Feature: Enclosures & Accessories Panel Fittings Range of Gasket Sealing Profiles from FDB
One of the most important issues for enclosure manufacturers is the question of gasket sealing – what profile to choose, how to accommodate it and what sort of ingress protection does it provide?
At FDB Panel Fittings a range of specialist products has been assembled ranging from simple closed cell rectangular rubber foam strips in natural rubber or neoprene, through window gaskets in EPDM, up to grooved clip-on profiles with hollow section. Special sections are available to suit EMI/RFI requirements in EPDM with an additional Cu/Sn fleece to provide the necessary conductivity.
Rectangular section foam profiles feature closed cells with low absorption and quick fit self-adhesive backing, while clip-on gasket sections incorporate a metal spine to grip the door flange. Others are designed for easy insertion into a
channel with moulded lips to aid retention in use. Some gasket profiles are especially suited to applications requiring internal pressure either higher or lower than the external environment.
These industrial sections exhibit excellent resistance to industrial/external conditions including weathering. Use of the FDB gasket radius fillet also ensures tidy sealing of square corners when using clip-fit sections.
Gasket lengths, together with locks, hinges and other accessories may be supplied under the Rocfast program as consolidated production packs to original equipment manufacturers.
FDB Hylec-APL Launches IP67 Enclosures
Leading manufacturer and supply specialist of electrical components to industry, Hylec-APL, has launched a new series of enclosures to complement its existing range of connectors, terminal blocks and junction boxes.
Manufactured by Hylec’s UK based manufacturing division, DE Controls, the robust and versatile all weather enclosures boast up to IP67 protection. The enclosures, which have a unique registered design, are ideal for use by OEMs and end users in the electrical and electronic engineering markets.
This patented range of enclosures is available as standard (no holes) unit or with1 to 4 pre-moulded holes in the top suitable for fitting of 22mm switches. The high ingress protection, makes them suitable for many external applications as well as indoor applications which will be subjected to wash-down environments. The enclosures are extremely robust with wall thickness of up to 5mm which allows them to substitute for metal enclosures in many situations.
The design includes a unique feature for easy mounting; optional snap-on flange brackets and DIN rail brackets are available for all enclosure sizes. This ensures that the enclosure is not compromised by drilling of fixing holes in the base for the fixing brackets and helps to make the range a truly universal product. All the enclosures
incorporate vertical PCB mounting support slots as well as horizontal self tapping screw supports. They are delivered complete with 2x M20 threaded cable gland entry.
Available in a range of flame retardant materials, including polycarbonate, each enclosure size can be specified as a compact or deep base version. The compact version allows for easy installation in applications with limited space while the deep base version provides sufficient internal space to fit a horizontally mounted PCB and still have space for switch contact blocks above. All products comply fully with ROHS and REACH standards.
Hylec APL For all the most up to date news and products visit www.thepanelbuilder.co.uk
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