Five Questions to Ask When Specifying a Server Rack

Bud's Server Rack is a cost effective solution to your Server needs

Bud Industries Server Rack

Engineers who spend their days designing the best in electronics are often panicked when they are asked to specify a Server Rack.   It is really quite a different skill, moving away from their expertise and into a more physical and mechanical world.  To make their job easier, we have compiled five simple questions to ask to insure that they are as successful in this selection as they are in their typical day-to-day work. Read More >>

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Trends in Electronic Enclosures at Electronica

NEMA Box

Bud has a complete line of NEMA IP electronic enclosures

Once again, I attended the Electronica Show in Munich, checking out what is new in Electronic Enclosures.  My company, Bud Industries, is in the early stages of its international expansion, and Electronica presents a unique opportunity to learn about the differences in the EMEA market versus the North American.  While one would think that an enclosure is an enclosure and providing the best protection of electronic equipment would be consistent, that is not always true.  Read More >>

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BUD’s NEMA 4 Enclosures Keep You Connected

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

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? Read More >>

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How to Save Money on your IP Rated Enclosure

BUD's PTS series is a low cost IP67 enclosure

BUD’s PTS series is a low cost IP67 enclosure

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.  Read More >>

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Plethora of NEMA Box Options with Bud

NEMA Box

Bud has a complete line of NEMA IP boxes

For many customers, if they are thinking that they need a NEMA Box, or ip rated enclosure, the vendor choice can vary based on the materials.  Some vendors specialize in polycarbonate NEMA, some in steel, others in fiberglass.  This makes researching the best option for an application even more difficult as the engineer goes from site to site, orders sample after sample, and struggles through the hype to reach an answer.  At Bud, we make it easy for you.  As a vendor of all major types of NEMA boxes, we become the one-stop shop for all of the significant product types. Read More >>

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Breadboards From Bud Industries?

Everyone knows that Bud is the industry’s favored supplier of electronic enclosures, but did you know that Bud is now a top supplier of  Breadboards as well?  Bud first approached this market with several enclosures for the raspberry pi development board a few years back.  Recognizing the breadth of customer base following their exponential sales growth, we decided to pursue this market with accessories to the board, heavily utilizing our plastic manufacturing capabilities.

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Bud’s Modified and Custom Enclosures Applications Span all Industries

A PN series modified product

A PN series modified product

Bud Industries focus over the last few years has moved aggressively to providing modified and custom enclosures.  As I have written, Bud now provides and industry leading 5-6 day turnaround on most simple modifications to many of our standard products including the cutting and piercing of holes, slots and other types of openings.  We also perform many more operations including providing custom design services, special sizes, gaskets, colors, and packaging.  We are unique in that we work with our distribution partners, allowing the customer the best of all options, close customer service for their turn-key enclosures. Read More >>

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Fiberglass Enclosures – Great Value and Great Strength

Bud's NF Series Value Priced FIberglass Enclosure

Bud’s NF Series Value Priced Fiberglass Enclosure

I am often asked questions about Bud’s Fiberglass enclosure line, the NF and NFL series as engineers try to understand the differences between various types of plastic enclosures as well as why one uses plastic instead of stainless or galvanized steel.  Choosing the best material for an application can be a challenging process, but selecting a fiberglass enclosure has many advantages. Read More >>

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An Electronic Enclosure Company Celebrates the Best of America

An Antenna Eliminator

Bud Industries First Product

As we celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday week, I am brought back to what this holiday means for Bud Industries.  As a country of immigrants that promises opportunity for all, I think of my Grandfather’s story which reflects the true spirit of America.  Born in Hungary in 1896, his family was fortunate to be allowed to come to the United States when he was about 8 years old.  Raised in Cleveland, he was bright and ambitious.  He had various jobs, including working as a traveling salesman for the company that would be part of RCA, covering multiple states in the days when travel was a challenge. Read More >>

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Cleveland Cavs bring Cleveland Pride

My marketing team tells me that all of my blogs should be about Electronic Enclosures but it is impossible to be sitting in suburban Cleveland Ohio and not write about the Cavs winning the NBA championship.  For those who have been living in a cave, this is the first professional sports championship for Cleveland in 52 years.  We have been close many times, but no one is talking about horseshoes.  The tough part about this is that the losses became embedded in the Cleveland psyche and became the perfect analogy for the decline in our manufacturing base, our shrinking city, and the definition of the rust belt.  People remembered our burning river, our default, the iconic lake effect snow, and of course, our sports teams.  When you talked sports in Cleveland, it has always been “wait until next year”, but somehow, next year never came.

Suddenly, it is next year in Cleveland.  While Cleveland’s renaissance as a city has been underway for some time, with a nationally recognized restaurant scene, a newly vibrant downtown (there are wait lists for most apartments and condos), affordable housing, the top Orchestra and hospital system in the country and so much more, somehow Clevelanders were still mentally stuck in the sports slump.  On Sunday night, with minutes to go, most Clevelanders did not dare to hope that it would turn their way.  Suddenly, it did and the collective Cleveland community was both emotional and stunned.  We did not know how to deal with winning…what it means to be a winner.  But we are learning fast.  The enthusiasm is incredible, the pride is thrilling to experience, and the sudden self-awareness is nothing short of miraculous.  So, forgive me for not writing about our electronic enclosures.  I’ve waited a near lifetime for this moment when at last, we are no longer a national joke, but are now recognized as the Champions we have become.

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