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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company – Monitor Enclosures Case Study

Scott’s Miracle-Gro was interested in stainless steel monitor enclosures for their plant.

According to the Scotts website, “The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded in 1868 by O.M. Scott as a premium seed company for the U.S. agricultural industry. In the early 1900s, the Company began a lawn grass seed business for homeowners. The company grew from a leading lawn care business to an international marketer of industry-leading brands with a 1995 merger with Miracle-Gro.”

While researching NEMA 4X, stainless steel monitor enclosures, Scotts discovered ITSENCLOSURES through an online search. The Scotts employee downloaded various spec/data sheets of monitor enclosures’ products that could work for their needs, and ITSENCLOSURES followed up to see if Scotts would like pricing breakdowns of products with accessories.

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Scotts was seeking an updated solution similar to existing monitor enclosures deployed throughout the plant and machine shop. After evaluating the electronics that would be installed, Scotts required a combination of flat panel monitor enclosures – which can house 22-inch panel mount touchscreens and another set of enclosures to house barcode label printers. Some areas require NEMA 4X protection (hose directed fluids, corrosive materials, dust, and dirt) and other areas needed NEMA 12 protection against just dust and dirt.

Because of the production of various lawn care products, the overall Scotts environment is quite dusty. Some areas also require regular washdowns and are most suitable for stainless steel, NEMA 4X monitor enclosures. To make the most of space, Scotts wished to have a small footprint enclosure, rather than a free-standing enclosure.

Scotts initially purchased an IO28-4X and PB20-12 enclosure to test at the facility. They continued to purchase additional enclosures for evaluation before deciding to exclusively use the IO28-4X enclosure on the production line. The stainless steel IO28-4X monitor enclosures are mounted to the wall (with the IceStation IOUMB) or on a bolt down pedestal (AP3343). For areas that do not require much cleaning, but still require protection against dust, Scott’s deployed IO28-04 monitor enclosures. Scotts also utilized the PB20-12 printer enclosure mounted on both bolt down and mobile pedestals (AMP3343).

Over the past couple years, Scotts deployed over 40 printer and monitor enclosures, which included the IO28-4X, IO28-04, and PB20-12. They are pleased with ITSENCLOSURES’ ability to quickly deliver heavy-duty monitor enclosures – with minimal assembly required to get the system up and running quickly.

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