In a current protection class test according to DIN EN 60529, the sturdy aluminium enclosures in BOPLA's Bocube Alu series prove that they protect sensitive electronics not only against harsh environmental conditions but also against high pressure water jets. This means that in addition to protection classes IP66 (strong water jets) and IP67 (submersion in 1 metre of water for 30 minutes), BOPLA can now also guarantee protection class IP69 for the enclosures in the Bocube Alu series.
Protection class IP69 can also be achieved for devices with an
integrated capacitive touch screen. For this specific purpose, BOPLA
developed a new process for the integration of a glass plate in the
Bocube Alu enclosures. The narrow air gap between the glass plate and
the enclosure is filled all the way round with sealant. The new design
successfully passed the IP69 protection class test.
The Bocube Alu series consists of eight enclosure sizes. All enclosure components – including the hinges – are made of metal and joined captive to the enclosure. The sturdy electronics enclosures provide mounting space for rectangular PCBs. The design is both attractive and practical. This includes a recessed front surface for extra protection of electronic components, lids which are captive and can be fitted in different ways, and a special holder for pressure compensation elements in the enclosure bases. The enclosure screws are concealed. Natural-coloured anodised hinges and covers create an elegant contrast to the graphite-grey powder lacquering (similar to RAL 7024). Alternatively, the enclosures are available in light grey (similar to RAL 7035) and the hinges can be supplied on request in special colours.
The Bocube Alu enclosures impress with their high level of mechanical stability, good EMC screening, and their resistance to chemicals. They are resistant to UV and changes in temperature, so they are suitable for outdoor use in agriculture, traffic or the renewable energies sector.
The complete catalogue range of the Bocube Alu enclosure series, including accessories such as pressure compensation membranes, mounting panels made of laminated paper, and various DIN rail designs, is available ex works from BOPLA.