Test Your Enclosure Know-How

Feb. 6, 2008
If there's one thing we've discovered about industrial machine builders' enclosure choices, it's this: They feel like they have no choices. And they're not happy. If you want custom panels, you're going to pay for custom panels. And you're going to like it. If you are able to use off-the-shelf enclosures, then you're lucky. One company's packaging machines are custom designed for each application, so off-the-shelf enclosures won't even work. Does anything exist that is a better alternative?
If there's one thing we've discovered about industrial machine builders' enclosure choices, it's this: They feel like they have no choices. And they're not happy. If you want custom panels, you're going to pay for custom panels. And you're going to like it. If you are able to use off-the-shelf enclosures, then you're lucky. One company's packaging machines are custom designed for each application, so off-the-shelf enclosures won't even work. Does anything exist that is a better alternative?
About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected]