While many different attributes will affect an enclosure's performance, selecting the correct enclosure material is a key element in ensuring a long enclosure life. The following tips will assist in your determining the correct enclosure material for the application at hand.
Aluminum is typically not source because of cost. Through years of managing supply chain and fabrication costs, ArmorLogix offers the most cost effective aluminum enclosure solutions in the industry. We guarantee it and will meet and exceed by 10% any bona fide offer for a similar product.
An increasing number of customers are requesting enclosures that make a statement – after all, this is the first thing your customers see. Aluminum is typically more expensive than alternate products because it is undisputed as the best material – also, it is identifiable immediately and states unequivocally that this is a premium offering.
Plastics such as poly-carbonate are superior insulators, while metallic materials such as Aluminum absorb and conduct heat. If heat dissipation is a concern, an aluminum enclosure will dissipate heat better than a non-metallic enclosure. Several thermal solutions are available to address heat concerns, including: fans, louvers, heat exchanges and air conditioners.
Depending on the application at hand, a lightweight enclosure may be preferable. Aluminum is the lightest metallic enclosure available.