Strength, Engineering Blog, Enclosure Materials

What is the Type of Strength in Maintaining Solidarity?

Last year, we just went to several weddings and most of them are located in out-of-towns. That will also mean that travel is included when we attend our friends’ weddings. However, the packing for an out-of-town wedding is very hard. Being more than just a regular vacation, you have to bring your wedding clothes in addition to your vacation clothes. And in most of the girls, that packing means there will be several or many pairs of stockings.

Invariably, any girl has the possibility to rip one pair of stockings when they get it out from its packaging. If one is very coordinated and graceful (not to mention careful) like me, you will eventually bump into something and you can get a run of your stockings even before the first dance happen. And do not get me started on the inconvenience of the wooden chairs or benches with their hole-inducing splinters.

For people who does not know, once you get a run for your stocking it cannot be used again and it is totally over. Somehow once the stockings are in its complete form when it is in its tightly knit piece, and they can support each other. However, wen there is a breach, the entire stockings cannot be used.

When it comes to the silicone rubber, there has the same propensity that can hold the bond together. The strength of the majority of the VM boot material can help us keep the VM series of the plastic electronics enclosure. It can also help the companies to be safe from scratches, dents, or other nicks that are being caused by dropping and other mishaps. Even if the material is very strong to withstand this kind of enclosure damage, it should retain the flexibility and soft silky exterior.

In addition to this however, we have had several people who are asking about the machining process of the silicone rubber boots. This also comes back around the to the principle in stockings. While the material is durable, strong, and very supportive while it is intact, once a hole or cut is already seen on the entire structure of the stockings can become more susceptible to shredding, tearing, or even mutilation.

The silicone material in boots can help them in maintaining their shape but the integrity can become totally compromised and it can have a risk of damage that can be further increase.

If you want to discuss any options for customization or if you have any questions in mind, the companies are free to explore with you what are the several options that are available for them. With all other products, the customization can create any undesired consequences and companies are more than willing to advise you of other options.

Enclosure Materials, Controller

What is the 512 Channel Dimmer: Wonderful Product Highlights!

One of my most favorite high school memory was performing in a school musical. All the dancing, singing, and being able to establish the friendship with my classmates brought me very good memories. I believe all of us had some pretty flamboyant personalities that clamors to be heard.

These among many other things that contributes to the good memories of a student. What any other way to feed a teenager’s ego right? I am very proud to say that now I am still friends with my previous classmates I met in the drama club during my high school days. And in that light, this is where the customer product really hit home in my heart.

The Durand Interstellar was able to create a 512 channel controller for the lights of all shapes, types, and sizes. These are now being used in such locations such as the theaters and museums and they are up to 127 presets that can be finally stored and called up through a command of the computer or the MIDI host. The controller presets can now be activated by time or external event. For some, it even can be also called up automatically when it is powered on.

In addition to this, the 4201-B stellarDMX DMX512-A Controller was initially designed to be easily modified for other custom uses and it is also widely available as a bare or assembled/tested board for other customization use. The Durand Interstellar is now even happy to be able to provide for a quote that is being used for the custom firmware and/ or hardware.

For the product knowledge, you can visit the instellar.com anytime for a more specific product literature or information or even product support. You can also order items directly from their online store. You can order a hard copy of their product manual along with the CD copy.

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Electronics Enclosure, engineering blog, Non-conventional enclosure parts

How to add A Unusual or Non-Conventional Parts or Accessories to Your Electronics Enclosure?

We discovered that our TV stand would not work in the living room. Yesterday, we had spent the day scrubbing his apartment so the car was full of cleaning supplies such as vacuum, mop, and garbage cans. Since we passed a furniture store we decided to stop and just check out what was available.

Finding the perfect stand at a great price, we knew we had to make the purchase immediately. However, there would not be room in the vehicle. Our sales assistant helped us come up with a non-conventional method to pack all of the items in the car and we made it home in record time.

Another area non-conventional items or methods are common is in electronics. There are many standard components such as printed circuit boards, wires and connectors, and plastic enclosures to hold it all together. Once a customer asked how to attach a swivel to his enclosure.

He was inventing a product that could be worn on a cord around a person’s neck. In order for the product to work correctly, it had to be able to rotate on a specific axis, which is where the swivel came in.

This is not a very common issues that is usually being encountered. Even though, there are wide variety of electronics enclosure product line. This line is versatile enough to be able to accommodate even the most non-conventional items under electronics equipment.

The companies would only need to machine or put a round hole on the enclosure. At the location where the two pieces should come together. Especially when the product is being finally screwed together. This will now allow some of the parts to slide better unto the grooves on the swivel. And it can also secure the swivel properly while maintaining the maneuverability around the axis.

What are the Other Available Product Lines for NEMA-Rated Electronic Enclosures Manufactured from Plastics?

