Blog Category: BUD Industries

August 25, 2020 by Blair Haas
Bud Industries is pleased to introduce a totally new website for our broad offering of electronic enclosures and related accessories.  While often a new website is just a cosmetic update, we have remade our site completely to improve on our…
August 12, 2020 by Blair Haas
  Asher Haas successfully completed Digi-Key’s Breadboard Family Camp Bud Industries is well recognized as a premier electronic enclosure manufacturer but our breadboards are among our fastest growing products.  I discussed this in last week’s blog about our selection as…
July 14, 2020 by Blair Haas
Infographics were the hot communications approach a few years back but for some issues, such as describing what the NEMA 4x rating is all about, it is still the perfect vehicle for a quick reminder of what it means and…
May 19, 2020 by Blair Haas
Even while we are continuing to work as an essential business producing electronic enclosures, especially NEMA rated enclosures, it is hard to focus on anything other than the Covid-19 crisis.  We are based in Ohio and no matter your politics,…
June 18, 2020 by Blair Haas
During this crazy business era, one product area that has thrived has been our Server Rack Series, the SRP.  In this time of endless binge watching, video game marathons, and even remote learning for students (my 9 year old grandson…
July 2, 2020 by Blair Haas
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a Bud product video is like a complete book.  To help our customers make the best product selections, Bud has developed nearly 50 videos that show many of the…
April 23, 2020 by Blair Haas
One of the few positives to come out of the Corona Virus shutdown from a business perspective is to remind us that our electronic enclosures, especially NEMA rated enclosures, are an essential part of the economy.  As you may know,…
April 9, 2020 by Blair Haas
As I have mentioned in my prior blog, as an electronic enclosure company servicing many infrastructure and related industries, we are an essential company during this Corona Virus era.  Given that we manufacture and sell only the box into which…
March 26, 2020 by Blair Haas
Josiah Haas, our President, has developed a quick video to share our story of the adjustments we have made to protect our employees yet still keep our essential electronic enclosure business going. https://www.youtube.com/embed/-X8F6VU-zwk
March 26, 2020 by Blair Haas
Although it seems like a basic idea, we realize that we do not have a Frequently Asked Questions page dealing with our electronic enclosures on our website.  The interesting part has been collecting the questions from our sales team who,…
March 18, 2020 by Blair Haas
As a newly defined elderly person (like most people, I have assumed it is much older than I am), I am adjusting to a different life as CEO of Bud Industries, an Electronic Enclosure company who is working from home. …
December 19, 2019 by Blair Haas
As the year winds down and we look back on 2019, we have so much to be grateful for and to look forward to in our company and in the electronic enclosure world.  We also are proud of our ability…
November 25, 2019 by Blair Haas
We have often been asked to provide extra large plastic NEMA/IP rated enclosures and so we are delighted to introduce the NBG series.  While much is made of the ongoing reduction in component sizes, one concept that is overlooked is…
October 31, 2019 by Blair Haas
We are often asked about our flammability ratings and what they mean.  Quite simply, they allow the designer to understand how the plastic material will act when exposed to fire and how it impacts that fire.  A key point is…
February 6, 2019 by Blair Haas
Let’s Chat. As we prepare to launch our new Bud Industries Electronic Enclosure Website later this spring, we have begun to turn on a few new features. The most exciting is a chat feature. Long used on retail and consumer…
April 6, 2020 by Blair Haas
When I think of the word discovery, the name that jumps into my mind is NASA. While today they are thought of for the research done on Saturn’s rings, or the proposed manned trips to Mars, for some of us,…
January 15, 2020 by Blair Haas
Bud Industries has been producing die cast aluminum electronic enclosures for nearly 50 of it 91 years and its applications have multiplied over that time.  Originally, die cast boxes were used only for hobbyists or very simple testing applications.  As…
October 18, 2019 by Blair Haas
Bud’s new IPV Series vents are rated IP67   One of the most significant problems in protecting electronic or electrical components with a NEMA/IP rated enclosure is ventilation.  By the nature of the enclosure being sealed, air flow or cooling…
October 8, 2019 by Blair Haas
While I often use my blog to discuss important issues in enclosures or the electronics industry, it is sometimes nice to hear a different voice in the process.  Josiah Haas, our president, was recently interviewed for Automation World by David…
October 4, 2019 by Blair Haas
As regular readers of our blog may remember, Bud Industries celebrated its 90th anniversary last year.  We think it is a truly amazing milestone for a company that is in the tech industry and prides itself on products that serves…
September 11, 2019 by Blair Haas
19” Cabinet racks have been in use for almost 100 years since ATT first decided to set the standard for mounting of the termination and repeater equipment for toll cables in the early days of the telephone.  A few years…
August 28, 2019 by Blair Haas
In the electronic enclosure world, we often say that our job is to make your projects look good.  We enclose all of your components, protect them from damage, and provide the shell that allows many products to be marketable.  We…
