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Polycarbonate Enclosure Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of polycarbonate enclosure manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top polycarbonate enclosure manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find polycarbonate enclosure companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture polycarbonate enclosures to your company's specifications. Then contact the polycarbonate 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 news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of NEMA enclosures, instrument cabinets, plastic enclosures, or customized polycarbonate 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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Polycarbonate Enclosures

Polycarbonate enclosures are a type of electrical housing made from the non-metallic thermoplastic of the same name. With an impact strength five times that of fiberglass, polycarbonate is a material so strong that it is also used to create football helmets, bulletproof glass, and some cell phone cases. It is also popular for use as construction material, data storage, and as material for security, aircraft, automotive, and railway components.

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Applications of Polycarbonate Enclosures

Enclosures, or electrical housings, have a few common uses. First, small enclosures are often used to hide and/or protect electrical junctions from the environment, as well as protect users from electric shock. Environmental threats include rain, snow, lightning, sleet, and high winds. Second, larger enclosures frequently serve as the home of complete telecommunications enterprises. What’s more, some enclosures are used exclusively as battery backup cabinets. Enclosures can also serve as shields against electrostatic discharge (ESD) or radio frequency interference (RFI). Enclosures made from polycarbonate are highly insulative, water resistant, heat resistant, flame retardant, and impact resistant. Typically, these highly versatile electrical enclosures can still work properly in temperatures as low as -40, making them perfect for indoor and outdoor applications alike.

Polycarbonate Enclosure Design and Customization

A polycarbonate enclosure can hold a variety of electrical equipment, including conduits, connectors, bonding and grounding connections, cables, batteries, circuits, and electrical outlets. Those customers looking for a highly specific enclosure need not worry, as polycarbonate enclosures are highly customizable. They are available with a variety of features, including exterior hinges and latches, snap latches, integrated lock hasps, formed-in-place (FIP) gaskets, molded in corner ribs, easy-to-lift removable lids, doors, and flush-fit side mounted swing panels. Polycarbonate enclosures are also available in a wide array of opaque, translucent, and transparent colors. Additionally, they can easily be modified with “knockouts,” or openings for cables and conduits. This may be done via punching, drilling, or cutting. Note that, unlike if they were performed on a fiberglass enclosure, such modifications will neither stir up hazardous dust nor damage an enclosure. Small polycarbonate enclosures are equally easy to install where needed. They may be mounted on ceilings, as is the case with many garage door openers. They may be further encased behind an access panel, a practice that is common in office buildings and apartment complexes. They may even be hidden under the floor.

Polycarbonate enclosures bought and sold within the United States are beholden to NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) standards. If they so choose, customers may, in order to ensure their enclosures meet these standards, cut out the middleman and purchase NEMA enclosures. NEMA enclosures are available for purchase in approximately twenty different grades. All enclosures, no matter their grade, are designed to prevent humans working around them from receiving an electrical shock. However, each individual grade is designed to accommodate specific application requirements common to industrial electrical settings, all the while satisfying NEMA standards. Examples of these varietal features include impact resistance, heat resistance, leak-proof/impermeable assembly, drip-tight construction, light protection, dust protection, protection from corrosive substances like acetylene and saltwater, and protection from environmental hazards like rain, snow, and sleet. NEMA types are assigned the numbers one through six, along with 3R, 3S, 3X, 3RX, 3SX, 4X, 6P and 12K. Every letter represents a non-standard characteristic or a lack thereof. X, for example, indicates additional corrosion protection, and S informs us that the enclosure can work while laden with ice, while R means that an enclosure does not protect against windblown dust.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing Polycarbonate Enclosures

Polycarbonate enclosures are both affordable and high quality, so their value is undeniable. They have uses in innumerable industries, such as in security and surveillance, electronics, telecommunications, music, transportation, appliance, robotics, medicine, mining, and manufacturing. To find out what standard or custom enclosure may be right for you, reach out to the reputable enclosure manufacturers around you. Make sure to discuss any space restrictions, environmental factors, or industry/regional standards, such as NEMA enclosure types standards, to which you must adhere. It never hurts to double check, but generally, all manufacturers also offer polycarbonate enclosures that meet ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards. It is important to know the dimensions in which your enclosure will reside, because it will be of no use to you if it is too small to house your product or too large to fit into the space provided. Also, you must know if the enclosure will encounter any harmful chemicals or harsh weather, such as sleet or heavy rain, as this will help determine the type of polycarbonate out of which your enclosure must be made. Armed with this knowledge and partnered with the right manufacturer, you will be able to purchase a polycarbonate enclosure that will serve you well for years to come.



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