New extruded enclosures for control electronics

OKW has launched SMART-TERMINAL – a range of extruded aluminium and plastic enclosures for control electronics.

SMART-TERMINAL is the second OKW range to combine aluminium extrusions with plastic and has been designed for applications including peripheral and interface equipment, communications, safety engineering, biometrics, medical and laboratory technology, healthcare, measurement and control engineering.

A robust construction has been combined with plenty of space for large volume touchscreens, display modules and PCBs. The enclosures can be used for desktop, handheld and wall mounted applications. Its large flat surfaces offer lots of options for installing interfaces.

The matt anodised aluminium case body features a large recessed area on top for displays, membrane keypads and operating elements. Horizontal guide rails and T-groove screw channels are provided inside for fitting PCBs. The base is fitted by Torx T10 anti-tamper screws.

The two end covers are moulded from UV-stable ASA+PC-FR (standard colour lava grey) with deep recesses to protect cables and connectors and the covers and seals are held in place by hidden Torx T10 screws.

SMART-TERMINAL is available in one width (170 mm) and height (50mm) and three standard profile lengths: 160, 200, 240 mm. The covers add a further 42mm, bringing the enclosures’ total lengths to 202, 242 and 282mm. Custom lengths are available on request.

Accessories include: a case canting kit for an ergonomic reading angle of 12°; a wall suspension element for secure flush-mounting; a set of four M3 square-head PCB mounting nuts to fit the T-groove screw channels; a Torx T10 screwdriver.

OKW can supply SMART-TERMINAL fully customised on request. Services include: custom colours (minimum quantity 200 for the seals); CNC machining; lacquering; screen, tampo or digital printing of legends and logos; installation and assembly of accessories; display windows; membrane keyboards and touchscreens.

Neil Tyler