Different Types of Custom Metal Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
Any company who needs custom electrical enclosures for their equipment can be provided by any enclosure manufacturing company. They just have to be specific to the design that they want to achieve. This also includes the type of steel material they would like to have, such as – aluminum, stainless and carbon steel. Lead times may also vary so a good communication about what is needed to be achieved is important.
Also, there is an option for an enclosure to be customized – via silkscreen or engraving. In addition to this, a clear understanding of the NEMA or IP rating needed for the specific enclosure will be helpful in communicating to a certain manufacturing company of the enclosures needed to be designed.
There are several types of customization a company can choose from wall mount, free-standing, floor mount, JIC and through. It is important to note that the size of these enclosures is not limited, they can be built according to the needed size for the electrical equipment. One of the most common ones is the free-standing portable enclosures.
In regards to the parts of the electrical enclosure, a company can request for an adjustable swing door assembly. This provides an extra space for the inside and the outside for the enclosure for the specific electrical equipment. This will allow the company to easily assemble the electrical equipment inside the enclosure. Doors can be made of solid metal, a feature window, and cutouts or mounting holes. Different applications call for different customization needs. There are also clamps, latches, turn handles, and lock options if you would like an added security for your electrical enclosure. For other seal options, there are strips, die-cut, and bulb extrusion. This enables the enclosure to protect your electrical equipment inside. Communication is the key, let your manufacturer know of what other types of features that you would need.
The other feature that you can add is studs and nuts. It can be placed on the back panel of the enclosure of wherever you need them for an efficient installation. There will be no need to drill or tap mounting holes and this will also save your company resources and time. Additionally, there can also be gland plates that can be placed through custom cuts and holes. This can be placed on either side or top/bottom part of the electrical enclosure.
Different customizations for different applications are needed. Some of the companies manufacture electrical enclosure for different industries, such as fire protection, food and beverage, water treatment, power generation, communication/telecom companies, transportation, chemical, wastewater management, petrochemical, and oil and gas. One should note however that there are companies that only specialize for specific types of industries. Message the manufacturing companies to know more.
Lastly, do not forget to be specific about the different protection you need for your electrical enclosures. Most of the common protections enclosures can have are corrosion-resistant, water and dust ingress, hose-water resistance. There are also submersible enclosures for marine offshore companies.