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Do you remember Eddystone die-cast boxes?

06 May 2022

The Eddystone range is one of several die-cast box families that Hammond manufactures in high volumes.

At one time, 'back in the day', Eddystone was the leading brand of die-cast enclosures. Manufactured by GEC-Marconi for their own use, they rapidly became available to the electronics industry through other enclosure companies and catalogue and specialist distributors. 

When GEC-Marconi stopped manufacturing them in 1998, Hammond bought the IP, tools and stock, and is still making this well-respected range today. Indeed, one size of the Eddystone family is the best-selling die-cast enclosure by volume to this day. 

The Eddystone range is one of several general-purpose families that Hammond manufactures. The other main ones are the 1590 with a plain interior, the 1590 with ribbed interior walls and the 1550 plain wall range. The 1590 is available with flanged or plain lids or flanged or plain bases and selected sizes are supplied with a gasket for IP65 sealing. The 1550 is supplied with IP66 gaskets as standard and IP67 gaskets as an upgrade alternative.

The Eddystone family
 

Eddystone features

• 10 sizes from 53 x 38 x 27 to 188 x 120 x 78, all with 4mm thick lid
• 5 sizes with deep lids from 11 x 60 x 12 with a 23mm lid to 145 x 95 x 45 with a 32mm lid (available while supplies last)
• Available in plain finish
• Lap joint construction gives protection to IP54
• Good EMC performance
• Mechanically rugged

The 1590 family

Available with a comprehensive range of options: plain lid and plain base, flanged lid with plain base and plain lid with flanged base.

1590 features

• Plain thin walls
• Available in natural or satin black powder coated finish
• Lap joint construction gives protection to IP54
• 37 sizes with plain lid and plain base from 51 x 51 x 25 to 254 x 70 x 50
• 32 sizes with flanged lid and plain base from 51 x 51 x 25 to 254 x 70 x 50
• 32 sizes with plain lid and flanged base from 51 x 51 x 25 to 254 x 70 x 50
• Optional gasket gives protection to IP6

1590 ribbed features

• Ribbed thin walls
• 7 sizes with plain lid and plain base from 50 x 50 x 31 to 192 x 111 x 61, IP54
• 2 sizes with flanged lid and plain base 121 x 66 x 40 and 153 x 83 x 50, IP54
• 5 sizes with plain lid and flanged base from 101 x 50 x 25 to 192 x 112 x 61, IP54
• 2 sizes in all versions 121 x 66 x 40 and 153 x 83 x 50, IP65

Other thin wall versions

1590 STOMP versions in a variety of colours, sized for electric guitar pedal boxes
1590STP octagonal and 1590TRP trapezoidal versions
1590Z thick wall heavy-duty version, sealed to IP68 - 23 sizes from 50 x 45 x 30 to 400 x 230 x 180

The 1550 family

The 1550 family is sealed to IP54 with no gasket. As standard, two pre-formed economical self-adhesive EVA foam gaskets are supplied that increase the sealing to IP66 if required. An alternative optional gasket is available to further increase the sealing to IP67.

1550 features 

• Thin wall
• Available in natural or satin black powder coated finish
• 15 sizes from 60 x 55 x 30 to 275 x 175 x 66, IP54
• Sealing on all sizes can be increased to IP66 using the included gasket
• Optional silicone rubber gasket for all sizes increases the sealing to IP67

The 1550Z family

All sizes of the thick wall 1550Z except the smallest carry an impact rating of IK08 in accordance with IEC62262. All sizes are sealed to IP66.

1550Z features

• Thick wall
• Available in natural or textured black powder coated finish
• 18 sizes from 50 x 45 x 30 including a 6mm deep lid, to 223 x 147 x 83 including a 33mm deep lid
• Securing screws are outside the gasket
• Apart from 3 smaller sizes, through box-blind holes are provided for wall mounting
• Sealed to IP66 as standard using pre-formed one-piece silicon rubber gasket
• North American Mark of Safety – cUL & UL listed. Certified to NEMA 4X standards – File #E71073

To contact Hammond to discuss a specific requirement, call +44 1256 812812, email uksales@hammfg.com or eusales@hammfg.com or use Live Chat via Hammond’s website. Click on the green "Need Help? Live Chat is Online" banner at the bottom of the page and you will be connected straight away. 

To help you in specifying your requirements, you can download PDF, AutoCAD .dxf and 3D Solid Model .igs and .stp files for all Hammond’s products from its website.


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