3 Considerations for Choosing a NEMA 4X Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures on 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

3 Considerations for Choosing a NEMA 4X Enclosure for Washdown

ITSENCLOSURES NEMA 4X COMPUTER ENCLOSURE - TITAN Sanitary Leg KitSpecify an appropriately sealed industrial enclosure

With heavy-duty, stainless steel construction, a NEMA 4X pc enclosure will provide the necessary protection against harmful dust, dirt & hose-directed water. NEMA 4X airtight construction will also defend against detrimental corrosive materials. Enclosure features include quarter turn screwdriver style latches and durable gasket.

Enclosure’s ability to be thoroughly cleaned to avoid microbial contaminants

Cleanliness, which defends against the contamination of goods, in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries is a necessity. As the article, ‘Discover the Benefits of Stainless Steel,’ emphasizes, “The easy cleaning ability of stainless makes it the first choice for strict hygiene conditions, such as hospitals, kitchens and food processing plants.” Popular features that assist in the cleaning of stainless-steel computer cabinets, include lift-off hinges with removable pins, sanitary leg kits, and sloped surfaces to allow runoff during cleaning.

Select the proper thermal management

Second to liquids, an excessive buildup of heat could gravely damage a computer system, rendering it useless! Cooling technologies for NEMA 4X enclosures include NEMA 4X heat exchangers, outdoor air conditioners, and vortex cooling assemblies. On the other hand, Heaters may also be installed in refrigerated plants to avoid condensation within the enclosure.

In manufacturing, time is money! It is vital to maintain computer systems and keep them up and running no matter what environmental conditions may exist. It is rare that a company has the option to store computer systems, used for production, in a climate-controlled, clean office environment.

Research the different types of NEMA 4X computer enclosures available then choose a solution that will protect your investment and maximize the life cycle of your equipment.

For More Information:

-- Cleanliness and Computer Enclosures

-- NEMA 4X Computer Enclosures in Food Processing

-- Download the "Wash Down Dilemma" White Paper




Topics: NEMA 4X Enclosures, Computer Enclosure