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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. […]

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 […]

Why Manufacturing Facilities Need Industrial Enclosures

On a factory or manufacturing floor, computers, monitors, printers, and peripheral devices are necessary to perform essential daily tasks, like order entry or ticketing. Important electronic equipment demands security and protection from extreme heat (or cold), falling dirt, dust, and splashing fluids. NEMA rated industrial enclosures or cabinets are the perfect solution to safeguard the […]

Using a Touchscreen with a Computer Enclosure

Using an interactive touchscreen – on a production floor – is quickly becoming the norm in factory environments. A touchscreen can eliminate the need for an industrial keyboard and mouse. For manufacturing users, it creates an efficient source for inputting data or keeping track of inventory. Can a touchscreen be used in a NEMA rated […]

The Importance of Thermal Management Maintenance

When deploying computer, rack, monitor, or printer enclosures in a factory or industrial setting, thermal management (air conditioners, filtered fan systems, heat exchangers, etc.) should be considered to exponentially prolong the life of the chosen electronics. Once thermal management is installed on (or in) the enclosure, it is important to check and maintain the system […]