Hammond Electronics has now launched its new 1552 family of hand-held enclosures. Initially offered in six sizes, the IP54 rated UL94-V0 flame-retardant ABS enclosure provides an ergonomic design that sits comfortably into a user's hand, allowing it to be employed for a long period in applications such as a machine controller or an electric hoist control.
The end panels are removable for simple modification, and for usage with flying cables, an alternative end panel with an integral rubberised cord protector and a strain relief bracket is offered. An optional wall-mounted holder enables the unit to be stored in a convenient location when not in use. The 1552 can also be employed as a desktop enclosure. All the launch sizes are 50mm wide and either 22mm or 30mm high, with both heights available in lengths of 70mm, 110mm and 150mm. All sizes are offered as standard in black and grey with a satin texture.
A recess for a membrane keyboard or a display is moulded in the top face, and PCB standoffs are moulded in the base section. The top is secured to the base with four self-tapping colour-coded screws; snap closures are fitted to the centre of the longer units to prevent bowing.