August 5, 2019 by Blair Haas
Bud’s SNB NEMA 4x IP65 steel enclosures One of the questions we get asked most often is how do NEMA and IP ratings compare.  That is, can one find an enclosure with a NEMA rating and use it to fit…
July 18, 2019 by Blair Haas
For those of us in the Electronic Enclosure Industry, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-executed modified enclosure.  In fact, the holy grail of enclosures is how to provide the modifications as fast as an off-the-shelf standard product.  We…
July 3, 2019 by Blair Haas
As I write this and we prepare for the 4th of July holiday, I am once again struck by the American Dream and how our Electronic Enclosure Company’s story could have only happened in the United States.  As I have…
June 18, 2019 by Blair Haas
One of the most consistent questions that Bud Industries receives deals with the best materials for a NEMA or IP rated enclosure.  Bud provides Nema and IP rated boxes in almost every material including steel, stainless steel, abs plastic, polycarbonate,…
June 4, 2019 by Blair Haas
Bud is very excited to be the Supplier of the Month at the Newark Sales Center in nearby Richfield Ohio.  This means that we are able to set up a display near the entrance to the facility where all who…
May 6, 2019 by Blair Haas
Bud has participated in the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) since its founding in the 1930’s as the May Parts Show in Chicago, sharing information about our latest enclosures even then.  Today, the show has evolved into the electronic components annual…
April 16, 2019 by Blair Haas
Continuing our review of our best-selling plastic enclosures, the Plastic Rack Mount Chassis is a definite winner.  Customers have been mounting equipment into 19” panel width cabinets and racks for nearly 100 years.  Often, rather than mounting equipment itself into…
March 19, 2019 by Blair Haas
In my last blog, I noted how many plastic enclosures we have in our line. Many people think of us only as steel or aluminum electronic enclosure suppliers, but we are much more than that. In this blog, I will…
January 23, 2019 by Blair Haas
A value priced extruded aluminum enclosure with great looks as well One of our fastest selling electronic enclosure products is our recently introduced EXN extruded aluminum NEMA boxes.  Aluminum extrusion is one of the strongest materials from which to make…
November 29, 2018 by Blair Haas
Max Haas founded Bud Industries in 1928 and created an industry legend Tomorrow is an important date in the history of Electronic Enclosures.  On November 30, 1928,  Bud Radio, the predecessor of Bud Industries, was incorporated by my Grandfather, Max…
October 1, 2018 by Blair Haas
Bud’s Emperor Series wall mount cabinet is a great solution for 19” rack mount equipment when floor space is at a premium.  It is also a perfect answer to ergonomic issues where a smaller server is needed but can now be used…
August 7, 2018 by Blair Haas
Two years ago, Bud introduced its Atex rated boxes made of die cast aluminum. Now, we are pleased to announce that we have the capabilities to modify the products while still retaining their ratings. First, let’s chat about the enclosure itself With…
June 27, 2018 by Blair Haas
Customers often come to Bud for a specific design need such as a small factory automation enclosure but don’t realize the breadth of our offering for their next projects, such as a Server Rack.  In this and future blogs, we will focus…
June 12, 2018 by Blair Haas
Much has changed in the electronic enclosure industry since Bud Industries was founded 90 years ago in 1928. At that time, in fact, we did not even manufacture enclosures, but our first product related to radio antennae. As our company…
May 3, 2018 by Blair Haas
Bud’s Fiber Optics boxes are ideal for connecting the fiber for the last mile Bud is excited about our new FBR-Series Fiber Optic Distribution Boxes.  They are molded from a high quality light weight polycarbonate ABS blended material that is…
April 4, 2018 by Blair Haas
A few years back, we were at the Newark Electronics Call Center on the day the Raspberry Pi Development board was introduced and we as surprised as everyone else at the startling success of that launch…with product selling out in…
January 5, 2018 by Blair Haas
2018 represents a major milestone in the history of electronic enclosures, the 90th Anniversary of Bud Industries.  I have often written about our history in this blog so I won’t repeat it, but I do think there are several key…
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…
August 15, 2017
When it comes to 19” Equipment Racks, it is amazing how simple features can make such a difference.  This is the case with Bud Industries Aluminum Relay Racks.  19” racking was developed by the telephone industry in the 1920’s to provide…
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…
March 16, 2017 by Blair Haas
March Madness is the most exciting time of the year, even for an Electronic Enclosure Manufacturer like Bud Industries.  While it is estimated that the economy will lose up to $4 billion in productivity due to this amazing basketball spectacle,…
April 13, 2016 by Blair Haas
One of the most common phone calls that we receive here at Bud Industries is requesting help in selecting the best 19” cabinet rack for the intended solution. As Bud offers many families of enclosure ranging from the Economizer Series to the…
April 5, 2016 by Blair Haas
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…
December 23, 2015 by Blair Haas
