Increasing Demand For ROLEC aluCASE Custom Enclosures

Increasing numbers of electronics designers are choosing ROLEC aluCASE custom enclosures which require less bespoke work because more features come as standard.

ROLEC’s aluCASE aluminium enclosures have been designed to simplify customisation requirements.

Until now, industry standard diecast enclosures would require extra machining and reworking in order to mount components and accessories.

“Adding keypads or accessories such as hinges, locks and wall brackets would usually require extra customisation but aluCASE can accommodate them as standard,” said Robert Cox, Sales and Marketing Director of OKW Enclosures Ltd which markets ROLEC electronic enclosures in the UK.

“For example, the inclusion of a 2 mm lid recess as standard means a membrane keypad or product label can be added without having to machine the lid,” he added.

Also, aluCASE comes with lid retaining straps as standard – removing the need to fit external hinges. Should hinges be required, standard models pre-fitted with integrated hinges are available.

External mounting brackets are no longer required as the enclosures can be mounted on a wall or machine while still assembled.

There is no need to remove the lid, thus avoiding any possible damage to the components or sealing gasket. Clip-on trims are simply snapped into place after the unit is mounted.

As a result, design engineers need only specify the machining and finishing required for their specific electronic and electrical components.

ROLEC aluCASE metal enclosures can be machined on any external surface so that cable glands, controls, displays, connectors and indicators can be fitted.

ROLEC can also machine the internal surfaces to provide extra mounting points or remove existing screw bosses to make room for assemblies, rails or PCBs. 

The aluCASE housings are rated as IP67 enclosures as standard, making them dust tight and waterproof.

They can also be specified as IP69K enclosures with a special factory fitted gasket, offering extra protection when used in high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications.

The aluCASE range is manufactured in 24 standard sizes with external dimensions from 75 x 50 x 33 mm to 330 x 200 x 120 mm.

As standard, aluCASE electronic enclosures are powder painted in window grey (RAL 7040) but they can also be painted in any RAL colour or matched customer colour on request.

Powder paint or specialist wet paints can be applied. ROLEC can also silk-screen or engrave control legends and logos to customer designs.

Features of ROLEC aluCASE enclosures:
  • modern aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics equipment
  • high quality diecastings
  • go anywhere: wall, bulkhead, machine
  • integrated recess for membrane keypads
  • two models with transparent lid
  • clip-on lid cover trims hide the case fixing screws (ABS or anodised aluminium)
  • enclosure can be installed after closing
  • integrated lid retaining straps
  • hinged lid versions with no visible fixing screws
  • internal screw pillars for mounting PCBs and assemblies
  • option lid key lock for security
  • compatible cable glands
  • options include hinged lid, lid key lock.
Family-owned ROLEC has at least four decades of experience in the design and manufacture of industrial enclosures for electronics and electrical equipment.


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