July 2011

ROLEC has launched its new aluDISC range ­– the world’s first standard round diecast aluminum enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment. This new range of diecast enclosures has a unique round shape designed to integrate both visually and functionally with industrial applications where everything is circular: pipes, tanks, lamps, displays etc.

Typical applications will include process control equipment, monitoring and detection systems, flow metering and other industrial measuring devices. As standard, the aluDISC housings are specified as IP 66 enclosures but ROLEC can also fit high performance gaskets and supply them as IP 67 enclosures or IP 69K enclosures.

Manufactured in diecast aluminum and powder painted light gray RAL 7035, the aluDISC enclosures have external dimensions of 5.90" x 5.47" x 3.14". Three further sizes are planned for introduction before the end of 2011. The attractive design features clip-in lid cover trims molded in black POM plastic. These hide all of the assembly and mounting screws, giving a clean and very modern appearance when assembled.

ROLEC’s aluDISC electronic enclosures can be mounted to a wall, machine or other equipment while still assembled. There is no need to remove the lid, avoiding any possible damage to the components or sealing gasket. The clip-in trims are simply snapped into place after the unit is mounted.

A round recessed area in the lid is designed for mounting membrane keypads, display modules, controls or product labels. A separate model is also available pre-fitted with a transparent hinged cover for extra protection of the controls. The cover is opened and closed using a quarter turn fastener.

Rather than having a completely round housing, ROLEC designers used the wristwatch as inspiration when designing the aluDISC electrical enclosures. As a result, they included two flat areas on either side of the circular face for mounting cable glands, connectors and controls. Threaded screw bosses are provided inside for mounting PCBs, mounting plates, earth leads and other components. Mounting screws are included in the kit.

Accessories for aluDISC include unique replacement lid assembly screws which include moulded retaining straps for keeping the lid in situ during installation and servicing.

ROLEC offers a full customizing service on these metal enclosures with CNC milling, drilling, silk-screen printing, assembly of cable glands and terminals and much more, providing a fully finished housing ready for fitting the components.

Features of aluDISC:

  • First round standard aluminum enclosures for industrial electronics and electrical equipment
  • Unique shape visually integrates with industrial equipment and pipework
  • Can be installed anywhere – walls, bulkheads, machines
  • Lid recess for fitting a round membrane keypad or product label
  • Clip-on lid cover trims hide all the fixing and mounting screws
  • Enclosure can be mounted while closed
  • Available with hinged transparent lid cover
  • Internal screw bosses for mounting PCBs, mounting plates and assemblies
  • Options include lid hinge/support, transparent cover, IP 67 or IP 69K protection, RFI/EMI shielding, high temperature gasket, corrosion-proof paint.
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