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General purpose and IP66 small die-cast aluminium enclosures


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Hammond Manufacturing has launched the initial six sizes in the 1550 line, a range of industry standard sizes small die-cast aluminium enclosures that provide mechanical protection and EMC attenuation, making them suitable for a use in a wide variety of applications.

The full range will consist of sixteen sizes, all of which will be available by the end of 2009. Available with a natural or black epoxy powder coated finish, the units are supplied in two versions, standard and watertight. The watertight units are supplied with a separate compressible self-adhesive gasket that, when fitted between the lid and the base, provides dust and water sealing to IP66.

The thin wall aluminium enclosures are said to have high impact strength but are also easily drilled and punched to accept cables, switches and indicators as required. The initially available sizes range from 2.36 x 2.17 x 1.02 in. (60 x 55 x 26 mm) to 4.63 x 3.54 x 2.01 in. (115 x 90 x 51 mm); the largest size in the family, to be introduced later in the year, will be 10.83 x 6.89 x 2.56 (275 x 175 x 65 mm). All units can be supplied factory modified with machining and silk screening to the user’s specification; AutoCAD and PDF dimensioned drawings can be downloaded from


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