Processing Magazine

Enclosure with integrated fan and filter protects heat-sensitive controls

January 5, 2009
The vented indoor enclosure is an innovative thermal management solution that provides a built-in fan and filter to keep heat-sensitive drives and controls cool and protected. The unit features an active cooling ventilation system with a factory-installed fan (115 VAC), vent, filter and thermostat, saving significant time and costs over conventional modified-enclosure solutions. Unlike competitive thermal packages, the vented indoor enclosure delivers an off-the-shelf standard product with various airflow and enclosure size options available at the same price point—meeting a broad variety of applications with no cutting or fan installation and mounting required. The unit was developed to help standardized product to control internal enclosure temperatures in some of the most challenging plant environments, ensuring components such as drives, PLCs, power supplies and transformers can reside in the same enclosure without overheating. The enclosure offers rugged 14 gauge steel construction for enhanced durability—with solid or perforated accessory panels available—and features a lift-off hinge door for simple component configuration. It comes standard with mounting holes, a terminal block power connection for the fan, external mounting feet options and a secure, slotted quarter-turn latch. It also meets strict UL, NEMA/EEMAC and CSA Type 1 industry standards.