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Enclosures Attabox Releases 24 Inch Enclosure Attabox is pleased to announce the arrival of the largest integrated flange mount polycarbonate enclosure available in the market, a 24 inch by 24 inch by 10 inch enclosure. Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has tested and approved the Attabox AH242410 for UL/cUL 508A & 50e certifications for types 4X, 4, 12 and 3R. The AH242410 comes with integrated flanges for easy and stable mounting, six latches for environmental protection, a flat door for HMI or display mounting, bosses in the lid and base for panels, and many internal features for custom equipment installation options. It will be certified with a 5 V flame rating and an F1 UV rating. The enclosure will be suitable for the most extreme industrial and commercial environments. Optima Cabinets Tested and Qualified to Meet AREMA and CENELEC Standards Optima Stantron designed and successfully tested cabinets to meet both North American (AREMA) and European (CENELEC) railway standards. The cabinets passed all testing to qualify for use in railway applications where high vibration and shock conditions occur. The welded and riveted frame was designed by modifying Optima's standard M1 cabinet frame design. The cabinet had to meet a customer's specific requirements for AREMA Part 11.5.1 Class I - Vehicle Interior (Platform-Mounted), which examines the operation of electronics inside locomotive spaces. Optima's cabinet did not require shock isolators in order to meet the mechanical shock and vibration requirements mandated by the railway industry. The cabinet design was required to conform to CENELEC EN 61373 Class 1A, specifically targeted at sub-assemblies and equipment mounted on or under a railway car, as well as AREMA Part 11.5.1 Class I, which tests several physical characteristics of electronic equipment mounted in the enclosed interior space of the locomotive. Bud Industries Expands Push Button Box Line With Plastic Option Bud Industries has introduced its PBB Push Button Box, giving customers a low price alternative within its existing line of NEMA plastic enclosures for automation. Plastic push button boxes reduce costs compared to steel versions, and they provide the advantage of higher corrosion resistance in wash down, humid and outdoor environments. Another advantage is the lighter weight; 20 times lighter than comparable steel boxes, which makes them easier to handle and install. Typical applications for the enclosure include control boxes, terminal blocks, motor starters, lighting, corrosive environments, chemical plants and general factory environments. It is well suited for outdoor use, having a NEMA 4X / IP67 rating that 24 Summer 2014 * www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com keeps out dust and water in extreme conditions and meeting the requirements of UL 746C with respect to ultraviolet light and water exposure. The push button box combines polycarbonate plastic and 10 percent fiberglass for a dual benefit; the polycarbonate offers improved shatter resistance, and the fiberglass allows for more consistent molding that results in tighter tolerances and therefore a more reliable seal. The gray PBB Push Button Box is suited for 22 and 30 mm push buttons and is available in sizes ranging from 0.89 by 1-inch to 1.22 by 4-inches. It is UL508/NEMA type 4X and type 6 listed #E343339, UL industrial controls and CE Low Voltage directive 2006/95/EC listed, non-chlorinated and non-brominated, flame retardant with a UL-94 V0 rating, and RoHs compliant. Canyonwest Cases 3i-3021-18 Utility Case Saves Electronic Equipment from Damage Damage to equipment while in transit is not only costly but can hurt a company's reputation. Many professionals have discovered that shipping sensitive or valuable equipment in rugged iSeries Utility Cases will virtually guarantee safe arrival. The latest addition to the iSeries line of cases is the 3i-3021-18 injection molded case for industrial and military applications. Case measures 30 by 21 by 18 inches deep ID (inside dimensions) and is available with three interior configurations: custom foam, foam filled and empty. iSeries cases are available in thirty-one sizes, with inside dimensions ranging from 9.25 by 7 by 4 inches to 50.5 by 14.5 by 6 inches. Cases are waterproof, dustproof and crushproof. They also have an automatic purge valve and a lifetime guarantee. Some sizes are equipped with wheels and retractable pull-handle. These Utility Cases are lighter than comparable designs yet 2.5 times stronger thanks to molded ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin. Harsh elements will not harm iSeries cases. They meet a variety of military specifications including: MIL-C-4150J (water submersible), MIL-STD-648C (automatic pressure relief valve) and MILSTD-810F (resistant to corrosion and damage caused by sudden impact). Cases are also ATA (Air Transport Association) compliant. Smart-Case Handheld Enclosures with Integrated Cable Glands Integrated cable glands are now available as standard on OKW's Smart-Case range of handheld enclosures. They help to protect the cable as well as further enhancing the aesthetics of this popular range. Integrated cable glands can be specified for three of the four Smart-Case models (M, L, XL). The cases are available for cable sizes Ø 0.134 to 0.165 inches, Ø 0.165 to 0.197 inches and Ø 0.197 to 0.232 inches and come in either gray or black to match the housings' standard colors of Off White (RAL 9002) and http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Summer 2014

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Industry News
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Electronics Protection - Summer 2014