Blog Category: IP rated Enclosure

December 16, 2021 by Blair Haas
As 2021 winds to a close, it has been an incredible and challenging year for us as an electronic enclosure manufacturer.  Thinking back to the end of 2020, with vaccines just starting to be administered, we thought that the pandemic…
October 29, 2021 by Blair Haas
Nothing gets us more excited at Bud than new products, especially when they are NEMA/IP rated plastic enclosures.  We are introducing two different series, the DPS and DPH, which are basically the same product with either a screw-to-close or hinged/latch…
October 8, 2021 by Blair Haas
One of the fun things I do is that I often check our customer reviews on various sites and I am usually very pleased with what I see.  I am especially fascinated by the diversity of applications that I find,…
August 12, 2021 by Blair Haas
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is to clarify the NEMA rating system for enclosures.  There are many misconceptions about the ratings including that a higher number rating means a greater  level of protection or that all…
March 9, 2021 by Blair Haas
Bud’s PTQ series is one of our fastest growing, providing a great price on a NEMA rated IP67 fiberglass box.  We often take a look at product families to see if we can develop ways to improve them but we…
October 26, 2020 by Blair Haas
Those who do not use electronic enclosures must wonder how we can keep adding new products as we just did with the PU Series of IP68 NEMA 6P plastic enclosures.  The uninitiated must figure there are a lot of boxes…
February 13, 2020 by Blair Haas
Often an engineer has to choose between strong protection and strong visuals when selecting IP66 electronic enclosures.  The nature of the protection and required gasketing often restrict the style of the box, impacting the marketability of the end product.  That…
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 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…
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…
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,…
April 4, 2019 by Blair Haas
Bud Industries Electronic Enclosures have many applications, but one of which we are quite proud is our association with Calsol, the UC Berkley solar vehicle team.  Calsol is made up of students from a variety of disciplines who develop Formula…
August 21, 2018 by Blair Haas
A question that we get all the time is what is the difference between a NEMA rated enclosure and an IP rated enclosure. First, a quick explanation of the two systems. NEMA, developed by the National Electrical Manufacturing Association, is…
April 17, 2018 by Blair Haas
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. …
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…
September 16, 2016 by Blair Haas
With customers always pushing for cost reductions, saving money has become an overriding concern in all product specification.  In the selection of an IP rated enclosure to use on the factory floor, there are five issues to consider insuring that you…
January 26, 2016 by Blair Haas
Today, new products drive our industry. With enclosures, while the technology is often unchanged, the visuals demand updating on a regular basis. For customers, as they introduce new designs, they look for more than functionality in an enclosure, but also…
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…
October 5, 2015 by Blair Haas
Between the new discoveries of water movement on Mars, and the Matt Damon movie, the Martian, space and space travel is in the news. It is probably little known that Bud Industries played a small but important role in early…
May 5, 2015 by Blair Haas
When the calendar turns to May, all eyes at Bud turn to the Electronic Distribution Show and conference in Las Vegas. We have participated in this show and its predecessors almost since its inception as the May Parts Show in…
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…
October 26, 2014 by Blair Haas
In today’s fast paced world, the selection and acquisition of components can be a real time drag as the component options increase and the internet is overloaded with alternatives. In the search for enclosures, Bud Industries has eased the process,…
May 23, 2014 by Blair Haas
There have been ongoing debates for years about the advantages of polycarbonate over fiberglass as a material for enclosures. Both are great for NEMA/IP boxes, often being able to reach IP67 or IP68 ratings. Here are a few advantages of…
February 19, 2014 by Blair Haas
It is often confusing for an engineer to know what type of IP Rating they need to look for when they desire to have a “waterproof” enclosure.  Much like with watches or other sensitive information, there is a big difference…