One of the biggest challenge companies are facing today is which type of
electrical enclosure should they purchase for their engineering project. It is
crucial to first determine the different variables and elements that has a big
impact on their purchasing decision – location of the engineering project,
temperature, possible ingress, etc. With this in mind, we will look at the two
most commonly compared electrical enclosure, the NEMA 4X and NEMA 6P.
What is NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures?
NEMA 4X electrical enclosures are manufactured for both indoor and
outdoor use. It gives the users a specific degree of protection given to
personnel from having access to hazardous parts. It also gives a certain degree
of protection for the equipment housed inside the electrical enclosure against
ingress of solid foreign object (such as windblown dust). It also gives
protection to equipment from any possible water ingress from rain, sleet,
splashing water, snow, ice formation, and hose directed water. Finally, it has
corrosion protection and the equipment will be remained undamaged in case an
external ice formation will happen.
What is NMA 6P Electrical Enclosures?
NEMA 6P electrical enclosures are manufactured for either outdoor or
indoor use. Like NEMA 4X, it also gives protection for personnel from having
access to dangerous and hazardous parts. It gives solid ingress protection
housed inside the enclosure from falling dirt or other foreign object. It also
protects the equipment from having serious damage occurred from water ingress
that can cause by hose directed water or water entry caused by prolonged
submersion. The enclosure can be submerged in water but only at a limited
depth. It also gives corrosion protection and it will be remain undamaged
despite of the external ice formation on the enclosure.
Strong water ingress protection (hose down or pressurized
Don’t you love shopping? Whenever I need to regularly stop
by at the grocery store to buy some necessary items, I really find it more
convenient and amusing if I just use these self-check-out kiosks inside the
Whoever thought of this is a genius! The customers now have
the freedom to buy grocery stuff without having to wait in line for the
cashier. Because there are some customers who does their weekly or bi-weekly
shopping and on average the lady in the cashier spends about 10-25 minutes on
average just to check things out of the counter.
Because of this the line for the cashiers have been long and
and everyone just have their cart really full of groceries. Don’t you hate it?
I feel that I spend so much time on just lining up on the cashier.
And because of this, self-check-out kiosks is a very genius
thing to do! Amazing right?
And because of this idea, I thought that enclosure companies
can do the same too. If there are some kind of self-check-out kiosk on their
websites, the customers does not have to wait for the reply of the customer
service in order for them to get the pricing that they want. They can hop on to
their website and just make a very quick price quotation for the enclosure that
they want. Easy peasy right?
They can do this at any time of the day or any tome of the
week. The key is to effectively create a good quotation or customization of the
electronics enclosure that they want. If every company has this customized
electronic enclosure quoting, the customer lives would be so much easier and
they can get quick price quotations at their earliest convenience, right?
The customer can get a quick price quotation that takes
about 90 seconds to complete and with this they can have the pricing and order
their desired electronics enclosure within minutes.
This quick pricing tool should be really easy to use. The
customer can choose the electronics enclosure that they want to be modified. In
the selecting the machining or printing needs, it can easily generate a quote
number. The real-time pricing is visible and easy in the entire process. But
the companies should need to have a quote number in able to proceed with their
order. Until then, they can connect to a customer service and that will
simplify the entire process.
Most often than not, fall is my season, really. This is the
time that I started hampering down. However, for this year I have been doing a
different thing. I just recently noticed that there is an emergent need to
clean my house out: negativity, dressers, kitchen cupboards and even my dad’s
basement. There are some things that I have been trying to putt off out of
sight until spring. This is when I plan to do a very huge garage sale. With the
other things that I have, I have started to get rid off of it.
In this article, we will follow the same thought – the only
thing unwanted in this article is your warts.
There has been a product or technology that was proven to
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There are several ways on how to greatly improve the cooling
inside the server rack just by utilizing blanking panels in able to effectively
manage the air flow very efficiently. In selecting a server rack that has
built-in channels to accommodate better cable management and have improved air
flow, the removal of the obsolete or unimportant equipment from the rack should
With this in mind, an engineer should consider that a
3-phase power can greatly increase the amperage available inside the server
rack. It can decrease the overall number of PDUs needed for the power
management and it can leave more space to improve airflow.
