Why you should outsource or automate the customization of enclosures

Dec. 15, 2015
There are better options than just manually modifying your enclosures.


Whether installing a new system, upgrading or adding new capabilities, control system engineers and integrators must select and design enclosures to house components and operator interfaces. Before enclosures can be populated and wired, they must often be modified by drilling and cutting to mount components. Modifications have traditionally been done either manually in-house or by automated systems at the enclosure manufacturer.

The manual, in-house approach means hours measuring, marking and drilling/cutting enclosures and back panels by hand, using basic drills and jigsaws. Most marking and measuring consists of placing the physical components, marking their locations, removing them for drilling/tapping and finally, placing the components again for final mounting. To ensure consistent and professional results, extra precaution must be taken, adding time to the process.

To learn more about enclosures, read “Here are better ways to customize enclosures” from Control.

Sponsored Recommendations

Arc Flash Prevention: What You Need to Know

March 28, 2024
Download to learn: how an arc flash forms and common causes, safety recommendations to help prevent arc flash exposure (including the use of lockout tagout and energy isolating...

Reduce engineering time by 50%

March 28, 2024
Learn how smart value chain applications are made possible by moving from manually-intensive CAD-based drafting packages to modern CAE software.

Filter Monitoring with Rittal's Blue e Air Conditioner

March 28, 2024
Steve Sullivan, Training Supervisor for Rittal North America, provides an overview of the filter monitoring capabilities of the Blue e line of industrial air conditioners.

Limitations of MERV Ratings for Dust Collector Filters

Feb. 23, 2024
It can be complicated and confusing to select the safest and most efficient dust collector filters for your facility. For the HVAC industry, MERV ratings are king. But MERV ratings...