Case Studies

 NEMA 4 Enclosures for Telco

When a leading Asian telecommunications company began a new project initiative, they required a durable enclosure, which could be pole mounted throughout the country.  Using a modified ARCA – JIC series, the client began installing the project.

After ten years the company began a system-wide upgrade and were delighted to discover, the 125,000 Fibox enclosures in the field were not only still serviceable, but were in like new condition.

The client began the process of replacing the old back panel with the new upgraded design.

Not only was this a tremendous cost saving, but the environmental impact, of reusing 125,000 plastic boxes was a huge win for Mother Earth!

 

Custom Printed Enclosures

Client Overview:

An east coast Smart Building Solutions Company offering an affordable facility monitoring and controls platform for the commercial and industrial building market wanted a better solution than fixing stickers on their products.

After time, their labels would peel, and as they were being applied manually, some were slightly off level.

After examining a sample of a Fibox polycarbonate enclosure with the print work, the client recognized the quality and value of the superior Fibox non-metallic enclosure with the Laser Screen Printing printed logo as compared to the enclosure they used previously with a vinyl logo sticker.

Even though the Laser Screen Printing process cost 15 times more compared to a vinyl logo sticker, the overall finish and quality of the printing on the Fibox enclosure was incomparable as it added to the overall quality of their product and was worth the increased costs.

 

Not a Fiberglass Box, but an Enclosure for Fiber OpticsWifi polycarboante enclosure

A European telecommunications company needed a 4G wiring box for a fiber optic network they turned to Fibox for help.

The client required a WiFI friendly enclosure, that was rigid enclosure and could withstand the elements. Metal enclosures, needed an external antenna, due to signal interference and are prone to denting and subsequent blistering and rusting.   On the other hand fiberglass boxes allow for radio transmission, but can crack upon impact and delaminate over time.

Selecting the Solid series for its high IK and IP ratings (IK 09, IP 66/67)  nearly 4,000 Soild enclosures were installed.

Fibox provided several cut-outs, threaded holes, and installed both pressure stabilizers and cable glands for the client before delivery.

PEMs™ the Facts.

Client Overview:

A leading pioneer in the communication industry was creating a new project and wanted a more polished look to their product.

The Problem: A communication company’s latest solution was designed using a DIN rails as opposed to a back panel.  This client has a reputation of being the best and going the extra mile.

Opting for a DIN rail as opposed to a back panel configuration to enable the client to easily swap out relays and other components.  Although a metal screw provides enough contact for everyday applications, the client wanted to move away from a sheet metal screw to a machine screw due to the constant vibration.

The Fibox Solution:  Asking Fibox for a recommendation, a PEM™ was inserted into the DIN rail frame giving the solution a more finished looked and provided greater grip for the screw, providing an extra secure connection to the frame.  Fibox easily added the PEM™s to the DIN rail frames then inserted the frame and DIN rails into the selected enclosures while in our distribution center.

Over the years Fibox has helped many companies find the right polycarboante enclosure solution if you have questions regarding how we can help, please contact Fibox.

Engineered Enclosures

Client Overview: A remote sensing company’s new product was being delivered damaged, and they needed a fast solution.

The Problem:  A remote sensing company notice about 15% of their newest product modules were not working when they arrived at their destinations, and another 4-6% were failing in their first few weeks in the field.  Further examination showed the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) used in the enclosure were cracking and breaking off the back panel mounting pods while being transported.

Their current enclosure provider suggested integrating their PCB into a thicker plastic back panel or metal panel. This was not an option for the manufacture, that is when they turned to Fibox.

The Fibox Solution: Fibox’s application engineering department- conducted testing to evaluate the situation and then redesigned the mounting pods to accommodate in the enclosure to support the PCB where the weight was the greatest.

Boxes for Solar applications

Client Overview:

When a leading solar-tracker company, needed an enclosure solution easily integrated into their designs that would stand the test of time in harsh environments without cracking, leaking or corroding, they turned to Fibox.

Their previous enclosure provider’s product simply failed after a few years in the field and created an uregent need for a replacement NEMA 4X non-metallic enclosure.

Keeping ample stock of non-metallic polycarboante  enclosures, Fibox customized the needed box to their design parameters and the client began retrofitting the new polycarb enclosure.