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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Computer Enclosures for a Hazardous Environment

Prior to installation, system designers – working in corrosive or hazardous environments – should properly research how to safely deploy electronics. Considerations for the manufacturing area’s classification (Class I, II & III) and division (Division I, II) for components (LCDs, touch screens, HMI, computers, and various other hardware) is crucial. A system designer may be […]

The Best NEMA 4X Computer Enclosure Features

Computer enclosures are often used in the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries to protect useful computers, monitors, printers, and keyboards. It is important to specify the correct computer enclosure prior to deploying electronics in a wash down environment. Food, beverage, and pharmaceutical facilities require extreme cleanliness and sanitary conditions. The protective requirement regulations for electronic […]