If not shielded, electromagnetic interference (EMI) can also disrupt the performance of the circuitry inside the enclosures. Read More…
Equipto Electronics CorporationAurora, IL | 800-204-7225
We are committed to excellence and our innovations in enclosure technology is an example of our commitment. Our unparalleled electronic enclosures are specialized for various tasks and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified & RoHS compliant.$$$
Maysteel Industries, LLCAllenton, WI | 262-251-1632
Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.$$$
POLYCASEAvon, OH | 800-248-1233
We have one of the largest selections of electronic enclosures. Our economical products come in various sizes with contemporary aesthetic design. These reliable enclosures are featured for configurations including: flanged, waterproof, hinged, handheld, potting box, desktop, utility, wall-plug, keyfob, NEMA, surface-mounting and more. We are the cutting edge supplier and our teams are eager to serve you.$$$
Earnest Products Inc.Sanford, FL | 407-831-1588
For over 25 years, Earnest Products Inc, has been a leader in the electronic enclosures and sheet metal fabrications industries. We strive to find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Earnest Products, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 certified.$$$
Computer Components CorporationPhiladelphia, PA | 800-637-7774
We offer custom electronic enclosures, sheet metal enclosures, electromechanical assembly, computer enclosures and more. We have a range of capabilities, including manufacturing, custom designing and engineering, as well as on-site finishing of thermoelectric cooling and heating devices.$$$
Allied Moulded Products, Inc.Bryan, OH | 800-722-2679
Allied Moulded Products designs electronic enclosure solutions for industrial and residential use. We create fiberglass and polycarbonate enclosures and design custom solutions and accessories to accommodate specific needs.$$$
Electronic enclosures are frequently made of aluminum, although other metals like stainless steel as well as plastics are also used. They are usually rectangular and box-like, ranging in size from a few square inches to being as large as a room.
Many boxes are between four and eight inches in length but there are hundreds of available dimensions. Some aluminum enclosures are rounded to accommodate hockey puck-shaped equipment, such as meters or gauges.
Because of the range in sizes, aluminum enclosure boxes are used in almost any industry that requires electrical equipment. Computers are available in aluminum unibody enclosures or can be fitted inside an enclosure for protection.
Handheld devices are frequently encased in aluminum; small remotes like car starters and garage door openers are just a few examples. Power switches, electrical conduits and other critical controls are protected by aluminum enclosures in order to prevent contact between the contents of the box and personnel or substances.
Depending on the application, aluminum enclosures may have a solid lid or a hinged door that can be locked for security. Internal gaskets or a continuous flange protects against dust and moisture while bezels and corner screw covers hide the hardware used to mount the enclosure, though not all enclosures are mounted.
Recesses in the surface of the enclosure allow for labels, foil keyboards or further modifications. Aluminum is rugged with a high degree of structural strength, so they are often self-supporting. Many enclosures are made from extruded aluminum, which is aluminum that was pushed through a die to create the desired cross-section.
Enclosures may also be cast or made from sheets of rolled aluminum and given a powder coat or enamel finish. Aluminum enclosures can be made to custom specifications depending on the intended use.
NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, publishes protection ratings and certifications similar to the International Protection Rating (the IP Code). However, they do not map onto each other because they include different characteristics.
The most common NEMA enclosure types are 1, 3R, 4X and 12 and range from indoor, non-hazardous use to outdoor protection from rain, sleet, snow and ice.