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Electrical enclosures house electronic equipment and instruments from unintentional contact, contaminants and interference. The contents of these enclosures are often sensitive components of electrical circuits and need to be protected from dust, dirt, water and other liquids. Accidental contact could cause bodily harm and damage the equipment itself. Without a proper shield, electromagnetic interference, or EMI, can disrupt the circuitry of many electronics and interfere with their operation. Read More…

Electrical Enclosures Electrical enclosures house electronic equipment and instruments from unintentional contact, contaminants and interference. The contents of these enclosures are often sensitive components of electrical circuits and need to be protected from dust, dirt, water and other liquids.
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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 $$$

Belding, MI  |  616-794-0700

With over 60 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Stahlin Enclosures offers the most extensive in-stock selection of non-metallic enclosures, including fiberglass enclosures. We serve such industries as waste water treatment, manufacturing and architectural, among many others.

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Stahlin Enclosures $$$

Bridgeville, PA  |  800-965-9872

OKW is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal enclosures for OEM electronics equipment. Our US program includes the OKW and METCASE™ product lines, plus some complementary products. This combination allows us to offer our customers a truly comprehensive range of enclosures.

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OKW Enclosures, Inc. $$$

Hammondsport, NY  |  607-569-4632

We are a contract manufacturer providing design assistance and on-site finishing capabilities. Mercury Aircraft fabricates in sheet metal or plastics and has made electronic enclosures, plastic enclosures and many more products. We assemble over 250,000 to 300,000 products every month.

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Mercury Corporation $$$

Urbana, OH  |  800-477-4000

Rittal is a leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial electronic enclosures, computer enclosures, EMC-shielded enclosure systems, as well as kiosks, outdoor enclosures and more. For more information about Rittal Corp. electronic enclosures, please call or visit our website.

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Rittal Corporation $$$
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Electrical enclosures are typically rectangular and made of aluminum, stainless steel or plastic. The size of these enclosures can range from a few inches in area, like the case of a LED flashlight, to a few hundred square feet; the largest enclosures are actually rooms. Electrical cabinets have a door or removable panel for easy access to the contents within, while other styles of electronic enclosures snap together like a clamshell container.

Though frequently boxy, stainless steel or aluminum enclosures can be rounded to accommodate disc shaped equipment like gauges and meters. Common styles include portable, desktop, display, wall mounted and cabinet enclosures; the size and purpose of each style varies from small enclosures that can fit in a hand or pocket to boxes with clear panels for touch screens. Electrical enclosures are found in every industry and application that requires electricity unless the conduits, connections, switches and control panels are exposed to the open air, which is rare.

Electrical enclosures range from very simple to complex designs. Some are hollow aluminum boxes with a lid that mount to the wall while others are molded plastic forms that have knockouts, vents and internal structures to keep certain components in position. Flanges and gaskets ensure a tight seal. A vast number of enclosures are made from aluminum that has been extruded, a process in which bars of the metal are pushed through dies.

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Stainless steel is usually cold rolled and constructed into a box or cabinet with welded seams. Plastic electrical enclosures are lightweight, durable, and, in certain situations, tougher than steel. For heavy duty enclosures, however, metal is generally used. Because of the variety of material, styles and uses, certain standards have been put into place to uphold the quality of the enclosure and to communicate what the user can expect.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association, or NEMA, certifies enclosures based on what conditions they can withstand; for example, Type 6P protects its contents from solid foreign objects, brief submersion, corrosion and the external formation of ice. Underwriters Laboratories is an organization with its own set of standards, and its abbreviated marking of UL can be found on over 20 billion electronics worldwide. The International Protection Rating, also known as the IP Code, offers a third rating system.

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