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Bud Industries NEMA Enclosure Videos are a Hit

Nowhere is a picture better at telling a story than in describing Bud’s IP and NEMA plastic Boxes.  Even better is a video and we have just updated our videos on the popular NBF and PN series boxes.  While in the prior version, we just described the product features, in this version, we show each box being hit with a powerful water spray.  While this is not an official UL test, it replicates a bit of the process that UL went through to certify these to the NEMA 4x standard.  It is also similar to the test that TUV performed to certify their IP66 and IP65 ratings respectively

Bud Industries has a broad range of NEMA 4x, IP65 plastiv enclosures

Bud Industries has an action packed video of the PN series NEMA 4x Enclosure undergoing water spray test.

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The Best Electronic Enclosure Product Selector Just Got Even Better

How can the best Electronic Enclosure Website be made even better?  Simply by making it even easier to use and more user friendly.  One of the best features of the Bud Industries website is the “search by size” widget that quickly and easily allows the specifier to find the perfect electronic enclosure from our offering of thousands of standard products.  It has just been upgraded to eliminate the sometimes balky “choose by size” sliders and replace them with open slots to quickly fill in the requested dimensions

The Bud Electronic Enclosure Product Specifier is the easiest and fastest selector in the industry

Bud’s Industry Leading Electronic Enclosure Product Specifier

So how does this electronic enclosure product selector work?  There are a few easy steps to obtaining the best options for your project: 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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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 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.

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

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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 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.

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

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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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Great Value in Plastic Rack Mount Chassis

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.

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

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. Read More >>

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NEMA Glands Complete Bud’s Enclosure Offerings

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

Bud has a complete offering of Cable Glands

Cable Glands come in all sizes to meet customer specific needs

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.  Read More >>

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BUD’s NEMA 4 Enclosures Keep You Connected

While all of us in Cleveland are caught up in Indians Fever, it is exciting for us to realize that one of our NEMA 4 enclosures makes the live experience at many stadiums so much better.  It was not too long ago that if you attended a large sporting event, you could forget using your cell phone as the nearby tower would be jammed and reception would be non-existent.  For all of us who go through withdrawal at the slightest hiccup in our service, attending a game of any sort became a nightmare.  It began to impact attendance but also impacted the efforts of the teams to increase their social media exposure.  How could fans tweet their photo to the kiss cam?

Installed under the seats at a stadium, these NEMA 4 Enclosures are the perfect way to protect the electronics

Installed under the seats at a stadium, these NEMA 4 Enclosures are the perfect way to protect the electronics

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