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Hazards of Fiberglass

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Integra

February 6th, 2014

Lung Complications, Itchy Throat, Nose Bleeds, Skin Rashes –   The Real Hazards of Fiberglass
 

As children, we crawled into the attic and were filled with delight at the sight of fluffy pink clouds. However, our parents warned us never to touch the mesmerizing material. Home insulation is often the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word “fiberglass,” but there are many other uses for the material – one being enclosures.

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Polycarbonate Electrical Enclosures Are The Light At The End of The Tunnel

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Integra

January 29th, 2014

 

Working in the mining industry can be a dangerous occupational choice for a number of reasons. Miners can be exposed to hazardous materials, intense vibration from explosions, tunnel collapses and many other dangers. Mining is just as hazardous for essential electrical equipment, so the housing used to protect electrical devices not only has to be able to withstand the intense conditions of a mining environment, but also has to keep the inside contents intact to keep production moving...

Non-Metallic Enclosure Types Are The Best At Communicating

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Integra

January 15th, 2014

 

Wireless applications can be found in all corners of the world and Integra Enclosures® are used in various unique environments to help house the fragile devices that keep these networks running. Integra has identified the needs companies have to protect their communication devices, and we believe our non-metallic enclosure types are the best for the job.

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Don’t Overlook the Advantages of Non-Metallic Enclosures

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Integra

December 13th, 2013

 

Stainless steel has a nice, polished appearance and a sleek look. It has proven itself to be a strong protective force in the enclosure industry, but there is a new kid on the block. The exclusively polycarbonate enclosures from Integra Enclosures’© have proven to be heavy hitters in the battle of the boxes. The advantages of non-metallic enclosures are often overlooked as companies automatically choose a traditional metal enclosure, but can you really afford to ignore a better...

Poly Wins in Match against Fiberglass and Metal

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Integra

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...

Integra Enclosures Get in the Game

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Integra

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,...

Integra in 2012

Jim McWilliams

Jim

February 23rd, 2012

2012 is shaping up to be one of our busiest yet here at Integra Enclosures. With the late last summer release of the Genesis 24x24x10 enclosures line (the first of its size and specs to hit the market), you can be sure that producing it and spreading the word about this new product will be at the top of our list throughout 2012. And after hearing from dozens of our customers that this new, larger polycarbonate box will be the solution they are looking for to protect heavy, large equipment, we...

Where in the World Are Integra Enclosures?

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Integra

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…

Marinas
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...

Considerations When Selecting an Electrical Enclosure, Part II

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Integra

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.

 

Customization
Will your application require your enclosure to have holes or slots? Before making a purchase,...

Polycarbonate v. Fiberglass Enclosures: Understanding the Differences

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Integra

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.

 

 

Strength
Polycarbonate enclosures are over four times stronger than fiberglass enclosures.  Polycarbonate enclosures can withstand over 900 pounds of impact,...