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Die-cast hand-held enclosures with battery power

20 May 2008

The new ‘handCASE’ enclosures from ROLEC now feature externally accessible battery compartments. These high performance IP 66 aluminium enclosures have been designed for mobile hand-held electronics which are used in harsh environmental conditions either indoors in outdoors.

These ergonomic enclosures are manufactured from die-cast aluminium GD AL Si 12 rather than the more typical ABS plastic for this type of housing. As a result, the ‘handCASE’ enclosures are very robust and offer a high degree of EMC shielding, which can be especially useful for RF equipment.

The ‘handCASE’ assembly consists of three separate die-castings the top, base and battery compartment lid, plus two moulded TPE sealing gaskets and four screw gaskets. The cases are assembled by four corrosion proof stainless steel M3 screws.

Three standard sizes are offered with external dimensions of 180 x 80 x 42 mm, 220 x 100 x 42 mm and 220 x 100 x 62 mm. The two smaller sizes are supplied with an integral battery compartment for four 1.5V AA cells or two 9V cells.

The contoured top section features a recessed area for easy location of a membrane keypad or product label. The top can also be machined for mounting display modules, keypads and push-button switches. The base can be machined for connectors, switches and cable glands. The largest case is deep enough for fitting standard control switches. Prices start at £53.

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