As 2015 wraps to a close, it has to go into the record books as one of the most unusual. From politics (remember that Scott Walker was the favorite for the Republican nod early in the year) to the weather…
December 3, 2015 by Blair Haas
One of the challenges of being a broad line manufacturer of enclosures is that customers often think of us only for the products that they have used in the past. For example, if the engineer had a small board that…
October 5, 2015 by Blair Haas
Between the new discoveries of water movement on Mars, and the Matt Damon movie, the Maritan, space and space travel is in the news. It is probably little known that Bud Industries played a small but important role in early…
September 25, 2015 by Blair Haas
Today is the day that the Iphone 6s is being released and to no one’s surprise, there are huge lines outside the stores waiting to be the first to get the new device. What I find interesting is how the…
September 8, 2015 by Blair Haas
We attended our youngest grandson’s second birthday party over the weekend and it was a lot of fun to watch. Held at a local ice cream parlor, with about 15 kids and their parents, it was a simple affair…pizza for…
August 27, 2015 by Blair Haas
Many of you know that Bud Industries is based in the metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio area.  We have been here for all 87 year’s of our history and are proud to be a part of the growth in this region over…
July 16, 2015 by Blair Haas
I recently returned from a trip to China to visit out factories there. One of the highlights was to see the improved production techniques at our cabinet rack facility near Shanghai. While in the US we often hear of poor working conditions…
June 12, 2015 by Blair Haas
For those of us who live in Cleveland, we have been living through many very late nights as the Cavs battle the Warriors for the NBA title. With the games starting shortly after 9 and often going into overtime, it…
May 18, 2015 by Blair Haas
One of the great discoveries for mounting equipment, particularly in factory automation, is the din rail. This simple structure (see photo) allows for the power supplies, mini enclosures, terminal blocks, or their components to simply be snapped into place with…
April 12, 2015 by Blair Haas
Regardless of your politics, Cleveland, the home of Bud Industries, was proud to host the first Republican debate last week. It was a great chance for the city to show off its resurgence, impress the attendees with our outstanding restaurant…
January 26, 2015 by Blair Haas
While the sports world is abuzz over whether Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, or a mysterious stranger ordered the Patriot’s footballs to be somewhat deflated, deflation, or shrinkage, is also an issue with plastic enclosures. Polycarbonate, while very durable and damage…
July 25, 2014 by Blair Haas
As we have mentioned in this blog before, Bud Industries recently celebrated its 85th anniversary.  There is something a bit disingenuous about a company that is so involved with the high-tech industry having survived and thrived as long as we…
July 7, 2014 by Blair Haas
  Bud Industries Server Rack I recently returned from my annual quick trip through Northeastern Asia.  It is hard to assimilate all of the variety of issues, both political and economic, that we saw.  One trend that we heard repeatedly…
December 23, 2013 by Blair Haas
As the year draws to a close, I cannot help but think back on what an eventful year we have had at Bud Industries.  From innovative new products to corporate milestones, 2013 has been a very good year for all…
April 26, 2013 by Blair Haas
What distinguishes a simple metal or plastic box from a functional electronic enclosure? Most often, it’s the modifications necessary to allow access to the interior, stabilize and protect its contents, and present the appropriate appearance. Enclosures typically need a minimum…
April 19, 2013 by Blair Haas
Education is one of those areas that is on everyone’s “to do” list.  We all know we need to keep up in today’s fast moving marketplace yet finding the time to attend classes, even virtually, is a huge challenge.  Even…
October 30, 2012 by Blair Haas
In these challenging economic times, saving money has become an overriding concern in all product specification. In the selection of enclosures to use on the factory floor, there are five issues to consider insuring that you choose the most effective,…
August 31, 2012 by Blair Haas
As electronic and power components are designed into denser, smaller packages, it becomes increasingly important to consider how well how well the equipment dissipates heat. Such equipment has specific operating temperature ranges and when put inside of cabinets and enclosures,…
August 31, 2012 by Blair Haas
In this economy, no one can afford downtime.  With customers ordering products with short time horizons, any delay risks losing that customer as they go to a competitor to meet their needs.  At the same time, we are all being…
June 5, 2012 by Blair Haas
“Pi Sandwich” Raspberry Pi case has wide cutouts to accommodate potential changes in component location and additional ports Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of plastic enclosures for electronics, announced an affordable case for the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card size microcomputer…
April 28, 2012 by Blair Haas
Open rack equipment shelves fit 19- and 23-inch wide panel spaces and can support up to 150 pounds Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of enclosure and rack equipment, has announced the SA Series Open Rack Shelves. Constructed of 16-gauge steel…
March 29, 2012 by Blair Haas
