Category Archives: IP 65 66 67 Enclosure

Bud Industries Website Eases Product Selection and Acquisition

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In today’s fast paced world, the selection and acquisition of components can be a real time drag as the component options increase and the internet is overloaded with alternatives. In the search for enclosures, Bud Industries has eased the process, making it as simple as a few clicks. Bud has done this through two additions to their website in the last few months, an industry leading search by size tool and the addition of a new stock checking widget. A simple demonstration will show how simple this can be.

Let us assume that the engineer would like a NEMA 4x Die cast Aluminum box that is roughly 6 x 4.25 x 3 inches. Bud’s unique product selector has sliders that allow for a range of sizes to be selected. It also allows for a selection by materials or ratings. The results are displayed with product photos, allowing for an even easier selection. See the photo labeled product selector. Read More >>

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Bud’s new PIP series combines the best of fiberglass and polycarbonate

PIP Series

There have been ongoing debates for years about the advantages of polycarbonate over fiberglass as a material for enclosures.  Both are great for NEMA/IP boxes, often being able to reach IP67 or IP68 ratings.  Here are a few advantages of each:

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The Mysteries of IP65, IP66, and IP67 Rated Enclosures Explained

IP65 enclosure, PN clear lid - MB

It is often confusing for an engineer to know what type of rating they need to look for when they desire to have a “waterproof” enclosure.  Much like with watches or other sensitive information, there is a big difference between waterproof, water resistant, and other descriptive but not specific labels.  To help out, there are several rating systems that have been developed although and several testing agencies that verify the results. Among these, the two best known are NEMA and IP. This blog will deal only with the IP system.

For enclosures, the typical “waterproof” IP ratings are IP67, IP66 and IP65 enclosures.  The chart below gives the specifics of what these ratings mean and how they are measured. Read More >>

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