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Instrument enclosures, enclosed in metal or plastic housing, safeguard electronic components. Due to their delicate wiring, these components often need to be shielded from dust, water, and unintentional touch. In addition, being contained helps to inhibit the entry of solid and liquid foreign items from reaching these units. Read More…

Instrument Enclosures Instrument enclosures protect electronic devices inside metal or plastic housing. Because of their sensitive circuitry, the components must be protected from dirt, water and accidental contact.
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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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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 $$$

Avon, 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.

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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.

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Earnest Products Inc. $$$

Philadelphia, 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.

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Computer Components Corporation $$$

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.

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Allied Moulded Products, Inc. $$$
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Aluminum, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, stainless steel, and, for some models, polyester reinforced with fiberglass are the materials used to make instrument enclosures. These instrument enclosures are made to safeguard delicate, field-mounted equipment and maintain their temperature reliably.

Instrument enclosures made of fiberglass have strength comparable to that of stainless steel. In addition, fiberglass has several advantages over other materials, including its minimal weight, immunity to corrosion, and superior chemical and flame resistance. For simple assembly and appealing visual design, on the other hand, many contemporary instrument enclosures are made of lightweight aluminum employing a combination of diecast, extruded, and fabricated elements.

These enclosures come with separate anodized front and rear panels for quick mounting of controllers, displays, and connectors. These enclosures are typically used as instruments in health and wellness environments as testing and measuring tools, controllers, and monitoring systems. All instrument enclosures are customizable and can be modified to fit PCBs and other electrical parts.

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Designs of Instrument Enclosures

Many different instrument enclosures are available to fit many electronic instruments. Enclosures can be made specifically to fit the shape of small portable equipment and are created to offer long-lasting protection and shock absorption. In addition, enclosures can typically protect desktop instruments from spills and unintentional touches in a box-like container that is durable and reasonable in size.

Wall-mounted enclosures protect their contents from dust, filth, splashing water, and unwanted touch while keeping them close to the electronic equipment these instruments regulate. Depending on the application, an instrument enclosure's components may need to change. Slide-on coverings or an LCD screen cutout are two options for hand-held enclosures.

While wall-mounted enclosures are commonly hung on DIN rail and have the flexibility to slide into position, desktop enclosures frequently incorporate vents, handles, locking mechanisms, and membrane keyboards.

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Other types of instrument enclosures include watertight gaskets made of neoprene, transparent lids or covers, recessed regions for labels or keypads, cylinder catches, lock covers, thermometers, drains, air dryers, and special coatings designed to protect the contents from EMI/RFI or static electricity (electromagnetic and radio frequency interference). Aluminum is often extruded, but cold-rolled sheet metal can also be used to create metal enclosures with a clean seam. Due to their corrosion resistance, durability, and weight, plastics, fiberglass, and composite materials are becoming more popular in some applications for these enclosures.

Benefits of Instrument Enclosures

  • Workers could be exposed to many dangers during laboratory testing of pharmaceutical medication ingredients. When utilizing test instruments and performing sample preparation tasks, minute amounts of airborne pollutants are present during testing and powder-handling operations. When working with dangerous or strong medicinal substances, enclosures and enclosure systems offer staff a secure handling and testing environment.
  • Desktop instruments can be contained in small, strong enclosures that protect them from spills and other unintended touches. In addition to keeping them close to the electrical equipment they control, wall-mounted enclosures shield the instruments from undesired touches and contact with dust, dirt, splashing water, and lint.
  • LEV systems and instrument enclosures provide excellent containment with minimal energy use and are created with the person and the particular activity in mind. In a pharmaceutical setting, for example, staff can operate comfortably in a secure atmosphere while handling medication powder in their laboratory thanks to the accessibility provided. As the needs of this laboratory evolve, its modular architecture will enable future upgrades and installation to be performed.

Applications of Instrument Enclosures

  • Instrument enclosures are used in various contexts, including testing and monitoring systems and in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Because they offer reliable protection, desktop, and portable enclosures are essential for the efficient operation of critical electronic instrumentation devices. In the scientific community, instrument enclosures are used for various purposes. Whether housed in attractive enclosures for laboratory equipment and control panels or sturdy instrument enclosures for testing and monitoring devices, numerous applications require the trustworthy, delicate security provided through instrument enclosures.
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  • businesses are becoming more and more dependent on a network of interconnected devices to increase productivity and foster better decision-making
  • As a result, it is crucial to keep a strong chain of command. Instrument enclosures provide the highest level of security for these devices and, therefore, guarantee that the data required to make decisions is never interrupted.

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