Definition: An industrial enclosure is a metallic or non-metallic housing typically used to protect electrical and control components. The enclosure could be made out of: steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, or fiberglass. Many enclosure options offer varying degrees of environmental protection from elements such as foreign objects, dust, water, oil, chemicals, and rain as provided with UL Type 1, 3, 3R, 4, 12 or 13 ratings.
Common Uses: Industrial enclosures are typically used to protect and secure many types of control components including but not limited to: AC drives (VFDs), circuit breakers, disconnect switches, panel meters, operator interface panels, motor controls, power distribution blocks and junction terminals, DIN rail terminal blocks, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), pushbuttons, indicators, relays, timers, signal stack lights, soft starters, temperature controllers, transformers, and more.
Also Known As: Electrical box, electrical cabinet, industrial box, industrial cabinet, control cabinet, PVC box, junction box, instrument housing.
Types of Mounts: Wall mount, floor standing, free standing, foot mount, pole mount