Company: BCL Enclosures
Category: Enclosure Product of the Year
BCL Enclosures is a UK manufacturer of standard and custom plastic enclosures moulded in ABS, polycarbonate and other plastic materials designed to provide functional and cost-effective solutions for a wide variety of applications across multiple markets. Unusual or challenging product housing requirements are a specialism as are fast turnaround and flexible order quantities from single boxes to high volume production. Founded in 1972, BCL Enclosures has sold over 25 million enclosures to date by providing expertise, excellent customer support and service from initial enquiry through to supply and beyond.
The BN Series of junction box enclosures protect cables, PCBs, control and Emech components against impact and liquids. Made from high quality, flame-retardant ABS (UL94-HB) with a solid wall thickness of 3mm – 4mm and designed to a robust specification, these strong and resilient enclosures are IP66-rated to completely protect their contents against dust and particles as well as powerful jets of water. In addition, their IK08 rating ensures impact protection to 5 joules, equivalent to a 1.7 kg mass dropped from a height of 300mm.
The BN Series is available with a choice of solid blank lids or with transparent lids. Each enclosure is moulded with internal mounting stand-offs and multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting and is supplied with a 35mm DIN rail section and mounting screws for securing internal components. The BN-E Series has solid lids in grey RAL 7035 with the base also in grey. BN-T Series enclosures have grey bases and transparent lids. Lids are securely held with the captive plastic screws supplied. Six sizes are available in each, all 125mm wide and either 125mm or 175mm high. Depth ranges from 75mm to 150mm, depending on model.
Temperature rating for BN Series enclosures is between -10degC to +80degC for use in extreme environments such as factories, data centres, marine environments and many others.