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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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8 Steps for Finding the Best Industrial Enclosures Supplier

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Sep 6, 2017 1:53:41 PM

Hardware performance and functionality, in general, does not vary much between companies, but there are many options and price points available. 

On the other hand, hardware is useless if the software loaded on it is difficult to use or if customer support is not readily available. The same issues ring true for selecting an industrial enclosure for a manufacturing environment. Purchasing an enclosure from a ‘big-name’ supplier does not mean that the enclosure is the best fit for the equipment or personnel that will be using the system. From a functionality standpoint, the enclosure’s worth may far exceed the original purchase price. If the electronics are difficult to install inside of the enclosure or if there is a considerable amount of installation time, then the purchase price is not reflective of the ‘real cost.’
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6 Tips for Planning a Custom Computer Enclosure Deployment

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Jul 24, 2017 10:15:24 AM

When planning for a computer enclosure deployment in a manufacturing setting, there are several things to consider and patiently research. 

On the onset, system integrators or IT departments may find it to be a daunting task, but with the proper exploration, the project can launch without any major delays and continue to perform well for years.

The following 6 tips will help system integrators plan for a successful computer enclosure deployment:

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8 Keys for Selecting the Proper PC Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 18, 2017 10:45:46 AM

In an industrial setting, protecting a computer, printer, monitor, keyboard, and related peripherals from dangers - like humidity, dust, grease, lint, dirt, and liquids - is a must!

When searching for the perfect enclosure solution, what specific details should a company consider? The enclosure options below are designed to point out critical issues to guide a company in determining which model and accessories will create the best solution.

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3 Ways to Customize Computer Enclosures

Posted by Matt Forsman

Sep 26, 2016 10:07:37 AM

It’s not just a box… 


When searching for the perfect
pc enclosure, system integrators and project engineers should investigate outsourcing certain components of a computer workstation to help reduce costs, shorten delivery time, and ensure a better overall enclosure solution. When deploying a new workstation or upgrading an existing system, designers must determine what type of computer enclosure will work best, and also plan how the components and wiring will come together to complete the project. Enclosure manufacturers always strive to quickly provide the “perfect” cabinet. However, the value added through flexibility and modifications can be very appealing if integrators work with a supplier that “can do it all.”

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Determining the Value in Computer Enclosures

Posted by Matt Forsman

Jul 28, 2016 4:09:12 PM

Determining the overall value in quality computer enclosures and where to spend money is very important for manufacturers.

Every year, companies spend millions of dollars replacing failing electronic equipment. What if manufacturers could prevent unnecessary computer failures caused by environmental conditions? The answer lies within specifying a high-quality, durable pc enclosure. However, many IT department managers are left wondering: “How do I justify the investment to upper management?” Consideration of the capabilities of the product(s) can go a long way in the understanding of how one can maximize its use. Simply housing a lone computer - inside of an enclosure - is the equivalent of using a smart phone just to make phone calls. Make the most out of your investment by enclosing a pc, monitor, printer, power supply, and network equipment.

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4 Common Types of Gasket Used on Computer Enclosures

Posted by Matt Forsman

Apr 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Gasketing is used on computer enclosures to provide a leak-tight seal between the enclosure body and its doors and other accessories.

 

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3 Considerations for Computer Enclosures

Posted by Matt Forsman

Apr 25, 2016 12:30:20 PM

There is more to selecting the correct computer enclosure than just a low price.

To the untrained eye, various computer enclosures may look exactly the same. However, not all enclosures are created equal! A high-quality, tough, industrial enclosure maintains a better appearance in a manufacturing environment over time and will protect vital electronic components better than subpar enclosure products. When a customer makes a decision based solely on the lowest price, they fail to consider the reliability of electronics. Electrical components housed inside of a dependable, protective enclosure will have a longer life and will continue to work, even in the harshest of environments.

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