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IP65 version of Hammond 1553 ergonomic handheld enclosure

17 March 2016

JPR Electronics announce the new IP65 sealed version of the stylish, ergonomically designed, 1553 handheld enclosure family from Hammond Electronics.

The soft-sided 1553W enclosures are intended for housing electronic products that will be used in environments where dust and water is likely to be present. 

Typical applications include instrument or mobile data enclosures requiring a keypad and display, particularly when repetitive assembly and disassembly are required.

The 1553W has an ergonometric curved shape that fits comfortably into the hand and the top cover is recessed to allow a membrane keypad to be flush mounted. An integral end panel forms part of the top cover providing an easy to machine area for cable entry, switches and indicators. PCB standoffs are provided in the top and base for mounting 

The 1553W enclosure features a one piece silicone gasket and a tongue and groove construction moulded into the top and bottom halves to meet IP65 requirements. The top and base are assembled with four screws that locate into brass inserts in the top moulding, facilitating repeated access to the housed electronics. The fixing positions are outside the gasket, ensuring the integrity of the seal. 

Available in three sizes, 117 x 79 x 25mm, 117 x 79 x 32mm and 147 x 90 x 25mm, all models are moulded in UL94-V0 flame retardant ABS in RAL 7035 light grey or RAL 9011 black, both over-moulded with RAL 7012 grey soft side grips.  

To reduce time to market and modification costs, all 1553W enclosures are available factory modified with machining and silk screening to the end customers’ requirements. To assist with the design process, AutoCAD and PDF dimensioned drawings can be downloaded from

Paul Raynor, Director of JPR Electronics, comments, “The new handheld waterproof 1553W enclosure range continues the tradition and offers customers a flexible ergonomic case for industrial and instrumentation products that need to protect the internal electronics while enabling frequent opening and closing without loss of integrity of the seal.”

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