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A thick skin is only half the story when it comes to enclosure strength. It’s also important to eliminate potential vulnerabilities – such as having to open the enclosure during installation. There are no such worries with SOLID-BOX. It can be installed ‘lid closed’, thanks to separate channels for the lid and mounting screws. So you don’t have to contend with possible water or dust ingress if you’re installing SOLID-BOX in a harsh environment. It’s a proven design feature (SMART-BOX can also be installed lid closed) – one that’s usually reserved for diecast aluminum enclosures.

All of SOLID-BOX’s corrosion-resistant and tamperproof Torx screws are concealed beneath snap-on trims. And the screws are captive so they won’t fall out. Accessories include securing hinges for the cover – and internal hinges for applications involving regular opening and resealing of the lid. These are important benefits when you’re working at height or in any other awkward locations.

SOLID-BOX also has other protective features. In the base section there are two deeply recessed areas to accommodate connectors, switches and other interfaces. This is a useful detail that has proved popular on other models such as CARRYTEC, NET-BOX and SMART-TERMINAL. And on the top, you’ll find a generous recess for a large membrane keypad or product label – making it very easy to customize these enclosures with smart graphics.

Beneath the lid, there’s an IP-rated seal (IP 66, IP 67) that offers complete protection against dust ingress. Protection against water ingress is as follows:

  • IP 66 – protection against temporary flooding, such as heavy seas. Water must not enter the object in any harmful quantity. In a test lasting at least three minutes, the enclosure must withstand jets of water (100 litres per minute) at a pressure of 100 kPa at a distance of three metres.
  • IP 67 – if the enclosure is fully immersed (at least 150 mm from the top to 1,000 mm at most from the bottom), water must not enter in any harmful quantity. The test lasts 30 minutes.

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