Thermoplastic enclosures protect critical circuitry under harsh operating conditions

07-02-2020 | RS Components | Subs & Systems

RS Components has introduced the new Cardmaster and Piccolo ranges of ABS and polycarbonate enclosures from Finnish manufacturer Fibox for critical electrical and electronic equipment in hostile environments.


The Cardmaster range is designed for packaging measurement, monitoring and process control equipment, and is available in sizes varying from 166mm x 160mm x 80mm to 390mm x 316mm x 167mm. It has two compartments: one for circuit boards and sensors, with PCB insertion slots, and another for terminals and wiring. Cardmaster polycarbonate enclosures offer IP65 ingress protection, IK07 or IK08 impact protection, and are available to meet NEMA Type 1, 4, 4X, 12 and 13 enclosure standards, the UL 746C 5V polymer safety standard, and the UL 508 standard for industrial control equipment. ABS versions can meet IP65, IK07, NEMA Type 1, 4, 4X, 12 and 13, plus UL 94 HB flammability standards.


Screw secured with a fixed opaque frame or smoked transparent hinged covers are offered to enable easy access and inspection by industrial maintenance engineers.


The Piccolo range is created specifically to house pushbuttons, terminal blocks and other control devices, and is also ideal for mounting components for controlling lifts and hoists. The range is a single-chamber enclosure with dimensions from 110mm x 80mm x 65mm to 230mm x 140mm x 125mm. Polycarbonate versions meet IP66/67, IK08, NEMA Type 1, 4X, 6, 12 and 13, UL 746C 5V and UL 508 requirements, while ABS enclosures provide IP66/67 and IK07 protection. Enclosure surfaces have a high-quality finish to enable printing. Transparent and opaque covers are offered on the PC range, and opaque on ABS.


These enclosures are temperature rated at –40C–120C (short-term) and -40C–80C (continuous) for polycarbonate models or –40C–80C (short-term) and –40C–60C (continuous) for ABS versions.

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