World’s First Round Standard Aluminium Enclosures For Industrial Equipment

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ROLEC has launched its new aluDISC range – the world’s first standard round diecast aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment. This new range of diecast enclosures has a unique round shape designed to integrate both visually and functionally with industrial applications where everything is circular: pipes, tanks, lamps, displays etc.

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aluDISC – the first standard round diecast aluminium enclosures for industrial equipment

For the first time design engineers will be able to house their equipment in a standard round enclosure that looks pre-designed for the industrial environment, rather than in a simple rectangular box.

ROLEC has launched its new aluDISC range – the world’s first standard round diecast aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment.

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

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

As standard, the aluDISC housings are specified as IP66 enclosures but ROLEC can also fit high performance gaskets and supply them as IP67 enclosures or IP69K enclosures.

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

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

ROLEC’s aluDISC electronic enclosures can be mounted to a wall, machine or other equipment while still assembled.

There is no need to remove the lid, 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 using a quarter turn fastener.

Rather than having a completely round housing, ROLEC designers used the wristwatch as inspiration when designing the aluDISC electrical enclosures.

As a result, they included two flat areas on either side of the circular 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 for aluDISC 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 metal 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.

ROLEC electronics enclosures are marketed in the UK by OKW Enclosures Ltd of Fareham, Hampshire.

OKW Sales and Marketing Director Robert Cox said: “For the first time design engineers will be able to house their equipment in a standard round enclosure that looks pre-designed for the industrial environment, rather than in a simple rectangular box.”

Features of aluDISC:

  •     First round standard aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment
  •     Unique shape visually integrates with industrial equipment and pipework
  •     Can be installed anywhere – walls, bulkheads, machines
  •     Lid recess for fitting a round membrane keypad or product label
  •     Clip-on lid cover trims hide all the fixing and mounting screws
  •     Enclosure can be mounted while closed
  •     Available with hinged transparent lid cover
  •     Internal screw bosses for mounting PCBs, mounting plates and assemblies
  •     Options include lid hinge/support, transparent cover, IP67 or IP69K protection, EMC shielding, high temperature gasket, corrosion-proof paint.

Family-owned enclosures specialist ROLEC has over four decades experience in the design and manufacture of industrial enclosures for electronics and electrical equipment.

For more information about aluDISC round aluminium enclosures, contact OKW Sales and Marketing Director Robert Cox +44 (0)1489 583858 or view ROLEC’s website.

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Notes For Editors

OKW Enclosures Ltd
15 Brunel Way
Segensworth East
Fareham
PO15 5TX
Tel: +44 (0)1489 583858
Fax: +44 (0)1489 583836

ROLEC has at least four decades of experience in the design and manufacture of industrial enclosures for electronics and electrical equipment.

Its extensive range of innovative enclosures is brought to you in the UK by partner OKW Enclosures Ltd.

ROLEC is a medium-sized family-owned enterprise which manufactures exclusively at its factory in Rinteln, northern Germany.

The company has many years of expertise in the development and manufacture of high quality enclosures and accessories.

ROLEC keeps all catalogued products in stock and uses ultra-modern machines to modify enclosures to individual requirements. ROLEC supplies fully finished enclosures without delay at competitive prices and “just in time”.

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