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Keeping Electronics Cool Inside a Computer Enclosure

When storing electronics in a computer, monitor, printer, or rack enclosure, proper cooling is necessary to increase the overall life of the electronics. It comes as no surprise that heat can damage electronics. As a rule of thumb, the life expectancy of electronics is cut in half for every 18°F in which they operate above […]

Selecting an Electrical Enclosure – Items to Consider

When purchasing a heavy-duty electrical enclosure, performing the proper research will ensure that the installed electronics will be protected for many years. The wrong solution can cause critical components to overheat, contaminants (dust, dirt, fibers, lint) to enter the inside of the enclosure, and electronics to fail. In the long run, these issues will hemorrhage […]

Filtered Fan Systems for Computer Enclosures

In an industrial setting, a dust-tight, waterproof enclosure can protect a computer, a monitor, a printer, a keyboard, and various other electronics from harsh elements, like splashing fluids, dust, dirt, lint, and fibers in the air. However, while the enclosure is keeping materials from entering the cabinet, it is also preventing heat from properly exiting. […]

Industrial Computer Enclosure Lighting

If your factory or manufacturing facility is dark, we have a bright idea – computer enclosure lighting! Adding a light to an industrial computer enclosure will achieve optimal lighting conditions on the inside of the enclosure. Within an enclosure, the ability to direct light towards vital electronics helps improve maintenance efficiency. Distributing light throughout a […]

When to Replace Your Computer Enclosure’s Filter

When installing thermal management on heavy-duty computer enclosures, fan or air conditioner filters are essential in keeping particulate matter away from sensitive electronics. Filters will make it easier to keep oil, dust, dirt, fibers, and lint away from the inside of the enclosure system. However, after deploying an industrial computer enclosure, it is common for filter maintenance […]

Steps for Finding an Industrial Enclosure Supplier

What is the process for selecting a NEMA rated industrial enclosure for a manufacturing environment? Purchasing an enclosure from a ‘big-name’ supplier does not mean that the enclosure is the best fit for the equipment or the end users that will be using the enclosure system. From a functionality standpoint, the enclosure’s worth may far […]

Accessories for a Freestanding NEMA 4X Enclosure

Stainless Steel, NEMA 4X enclosures (304 or 316 SS with a NEMA 4X rating) are ideal for harsh, industrial environments where corrosive liquids pose a threat to electronic equipment. A NEMA 4X rating ensures that the enclosure is approved for indoor and outdoor use, and will provide protection against corrosion, dust, splashing fluids/liquids and hose […]

NEMA 4X Computer Enclosures in Food Processing

If you have ever watched the popular Food Network TV shows “Food Factory” and “Unwrapped” or Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made,” you were probably amazed at the intricate processes involved in producing food products, like biscuits, cotton candy, chocolate mints, or caramel apples. The ‘best practices’ procedure that goes into making a simple snack or […]

Industrial Keyboards for Enclosures

When working in an industrial environment, computers and keyboards are critical tools on the factory floor. However, not all keyboards can survive in a harsh, wet factory. Depending on the hazards encountered (dust, dirt, grease, corrosive materials, and liquids), an industrial keyboard is a great investment. The most significant aspect for consideration when purchasing a […]

NEMA 4X Computer Enclosure Door Benefits

During the manufacturing or assembly process, the food/beverage and pharmaceutical industries must adhere to strict regulations regarding product safety. Contamination must be avoided at all costs. Industrial plants and factories must ensure that all process machinery and equipment, including heavy-duty computer enclosures, are regularly cleaned (usually a sanitizing washdown) and contaminant-free. The decontaminating washdown procedure […]