“Specifying … for enclosures may seem like a simple task for an OEM or design engineer.” However, according to an article by Chris Putman, Sales and Marketing Director of WDS, “It is important to consider that accessories such as hinges, latches, gas struts and anti-vibration mounts play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of an enclosure; the failure of one of these components could result in the enclosure losing its integrity and failing in the field.”
Read the entire article at MachineBuilding.net: http://www.machinebuilding.net/ta/t0307.htm
When specifying an access port for the enclosure, be sure to consider the components you need now and might need six months from now. Mencom has panel interface connectors that allow for safe, easy access to whatever is housed in your enclosure. Convenient power ports combined with plug and play D-sub, USB, RJ45, 8 pin mini din, or many other connector choices make maintenance, diagnostics, and testing simpler and more cost effective. See all of Mencom’s PICs here.