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

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.  

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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

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

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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.

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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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