New enclosures for cable-connected electronics and USB devices

05-11-2015 | OKW Enclosures | Subs & Systems

OKW has launched a new range of CONNECT enclosures for wired or USB electronics. They target electronics applications where the unit is connected to a cable, sits between cables or where the units are joined with USB connectors. Typical applications include medical, measurement and control devices. The cases can either be suspended on the cables or lay flat. The two-piece enclosure features convex and flattened case shell sections. The flattened section is designed for fitting a membrane keypad or product label. Ergonomic rounded corners make it comfortable to hold. The enclosures’ smart snap-together construction means no screws are required – giving a choice of which side to make the top. Benefits also include faster installation times and enhanced aesthetics. Three sizes are available from launch: 54mm x 22mm in lengths of either 76mm, 116mm or 156mm. The enclosures have open apertures at each end. They can be fitted with accessory end panels (which can be machined for USB connectors, LEDs) or integrated cable glands (3.4mm - 4.2mm; 4.2mm - 5mm; 5mm - 5.9mm dia.). The cable gland kits include a strain relief feature. Four fixing pillars inside the flattened case shell accommodate dia. 2.2mm x 5mm PCB screws. Although the enclosures are designed for indoor use (IP 40), they are moulded from ASA+PC-FR (UL 94 V-0) for superior UV resistance. The standard colour is Off White (RAL 9002). Custom colours are available on request. Accessories include a holding clamp for round tubes up to 32mm diameter.

By Craig Dyball