November 26th, 2013
Having a watertight enclosure is essential for companies that have electronics housed in remote locations outdoors or submerged under water. Outdoor enclosures must repel dripping water, rain, snow and sleet that could potentially leak inside. Even greater demands are placed on enclosures designed for submersion for extended periods of time. Integra Enclosures® has built an exceptional nautical enclosure, as shown by its protection ratings and supported by a flawless design and...
November 19th, 2013
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association serves as the respected source for the electrical industry’s standards. The purpose of NEMA standards is to reassure consumers the products they are buying will meet certain levels of performance and quality essential for protecting mission-critical electronics and other components. The standards are based on testing and cover concerns such as safety, construction tolerances, service life and other qualifications. Integra Enclosures®...
November 1st, 2013
Electrical enclosures require a lot of unique pieces for efficient performance. Hinges are just one small, yet vital, piece of the puzzle. The hinges you select for an enclosure determine the allowed range of motion, the ease of installation, removal or replacement of the door and the security of the components inside. Reviewing the types of hinged enclosures is important for any company looking for a new enclosure.
All Integra Enclosure© products are equipped...
October 18th, 2013
Our polycarbonate line of enclosures has proven to have advantages over enclosures made of traditional materials. However, we also have an array of other additional and beneficial features, accessories and services considered leaders in the electrical enclosure industry. Our pole-mounted outdoor enclosures are one of the many valuable kits we offer.
Pole-mounted outdoor enclosures prove to be useful in numerous applications. The ability to tightly and precisely...
June 5th, 2013
This month, we’ve been hard at work on an informational article examining how polycarbonate stacks up against two of the most commonly used materials in the enclosure industry: fiberglass and stainless.
If you’d like to check it out, we’re offering the article up for free on our website.
After putting the finishing touches on the article, we realized we were only scratching the surface of explaining why polycarbonate delivers a knockout punch...
April 15th, 2013
A relatively new Integra customer, a leading control systems integrator and maker of remote terminal units (RTUs) for water distribution and wastewater treatment, has adopted the Genesis 24X24X10 as its go-to enclosure—replacing fiberglass, stainless steel and aluminum.
The customer likes polycarbonate for the usual reasons:
Strength—four times the impact resistance of fiberglass and more durable than stainless steel
Resistance to ultraviolet...
March 21st, 2013
Integra Enclosures Protect Stadium Wi-Fi Components
Professional sports franchises and college athletic programs know how attached many of us have become to our smart phones and other wireless devices.
So, they’re installing Wi-Fi networks in their stadiums.
In a press conference last year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called an audible to team management: Go wireless to deepen the fan experience.
Via this game-changing strategy,...
February 18th, 2013
Integra Enclosures make customer a believer for the long haul
Since becoming an Integra Enclosures customer 15 years ago, Bob Cowen, President of Controls, Inc. of Medina, Ohio, has been convinced over and over that Integra’s polycarbonate enclosures stand up to the unrelenting environmental stresses common in outdoor applications for his company’s electronic control units—like impact, water and sun.
“With Integra enclosures, we know that we will get better longevity...
June 29th, 2012
A growing number of Integra customers are coming from the solar industry, a market that’s seeing lots of change as technology advances and growing pains occur. Solar energy OEMs, integrators and distributors are purchasing or distributing enclosures for a few main types of applications:
Combiner and junction boxes. Here, the box is simply used as a connection point to bring a number of cables together in a weather-tight location. Sometimes these enclosures are located underground,...
December 6th, 2011
Integra Enclosures’ own Steve Anderson was featured this month Electronics Protection Magazine. Read his article, “Protection Selection: Guidelines for Choosing Remote Monitoring Enclosures” online!
(And look for another article from Integra President, Jim McWilliams on upcoming changes in UL standards for enclosure manufacturers!)