Published on: September 20, 2017 by Blair Haas
Many consider the safest way to protect electronic components in a hazardous environment is to use a completely plastic NEMA enclosure. This eliminates the possibility for rust even in such often overlooked area as the latches and hinges. An entirely plastic enclosure provides the ultimate in low weight for the toughest durability. Bud’s very popular NBF series is the ultimate combination of great protection (NEMA/IP) and a value price.
For those seeking the lowest price point, all sizes are available in an ABS plastic version which is designed to meet IP66 and NEMA 4x specifications, but are not UL rated. They still provide excellent protection for you components. These are made from UL94-HB rated plastic and are only suggested for indoor use. The alternative material, an ABS/PC blended UL94-5VA, is UL listed through NEMA 4x and also meets IP66 standards. It has a service temperature range of -40C to +70C. They also can be ordered with clear lids (UL94-VO) making it easy to see displays or lcds without having to drill into the enclosure. Finally, it is available in a pc/pbt blended plastic material that is geared for outdoor applications and is therefore UV stabilized. All versions come with poured gaskets to provide seemless protection as well as with stainless steel wall mounting brackets and hardware. Finally all can be ordered with an optional steel internal panel. Available in 20 sizes ranging from 5 x 4 x 2.75 to 28 x 20 x 10 inches, there is a size and style available to meet almost any need. Best of all, it qualifies for Bud’s industry leading 5 day modification service. Call today for more details at 440-946-3200 or check with your favorite Bud distributor.