With customers always pushing for cost reductions, saving money has become an overriding concern in all product specification. In the selection of an IP rated enclosure to use on the factory floor, there are five issues to consider insuring that you choose the most effective, but economical solution for your application.
Do you need your enclosure to be IP rated at all? With factory floors increasingly clean, the need to protect sensitive equipment from dirt, dust, and liquids is significantly reduced. By specifying a traditional enclosure instead of an IP rated enclosure, the savings can be as much as 50-75%. Often, typical enclosure protection of sides, top and bottom enclosure can provide enough protection at a very inexpensive price.
Do you need to protect then entire enclosure, or only a sensitive component? Size matters in protection. The smaller the item that needs to be protected, the less labor and gasketing goes