New plastic enclosures for industrial electronics

05-05-2023 | OKW Enclosures | Industrial

OKW has released robust new SOLID-BOX plastic enclosures for desktop and wall-mount electronics in demanding industrial and outdoor locations.

With IK08 impact protection, these IP66/IP67 sealed enclosures are excellent for numerous applications, including plant and machine construction, agriculture and farming, HVAC, IoT/IIoT, smart factory/Industry 4.0, gateways, data loggers, ICT, electrical installations, measurement and control, sensor systems and safety engineering.

The new enclosure has a smart, highly polished finish. Flush-fitting snap-on trims disguise the tamperproof and corrosion-resistant Torx lid and fixing screws. The lid screws are captive, and all the fixings are outside the sealed interior. Screw channels under the trims facilitate direct, concealed wall mounting. The enclosures can be installed ‘lid closed’, protecting the seal and electronics.

An ample recess on the slightly bevelled lid can house a large membrane keypad or product label. At the same time, the bottom section has two deeply recessed areas to shield connectors, switches and other interfaces. Inside are fastening pillars for PCBs, DIN rails and mounting plates.

It is available in three sizes: 115 (135mm x 115mm x 50mm), 145 (180mm x 145mm x 60mm) and 175 (225mm x 175mm x 70mm). Mounting points on the rear of sizes 145 and 175 match the hole patterns of VESA MIS-D 75/100.

The enclosures are moulded from tough PC+ABS-FR (UL 94 V-0) with increased heat distortion temperature (Vicat/B 120 = 110C) and chlorine- and bromine-free flame resistance. They are provided as standard in anthracite grey (RAL 7016) or light grey (RAL 7035).

Accessories include top panel retainers, internal hinges (for regular opening), non-slip feet for desktop use, and self-tapping screws (for PCBs or DIN rails). Various compatible cable glands (M12 to M20) and cable bushings are also available.

The company can supply the enclosures fully customised. Services include CNC machining, printing and laser marking logos and legends, decor foils, EMC shielding, and installation/assembly of accessories.


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