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Product roundup: Enclosures get their close-up

Feb. 28, 2019
Boxes, workstations and purge systems deliver protection in diversifying shapes and sizes.

Fiberglass and polycarbonate

AttaBox brand from Robroy Enclosures are non-metallic, corrosion-resistant, polycarbonate, fiberglass-reinforced polyester and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) enclosures available in pushbutton, window and clear cover; keylocking; fiberglass; and NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4X, 6P, 12, 13 formats. AttaBox Freedom, Commander, Centurion, MachoBox and Triton enclosures feature Robroy's SolarGuard fiberglass-reinforced polyester formulation for maximum UV resistance in a corrosion-resistant, non-metallic enclosure. 


Next-generation purge, pressurize

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. 


Flexibility in modular design

SE 8 modular enclosure comes in 16-gauge carbon or stainless-steel, and features a reversible TS 8 door. For larger systems, it's available with a double-door starting at 39 in. Both the carbon and stainless-steel versions of the single-door model are UL-rated Type 12, Type 4 and 3R, while in both materials, the double-door models are rated Type 12. SE 8 interchangeable accessories include base; plinth, cable base and flex-block; locking system; and comfort handle inserts. 


Stainless-steel station 

Designed for washdown environments, NEMA 4X IceStation Titan (IS603027-4X) enclosure body is made of 14-gauge, type 304 stainless steel, and has 12-gauge doors with a #3F vertical finish. This enclosure is 60-in. high x 28-in. wide x 27-in. deep, and has a sloped top for easier cleaning and water run-off. Titan can be customized with sliding shelf brackets, 19-in. rack-mount rails, dual waterproof USB ports for outside connections, sealed cable entry glands, power strips, sub-panels and various thermal management options.


Shelters simplify outdoor upgrades

PeriShelter outdoor shelters have externally accessible touchscreen HMIs, panels that provide access to electrical connections, I/O terminations, and hybrid passive/active cooling based on a combination of unpowered passive and active powered technologies that can ensure stable and reliable operating environments for control and instrumentation electronics. If an active cooling element should fail, the passive cooling system retains enough capacity to keep the shelter cool for days.

Intertec Instrumentation Inc.

Extruded aluminum with internal slots

Hammond 1455 Series enclosure is for equipment interfacing or housing PC boards that mount horizontally by sliding into internal slots extruded into the enclosure body. Its rugged body is made of extruded aluminum with a minimum thickness of 0.06 in. (1.5mm) and sizing capabilities for standard Eurocards. Other features of 1455 include a slide-removable “belly” plate in the extruded housing (except in smaller sizes ‘A’ through ‘D’); choice of clear, black, blue or red anodized finish; and self-adhesive rubber feet.

Newark Element 14

Flexible housings for IoT devices

Industrial Case System (ICS) housings come in nine widths, six heights and five depths. They feature standardized device connections, such as RJ45, D-SUB, and USB, and a variety of PCB terminal block or connection options, making them suitable for communication interfaces, controllers and power supplies. ICS is designed for use in IP20 control cabinets, and can be mounted on a DIN rail. They operate between -40 and 100 °C, making them suitable for use in process industries and other harsh environments.

Phoenix Contact

Dual sit/stand consoles

Impulse dual sit/stand consoles include two independently adjustable work surfaces for the most adaptability to give the widest range of users the ergonomic benefits of a sit/stand system. Work surfacesare finished in durable, high-pressure laminate, and feature Safeguard Edge protective bumpers. Impulse's electric-lift legs have a load capacity of 520 pounds to raise or lower the work surface height between 30 in. and 46 in., and offer three user-configurable presets.


General-purpose, junction or replacement

Bulletin 598 enclosures have general-purpose, junction box and replacement options for indoors and outdoors. They include UL Type 3R, 4, 4X, 12 and 13 rainproof, watertight, corrosion-resistant, dust-tight and IP66 protection ratings. Metal NEMA motor starter boxes are available in multiple configurations and ratings, while pushbutton enclosures are available in one- to four-hole configurations for indoors and outdoors, and also come in UL Type 4, 4x, 12 and 13 watertight, corrosion-resistant, dust-tight and IP66.

Rockwell Automation 

Pad-lockable swing handle

NEMA 4X ARCA-IEC Series enclosure has added a pad-lockable swing handle option. Available in portrait or landscape orientation, it's watertight and made of high-impact, UV-resistant, WiFi-friendly polycarbonate that won't dent, rust, crack or bloom like steel or fiberglass. ARCA-IEC also weighs less and is easier to modify than metal or fiberglass. Its thermoplastic composition flexes and returns to shape. It also has a formed-in-place PUR gasket that makes an airtight fit to keep components dust-free and dry.


Protection simplifies maintenance

HyShed sanitary enclosures prevent moisture or chemical entry with a replaceable, FDA-grade, blue silicone gasket. They also comply with IP69K (DIN) and IP69 (IEC), and are certified to comply with NSF and Type 4X. HyShed is also reported to be the first enclosure to hold a 3-A System Component Qualification certificate. HyShed is made of 304 stainless steel, has a No. 4 Dairy protective finish, and offers 18 hinge cover models, five screw cover models, and a variety of new IP69K-rated accessories.

NVent Hoffman

Vented for sensors and boards

Using a vented design to protect electronics from hands or tools, but allow entry of air and moisture for applications that need environmental exposure, 1551V series ABS plastic miniature sensor enclosures feature wall-mounting slots on the base, snap-fit closure assembly for repeated opening, four PC board standoffs molded into the interior, and a wire entry knockout on the base that can be removed with a screwdriver. Available four sizes, 1551Vs come in in three colors (black, gray, and white).

Hammond Manufacturing Co. 

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