Advanced IP66 enclosures range targets industrial electronics

Electronics NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2010

Following customer demand, OKW has extended its successful ‘Smart-Box’ range of IP66 plastic enclosures, designed for modern industrial electronics. Typical applications include heating and air-conditioning controllers, monitoring systems, safety and security equipment and test and measurement devices. Design engineers are offered many ‘unique’ design features with the ‘Smart-Box’ series. For example, the case fixings screws and wall-mounting shafts are hidden behind two hinged trims which are fitted in the lid. The lid trims hinge wide to allow screw driver access, and are then clipped into the closed position. As a result, no visible fixings can be seen once the unit is mounted on the wall or machine. The enclosures are moulded in flame retardant ABS rated to UL 94 V-0. The standard colour is light grey, RAL 7035, and ‘uniquely’ for this type of enclosure, the cases have a modern fine textured surface finish. Internal screw pillars are moulded in the top and base parts for mounting PCBs, DIN-Rails, displays etc.
The ‘Smart-Box’ enclosures are fully insulated to VDE 0100, and sealed to protection class IP66 for indoor and outdoor use. The moulded gasket is designed for easy replacement during long term maintenance. The range is now available in six standard sizes with external dimensions from 120mm x 90mm x 50mm to 280m x 170mm x 60mm. The cases are assembled by four rustproof stainless steel fixing screws which are positioned outside of the sealed interior. An optional key lock can also be fitted for security. To aid installation and servicing, two plastic lid supports are also provided, and the wall fixing dimensions are moulded onto the underside of the cases.