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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 $$$

Mt. Pleasant, PA  |  800-423-9911

ITSENCLOSURES designs and manufactures enclosures to protect your electronics and valuable processes. ITSENCLOSURES offers NEMA industrial enclosures as well as indoor/outdoor large format display enclosures for LCD or Plasma displays. Please contact us for your standard or custom NEMA enclosure and thermal solutions.

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ITSENCLOSURES $$$

Des Plaines, IL  |  847-391-8100

IMS/AMCO Engineered Products is located in Des Plaines, IL. on approximately 300,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing space. With over 70 years of experience, we are THE recognized leader in the design, manufacture and integration of standard or custom electronic racks, cabinets, enclosures and consoles for all segments of Industry.

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AMCO Enclosures-an IMS Engineered Products Brand $$$

Greencastle, PA  |  717-328-9399

APX Enclosures is your complete source for the design & manufacturing of UL Listed/NEMA certified outdoor enclosures. We specialize in UL Listed Control Panels in both aluminum & stainless steel construction. All APX weatherproof enclosures are built to UL Listed 508A specifications. Whether you work in traffic, public works, communications or security markets, APX has enclosures for your needs.

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APX Enclosures, Inc. $$$

Cardington, OH  |  216-267-9000

EnclosureHub is an e-commerce distributor specializing in industrial electrical enclosures and enclosure accessories. We currently offer over 300 models of industrial electrical and electronic enclosures constructed from powder-coated carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, and fiberglass-reinforced polyester from the industry's leading manufacturers.

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EnclosureHub $$$
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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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