The rising energy costs are now being compelled by several
engineers to re-plan and re-think the IT structure together with their best
practices. They are also gearing towards decreasing the power consumption by
implementing the best standards for energy efficiency. The rightful planning should
include the hot or cold isles containment strategies and managing the current
and future hot spots. There should also be continued monitoring of the heat
dissipation process inside the data center that will help companies and
engineers to greatly increase the cooling capacity inside the server rack. The
sealing cable openings placed on the floor with grommets is the primary key to
The Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are now evenly
distributes power to other servers during a power strip. The Rack mount power
strips are now being specifically manufactured specially for the server racks
and wall mounted racks that are placed vertically or behind the mounting posts.
Placed inside a back portion of the cabinet. The power strips will now fall under
two different categories: intelligent and standard.
While having the standard power trips that consists of some
features that can give very important information – indicators and output
displays – they should be effectively managed in-person and on-site personnel.
On the contrary, the most intelligent power strips that
gives remote power control should allow the equipment administrators to
effectively perform a cold reboot of the rack servers. This should also include
the devices and other troubleshoot problems coming from any location provided
that there is an internet connection. It greatly decreases the downtime it
takes for the servers and having the vital business functions should be online
These remote power products does not only gives a very
efficient control of these systems but they also give permissions for the
equipment administrators to be able to properly leverage the leading advances
in the power distribution systems.
There are manufacturing companies that offers premium
designed server racks with installed air conditioning unit inside it. With this
design, it will be able to withstand majority of the rugged and harsh indoor
conditions. These racks are primarily designed for the places that does not
have enough ventilation because of improper temperature. Or these racks are
built for places that has the tendency to accumulating dirt and is very prone
to dirt circulating around the place. The cabinet makes it very efficient for
the companies to properly and safely store the server rack cabinets to be able
to maintain the integrity of the equipment.
The manufacturers of these server rack today provides a well
maintained air-conditioned server racks that can effectively withstand the
inner rugged conditions that widely exists in some of the environments today.
They are primarily designed server cabinets that will be able to withstand some
of the harsh and very extreme environments. Inside of these, they have properly
installed ventilations for the areas where there are very harsh elements.
With this in mind, you will have peace because the companies
will be assured that their very sensitive equipment will be well protected and
will be housed well. They won’t likely become damaged throughout the process of
These air-condiitoned server racks are also available in
different sizes: 4,000 BTU, 8,500 BTU, 10,000 BTU and 20,000 BTU (5,860 watts).
They also have indoor temperatures that ranges between -40 and 131 degrees
Fahrenheit. It also exhibits the external temperature probe and display. You
can also select either side-mount or rack mount as your installation option.
Because of the functionality of these server racks, they
offer a great deal of flexibility and freedom for you to design your floor
layout effectively because these server rack cabinets can be manufactured in
different 112 sizes. Several cabinet color options are widely available and the
several sets of these adjustable mounting rails have are already positioned
inside the cabinet.
These amazing air conditioned server racks gives the
companies the advantages that it needs. It comes with a very good compact
footprint. The companies can get their equipment quickly installed inside the
cabinet and it helps them for it to become completely assembled and joined
When I was in college, my roommate and I were slightly
addicted to 2 things: Dukes of Hazard reruns and infomercials. Having watched
the “PushLight” special probably 75 times in the 2 years we live together, we
decided to buy a pack and split them. We used them in our closets, the trunk of
our cars, to walk down the hall at night.
When I was still in college, my roommate and I are super
addicted to almost everything nice. But there are two things that stand out:
Dukes of Hazard reruns and infomercials.
You bet we did it! Several years aog I just had a roas beef
issue while catering to a certain party and in order for me to let the air out
of the trunk, we need to tore the light out so that it would not totally drain
the battery. Now, I am wishing that I still have a pack of the PushLights from
my dorm mate so that I could light up my trunk the way I want it to be.
