NMW 2005: Hoffman adds freestanding enclosures for varied applications

Chicago, IL—Hoffman has expanded its family of large, freestanding A38 and A38D Type 1 enclosures, which it’s exhibiting this week at National Manufacturing Week 2005, March 7-10 at McCormick Place.

By Control Engineering Staff March 8, 2005

Chicago, IL— Hoffman has expanded its family of large, freestanding A38 and A38D Type 1 enclosures, which it’s exhibiting this week at National Manufacturing Week 2005 , March 7-10 at McCormick Place. One- and two-door general-purpose and one- and two-door disconnect models are available. A38 reportedly provides an economical alternative for applications that don’t require sealed enclosures.

‘Some customers are using sealed Type 12 enclosures fitted with fans and filter kits, effectively reducing their rating to Type 1,’ says Doug Franz, Hoffman’s marketing manager. ‘By offering this broad selection of Type 1 models, Hoffman can meet the exact requirements of a customer’s application more cost effectively.’

A38 enclosures are designed to protect a wide variety of equipment in commercial buildings, as well as cleaner industrial environments, such as warehouses, assembly areas and electrical/mechanical rooms. The enclosures are ideal for applications as varied as power distribution, main control, variable frequency drives, custom motor control centers, marshalling cabinets, or lighting control.

The expansion of the A38 line addresses the limited selection of freestanding Type 1 enclosures previously available. Hoffman adds it’s the only North American enclosure manufacturer to offer a Type 1 freestanding enclosure in such a wide selection of standard sizes. Also, Hoffman says it’s the only manufacturer to offer standard enclosure modifications, including custom sizes, factory-punched holes and cutouts, and a wide variety of paint colors.

Computer workstation Based on the design of its Proline modular enclosure, Hoffman is also exhibiting its Proline Gold Series computer workstation. This pre-assembled enclosure is designed to protect computer systems in industrial environments. Available in seven sizes, each configuration comes standard with a top window door, two vented shelves, and Proline’s patented latching system. One part number orders a fully assembled enclosure for fast and easy service.

Each enclosure features 16-gauge steel doors and a 14-gauge steel body. The lower front and full rear door are solid, while the upper front door comes standard with a smoke gray polycarbonate window for easy viewing. Large front and rear openings are standard on all configurations for easy access to controls. The enclosure finish is RAL 7035 textured light gray polyester powder paint. The keyboard compartment comes finished in RAL 9005 textured black polyester powder paint. Gold Series meets industry standards NEMA/EEMAC Type 12 and UL508 Type12.

Control Engineering Daily News DeskJim Montague, news editorjmontague@reedbusiness.com