Modulbox XTS Range Developed to Address the Many Issues Surrounding the Selection of Standard Off the Shelf Enclosures


Hitaltech is able to offer standard, off the shelf DIN Rail mounting, wall mounting and panel mountable plastic enclosures produced by our manufacturing partner Italtronic. These products are successfully used when a quick solution is required and are particularly attractive when volumes are relatively small and spending tens of thousands of pounds on tooling is hard to justify.



There are however occasions when a design engineer will struggle to find a standard enclosure that is perfectly matched for their application. For example there may be problems in finding a standard enclosure that is the right shape and size to accommodate all the components, or when searching for an enclosure that has adequate provisions for input and output terminals, indicators and switches. There may also be issues surrounding the looks of the product and whether the enclosure is aesthetically pleasing and fits in with the corporate image of the company.



The Modulbox range of DIN Rail mounting enclosures has been developed to address all of these issues.

Through a concept of flexible tooling this standard range can be easily and quickly customised without spending enormous amounts of money on tooling. It is possible to produce custom sizes, shapes and openings by simply changing selective parts of the mould tool, thus giving the design engineer the extra benefits of a quick, cost effective and application specific solution with the added benefit of designing a product in line with the corporate image of their company.



The Modulbox range includes the standard DIN Rail mounting XTS series (height 53mm) as well as the latest addition the Modulbox Compact range. The Modulbox Compact is ideal for applications requiring a lower profile enclosure as it offers a reduced height (compared to the standard XTS Series) of 32.2mm.



Modulbox XTS

The Modulbox XTS is a standard enclosure that meets the requirements of DIN standard 43880. Manufactured using UL94 V0 flame retardant PC/ABS material and now available from 2 to 12 modules wide, the product has been restyled to offer improved aesthetics and increased internal volume to accommodate larger components and/or improved airflow. 



Three main types of enclosure are being offered.

• Type A has a two step shape

• Type B has two steps on one side of the box and a high side on the opposing side.

• Type C has high sides on both sides of the box, giving a significant increase in internal volume.

• Features across the range include wall mounting fixing holes, internal slots for mounting vertical PCBs and optional ventilation slots.

• A range of standard and customisable front panels and terminal covers are available.

• Optional extras include custom colours, silk screening, laser marking, and a range of input and output terminal blocks that can also be customized.



Modulbox XTS Compact

The Modulbox Compact XTS is the latest addition to the Modulbox range of DIN Rail mounting enclosures.

This new line is composed of 24 kits of enclosures divided into three versions called A, B and C. Like the Modulbox XTS standard range, the addition of the B C version offers enclosures with increased internal volume for components.



These DIN Rail mounting enclosures are similar to the existing MODULBOX XTS Enclosures, but the height is reduced to approx 32 mm.



Author:

Tara Fisher

Marketing Manager

Hitaltech UK Ltd

www.hitaltech.co.uk




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