Hammond Manufacturing has launched the PCJ Series, a family of polycarbonate enclosures designed for housing electrical and electronic equipment in installations where NEMA 4X (IP66) environmental sealing for dust and water protection is required. The screw-down cover versions meet the higher NEMA 6P sealing requirements. An initial five sizes, ranging from 5.93 x 6.16 x 4.91 inches to 13.94 x 12.16 x 10.82 inches are available; the basic enclosure can be supplied in 80 different configurations to suit the intended application. Polycarbonate is an extremely versatile material; it offers good impact resistance, resists attack by aggressive chemicals and does not crack or chip. It can be used in ambient temperatures of -35 to +130°C, allowing installation in a wide variety of industrial environments across many different industries.
Moulded in RAL 7035 light grey, the PCJ Series can be specified with hinged or screw-down front covers in either opaque or transparent polycarbonate, available with either mounting flange or adjustable feet to suit various mounting configurations. Metallic or non-metallic snap latches are available, and both materials have a padlock hasp to prevent unauthorised access. Optional inner panels are available in white painted steel or natural aluminium and all sizes have moulded-in back panel bosses with brass inserts and additional centre bosses for mounting DIN rails at the rear of the unit. Adjustable corner supports allows a panel to be mounted flush to the enclosure body or 1.5 inches from the bottom within the moulded-in corner slots.
Accessories such as rainproof ventilators that allow internal pressure and temperature equalisation with the outside environment are produced. Hole plug assemblies, based on standard conduit sizes from 0.5 to 4.0 inches, will be introduced shortly.