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!)
October 25th, 2011
One of the best parts of the enclosure business is learning about the varied industries and environments our customers work in every day. And because of that fact, our enclosures are built to live and protect equipment just about anywhere…
Integra Polycarbonate Enclosures are a smart choice for marinas and other marine applications because they can withstand the extreme temperature conditions of the sea. Whether the frigid winter wind or the burning summer sun, Integra...
October 7th, 2011
This is the 3rd of 3 posts in which I’m walking through some of the key enclosure features you should be looking for. I’m covering the materials and the structure of your new enclosure and also what you should look for in terms of the manufacturer and the configurability of your product.
In my last post, I discussed some types of configurability an enclosure producer should be able to offer in order to get the most protection possible for your electrical equipment. In this post, I’ll...
September 26th, 2011
This is the 2nd of 3 posts in which I’m walking through some of the key enclosure features you should be looking for. In my last post, I covered some common materials and structure options available to those in the market for an enclosure. This post picks up where we left off and discusses some of the most common configurability options an enclosure should feature.
Will your application require your enclosure to have holes or slots? Before making a purchase,...
August 26th, 2011
While it’s admittedly an obvious statement, choosing the right enclosure to protect your electrical equipment is vital. That’s why the next few posts will delve into three main enclosure consideration categories: structure, manufacturer and configuring. When thinking through the structural features you’ll need your enclosure to have, first think about materials.
Three main categories of enclosure material are available on the market: metal, fiberglass...
August 4th, 2011
There are many important differences that set polycarbonate enclosures apart from enclosures made of fiberglass. The most important differences are: strength, durability and modifiability.
Need to visualize the difference? Check out our neat chart.
Polycarbonate enclosures are over four times stronger than fiberglass enclosures. Polycarbonate enclosures can withstand over 900 pounds of impact,...