Bud’s Aluminum Relay Rack Balances Low Cost, High Strength, and Light Weight

Bud's ARR-1272-NF is the ultimate server rack

Bud’s Aluminum Relay rack combines light weight with strength

When it comes to 19” Equipment Racks, it is amazing how simple features can make such a difference.  This is the case with Bud Industries Aluminum Relay Racks.  19” racking was developed by the telephone industry in the 1920’s to provide standardization for equipment mounting and also to save space.  As rapidly as the electronics industry evolves, this standard has stood the test of time for nearly 100 years.  A relay rack is the common name for a 2 post rack that is the simplest way to mount servers, power supplies or other rack mount equipment.   The racks are built in multiples of 1.75” (or “u’s) with holes drill on the EIA standard of ¾”, ¾”, ½”.  This standardization allows for any manufacturer’s equipment to be easily installed. Read More >>

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Five Tips for Saving Money on your Harsh Environment Enclosure

This is the perfect Harsh Environment Enclosure for many applications

BUD’s PTS series is a low cost IP67 enclosure

Purchasing a harsh environment enclosure can be a tricky business. The components need to be protected but it is also important not to overkill the protection and waste costs. All too often, the enclosure is not considered until the last minute in any design, the focus going on the active components. This can lead to a quick decision that often negates many cost savings in other areas. Therefore, we have developed five ways to save money on your harsh environment enclosure purchase that will also allow you to be better prepared and best of all, save money. Read More >>

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Five Easy Steps in Selecting a Factory Automation Enclosure

Here is a new infographic from Bud Industries on the five easy steps to select a factory automation enclosure Bud has a very broad range of products that meet NEMA and IP standards in all materials ranging from steel to plastic to aluminum to fiberglass. Contact your local Bud distributor for more details as well as price and delivery.

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The Freedom of Bud Industries Modified Electronic Enclosures

NEMA/IP rated modified electronic enclosures are standard at Bud

While it may be a stretch to say that thinking about July 4th and our freedom reminds me of modified electronic enclosures, there can be a correlation.   While not diminishing the great benefits that we, as Americans, enjoy, nor the sacrifices that brought us those freedoms, it is also freeing for a buyer or engineer to be a part of Bud’s incredible program. While not saving lives, we do help save both time and efforts in speeding your product to the customer. Read More >>

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Bud Industries’ PTQ Series – A great value in the most durable NEMA rated Electronic Enclosure

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

The PTQ series of plastic IP and NEMA rated electronic enclosure is one of Bud’s newest and most durable product lines.  In fact, if you check out the video, you can even see how it holds up when a car drives over it.  While that is not something that we recommend in daily use, the thinking is that if it can withstand that external pressure and weight, then it should provide superior protection for any electronic components.  The secret to its strength is a unique blend of polycarbonate and glass fibers.  With 10% fiber resin, it has the benefit of the flexibility and strength of polycarbonate with the added strength of the glass fibers.   If there is much more than 10% fiber, then the enclosure is more susceptible to cracking or shattering if hit.  They are UL508 NEMA 4x, and what makes these even more impressive is that they are rated at IP67 which means they can even be submerged for short amounts of time making them ideal for almost any application whether inside or out. Read More >>

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5 Quick Steps to Desiging a Modified Electronic Enclosure

Bud has a new Infographic that proves how easy it is to have Bud provide you with a modified electronic enclosure.  Don’t risk improper modifications by a local source or your “back room” when it is so easy and so fast (5 days!) to get it from Bud.  Call us or your local distributor for details.

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Celebrating Employee Dedication to Creating Electronic Enclosures at Bud Industries

We are proud of our quarter century club of Electronic Enclosure providers

Celebrating individuals with a quarter of a century of providing the best electronic enclosures

While tens of thousands of customers enjoy our electronic enclosures each year, it is likely that they never think about the people who create those products that they use  This week, and for that matter, this year, is an exciting one here at Bud for our team.  One of the ways we honor their legacy is with a plaque in our lobby that recognizes employees that have worked with us for 25 years.  This week, we add three names to the list, with one more next week.  In 2017 alone, we add 7 to the list.  It is even more exciting to take a closer look at those 7 and note that three of them worked here with at least one parent, two of these parents are also on the board.  Another works with his wife who has been with us for 31 years.  Still another joining the club is the “newbie” in our customer service department which has an average tenure of just about 30 years.  This week’s additions bring us past the 100 mark of employees who have achieved this distinction. Read More >>

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Style and Substance, the perfect Extruded Electronic Enclosure

A value priced extruded aluminum enclosure with great looks as well

An extruded electronic enclosure is often a very simple low cost approach to housing components, sometimes even within a larger piece of equipment.  Quite often they are very basic looking with limited physical appeal as they tend to be more utilitarian in application.  Therefore, when one finds a product like the Bud EXN series, it can be cause for a celebration.  These are not utilitarian boxes but rather are a high style approach that makes for an attractive finished product, boosting the sales of the end product. Read More >>

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Rapid Modified Electronic Enclosure – Bud helps find the Holy Grail

In only 5-6 days, Bud can provide a basic complete modified electronic enclosure

Bud Industries provides the fastest modified Electronic Enclosure in the industry

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 products in only 5-6 days including holes, slots, and cut outs – even if they are on multiple surfaces of the same box.  While 3d printing may provide the ultimate solution, at this point it is only helpful for units in small quantities.  Another problem is that if a product is UL certified, changing the production methods (i.e. printing versus molding) will invalidate the certification.  The use of updated but traditional equipment is still the most cost and time effective approach. Read More >>

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Generations of Electronic Enclosures

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Bud has a complete line of NEMA IP 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.  While she was not directly employed in the business, she did serve on the board for over 50 years and reflecting her times, played a significant role as the spouse of the company president.  She attended industry and customer functions, hosted customers, and associates at dinners and in her home, and supported my father’s efforts to grow our business by building industry relationships into personal relationships.  And, of course, she raised the next generation of Bud management. Read More >>

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