Being a Cleveland sports fan is very very hard. Because of the team’s last year performance, their most notable low game point happened in July. It was also nationally reported that LeBron James have finally decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. These infamous words by James “I have chosen to take my talents to South Beach” I think will haunt Cleveland fan’s memories forever.

Just this morning before the broadcast of James’ decision, the Cleveland’s owner – Dan Gilbert – promised to make sure that his team will bring the championship to Cleveland. Even before Lebron can win one for Miami. After the game of not so famous ‘10-‘11 season, I was really excited to see the draft of 2011 NBA as Cleveland has already accepted its 1st overall pick. Of course, with the excellent opportunity for them to increase their talent on the bench.

Just like the Cleveland team, who just recently got a new talent in the draft, there are enclosure manufacturing companies who are getting ready to launch their new product lines. These companies will be on the run for the expansion of their top line NEMA-rated electronic enclosures. And this line also has the additional sizes and version available for their respective series.

With these new developments, there will be no longer a need for the acquisition of a different flange kit available to the NEMA boxes. As these newly updated enclosures will constitute a surface-mounting flanges that are molded directly on the box. This is a new and convenient features of the flanged NEMA boxes that comes with their accessibility.

The customers will also be able to remove the cover of the enclosure without removing the electronics enclosure from its surface it is currently mounted on. In addition to this, the brass inserts also allow for the re-entry into the enclosure box. Given that you can do this for unlimited number of times. And also, always remember that the enclosure series NEMA rated enclosures are generally design to fit to IP65 of IEC 529 and adopt the NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4x, 12 and 13 specifications.

Plastic Enclosures that are Made with Belt Clip

While watching UP one afternoon, I was amazed by the innocence and ingenuity young Ellie showed at the beginning of the movie. Even if she is not totally involved in driving and steering the ship, she made a positive impact on her husband that she left him with wonderful mark. Including this is the fact that she taught her husband how to do the nifty and tricky system of ropes and pulleys which was used later on in the movie.

This scene has made me think a lot about how my grandparents were about during their generation, and how they have made up for the lack of technology before? Were they able to figure out how things can work without the help of today’s innovations?

With this in mind, I am amazed by how everything was offered in a silver platter because today’s innovations has enabled us to at least figure out how things should work out and we don’t have to invest time and energy in discovering things.

This is the reason why there are people who takes pleasure in working in a manufacturing field. A group of people can be composed of designers and engineers that makes things possible and brings difference to the lives of other people. Their ideas are being utilized for the betterment of the society. They are the group of people with new ideas and options for improvements. Engineers can take ideas together with available materials to make things and engineering projects happen. Whether it is theft retrieval systems, cars running on bio-fuel and cancer research, they can just follow their ideas and they will be able to create products that can bring positive changes on the world.

Even if the project fails, they will still add ideas to the things that does not work and it opens up to new options available.

This is the same case with other enclosure manufacturing companies. Their design engineers are continuously working on the products that will be released. Even with a wide variety of over 1400 styles and options, they are always open to expanding their current product line.

One of the options of the end users is to make a request about the way their enclosures should be worn – for instance, attached to a belt. There are enclosure series that are made handheld and they have optional rubber silicon boot for easier attachment. These molds are directly attached to the belt loop. This gives provisions for the enclosure to be worn on any kind of way that belts attach together – tool belt, clothing, shoulder strap, etc. The belt loop is being improved and reinforced to give protection to the boot from further damage and tearing that can be caused by continued use. Companies continue to come up with different use and innovations to make enclosures improved and better than before.

Creating Custom Knockout Holes in the Electronic Enclosures

There are ladies that are not ready to be called and perceived as a “girlie” girl. They have the tendency to exemplify the disgracing attitude of a drunk three legged bull making them not ready for sports. Boys can have the tendency to teach women about the rules, stats, and terminology of nearly every sport imaginable on the planet. Just by watching the episode of a sports commentary show – the commentators will discuss about the recent boxing match that just happened. The new terms that one can get are TKO (technical knock out.) It is easy to figure this out but it is not common to know the T in TKO. Because it is more common to hear KO in these scenarios.

So imagine if someone who are well versed in technology heard about the knockouts in enclosures. Obviously, it is not the same TKO or knock out in boxing however, the concept is quite similar when it comes to enclosures. A customer was looking for two different versions of a same case. The other versions should have one hole on the left while the other should have one on the right. In effort to be cost-efficient, the customer is looking for a way to produce one version in larger batches rather than just producing enclosures in two small batches. In order for them to do this, they should look for a way on how to only have one hole showing at a time.

To be able to do this, there is an option to make a machine knockout on the enclosure to make a thru-hole. The knockout should be essentially look like a round hole except that there are 2 small webs of plastic material that can hold the plastic slug in the hole. If the end users want to use the hole, they should simply break the webs of material to be able to remove the slug. This is what they call knocking out the material.

