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If not shielded, electromagnetic interference (EMI) can also disrupt the performance of the circuitry inside the enclosures. Read More…

Aluminum Enclosures Aluminum enclosures house and protect electronic instruments or equipment from damage or interference. Because these enclosures can be used indoors and outdoors, they must protect their contents from a variety of weather conditions as well as from dust and dirt.
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Aurora, 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.

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Equipto Electronics Corporation $$$

Allenton, 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.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Frederick, MD  |  301-696-9411

Phoenix Mecano is an enclosure manufacturer offering an extensive line of standard or custom enclosures, fiberglass enclosures, computer enclosures, plastic enclosures and suspension arm systems. Products include plug housings, support systems and basic boxes.

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Phoenix Mecano $$$

Willoughby, OH  |  440-946-3200

As the best known US electronics enclosures manufacturer, Bud Industries, Inc. has the most complete line, including 19 inch cabs, IP65/IP66/IP67 and communication options and related accessories, all of which are available in a range of sizes and materials. Bud provides same day shipping and will customize to allow for turn-key install. Please call Bud Industries today!

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Bud Industries, Inc. $$$

Foothill Ranch, CA  |  714-544-9570

A & J Manufacturing Company is a small woman-owned California Corporation that was founded in 1953. We design and manufacture both Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) and Customized Electronic Equipment Racks and Enclosures, as well as a variety of associated Installation Kits and Accessories.

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A & J Manufacturing Co. $$$

Warminster, PA  |  800-497-4524

EIC Solutions specializes in the design and manufacture of thermoelectric cooling systems and electronic enclosures. Our NEMA configured products have been used in a variety of enclosure cooling applications protecting computers, instruments and other vital equipment both indoors and outdoors. Dedicated to protecting customer's investments, EIC provides innovative solutions and superior service.

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EIC Solutions, Inc. $$$
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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.

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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.

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