Blog Category: Custom Enclosures

September 15, 2021 by Blair Haas
We are often asked how to choose the best electronic enclosure for an application given that there are so many options.  This is especially true given that many engineers have not spent much time on the intricacies of electronic enclosures…
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…
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…
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…
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…
December 19, 2016 by Blair Haas
The year 2016 marked my 44th year at Bud Industries and what is most interesting is how we have continued to reinvent ourselves, most recently with our focus on modified enclosures.  When I joined the company, large cabinet racks were…
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…
June 29, 2015 by Blair Haas
As your design work on your great new project is wrapping up, you realize that you need an enclosure. In the past, because time was tight, you would buy someone’s standard box and then send it out to either your…
June 3, 2015 by Blair Haas
It is all about easy. Staples, the office supply store, has staked their brand on the concept of making life “easy” for their customers, creating their ubiquitous ads that feature an easy button. For anyone who is interested in their…
April 21, 2015 by Blair Haas
I am finishing a trip to Chicago that has consisted of traveling with our company’s new president, a salesperson from our local rep firm and a distributor salesperson from Allied Electronics and then attending a sales show run by Carlton…
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…
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 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…