Jim Krebs, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article in Processing magazine’s July 2018 issue titled Specifying Thermal Management Systems for Control Enclosures Most automation and electrical devices must be housed in a control enclosure when used in industrial environments. This includes controllers, drives, power supplies, disconnects, fuses, terminals, relays, contactors and more. Krebs ... Read More
AutomationDirect has added 206 new enclosures in 15 different categories to its Hubbell-Wiegmann line of metallic and non-metallic enclosures. New models include disconnect, pushbutton, padlocking, keylocking, floor-mount, freestanding and stainless steel enclosures, consoles/consolets, and enclosures with knockouts. Single-door freestanding enclosures with smaller removable hinge pins are now available. Multiple short hinge pins make it possible ... Read More
Industrial facilities use many electrical enclosures to house automation and electrical components. Several of these enclosures require cooling and/or heating to control the climate within the enclosure to prevent condensation or component overheating. In this SlideShare, you will learn about the different types of climate control, reasons for use, and how to select and size ... Read More
AutomationDirect’s INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosure offering now includes the new Premium Series of screw-cover wall mount enclosures in addition to the existing Impact Series of wall mount, single-door enclosures.
AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus® line of enclosure air conditioners to include compact models. Excessive heat inside an enclosure can cause nuisance faults from electrical and electronic components, circuit breakers, fuses, and controlling units such as PLCs, HMI, and AC drives.
On a walk around most any city, you’ll discover dozens of gray “boxes” that are fast becoming an ordinary part of the landscape. You can see these “boxes” attached to utility poles, along sidewalks, and near businesses and schools. Such “boxes” are really enclosures that protect wiring and electrical components vital to our ever-increasing automated ... Read More
Making enclosure cutouts…there’s an app for that? Before we answer this question, let’s talk about how we normally make a cutout on a carbon steel enclosure. Many of us have been there; we begin with making a drawing, schematic or diagram of how the system is
AutomationDirect’s enclosure offering now includes Integra polycarbonate enclosures. The Impact series enclosures are lightweight, making them easier to carry and install. The polycarbonate enclosures feature high impact resistance of up to 900 inch-pounds, UV light resistance, and have a wide operating temperature range from minus 40 degrees F to 265 degrees F. All Integra polycarbonate ... Read More