RS Components launches high-quality thermoplastic enclosures with excellent IP, IK, NEMA and UL specifications

Fibox enclosures protect critical circuitry under harsh operating conditions

LONDON, UK, 6 February 2020 – RS Components (RS) (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has introduced the new Cardmaster and Piccolo ranges of ABS and polycarbonate enclosures (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/enclosures-storage-material-handling/enclosures/general-purpose-enclosures/?applied-dimensions=4294966330,4291244064,4291763497) from Finnish manufacturer Fibox (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/fibox/), the world market leader in thermoplastic enclosures for critical electrical and electronic equipment in hostile environments.

The Cardmaster range is intended for packaging measurement, monitoring and process control equipment, and comes in sizes ranging from 166x160x80mm to 390x316x167mm. It has two compartments: one for circuit boards and sensors, with PCB insertion slots, and another for terminals and wiring. Cardmaster polycarbonate enclosures provide IP65 ingress protection, IK07 or IK08 impact protection, and are available to meet NEMA Type 1, 4, 4X, 12 and 13 enclosure standards, the UL 746C 5V polymer safety standard, and the UL 508 standard for industrial control equipment. ABS versions can meet IP65, IK07, NEMA Type 1, 4, 4X, 12 and 13, plus UL 94 HB flammability standards.

Screw secured with a fixed opaque frame or smoked transparent hinged covers are available to allow easy access and inspection by industrial maintenance engineers.

The Piccolo range is designed specifically to house pushbuttons, terminal blocks and other control devices, and is also well suited for mounting components for controlling lifts and hoists. Piccolo is a single-chamber enclosure with dimensions from 110x80x65mm to 230x140x125mm. Polycarbonate versions meet IP66/67, IK08, NEMA Type 1, 4X, 6, 12 and 13, UL 746C 5V and UL 508 requirements, while ABS enclosures offer IP66/67 and IK07 protection. Enclosure surfaces have a high-quality finish to allow printing. Transparent and opaque covers are available on the PC range, and opaque on ABS.

Fibox Cardmaster and Piccolo enclosures are temperature rated at –40°–120°C (short-term) and –40°–80°C (continuous) for polycarbonate models or –40°–80°C (short-term) and –40°–60°C (continuous) for ABS versions. Both ranges are available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information on RS, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com
+44 (0) 7795 400651

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Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com
+44 (0) 1225 470000

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RS Components
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/
DesignSpark
http://www.rs-online.com/designspark
Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com