Published on: June 6, 2017 by Blair Haas
The PTQ series of plastic IP and NEMA rated electronic enclosure is one of Bud’s newest and most durable product lines. In fact, if you check out the video, you can even see how it holds up when a car drives over it. While that is not something that we recommend in daily use, the thinking is that if it can withstand that external pressure and weight, then it should provide superior protection for any electronic components. The secret to its strength is a unique blend of polycarbonate and glass fibers. With 10% fiber resin, it has the benefit of the flexibility and strength of polycarbonate with the added strength of the glass fibers. If there is much more than 10% fiber, then the enclosure is more susceptible to cracking or shattering if hit. They are UL508 NEMA 4x, and what makes these even more impressive is that they are rated at IP67 which means they can even be submerged for short amounts of time making them ideal for almost any application whether inside or out.
This series is available in 10 sizes from 6 x 6 x 3.5 to 25 x 20 x 10. They come with either an opaque or clear hinged cover. Having the clear cover is a real advantage in a sealed enclosure as it avoids the need to drill holes for displays or lights. Their stainless steel latches and locking capability provide the best combination of easy access and security. There is also an optional internal panel made from either zinc plated steel or plastic to allow for rapid mounting of components. This series also qualifies under Bud’s industry leading 5 day modification program. Bud will drill holes, cutouts or slots within 5 days of order receipt and drawing approval at no additional expediting charge. This allows for the quality and expertise of Bud’s modification work with the speed of a local source. Speed, durability and a great price, the PTQ series has it all.