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Metal boxes are among the simplest metal fabrications, but they are also among the most important. Metal boxes are used to house electrical components in all kinds of contexts. Read More…

Metal Box Metal boxes are fabrications designed to provide shelter for, store or otherwise enclose something. Aluminum enclosures, stainless steel enclosures and many electrical enclosures and cabinets are all types of metal boxes.
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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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Fuse boxes and outdoor electrical meters are two examples of metal boxes that are essential to the safe and effective operation of all electronic equipment in homes. Businesses also depend on metal box-enclosed electrical equipment to keep their operations supplied with power.

Especially in industrial contexts, businesses cannot do without electrical enclosures; they keep sensitive electronic components from becoming contaminated with dust and debris. They also reduce the chances of components becoming damaged from accidental impact with machinery or workers.

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Metal box enclosures can be large enough to house entire electrical panels; such enclosures can be seen at many intersections where computerized traffic control software manages the tempo of traffic signals. They can also be as small as simple wall-mounts; many light switches are composed of partial metal boxes covered with a plastic plate for aesthetic and safety purposes.

The word "box" evokes rectangular and square shapes, though the words "metal box" can be used to describe metal enclosures with more than just six faces. Also, especially in the case of hand-held examples, many metal boxes feature rounded edges and corners. Depending on a given metal box's application, it may be composed of nothing but a single layer of metal, or it can feature several layers of metal insulated with another material and fitted with interference-resistant shielding.

Standardization organizations have established ratings to indicate to professionals what kinds of boxes are suitable for certain purposes. Among the more prominent of these organizations is the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which rates metal enclosures that are used to house electronics.

NEMA's rating scale ranges from ratings for products that provide basic protection from dust to products that can be submerged in oil. Other agencies like the International Electrotechnical Commission also produce rating systems that help professionals choose metal boxes that are appropriate for their purposes.

While metal boxes may not seem like they merit the scrutiny of international commissions for standardization, the importance of those efforts is clear in recognition of the reality that metal boxes house computers that regulate traffic flow, the hardware that keeps telecommunication lines operational and many other kinds of important equipment.

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