USB Type A intermediate ring and belt-strap options for handheld enclosure range

07-08-2015 | OKW Enclosures | Subs & Systems

OKW has extended its award-winning MINITEC range of plastic handheld enclosures by adding a USB Type A intermediate ring and a belt-strap eyelet option. The modern range of ergonomic enclosures suit remote control key fobs and other personal electronics such as compact measurement devices, data recording, emergency systems, monitoring and alarm equipment – notably in the medical and social fields. Cases can be worn on lanyards, hand and wrist straps or attached to a belt or key ring. They are available in two shapes: rectangular EDGE (E) or the more rounded DROP (D). The new USB Type A intermediate ring is designed for medium-sized MINITEC EDGE (EM) enclosures while the belt strap eyelet fits large EDGE (EL) cases. The new USB Type A ring is moulded from soft touch volcano (light grey) SEBS (TPE). It is supplied with one self-tapping screw for easy assembly. The belt strap eyelet is moulded from lava (dark grey) ABS (UL 94 HB) and can accommodate a belt or strap up to 35mm high and 4mm thick, either lengthwise or crosswise. It is supplied with two self-tapping screws. The range's modular design offers users a huge range of shape, size and colour permutations. Each enclosure comprises a top and bottom section, separated by an intermediate ring. Features include a recess to protect a membrane keypad or product label. EDGE also offers a smooth top for push buttons. Both types of MINITEC are available in three plan sizes (with EDGE offering a choice of thicknesses for the intermediate rings): EDGE ES 52 x 32 x15mm, EM 68 x 42 x 18/24mm, EL 78 x 48 x 20/24/26mm; DROP DS 51 x 32 x 13mm, DM 70 x 44 x 16mm, DL 84 x 53 x 19mm. Top and bottom sections are moulded predominantly from ABS (UL 94 HB) but infrared-permeable PMMA Plexiglas is available for remote control applications. Intermediate rings can be specified in ABS or soft touch SEBS (TPE) which also offers added protection from impact. OKW also offers customising services including CNC milling and drilling, printing (digital, water transfer, screen, tampo), engraving of legends and logos, special materials (such as bioplastic), custom colours, special finishes, keypads and assembly.

By Craig Dyball