In other terms, companies can use machines that makes both holes as thru-holes and they can just simply cover the un-needed hole. There are enclosure manufacturing companies that does not carry products that cover or plug holes. There are different companies offering that type of products. Just by searching on Google, one can easily find a cover or plug holes for the enclosures.

How to Capture a PCB Using Two Screw Towers?

Just recently, I instantly decided to get rid of my unneeded furniture placed in the basement. It was already old, out of style and it so happens that my cats are living down in the basement. The furniture was completely covered in my cat’s fur because my two white cats loves to sit on the (then blue) white couch. Anyone who will see my furniture will tell me that it looks completely gross. And it is.

And because of presence of fleas, I decided to move the chairs by myself. I cannot wait for my boyfriend to arrive even if he is just 20 minutes away from my house. I almost got near the carpet but for once I decided to drag it upstairs. I just don’t have the energy to turn it to then haul it out open to the door.

When I carefully looked at the chair, I hefted the back of the chair onto the stair to make it leveled up to the front end whilst stepping up to the next level of the stairs. I said to myself, “one step at time.” I just patiently keeps on repeating this mantra as I slowly inch my way up to the stairs just balancing the two legs of the chair. When I finally got to the landing of the chair, I had to make the turn. I just hefted the back left leg of the chair onto the landing platform just in front of the right leg on the front end. While the chair is recently balanced like this on opposing legs, I just have to push it all the way to make a safe landing.

With this in mind, why should my impatience about furniture hauling matter? This is because without the ability to balance the chair on two opposing legs, I should have not succeeded. I recently got this idea from an enclosure making company that just launched their hand-held plastic enclosures. The unique enclosure design shows how it sandwiches a PCB between two screw towers.

There are customers who have asked how this works and they show a doubtful face that says “How does this keep the board from flexing?” The place of the board on the enclosure, then insert (and tighten) the screws into the screw holes on the enclosure. Which is now threaded unto the screw towers. This is primarily because the enclosure is so slim, that it leaves no room for the board to easily flex or twist like that inside the enclosure.

The screws can easily hold down the opposing corners of the PCB board. Thus making it just level and stable once the enclosure is successfully screwed together. This also allows the end user to use the space that surrounds the PCB without the need for the mounting attachments of bosses made in most sizes. However, because of the extra length of the KT-70, the mounting bosses are finally included for the additional stability.

Guidelines in Choosing the Best Industrial Automation Controller

There are several most important items that engineers should consider when they are in the process of choosing a controller for machines and automation processes. The break down of the equipment’s needs for operations requires a starting point that helps the equipment to have an analysis of the different ranges of controllers being specified by OEMs or machine makers. This depends on the way the equipment is being operated to fit in the larger manufacturing environment, the system can be automated to give and provide concrete & complete solution to have control on the individual parts.

The controller specified for this is the programmable logic controller (PLC) or the programmable automation controller (PAC.) These control systems can have control over a single station, machine, process unit, assembly line or even the entire plant which it was installed. Once the integrated manufacturing system is being automated, the single control systems controller can use multiple expansion and remote input/output (I/O) bases. This now having communications that use Ethernet that can give end-to-end control. On the other hand, this application may require the compartmentalization of different automation systems that can be broken in the system. This can lead to multiple, logical sections. However, in this case, the automation should be spread among much smaller PLCs or micro ones but this depends on the demand and the functionality.

Most of the automation engineers will see this as the irreversible decision they can make between two choices. This can also have vastly different platforms but this not have to be the only case. Some of the controller systems offer different platforms, size options that use or utilizes the same programming software. However, the single programming environment can offer larger application flexibility that can help companies save time and money. These programs can be easily converted or located from one PLC to another PLC to adapt to the compatibility of the projects.

These are such critical and expensive equipment which would need some protection in case of several incidents such as, water from pipe leaking, water fire extinguisher in case of fire and many more. Therefore we need some cabinets, enclosures or boxes to protect this equipment. There are a lot of enclosures and cabinets, provide a different protection level in each different type categorized by an organization called NEMA enclosures, or standard such is IP ratings various used in Europe.

One of the hardest parts of deciding is if a single program should be operated on a large PLC or to have the same project operate on smaller PLCs. Each of this should only have the parts executed that are needed to run by the specific subsystem.

With this in mind, this is much complex compared to picking PLC, PAC, or PC-based controller-size that depends on its characteristics, capabilities, and other functions. In order to help engineers in deciding which is the best controller to be used for this kind of application, they should consider the following factors:

Automation needed for a new system

Existing environmental issues (depending on the application)

Communication and Programming

Location of I/Os

Analog and Discrete Devices

Loop Controls

However, regardless of whether the system is new or not, it can dictate several critical factors for selection. Once these products are already installed, it is a recommended practice to come up with a new system that is compatible with the existing one. A small number of controller products can possibly come from the same manufacturing plant, and they may not be compatible with other controllers.