Rapid Modified Electronic Enclosure – Bud helps find the Holy Grail

For those of us in the Electronic Enclosure Industry, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-executed modified electronic enclosure.  In fact, the holy grail of enclosures is how to provide the modifications as fast as an off-the-shelf standard product.  We are not there yet, but we are definitely making progress.  Today, at Bud Industries, we can do major modifications to our standard


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Generations of Electronic Enclosures

In this blog, I often try to relate the idea of learning more about Bud Industries and electronic enclosures to key events in my life.  Alas, my mother passed away about 10 days ago after a long illness and it raised a lot of thoughts about the generations, especially as it relates to a family business.  She was the last of her generation in our family so her passing really reflects the end of an era…that of the second generation of Bud Industries management.<span


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There is no March Madness in Selecting a Bud Electronic Enclosure

Bud's search selector makes quick work of choosing the best electronic enclosure

Bud Industries has an industry leading product search selector

March Madness is the most exciting time of the year, even for an Electronic Enclosure Manufacturer like Bud Industries.  While it is estimated that the economy will lose up to $4 billion in productivity due to this amazing basketball spectacle, Bud Industries can help you make up for some of the lost time with its simple electronic enclosure product selection tool.  This tool, on the Bud website (www.budind.com) is the fastest way in the industry to take the guess work out of choosing an enclosure and to make the perfect choice.

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Great Value in Plastic Rack Mount Chassis

It can be used on a rack or as a stand alone enclosure

Bud’s Plastic Rack Mount Chassis is a great value with strong features

Sometimes, here at Bud Industries, we take a look at some of our long term products such as our plastic rack mount chassis and are pleased to see that they are still as relevant today as they were when they were introduced more than a decade ago.

A bonus in the use of enclosures is that while the applications and, of course,  the components will evolve over time, a product such as this chassis is flexible enough to accommodate the technological updates.  It represents a simple solution to many of the engineers racking problems.

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NEMA Glands Complete Bud’s Enclosure Offerings

Bud has a complete offering of Cable Glands

Cable Glands come in all sizes to meet customer specific needs

While most immediately think of Bud Industries when they have an enclosure need, people often don’t think of Bud for the final touches such as NEMA Glands.  So what is a NEMA cable gland?  Put simply, when a hole is drilled in a box for cable access, the assembler needs a way to protect the interior and integrity of the box while still installing the cabling.  The cable gland is that device

which mounts through the hole with a nut on one end and a lid on the other to perfectly fit the cable and provide that seal. They are quick and easy to install and also can provide strain relief for the cable or tubing that provide either power or other access. 

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A New Year of Trends in Electronic Enclosures

A NEMA and IP rated enclosure that provides strong protection at a value price

As the New Year begins, many are asking us what the latest trends in electronic enclosures are.  While one of the great advantages of these products is that they are so flexible that they can be adapted to almost any internal components, like any other manufacturer, we look to always improve how we are meeting the customers’ needs.  Many of the trends we are seeing this year are logical extension of prior products but with newer features.  Here is a listing of what we see as the most exciting new directions for 2017.

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Modified Enclosures, a 44 year perspective

Always think of Bud for your modified enclosure needs

Today, a modified enclosure is standard at Bud Industries

The year 2016 marked my 44th year at Bud Industries and what is most interesting is how we have continued to reinvent ourselves, most recently with our focus on modified enclosures.  When I joined the company, large cabinet racks were the driver of our business.  We had no plastic products, did not participate in the NEMA market, and we did not really modify products, only building custom products in very large quantities to order.  If I look back through the years, we reinvented our mission and strategy frequently, often on a 5-7 year interval yet always remaining true to our core values.  In any business, remaining static seems like the safe route, but in reality, it is the path towards a slow sinking death. 

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Rapidly Design a Modified Electronic Enclosure

Buying a modified electronic enclosure can be an intimidating task for any engineer.  Yet for virtually every application, at least with a smaller enclosure, some modification will be required.  It can be as simple as needing a hole for a connector or cable access to a totally unique design dictated


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Five Questions to Ask When Specifying a Server Rack

Bud's Server Rack is a cost effective solution to your Server needs

Bud Industries Server Rack

Engineers who spend their days designing the best in electronics are often panicked when they are asked to specify a Server Rack.   It is really quite a different skill, moving away from their expertise and into a more physical and mechanical world.  To make their job easier, we have compiled five simple questions to ask to insure that they are as successful in this selection as they are in their typical day-to-day work.

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Trends in Electronic Enclosures at Electronica


Bud has a complete line of NEMA IP electronic enclosures

Once again, I attended the Electronica Show in Munich, checking out what is new in Electronic Enclosures.  My company, Bud Industries, is in the early stages of its international expansion, and Electronica presents a unique opportunity to learn about the differences in the EMEA market versus the North American.  While one would think that an enclosure is an enclosure and providing the best protection of electronic equipment would be consistent, that is not always true. 

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