With this in mind, I was totally delighted when I finally
received a certain email from a company customer: the DeArmond Tool.
the email said…
“here are the one of the pictures that we have to sow you
one of your company cases that were being used in our product line. This was
the prototype of the product we have been working on. We would like to
appreciate the designer of this case. It totally gave our small product the
touch of class it actually needs! The small light is capable of lighting an
entire room! It has 540 Lumen and I am so in love with it! Plain but it is so
With this in mind, kindly visit: http://www.dearmondtool.com to learn
more about their products and services. To also view each of their products
under the DeArmond Tool line. There are more styles and products are in design
phases so continue on checking back with us once the site is updated.
Just over the weekend, there was something happening that
baffled me: I have beaten my boyfriend at the game of chess! One of the first
words that came out of my mouth was “I won?” and “Did you let me win?” Because
in reality, we have been playing a couple of chess games now for about 8 months
and I kept on losing to every single game.
Until this weekend, we tried playing the Trivial Pursuit.
However, he mopped the board with me but it is okay. I still beat him at chess.
I did a small reflection thought. All the weeks of him teaching me the pitfalls
and the falls of the game lead to me to making better game choices. It also
guided me towards the strategy that I formulated in order to beat him. It also
started to sink in: I am learning and I love learning. It is wonderful to
discover how things are working and how they are made.
With this in mind, we will look at how some of the
electronic equipment work:
For this article, we are going to look at the buttons placed
on a keyfob electronics enclosure. One can see the different types of buttons
existing everywhere: calculators, keyless remotes of the car, and the
television remote. There is a rubber keypad with a conductive contact placed on
its back. Once the button is pressed, the conductive contact suddenly meets the
board and it started to send an electronic signal that is totally specific to
the taskt aht was assigned to the circuit.
Let us take an very simple example, in a calculator, when
you press the button that was labeled “1” it indicates the number one. When the
button is labeled as “+” is signals the circuit to add, when you press “3” and
finally the “=” sign it tells the computer to add the numbers you just keyed
In a similar way, in a keyless entry remote, pressing the
button that was labeled “unlock” will lead to the activation of the circuit
board and it will send a wireless signal to the system’s receiver. This is
located in the vehicle and the electric shocks should be opened. This is what you
call the key less entry.
There are companies that has an entire line of key ring
style remote and these products are widely available in different sizes,
styles, and colors. The companies can even print directly on the buttons of
these keyfobs to be able to customize them for the project you will be needing
them for. If you need help in narrowing down the selection, just contact the
customer service representatives to help you in your inquiry.
If you want to customize your enclosure printing using a
permanent ink: you want it to meet your expectations. The ink should
effectively cope with what the enclosure will be used into.
With this in mind, if you want the print on your enclosure
to last longer, it should be permanent and resistant to several environmental
factors. This includes light and weathering that can be a result of extreme
weather conditions. One of the main reasons is that one cannot have the
enclosure to be printed again because once the original printing begins to
fade, it cannot be reprinted again. Also one of the reasons for considering the
ink that will be used is the volume: the company should round up all the
products that have been sold. In terms of comparing the new printing with the
old one is nearly impossible once the product has been removed from the vice.
Another thing to consider is the UV light and the extreme
weather conditions that might be present in the area where the enclosures will
be used. It can cause the coloring of the ink to start fading or discoloring.
The separate cases can also have discoloration at a different rate, and it
totally depends on what the exact conditions the ink was exposed to. One would
potentially have to have a custom-color match for the ink for it to be
effectively returned to the enclosure.
If you are looking for businesses who does customization
printing on the enclosure, the durable electronic enclosure should have the
plastic enclosure branded. The company should not want to look for a printing
that can be damaged that easily once exposed to harmful elements. Most of these
characteristics can be added up to have an increased protection for the ink on
While there are some issues or problems that are not as big
an issue basing on your final application, it still worth to ask if the cost of
the printing is worth the hassle.
It is important for design engineers to effectively
determine if the additional hassle for customization of enclosure is worth the
company’s time and effort. At the end of the day, there are other options which
your enclosure can be customized and not only for printing on it.
