Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Plastic Enclosures suit credit-card sized computers.

Press Release Summary:

Plastic Enclosures suit credit-card sized computers.

Dec 05, 2013 - Supporting Arduino Uno, Due, and Mega, as well as Beaglebone, Beaglebone Black, and Freescale Freedom boards, Design-Specific Enclosures are molded in choice of translucent blue, grey, or black ABS plastic with satin texture. Each version is configured for particular design of board, with machined slots, cutouts, and apertures in cover and end panels. In some variants, covers are molded with required access points. Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included.

Hammond Manufacturing Co. Ltd. - Guelph, ON, CAN

Original Press Release

Hammond Launches Design-specific Enclosures for Credit-card Sized Computers

Press release date: Nov 25, 2013

Hammond Manufacturing has launched a range of design-specific moulded enclosures,, to support the new types of credit card sized, low cost bare board computers, which, typically running Linux, provide basic functionality across a wide range of applications. Although broadly similar in size and shape, there are inevitable differences in the positioning of I/O, power and expansion ports on each design. Hammond’s enclosures, derived from its popular 1593 family, are available in translucent blue, grey or black, and each version is configured for the particular design of board, with machined slots, cutouts and apertures in the cover and end panels. In some variants, the covers are moulded with the required access points. The new format of development boards are aimed at both professional developers and hobbyists.

Initially, the supported computers are the Arduino Uno, Due and Mega, the Beaglebone and Beaglebone Black and the Freescale Freedom. Enclosures for the Arduino Tre and Intel Galileo are in development and will be available soon. In such a fast-moving environment, new versions are regularly being added to support additional development board designs as they are introduced.

The enclosures provide good protection for the board themselves, and have dedicated access positions for external connectivity such as Ethernet, USB and serial ports.

For further information contact:
Ray Shatzel
Hammond Manufacturing Co. Inc.
475 Cayuga Rd. #100
NY 14225-1309 
Tel: (716) 630-7030
Fax: (716) 630-7042

Hammond is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small plastic, die-cast and metal enclosures for use in the electronics, electrical and allied industries.