time cleaning.

Saginaw Control & Engineering
800-234-6871; www.saginawcontrol.com

Sealed enclosure coolers

Sealed Enclosure Coolers (EC) can fit any size, power and environment that cabinets may require. Their VCC Series have fully sealed, high-power capacity air conditioning, which is ideal for indoor or outdoor control cabinets. They also feature fully sealed to IP 55 equivalence, high-efficiency and compact designs, and up to 5,000 Watts capacity. Other ECs include economical Heat Sink series, compact Heat Pipe series and sub-ambient Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC).

Advanced Cooling Technologies
717-295-6061; www.1-act.com/enclosure-cooling/act-vcc-vapor-compression-air-conditioners

60-MM vent kit maintains 3R rating

Breather Vent Kit is a 60-mm polycarbonate vent that maintains a 3R enclosure rating by maintaining component temperatures inside. It installs quickly and easily with just a turn of the wrist, and can be installed on polycarbonate, fiberglass, stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum enclosures. High impact resistance is assured by its polycarbonate construction. This cULus registered product meets UL NEMA Type 1, 2, and 3R ratings. 60-mm axial fan mounting holes are available on the locknut.

616-794-0700; https://stahlin.com

Thermoelectric cooling

Thermoelectric enclosure air conditioners include AC- and DC-powered models. All thermoelectric units comply with UL type 4X ratings. Cooling capacities of the series ranges from 100 to 2,730 BTU/hr and operating temperature range is -4 °F to 149 °F. More then 20 models provide flexibility for users to choose physical size and cooling capacity, along with recessed or fully external mounting. Each unit also comes with a one-year warranty.


Stainless-steel in nine sizes

Klippon EBi stainless-steel, impact-resistant enclosures come in nine standard sizes with two standard depths from 300 x 200 x 150 mm to 800 x 600 x 220 mm, and have a dedicated internal mounting support bracket for fixing terminal rail or mounting plates with self-forming screws. The series meets DNB GL, cULus standards and is suitable for C1D2. Its standard product is the Klippon EBi Quarter-Lock (QL) that has a hinged door and double-bit key lock. An optional door lid with fixed screws (FS) is also available.

804-379-6031; www.weidmuller.com

Separate line-side power for safety

Sequestr enclosures protect against arc flash by isolating line-side power from the main enclosure in an external, interlocked enclosure, which lets users do routine maintenance in the main enclosure without risking accidental line-side power contact with disconnect switches or circuit breakers. Sequestr is available in 10 mild-steel and stainless-steel models that cover variable-depth or cable-operated disconnect switches, and cover a range of low-amp and high-amp disconnects.

nVent Hoffman

I/O structure not needed

Glass-fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) field enclosures house remote I/O and other control and instrumentation electronics, protect against dust and water, and provide compact, passive cooling. They simplify rollout of DCS by protecting field devices, and allowing field control equipment to be assembled and sealed during construction, avoiding exposure to onsite conditions. They can also be made with embedded insulation to avoid temperature extremes, and use passive cooling with no power or moving parts.

Intertec Instrumentation
832-554-1150; www.intertec-inst.com

Purge with protective gas

To protect electrical equipment in Class I hazardous areas, Model YZ102 Type Y or Z purge unit works with Model PV-2 spark-arresting purge vent to supply, regulate and monitor a protective gas supply, and quickly purge a protected electrical enclosure. Model YZ102 handles a maximum enclosure volume of 15 cubic feet; has universal, vertical and horizontal mounting options; operates in the -20 °F to 120 °F range; uses air or inert protective gas; and runs at a maximum unit supply pressure of 80 - 125 psi.

Best Purging Systems Corp.
844-787-4348; www.purgeit.com

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