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November 2019

Industry 4.0: Integrating Production And ICT - OKW ENCLOSURES

The rapidly increasing digitisation of the economy and society leads to Industry 4.0. People, machines, equipment, logistics and products should be able to communicate and cooperate directly with each other. This is intended to integrate production and logistics intelligently between companies in the same production process – making it more effective and more flexible.

This creates value-added chains, which also include all phases of the product life cycle – from the idea to development, production, usage and maintenance, right through to recycling. Customer wishes are incorporated from the product idea up to and including the service.

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September 2019

NEW SQUARE ENCLOSURES FOR MAXIMUM OPERATING COMFORT

Oliver Herrlich, Development Engineer at OKW Gehäusesysteme looks at the unique design features of our new PROTEC square plastic enclosures.

PROTEC has a square basic shape with plenty of space for fixtures and fittings. Because of this, the new enclosure range is ideal for wall-mounted applications or as a modern desktop device. The ergonomically favourable inclination of 20° allows optimum operation of the terminal units and makes it very easy to read the data, even at different distances and angles.

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August 2019

Designing OKW Products Is A Discipline For Masters

Industrial designer Martin Nußberger – owner of independent design office polyform – has been working with OKW for more than 20 years. He outlines the unique set of design challenges involved in creating OKW’s next generation of standard electronic enclosures…

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July 2019

Enclosures For Smart Sensors Applications

The fourth industrial revolution, or "Industry 4.0" for short, has already begun, even if many people are not really aware of this. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that most people have already heard of it, but many are struggling with the definition and its real impact on day-to-day working life. In addition, the topical subjects of IoT (Internet of Things) and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) are mentioned in the same breath as Industry 4.0. This makes things a little more complex. Kay Kirmer, Head of Marketing at OKW Gehäusesysteme discusses these developments and how OKW enclosures are being used in this whole new field.

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June 2019

WHICH DIN RAIL ADAPTER IS BEST?

What if you could clip any small plastic enclosure to a standard DIN rail? Even cases not designed for the purpose. Now you can. Read how our new DIN rail adapters make it quick and easy – saving you time and maximising space.

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April 2019

AWARD WINNING ENCLOSURES

Gain a competitive advantage by housing your electronics in these award-winning enclosures from OKW. Learn why judges named these plastic and metal cases the best – and how they can give your products the ‘wow’ factor.

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March 2019

SPECIFYING ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES FOR AGRICULTURE

Agriculture and forestry are undergoing a technological revolution that is raising the bar for electronics manufacturers across the world. End-users investing in ever-more sophisticated technology are becoming increasingly discerning about the enclosures that house it. Read more…

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