Published on: March 24, 2014 by Blair Haas
As electronic components have migrated into the area of industrial controls, demand for integration with existing equipment has increased. Often it is required to seal or segment specific components or to develop techniques to mount those components in a way that will not hamper the integrity of the unit and its ability to be used in hazardous or dirty environments. One of the most popular techniques is using a din rail and din rail clip that provides great flexibility in solving this problem.
Bud Industries has recognized that there is a need for many types of din rail enclosures to meet these diverse applications. Bud has a complete line of enclosures that offer a variety of options in protecting components or equipment and then readily allowing them to be installed and easily adjusted. A din rail enclosure may have many different features but all have a clip either mounted on the base or molded into the base that allows them to “snap” onto a din rail, which is a “hat” shaped strip of metal, often an extrusion. Here is a typical example of a din rail and an enclosure that mounts on that rail.
Bud’s din rail enclosures include plastic terminal boxes that have the capacity to mount printed circuit boards either horizontally or vertically, a din rail mount plastic box, and a multi-board din rail mount box that allows for the mounting of up to 3 boards of differing sizes. Each of these are offered in several sizes and configurations. Also offered are clip kits that can be attached to the base or side of the enclosure to allow virtually any box to be mounted to the din rails. Bud also offers din rails as an accessory to ease the user experience.