Fibox Non-Metallic Polycarbonate Enclosures for WiFi Applications
With the advent of the 5G revolution, the interconnection of industrial plants, equipment, and personnel is crucial! The networking needs of tomorrow require enclosures that can withstand greater demands than ever before. Fibox’s NEMA 4X wall-mounted cabinets and enclosures are the answer to these growing concerns, providing optimal protection for radio modems and other telecommunications devices.
Weighing less than same-sized metal or fiberglass counterparts, yet tougher and more robust. Fibox’s hinged, lockable ARCA – IEC, and ARCA – JIC, cabinets are the perfect answer for demanding applications, and hostile locations; even withstanding ambient temperatures in the range of -40 to + 175 degrees Fahrenheit!
Molded in glass-reinforced polycarbonate, a robust thermoplastic that offers years of worry-free field life. The significance of Fibox’s polycarbonate is its radio transparency; freely allowing radio waves to pass through without additional hardware. Equally important is the secure, physical protection of sensitive internal components from vandalism, high impacts, and the ingress of foreign objects or water.
When integrating Wi-Fi or other radio applications: devices can be installed inside the lockable enclosure, eliminating the need for machining and sealing the box for an antenna.
Not all polycarbonate formulas are the same. Fibox polycarbonate enclosures offer the highest UV resistance on the market, taking part in an independent ISO 4892-2 (accelerated weathering test) utilizing a xenon arc lamp. Fibox’s enclosure materials were bombarded with high-intensity UV light for over 5,000 hours simulating 25 years’ worth of direct sunlight exposure. The results demonstrated that the Fibox polycarbonate outperformed both, the fiberglass and, other polycarbonate materials in the test.
Other factors to consider include; that Fibox polycarbonate is considerably more durable and flexible than metal or fiberglass enclosures. Fibox polycarbonate enclosures will not dent, blister, rust, crack, or delaminate in the field as compared to a metal or fiberglass enclosures. Lastly polycarbonate enclosures also offer clear cover options for most series of enclosures and cabinet enclosures.
Fibox polycarbonate enclosures are easily modified in the field or factory floor with conventional tools. Of particular note; many Fibox non-metallic polycarbonate enclosures have pre-formed knock-outs. Removing the knock-out only requires a hammer and a flat head screwdriver. When customizing the enclosure, please note a NEMA 4X cable is mandatory to maintain the NEMA rating of the cabinet.
All Fibox enclosures can be customized to meet your application’s requirements. Sophisticated CNC machinery can fabricate enclosures with holes, cutouts, recesses, and more. Enclosures can be laser printed with nomenclature, photo-quality images, and text. Any accessories can be installed, resulting in the delivery of a completed mechanical assembly. At our Baltimore service center, FiboxUSA maintains a customization facility, staffed with application engineers, CAD and CAM programmers, and equipped with modern CNC machinery specially designed and built for precision plastic machining.