Enclosure Protects Designs Even During Submersion in Water

Cleveland, OH – April 28, 2016 — Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, has introduced the AN-A Series enclosure, the broadest line of IP68 rated boxes available at the lowest price. This unusually high IP rating safeguards electronics and electrical designs with exceptional protection, even where there is a risk of submersion.

The corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum construction combined with a continuous silicon gasket provides a low-cost solution for housing sensitive equipment in hazardous, dusty, and washdown factory environments, as well as in wet outdoor locations. In addition to IP68, the series is rated NEMA 4X, 6, 6P, 12 and 13. It was tested under six feet of water for 24 hours and passed with no water ingress.

Application environments include chemical processors, marine environments, petrochemical sites, wood and metal grinding operations, washdown factories, and other powder/ dust processing. The enclosure is exceptionally well suited for housing machine controls, security, lighting, instrument cases, meter cases, and junction boxes.

The new enclosure is available in 24 sizes ranging from 3.54 inches x 1.42 inches x 1.18 inches to 10.24 inches x 6.30 inches x 3.56 inches. The cover attaches with stainless screws.

The NEMA 6 and UL 6 rated version is available in a natural finish. The NEMA 6P version features a black powder coat finish for extra corrosion protection.

Price and Availability

AN-A series boxes are available from stock. For price and downloadable drawings visit: https://budind.com/series/nema-ip-rated-boxes/an-a-series-style-a-aluminum-enclosure/#group=series-products&external_dimensions_group=0&internal_dimensions=0&mounting_style_group=0. Enclosure modifications are readily available from the factory. Only Bud offers 5-day turnaround on simple modifications such as holes and cutouts.

Accessories include ANX series aluminum internal panels and IPG series IP67 cable glands.