Stacked end to end, Bud’s inventory of racks and enclosures would reach as high as 128 Empire State Buildings Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of cabinet rack and fiberglass enclosure equipment along with metal and plastic box enclosures, has calculated…
March 1, 2012 by Blair Haas
19-inch rack features open construction and removable door for convenient hardware upgrades and maintenance Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, announced the release of its Swing Frame 19-Inch Rack. This new product offers all the conveniences of a…
February 3, 2012 by Blair Haas
Although I have been involved with the electronic enclosure industry for nearly 40 years, I continue to be amazed at the variety of applications which require these enclosures.  The application space has expanded significantly since we introduced NEMA 4x Fiberglass…
January 27, 2012 by Blair Haas
While a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, we have all learned that in today’s world, video is even more “valuable.”  From celebrity reputations that are made or damaged to either positive or negative police actions, the…
January 20, 2012 by Blair Haas
When selecting an enclosure, often an engineer is focused on the aesthetics of the box, looking to the “shell” to help create an attractive device to promote in the market.  This is especially true in a consumer type product where…
January 16, 2012 by Blair Haas
Placed end to end, Bud enclosures in inventory would span 535 football fields Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of NEMA 4 enclosures, 19 inch racks and aluminum enclosures, has calculated that, if the Bud enclosures currently in inventory were placed…
January 13, 2012 by Blair Haas
Perhaps one of the most confusing standards for an engineer to follow is NEMA ratings as it relates to enclosures.  It would be natural to consider that the higher the NEMA rating, the greater the protection.  This is definitely not…
January 9, 2012 by Blair Haas
This week, the famous Consumer Electronics Show is being held in Las Vegas.  It is a media savvy vehicle for bringing new products and technology to market.  As the various vendors and industry pundits’ work to impress us with what…
December 16, 2011 by Blair Haas
This is the first real posting on the new Bud Industries Blog.  Why have I decided to start a blog?  Does the world really need one more?  I think it does and there are several good reasons why.  First, any…
December 13, 2011 by Blair Haas
In today’s competitive economy, every bit of time savings makes a difference. Our high-performance NEMA box, the PN-Series, has built-in mounting brackets on the back, so the user does not have to worry about specifying the correct mounting brackets accessories, which…
November 15, 2011 by Blair Haas
Pre-drilled push button box protects industrial switching components for 15 to 20 percent less Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, announced the release of its SPB Series push button box for commercial or industrial applications. This new product…
November 4, 2011 by Blair Haas
NEMA 1 junction box is priced 15 to 20 percent less and is fully compliant with NEMA 1 and UL50 Type 1 Ratings Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, introduces the JB Series junction box to its…
August 30, 2011 by Blair Haas
Enhanced NEMA box enables simplified ordering and installation for various applications Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, announced the release of its PN-Series plastic NEMA 4X box with molded-in external mounting brackets. This expansion of one of Bud’s…
October 11, 2010 by Blair Haas
New fan tray reliably keeps 19-inch rack cool using digital temperature controller Bud Industries, Inc., the leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, announced a new 19-inch fan tray assembly that comes completely assembled with fans and ready to use. One of…
October 11, 2010 by Blair Haas
Medical Equipment OEMs Rely on Bud for Customized Electronics Enclosures Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, announces customized and off-the-shelf solutions for OEMs and users of electronic medical equipment. “While our standard off-the-shelf products can satisfy many…
August 24, 2010 by Blair Haas
NEMA-rated waterproof plastic enclosures are ideal for wet and harsh environments Bud Industries, Inc., the leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, announced the addition of a line of new plastic enclosures, the NBF Series. The new products expand Bud’s already comprehensive…
August 18, 2010 by Blair Haas
NEMA Box Keeps Electronics and Electrical Components Safe in Harsh Environments Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, announced that its popular SNB sheet-metal box is now available in stainless steel. Constructed of 16 ga. 304 stainless steel,…
July 19, 2010 by Blair Haas
Wind, Solar Energy OEMs Count on Electronics Enclosures from Bud Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, announced a complete suite of enclosure products for OEMs and operators of alternative energy equipment, including solar panels and wind turbines.…
April 25, 2010 by Blair Haas
Plastic boxes have space for three circuit boards and costs up to 40 percent less than the leading competitor Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic boxes, and other electronics enclosures, has introduced a DIN-rail-mount terminal-block enclosure that gives…
April 6, 2010 by Blair Haas
Electronics enclosures manufacturer taps internal talent Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, announces the appointment of Josiah A. Haas to the position of Director of Sales. Previously the company’s National Sales Manager, Haas will have oversight of…