Enclosures

Up and running come rain or shine

In summer, most us look forward to longer days, holidaying abroad and eating endless amounts of ice cream without feeling guilty. However, spare a thought for plant managers, who fill with dread when the temperature gage begins to increase. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU …

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Bestselling 19” rack mount cases now in 5U as standard

METCASE’s COMBIMET 19” rack mount enclosures are available in all sizes from 1U to 6U — now including 5U as standard. Previously 5U was available only as a custom size. Versatile COMBIMET is METCASE’S bestselling rack mount enclosure for networking and communications, industrial computers, sound and studio systems and laboratory …

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Enclosures – thinking inside the box

Andy Fitzer of Hitaltech explains why investing development time in your enclosures creates finished products that function more effectively, can be installed more easily, and deliver better returns Imagine asking a shop assistant for a bag that adequately holds your new purchase and being told that they don’t have one …

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Putting the cart before the horse… why early enclosure selection ensures efficient product design

Our experience shows us that design engineers tend to follow a logical sequence when a new product is being designed. It goes something like this: first there is the brief, then the design, sourcing components for the assembly and then finally finding a housing to enclose the whole lot. Although …

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Boxed in? Eight reasons to think again about enclosures

Hitaltech managing director Andy Fitzer talks enclosure design, the value of being an RS Components partner, and why treating the humble enclosure as a component in its own right is key to speeding up production and lowering costs Hitaltech, the connecting technologies and enclosures specialist, is celebrating the latest development …

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EMC shielding in enclosures

David Wall, chairman, Kemtron Ltd talks about different EMC options for enclosures The first level of EMC shielding is PCB design; however, despite best efforts, the enclosure will usually need some form of EMC shielding in the enclosure seams and openings such as doors, windows, ventilation, cable entry etc. It …

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EMC and electronic enclosure design

Enclosures have to be considered early on in designs of electronic components. Kemtron, who offer a complete service offering a complete range of EMC gaskets and components for enclosures and PCBs, talks about some of the considerations that need to be taken by engineers in order to choose the right …

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