3 Considerations for Choosing a NEMA 4X Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 11, 2019 11:56:42 AM

NEMA 4X rated computer enclosures are the perfect solution for a washdown environment. 

Computers, monitors, printers, and keyboards are an absolute must for product manufacturers, especially when it comes to automating the company’s processes. For computers to be operative in industrial settings, they are often placed in a dirty factory or plant environment, which means that they will most likely fail if exposed to harmful contaminants. Installing a NEMA 4X enclosure cabinet - to house a computer and electronics - will keep the system working for many years to come.

The beverage, food, and pharmaceutical industries, although primarily indoors, are challenging environments for electronics to exist and survive. A high pressure washdown, to reduce bacteria, utilizes harsh and abrasive cleaning solutions. Nevertheless, if not properly protected in a NEMA 4X computer enclosure, these chemicals will wreak havoc on computer systems

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Electronics Protection - NEMA 4X Computer Cabinet Doors

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Oct 4, 2018 4:02:40 PM

During the manufacturing process, the food and beverage industries must adhere to strict guidelines regarding product safety and contamination .

Industrial plants and factories must ensure that all machinery, including computer enclosures, are regularly cleaned and contaminant-free. The washdown procedure removes residue and waste materials to preserve the highest food and beverage quality.

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How to Create the Perfect NEMA 4X PB20 Printer Cabinet

Posted by Matt Forsman

Sep 20, 2018 2:58:16 PM

Barcode label printers - of numerous sizes - are utilized each day in factories, shipping centers, industrial buildings, and harsh production areas (both inside and outside).

Stainless steel, printer box enclosures, with a NEMA 4X rating, are the best enclosure solution for the food, beverage, or pharmaceutical industry. These heavy-duty printer cabinets have the capability to protect against harsh washdowns, dirt & dust, and corrosive materials.

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3 Tips to Avoid Condensation on Computer Enclosures

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Sep 5, 2018 10:14:27 AM

Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a surface that is colder than the air’s dew point.

Why is condensation important in relation to computer enclosures?
Humid conditions cause warmer air to hold more water vapor. If warm air on the inside of an enclosure comes into contact with a colder enclosure body, it will cool - leading to water or condensation.

Why is condensation bad for a computer enclosure?
A build-up of condensation may lead to a failure of expensive, internal electronics causing a product replacement and costly downtime.

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Will Self Order Kiosks Replace a Face Behind the QSR Counter?

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jul 31, 2018 1:34:45 PM

48% of those between ages 18-34 say they prefer using kiosks or touch screens to order because it's quicker*

According to a 2018 Culinary Visions Panel’s Mindful Dining Initiative study, “Younger consumers may be quicker to embrace technology in foodservice because they value quickness and convenience as a generation. Likewise, 48% of those between ages 18-34 say they prefer using kiosks or touch screens to order because it's quicker compared to 32% of those between the ages of 35-54 and only 12% of those ages 55 and older. Young consumers' ease in opting for technology when they need quickness and convenience is a reflection on how they use technology as a tool, rather than as a default.”

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Digital Menu Boards Replacing Static at the Drive-Thru

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Jun 25, 2018 3:29:12 PM

Deploying high-bright digital menu displays with enclosures takes research and strategizing.

Static menu boards, at the drive-thru, are not as prevalent as they once were, as Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) revamp their strategy to include digital signage solutions (both outdoors and indoors). As technology improves, restaurants are adding innovative, easy-to-update digital displays (with all-weather enclosures) to present eye-catching animations and videos.

Outdoor digital menu boards make it simple for a restaurant to change prices, promote special food items or drinks, remove a sold-out product, boost sales, improve overall service, and increase the restaurant’s brand. Several factors must be considered when researching outdoor digital menu boards, including trustworthiness, how easy is it to use, and can the digital boards achieve long-term sales goals?

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Understanding How to Bid on Government Projects

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jun 4, 2018 8:49:51 AM

Government work can be very lucrative for a business.  

In our line of work, we receive requests from the
digital signage industry (city improvement projects, transportation authorities) as well as the industrial sector (waste water treatment plants, military).

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Thermal Management for Outdoor Computer Cabinets

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

May 24, 2018 9:36:29 AM

Installing electronics outdoors, in a sealed computer enclosure, will present a series of challenges. 


If the proper thermal management is not maintained on the inside of an enclosure cabinet, humidity and high temperatures will pose serious threats to electronics. It is imperative that the enclosure provides a suitable operating environment – thus helping to extend the lifetime of the electronics.

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Creating the Perfect Desktop TITAN Computer Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 1, 2018 4:29:09 PM

Looking for a desktop computer enclosure that can house a widescreen monitor (up to 24"), keyboard, mouse, and computer? 

Introducing the NEMA 12 IceStation Desktop TITAN by ITSENCLOSURES! 

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Determining the True Cost of Computer Cabinet Ownership

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Apr 9, 2018 3:14:53 PM

When budgeting for a PC enclosure deployment, there are many reasons as to why a company may choose one cabinet over another. 

Quality, warranty, reputation, and availability are all common items that drive a purchasing decision. It is wise to explore all options available on the market and hone in on some “not so obvious” items that will help companies recognize the true cost of ownership. 

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