Ways on Effectively Selecting Electronics Enclosure

There is once instance where a puppy playing for several us is so worn out that he was not even able to leave the couch. With this in mind, the owner was able to curl up with the puppy and make him relax without having the mind crazily roaming around the garden. While couching on the sofa, the owner was watching several commercials on TV. And it made her wonder, of all the commercials she just saw, how can customers decide on which products should they buy? Is it because of the benefits the commercial showed? How they can make sure that the product they are buying will deliver its promised benefits? Is there also a factor to what products their closest friends will recommend them? These are some of the questions the dog owner asked herself when watching those infomercials on television. 

This question also applies to the current dilemma of the companies that would like to have enclosures as a way to protect their equipment from certain elements. Designs and different classifications of sizes and colors, there are almost unlimited number of enclosures available in the market. The companies can call the manufacturing company to ask for the necessary information that they need in deciding which enclosure do they need for a certain operation task. There also customization needs a company might ask from the manufacturer. It is important to ask crucial information that will help them decide which enclosure is best suitable for them. 

With this in mind, there are two ways in making this selection easier for the companies: 

Step 1: Determine the size needed for the enclosure 

To begin the decision making process, the company should ask and determine the size of their equipment and components that will be housed inside the enclosure. Will they be needing a battery pack? If so, how many batteries does this battery pack should have? Aside from this what else does the enclosure should protect? Is it the LCDs, switches, lights? Some of the manufacturing companies offers enclosures that are easily customizable and can accommodate the needs of the companies. However, the customization of molded plastic enclosures requires a lot of time because it is time-consuming and most of the time more expensive. 

Step 2: Select the Right Type of Enclosure  

With the different needs for an electrical enclosure, the right type of enclosure should be determined in making sure that the characteristics of the enclosure will solve the needs of the company. Basing from the assembled project, the company should determine which equipment or component will be housed inside the enclosure. Also, the company should take note that they need to leave extra space inside the enclosure. Some enclosure companies make only external measurements. Once the company give the right measurement for the enclosure that they need, they should include the thickness of the material of the enclosure in their measurement.