Blog Category: NEMA Boxes

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 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…
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…
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 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…
February 1, 2018 by Blair Haas
Many customers would be surprised to know that Bud’s Steel NEMA Boxes are among its best sellers.  When customers think of Bud’s NEMA/IP rated offerings, they typically think of either polycarbonate or fiberglass boxes, the original protected products that Bud…
August 2, 2017 by Blair Haas
Purchasing a harsh environment enclosure can be a tricky business. The components need to be protected but it is also important not to overkill the protection and waste costs. All too often, the enclosure is not considered until the last…
July 19, 2017 by Blair Haas
Here is a new infographic from Bud Industries on the five easy steps to select a factory automation enclosure Bud has a very broad range of products that meet NEMA and IP standards in all materials ranging from steel to…
May 25, 2016 by Blair Haas
There is often confusion about the various rating systems for the protection of equipment within an enclosure.  We are often asked which system is best and how are they different?  If the customer is in the US, are they better…
November 3, 2015 by Blair Haas
It is a well-worn bit of advice to never “mess with a good thing.” For many, when you’ve got a long term great selling product, making adjustments can be a risk, potentially alienating your core customer base. However, we recently…
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…
February 10, 2014 by Blair Haas
Here at Bud Industries, we are learning a lot about resilience.  On November 8, our Ohio factory was hit by a freak storm/wind gust that not only took off portions of the office room, but also blew out windows, our…
October 11, 2013 by Blair Haas
I recently had the opportunity to go to one of our major distributors, Digi-Key, to train their technical sales team.  It was a fairly intense time with six 30 minute sessions focusing on our products with a special emphasis on…
August 20, 2013 by Blair Haas
We thought that we had heard of all of the potential unique applications for Bud enclosures.  With the advent of our NEMA enclosures that are sealed to keep out water and other environmental conditions, we were inundated with unique product…
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,…
September 26, 2012 by Blair Haas
As governments encourage companies to get ‘greener’, more company product teams are designing electronics for use in photovoltaic solar power systems, wind turbines and other equipment used in alternative energy. Even traditional energy systems, which use electronics to control, monitor…
August 2, 2012 by Blair Haas
This week, we had a milestone in Bud Industries history.  Ravi Jain, our Director of Engineering, retired after 41 years with our company.  I have spent a lot of time thinking about Ravi’s contributions to our company and also about…
July 20, 2012 by Blair Haas
As we go through one of the hottest and driest summers in Cleveland history and throughout the country, we all are looking for ways to be protected from the sun, heat, and those rare thunderstorms.  Whether it be to crank…
June 22, 2012 by Blair Haas
Choosing an enclosure is typically considered to be an easy task.  Review the sizes of the components that are to be enclosed, determine the basic dimensions required, check on the aesthetics, and select the right box.  When evaluating the enclosure…
June 8, 2012 by Blair Haas
Have you ever driven down the road and noticed the boxes at an intersection that have the little “roof” on them?  They typically house some sort of traffic or light control and you now see them everywhere.  These are NEMA…
March 30, 2012 by Blair Haas
It is often a challenge to choose the right material for an enclosure.  There are many considerations including location of the enclosure, desired visuals, protection levels, durability and, of course, price.  In the upcoming series of blogs, we will focus…
March 9, 2012 by Blair Haas
It has been an exciting week here at Bud.  We are installing a new Customer Relations Manager system (CRM), we have just installed a new second generation VOIP phone system, and have begun to enjoy the fruits of our new…
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…