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Aluminum enclosures house and protect electronic instruments or equipment from damage or interference. Because these enclosures can be used indoors and outdoors, they must protect their contents from a variety of weather conditions as well as from dust and dirt. If not shielded, electromagnetic interference (EMI) can also disrupt the performance of the circuitry inside the enclosures. Read More…

Aluminum Enclosures Aluminum enclosures house and protect electronic instruments or equipment from damage or interference. Because these enclosures can be used indoors and outdoors, they must protect their contents from a variety of weather conditions as well as from dust and dirt.
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Aurora, IL  |  800-204-7225

We are committed to excellence and our innovations in enclosure technology is an example of our commitment. Our unparalleled electronic enclosures are specialized for various tasks and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified & RoHS compliant.

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Equipto Electronics Corporation $$$

Allenton, WI  |  262-251-1632

Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Willoughby, OH  |  440-951-5500

For over 80 years, Mika Metal Fabricating has been a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures. We are constantly working to improve our production and efficiency, creating lower lead times at the same great quality. Mika Metal fabricating serves a variety of industries including automotive, general industrial and manufacturing, and electrical.

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Mika Metal Fabricating $$$

Chagrin Falls, OH  |  800-747-8381

Qube Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-quality standard and custom plastic enclosures and consoles. Innovative process allows easy customization. Please call or visit our website today for more information about our quality products and outstanding service.

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Qube Corporation $$$

Magnolia, TX  |  800-825-5805

At Bison ProFab, we provide custom fabrication to perfectly suit your needs. Custom solutions are ideal for a multitude of industries, and our staff can anticipate the needs of our customers. Our team puts a focus on the important qualities, and we tailor these products for durability and longevity. Contact us today to learn more!

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Bison ProFab $$$

Stockton, CA  |  209-234-0100

For more than a decade, Tri MAP International has been an enclosure manufacturer, designing and building standard or custom computer enclosures, plastic monitor enclosures, industrial tabletop or tower enclosures, wall-mount enclosures, chassis, keyboard drawers and more.

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Tri MAP International, Inc. $$$
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Electronic enclosures are frequently made of aluminum, although other metals like stainless steel as well as plastics are also used. They are usually rectangular and box-like, ranging in size from a few square inches to being as large as a room. Many boxes are between four and eight inches in length but there are hundreds of available dimensions. Some aluminum enclosures are rounded to accommodate hockey puck-shaped equipment, such as meters or gauges.

Because of the range in sizes, aluminum enclosure boxes are used in almost any industry that requires electrical equipment. Computers are available in aluminum unibody enclosures or can be fitted inside an enclosure for protection. Handheld devices are frequently encased in aluminum; small remotes like car starters and garage door openers are just a few examples.

Power switches, electrical conduits and other critical controls are protected by aluminum enclosures in order to prevent contact between the contents of the box and personnel or substances.

Depending on the application, aluminum enclosures may have a solid lid or a hinged door that can be locked for security. Internal gaskets or a continuous flange protects against dust and moisture while bezels and corner screw covers hide the hardware used to mount the enclosure, though not all enclosures are mounted.

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Recesses in the surface of the enclosure allow for labels, foil keyboards or further modifications. Aluminum is rugged with a high degree of structural strength, so they are often self-supporting. Many enclosures are made from extruded aluminum, which is aluminum that was pushed through a die to create the desired cross-section.

Enclosures may also be cast or made from sheets of rolled aluminum and given a powder coat or enamel finish. Aluminum enclosures can be made to custom specifications depending on the intended use. NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, publishes protection ratings and certifications similar to the International Protection Rating (the IP Code).

However, they do not map onto each other because they include different characteristics. The most common NEMA types are 1, 3R, 4X and 12 and range from indoor, non-hazardous use to outdoor protection from rain, sleet, snow and ice.

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