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Instrument Enclosures Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of instrument enclosure manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top instrument enclosure manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find instrument enclosure companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture instrument enclosures to your companies specifications. Then contact the instrument enclosure companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of instrumentation cabinets, electronic instrumental enclosures, custom instrument enclosures, or customized instrument enclosures of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Aurora, IL 800-204-7225

    We are committed to excellence and our innovations in enclosure technology is an example of our commitment. Our unparalleled electronic enclosures are specialized for various tasks and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified & RoHS compliant. Our superior units come with full customer support. For value-added experience you can rely on us to give you a fair price. We are excited to hear from you! Give us a call today!

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  • Allenton, WI 262-251-1632

    Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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  • Belding, MI 616-794-0700

    With over 60 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Stahlin Enclosures offers the most extensive in-stock selection of non-metallic enclosures, including fiberglass enclosures. We serve such industries as waste water treatment, manufacturing and architectural, among many others.

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  • Bridgeville, PA 800-965-9872

    OKW is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal enclosures for OEM electronics equipment. Our US program includes the OKW and METCASE™ product lines, plus some complementary products. This combination allows us to offer our customers a truly comprehensive range of enclosures. Our sales team is on hand to offer expert advice on the selection and integration of our housing systems. We are confident that we can offer the right housing solution for your project.

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  • Hammondsport, NY 607-569-4200

    We are a contract manufacturer providing design assistance and on-site finishing capabilities. Mercury Corporation fabricates in sheet metal or plastics and has made electronic enclosures, plastic enclosures and many more products. We assemble over 250,000 to 300,000 products every month.

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  • Schaumburg, IL 800-477-4000

    Rittal is a leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial electronic enclosures, computer enclosures, EMC-shielded enclosure systems, as well as kiosks, outdoor enclosures and more. For more information about Rittal Corp. electronic enclosures, please call or visit our website.

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Instrument Enclosures Industry Information

Instrument Enclosures

Instrument enclosures protect electronic devices inside metal or plastic housing. Because of their sensitive circuitry, the components must be protected from dirt, water, and accidental contact. Being kept in an enclosure prevents the intrusion of solid foreign objects as well as liquids to a certain extent. Instrument enclosures are made from aluminum, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, stainless steel, and, for certain models, polyester with fiberglass reinforcing.

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Applications of Instrument Enclosures

Electronic instruments are used in many applications, especially for precision work in scientific, engineering, medical, and technological fields. Possible instrument uses include control panels, operation switches, and measuring devices. New ways of making enclosures safe and effective are constantly being researched due to the demand for and critical nature of electronic instruments.

Instrument Enclosure Design and Customization

Instrument enclosures come in many varieties to accommodate the wide array of electronic instruments. For small handheld instruments, enclosures may be custom-contoured to the shape of the device and designed to provide long-lasting protection and shock absorption. Desktop instruments can generally be housed in a box-like enclosure that is manageable in size and durability, protecting against spills and accidental contact. Wall mounted enclosures keep their contents close to the electronic equipment the instruments control while shielding them from dust, dirt, splashing water, and other undesirable contact.

The parts of an instrument enclosure vary depending on the application. Hand held enclosures may have slide-on covers or a knockout for a LCD screen. Desktop enclosures may have vents, handles, locking mechanisms, and membrane keyboards, while wall mounted enclosures are frequently hung on DIN rail with the ability to slide into position. Other options incorporate neoprene seals or watertight gaskets, transparent lids or covers, recessed areas for labels or keypads, cylinder catches, lock covers, thermometers, drains, air dyers, and special coatings to shield the contents from static electricity or EMI/RFI (electromagnetic and radio frequency interference). Metal enclosures can be constructed of cold rolled sheet metal welded for a smooth seam; aluminum is usually extruded. Plastics, fiberglass, and composite materials are gaining favor in certain situations because of their corrosion resistance, durability, and weight.

Instrument Enclosure Standards

No matter what material an instrument enclosure is made of, there are certain standards to which all enclosures must adhere. NEMA (the National Electrical Manufacturers Association), UL (the Underwriters Laboratories), and the IP Code (the International Protection Rating) are all used to identify the enclosure's strengths and applicable functions as determined by the conditions they can withstand. For example, the common NEMA Type 4X enclosure can be used indoors or outdoors to protect its contents against corrosion, windblown dust, rain, sleet, snow, splashing or hose-directed water, and the external formation of ice.



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