Bud’s ATEX Rated Boxes Can Now Be Modified

Bud’s ATX series of ATEX Rated Enclosures

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 increasing frequency in electronics, there are situations where the user needs to protect the environment from the dangers that emanate from the electronics, typically, some sort of sparking or flashing of the electrical charge. This becomes a significant issue as electronics are now used in applications that one might never have considered such as farming or gas. The ATEX ratings are provided based on tests of how well the enclosure keeps these discharges from the atmosphere in various conditions. The ratings for Bud’s ATX die cast enclosure family note that it is safe to use in work spaces that have either dust or grain rarely or intermittently and the same for gas environments. It is not suggested for use in mines or underground locations. With 10 sizes, a great price, and additional ratings of IP66, this series represents a new way of thinking for BUD and continues our efforts to be the enclosure supplier of choice for the industry. Read More >>

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Bud’s Server Rack Offers Great Features at a Low Price

Bud's Server Rack is a cost effective solution to your Server needs

Bud Industries Server Rack

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 on some of the more popular yet diverse products that Bud provides to the industry as a part of our 90th anniversary celebration.  We have been offering welded 19” cabinet racks for about 60 years and continue to provide the most innovative lines in industry today.  Our SRP series of server rack cabinets comes complete with many features that one only finds in a more expensive line at our amazingly low price.  Our sturdy welded construction can hold up to 1700 pounds of evenly distributed rack mounting equipment.  We know that ventilation is crucial in these racks so we include a fully ventilated locking front door and a fully ventilated split rear door with a solid triple point latching system.  Our two pairs of fully adjustable mounting rails have a unique notching system at each “u” increment to make installation of the component a breeze.  Read More >>

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Special Gifts for a Special Anniversary for an Electronic Enclosure Leader

Digi-Key's 90th anniversary gift for Bud Industries

A beautiful clock presented by Digi-Key for Bud Industries 90th Anniversary

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 has evolved, there is one thing that has never changed which is how Bud values the relationships that we develop with our various business partners. This was demonstrated recently at the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas when two of our long term partners presented us with gifts in honor of our 90th Anniversary. Read More >>

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Forty-one Years of Attending the Electronic Distribution Show

Knockouts make it easy to install your equipment

Bud’s PTK series is the perfect combination of protection and flexibility

Bud Industries has been a part of the Electronic Distribution Show and its predecessors since its inception in the late 1930’s as we promote our electronic enclosures to our distribution partners.  This year marked the 41st consecutive EDS that I have attended.  When I first went, in 1978, it was called the NEWCOMM show, an acronym that I candidly don’t remember what it stood for.  In my early days, the major focus of the show was to introduce new products and convince the distributors to put them into stock.  Much of the action was on a show floor, typically at the Las Vegas Convention Center which was next to the host hotel of the Las Vegas Hilton.  We would have a large booth and the distributors would come by and chat about business with us and we would convince them that the new products would change their business and assist them in major growth.  Out would come the order pads, we would promote our show discount, and after the show we would take home our pad of orders and based on the totals booked, consider the show a success. Read More >>

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Bud’s Fiber Optics Boxes Help Go the Last Mile

At a great price, the Fiber optics boxes are a great solution

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 a completely enclosed structure.  All 8-sizes have the ability to manage fiber lines, which are a thin piece of flexible glass, that cannot bend.  They are used as a termination point for the feeder cable to connect with drop cable in FTTH (Fiber To The Home), FTTx (Fiber to The Location) communication network system.  There is no electricity in these boxes; it integrates fiber splicing, splitting, distribution, storage and cable connection in one unit. Meanwhile, it provides solid protection and Management for the FTTH, FTTx network building.  The boxes come in multiple sizes and configurations from 6.57×4.02×1.22 to 12.6×9.45×3.94 and all serve the same purpose.  The smallest two sizes of FBR-series boxes, typically harder to find, expand the target market into home usage.  With our very low prices, we have already found partners with those selling into internet providers and the installers who were contracted to install them. Read More >>

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Bud’s New PTK IP/NEMA Rated Enclosure Series is a Knockout!

Knockouts make it easy to install your equipment

Bud’s PTK series is the perfect combination of protection and flexibility

Bud is all about making the customer’s life easy and our new PTK Molded knockout box is the perfect example.  These NEMA/IP rated enclosures come with pre-molded knockouts to make field installation of equipment or modifications quickly and cost effectively.  While Bud is always happy to install holes or slots in our standard enclosures, in an industry leading 5 days, being able to use existing knockouts is the most rapid and cost effective approach.  These are not the typical flimsy knockouts that one finds in many competitive situations but rather strongly molded so that there is no risk of accidentally dislodging the covers.  Read More >>

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Bud’s Hot New Raspberry Pi Enclosure

These boxes fit Raspberry Pi models 2 3 and 3B

Bud has a new series of raspberry pi enclosures

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 an hour and briefly crashing their website.  We decided to develop an enclosure for the Pi and created our hugely popular boxes.  For a year, they were our top selling product in volume.  Then the market became saturated with boxes and we decided to focus our attention elsewhere.  Our thinking also was that since the boards were so inexpensive that if something happened to them, they could be readily replaced and so did not really need protection.  However, we continued to be pressed to create new enclosures as people were concerned about protecting not just the board but the software that they programmed.  Read More >>

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Bud Introduces New Plastic IP66/IP67 Rated Terminal Electronic Enclosures

Terminal Box Electronic Enclosures in stock today

Bud is excited to introduce these IP66/67 rated terminal box electronic enclosures

New products are always the life blood of a company’s sales efforts. Sometimes they involve extensions of already successful products and sometimes they are totally new. Bud is very excited to delve into a new area in the electronic enclosures market place – the PTT terminal boxes. Actually, this product area represents the marriage of a very successful product, the IP rated plastic box and terminal blocks (a newer area for us). Made from UL94HB ABS plastic, these boxes are rated IP66/IP67 providing great protection. They also include mounted terminal blocks which is a first for Bud. Available in 8 sizes ranging from 2.9 x 2.5. x 1.7 to 9 x 4 x 2.75 inches, the number of blocks included ranges from 4 to 20. All sizes come with the choice of either an opaque or clear lids. Read More >>

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A Special Gift Marking Bud Industries 90th Year Providing Electronic Enclosures

Carlton-Bates and Bud together create the best method of providing electronic enclosures

Celebrating 90 years of providing electronic enclosures to the industry

As I noted in an earlier blog, 2018 marks Bud Industries 90th year as a manufacturer of electronic enclosures. As we have evolved through the years, we have been blessed to build on our business relationships and turn them into personal friendships as well. During a recent visit to Little Rock, Josiah Haas, our president, mentioned the anniversary and also our long standing relationship with the Carlton-Bates company. Bud was probably one of Carlton-Bates earliest suppliers as Bud Haas, son of our founder and Joe Carlton, the CBC founder were industry associates and friends 60 years ago. Read More >>

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Bud Steel NEMA Boxes are a Steal

Bud's SNB series offers top protection at an amazing price all available from stock today

Bud’s SNB NEMA 4x IP65 steel boxes

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 introduced over 30 years ago.  Despite the fact that Bud has had these steel products in its line for only a decade, the SNB series now has become a huge part of the industry’s market.  With diverse applications that range from agriculture to industrial controls, medical to communications and a price that is among the lowest anywhere, this series keeps growing exponentially. Read More >>

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