As outdoor enclosure specialists, we can help ensure your next plastic casing or enclosure project meets your waterproofing IP65 requirements.
Is IP65 achievable? Yes. Do we guarantee or test for it? No. Whilst we can’t guarantee IP rating, nor do we test IP ratings on enclosures. We have worked with hundreds of clients to seal their enclosures to their satisfaction.
Besides our extensive experience with IP-rated enclosures, we also offer:
- no minimum order quantities
- no mould tools or restriction on size or quantity that allows you to make changes between production runs
- close tolerances so parts fit closely together to prevent ingress of solids and liquids
- fast turnaround times
- cost-efficiency for prototypes and low quantities
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Quality, Robust IP65 Enclosures
We work closely with our clients to ensure their custom IP65 enclosure is suitably weatherproof or waterproof as required. We also offer UV-resistant and flame retardant plastics composites. Main sealing methods used:
- Custom-cut rubber gaskets – can be self-adhesive. There is a tooling charge for these.
- Hard rubber ‘o’ ring cord – cost-effective with no tooling costs although they can be fiddly to bond in.
- Sponge rubber ‘o’ ring cord – also no tooling costs with easier installation. Permits sealing without using an expensive bonded frame which means can do away with the gasket frame.
- Silicone sealant – use a nozzle around the guide slot. Very cost-effective although needs a steady hand or can be uneven.
- Potting compounds for security and weatherproofing.
Where and how your enclosure is used will determine the degree of weatherproofing needed or the level of IP rating required. Often outdoor electronic boxes will specify a minimum IP rating of IP65, IP66, IP67 – or possibly even IP68 depending on the application.
We design, prototype and manufacture enclosures to achieve the required IP rating. We are able to produce outdoor enclosures that can withstand the harshest of environments. They are used for everything from mesh networks, to outdoor control boxes, to oil rigs and even underwater cameras.
IP Rating Explained…
IP (or Ingress Protection) rated is defined in international standard EN 60529 and used to define levels of sealing effectiveness and the degree of protection an object has against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc) and moisture (level of water resistance).
The IP code is used to clarify the capabilities of plastic enclosures instead of using ambiguous terms like ‘waterproof’ or ‘dustproof’. It’s made up of two numbers, the first is the ingress protection against solid objects, and the second details ingress protection against liquids, for example, IP65. The higher the numbers, the higher the sealing effectiveness and degree of protection.
For more information check out our IP Rating Enclosure blog which details what the IP rated numbers mean.
We can come and meet you to discuss your project or you can visit us at our facilities in Brackley north of London near Oxford and Milton Keynes. Our team of enclosure experts can help you design and build the best custom IP enclosure for your requirements.
So, talk to us without obligation. We’re happy to chat through your requirements and assess if our custom enclosures are a good fit for you. Call us on 01280 845530, or contact us, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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