Material Specification

How to choose the right enclosure

Various criteria have to be taken into account when selecting a enclosure:

  • place of installation (inside/outside, Ex area, saltwater area etc.)
  • size (depending on the internal equipment)
  • protective function (type of protection, EMC resistance, Ex)

The following lists help you selecting the right enclosure for your special application.

Aluminium enclosure

  • light-weight, sturdy metal enclosure
  • good chemical resistance (see table)
  • can be used for a large temperature range
  • EMC basic screening (full screening as an option)
  • good machining possibilities
  • Applications: suitable for inside and outside, when used outside in an aggressive or saltwater environment, special version or Ex versions available

Polyester enclosure

  • plastic enclosure for adverse environments
  • good chemical resistance (see table)
  • can be used for a large temperature range
  • good insulation properties
  • V-0 execution (acc. to UL)
  • Applications: suitable for inside and outside; industrial standard enclosure

Polycarbonate enclosure

  • light-weight plastic enclosure
  • good chemical resistance (see table)
  • can be used in a large temperature range
  • good insulation properties
  • good machining possibilities
  • transparent executions possible (lid)
  • Applications: suitable for inside and outside

ABS enclosure

  • light-weight plastic enclosure
  • good chemical resistance (see table)
  • can be used in standard temperature ranges

Polystyrene enclosure

  • light-weight plastic enclosure
  • good chemical resistance (see table)
  • can be used in standard temperature ranges