There are a lot of articles on the internet that talks about how the relative design concepts work that utilizes spatial relationships in identifying the key locations of some enclosure cutouts.
Some of the enclosure manufacturing company’s engineers work with these concepts most of the time. They are more than willing to give help to consumers or companies that need help with some design concepts. Most of the time a consumer will have a wide understanding of what they would be needing in terms of the specifically sized enclosure. A customer service representative can help the company or end user choose the proper enclosure that will be very suitable for the user or company’s needs. With this in mind, companies create a concept quote for different machining holes that are located in proper locations.
Once the customer is ready to place her order for the enclosure, the engineers can design or create a 3-dimensional drawing that will help in the programming of the CNC machines. One example of this is that when the end user or customers send in a drawing or calls the ballpark for some of the pricing modifications. Without the use of some of the specific dimensions, the companies can give pricing that is totally based on the space measured on top of the enclosure.
However, when the customer gives exact dimensions of the enclosure, it seems that the hole has the size of only 1/2” in diameter. Whilst the enclosure pricing can greatly vary by a minimum amount of pennies basing on the size, another approach should be taken to make the large portion of the enclosure removed. This factor can highly affect the form and structure of the enclosure while it is clamped into the CNC machine so that the companies can use a quote that utilizes a very effective method in this specific example.
This is one of the reasons why companies are asking for the dimensional drawing of the enclosures at the time the order was placed. While the companies can give an exact quote of the enclosure based on the estimated time frame on relative description, the companies would need to have a very precise measurement in order to remake the proper holes.
Majority of the companies can work on any format the companies provide for enclosure and they are always more than willing to help out the companies in customizing the electronics enclosure they are needing.
There are also different design for electrical enclosure depends on the rating of enclosures, NEMA 4x enclosure and NEMA 6P are an example. They give a different level of protection, so they will have a different design to give proper protection to your application.
When it comes to designing enclosures, cable glands are a must accessory. These small accessories can make its way through into a cutout or hole on the enclosure and it can make watertight seal of the NEMA or IP rated electronic enclosure. In addition to this, the cable glands accessory will allow the companies to customize their plastic enclosure in order for the enclosure to fit the board and the application in exact way as it is designed. But this will still make sure that the electronics are cool and dry inside the electronic housing.
The cable gland contains major three parts: a body with two
threaded ends, cable nut, and a nut. An enclosure manufacturing company can
machine the right sized hole into any flat surface of the electronics
enclosure. With this, the cable gland will then be fitted inside the hole.
Before making sure that the gland is secured inside with the
nut, a rubber gasket should be readily inserted that helps in protecting the
enclosure from water ingress to take place. While on the opposite side of the
threaded end, there should be an O-ring that is connected through the series of
teeth. The cable nut should go over the O-ring and teeth, and then eventually
the screws onto the threaded end.
Once the cable nut is already tightened, it can make the
O-ring seal to be sealed around the wire, that will eventually create a
watertight seal. Even if each cable gland can be securely sealed around only
one wire, the multiple cable glands can be utilized on each electronic
enclosure once more than one wire is utilized.
There are a lot of myriad sizes of different cable glands
that are readily available. How to determine if the company is selecting the
proper size for cable glands? First step is to determine and know the
appropriate size of the wiring that will be used on the enclosure. This makes
the company to be able to select the right cable gland that will hug the wiring
very closely in order to be protected from water and dust ingress. Other
enclosure manufacturer offers 7 different sizes of NEMA-rated cable glands that
can be fitted inside a large range of wire sizes.
On a side note or tip in selecting the right wire: the wire
size should be dependent on how much power that is needed to run inside and
through the unit. Once that this has been established, and the rightful cable
gland size is properly selected, the engineer can now continue building the
enclosure. There are valuable resources in the internet (can also be found on
different company websites) about rightful wiring selection.
The additional benefit of being able to use cable glands is
it can also function as a strain relief. These can protect the wiring from
bending, splitting, and fraying at some certain point of entry on the