Higher Demand For IP67 Twin-Chamber Aluminium Enclosures

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Marine, offshore and heavy industrial applications are driving growing demand for the IP67 version of ROLEC’s aluTWIN dual chamber aluminium enclosures. ROLEC’s aluTWIN is available as IP66 enclosures as standard but more designers are now specifying the IP67 protection rating as the units are used in harsher environments.

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aluTWIN dual section IP66 and IP67 diecast aluminium enclosures with plain or recessed front panel lids

ROLEC aluTWIN metal enclosures are extremely tough. Their dual-chamber configuration makes them absolutely ideal for harsh outdoor and industrial environments.

Marine, offshore and heavy industrial applications are driving growing demand for the IP67 version of ROLEC’s aluTWIN dual chamber aluminium enclosures.

ROLEC’s aluTWIN is available as IP66 enclosures as standard but more designers are now specifying the IP67 protection rating as the units are used in harsher environments.

The twin-chamber configuration of aluTWIN diecast enclosures enables PCBs, LCDs, power supplies and other active components to be installed in a separate compartment to the terminal connections.

This means that sensitive components can be kept in a closed area of the electrical enclosures during installation or regular servicing.

This is particularly beneficial when aluTWIN electronic enclosures are fitted in tough outdoor locations such as oil rigs. The separate terminal compartment lid can be removed for wiring and re-calibration while the lid on the section with the controls and displays remains in place.

The main lids of aluTWIN electronics enclosures can be closed or left with an open frame.

The open frame incorporates a removable anodised aluminium front panel which is recessed for protection of switches, controls or membrane keypads. The lid fixings are outside the sealed interior.

Manufactured from diecast aluminium, aluTWIN is available in four sizes from 166 x 100 x 55 mm to 240 x 240 x 120 mm. The standard finish is powder coated light grey RAL 7035 and window grey RAL 7040.

Stove-finished structured paint and special colours can also be supplied to order as part of an increasingly wide range of customisation options available for these industrial enclosures.

Goretex condensation glands that ventilate the case but still maintain IP66 protection are available on request. High temperature and EMC gaskets are also offered.

The enclosures can be fully customised with holes and cut-outs, silk-screen printing, painting in other colours, fitting of cable glands and much more – providing a fully finished housing ready for assembly of the components. Prices for aluTWIN start at £81.

ROLEC’s ranges of IP67, IP66 and IP65 enclosures are marketed in the UK by OKW Enclosures Ltd of Fareham, Hampshire.

OKW Sales and Marketing Director Robert Cox said: “ROLEC aluTWIN metal enclosures are extremely tough. Their dual-chamber configuration makes them absolutely ideal for harsh outdoor and industrial environments.”

Features of aluTWIN aluminium enclosures:

  •     High performance dual-chamber aluminium enclosures for heavy duty control equipment
  •     Separate sections for the electronics and the terminals
  •     Slide-in separation panel between the two chambers
  •     With or without a recessed anodised aluminium front panel in the main lid
  •     Design based on the popular aluNORM series
  •     Weatherproof and waterproof
  •     Internal screw bosses for mounting plates, PCB supports, DIN rails
  •     Compatible cable glands
  •     Protection rating – IP66 (IP67 available on request)
  •     Sizes – 166 x 100 x 55 mm to 240 x 240 x 120 mm
  •     Colours – powder coated light grey RAL 7035 and window grey RAL 7040
  •     Accessories – internal mounting plate; mounting brackets and hinges; terminal mounting rail; double-bit lid fasteners.

Family-owned ROLEC has at least three decades of experience in the design and manufacture of industrial enclosures for electronics and electrical equipment.

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

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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