The First Round Diecast Enclosures for Industrial Equipment

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Sponsored by OKW: ROLEC has introduced the new 'aluDISC' range - the world's first standard round diecast aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment.

This new range has a unique round shape which has been designed to integrate both visually and functionally with industrial applications where everything is round: pipes, tanks, lamps, displays etc.

Typical applications will include process control equipment, monitoring and detection systems, flow metering and other industrial measuring devices.

The 'aluDISC' enclosures are rated to IP 66 as standard, but can also be specified to IP 67 and IP 69K with special factory fitted gaskets.

Manufactured in diecast aluminium and powder painted light grey RAL 7035, the 'aluDISC' enclosures have external dimensions of 150 x 139 x 80 mm. Three further industry standard sizes are planned for introduction before the end of 2011.

The attractive design features clip-in lid cover trims moulded in black POM plastic which hide all of the assembly and mounting screws, thus giving a clean and very modern appearance when assembled.

The 'aluDISC' enclosures can be mounted to a wall, machine or other equipment while still assembled. There is no need to remove the lid, thus avoiding any possible damage to the components or sealing gasket. The clip-in trims are simply snapped into place after the unit is mounted.

A round recessed area in the lid is designed for mounting membrane keypads, display modules, controls or product labels. A separate model is also available pre-fitted with a transparent hinged cover for extra protection of the controls. The cover is opened and closed by a quarter turn fastener.

Rather than having a completely round housing, ROLEC designers used the wrist watch as inspiration when designing the 'aluDISC'. As a result, they included two flat areas either side of the round face for mounting cable glands, connectors and controls.

Threaded screw bosses are provided inside for mounting PCBs, mounting plates, earth leads and other components. Mounting screws are included in the kit. Prices for the 'aluDISC' start at around £60.

Accessories include unique replacement lid assembly screws which include moulded retaining straps for keeping the lid in situ during installation and servicing.

ROLEC offers a full customising service on these enclosures with CNC milling, drilling, silk-screen printing, assembly of cable glands and terminals and much more, providing a fully finished housing ready for fitting the components.

More information on these enclosures can be found on the ROLEC website at: http://www.rolec-enclosures.co.uk/products/aludisc.htm

Also, see the 'aluDISC' video on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/aludisc_video


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