Enclosures

Enclosures: does size matter?

Hitaltech’s Andy Fitzer examines the effect of finding novel ways to pack more into less DIN rail space is often at a premium, especially in complex industrial control and signal conditioning applications. Frequently, the control panel or console may have plenty of headroom but it will be stuffed full of …

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OKW adds two new sizes to its STYLE-CASE range

OKW has extended its STYLE-CASE range of beautiful high-gloss handheld enclosures with two new sizes – size S (123 x 48 x 24 mm) and size M (147 x 56 x 27 mm). These complement the existing size L (166 x 64 x 31 mm) models. STYLE-CASE is ideal for …

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New online lock offering from FDB Panel Fittings

The new 1336 Camlock from FDB’s online store offers a simple quick locking solution for small enclosures, cases, lockers etc. FDB online store now provides an extensive choice of locks for all types of industrial access situations. The 1336 fits a standard 20mm “double D” cut-out with simple nut fixing. …

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Hylec-APL launches new DEDSS Series lockable IP66 IK10 Stainless Steel enclosures for challenging environments

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier and manufacturer of electrical and electronic components and enclosures, today announces its new DEDSS Stainless Steel Series of lockable, solid door enclosures specially designed to provide high-quality, secure, cost-effective protection for specialist and demanding electronic and electrical installations. The DEDSS Enclosure Series is IP66 rated and …

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Rittal’s solutions for centralised or de-centralised automation

We live in a world of rapid change, driven by the growth of ‘smart technology’. Automation components are becoming more compact, both for centralised and decentralised applications, while still delivering considerable computing power. Sensors and actuators are also getting more ‘intelligent’. Packing components into an enclosure is a science and an art. The …

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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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