SOURCE: Bud Industries, Inc.

Bud Industries, Inc.

February 16, 2011 11:27 ET

Bud Industries Aluminum Enclosure Provides EMI/RFI Protection for Up to Half the Cost

Aluminum Enclosure Has Unique Double Channel Sealing System That Enables Breakthroughs in Shielding, Sealing and Price

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - Bud Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronics enclosures, has announced an innovative die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides superior EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal for up to half the cost of the leading competing product. Bud's new ANS Series EMI/RFI waterproof enclosure has a unique double-channel sealing system that enables breakthroughs in shielding, watertightness, and price.

Unlike competing enclosures that offer an EMI/RFI seal using metal-to-metal contact in part of the box lid, the ANS Series uses a continuous EMI/RFI gasket around the entire perimeter of the box to provide a higher level of protection. A second gasket, made of long-lasting, one-piece silicone, reliably seals out dust and moisture. This seal is enhanced by numerous screws outside the sealing area that assure a uniformly tight seal and help the enclosure meet the exceptional IP67 standard (submersible up to 30 minutes).

The innovative design with distinctive screw hips and wide lips offers a dramatic advantage in cost: up to 50 percent less than the leading comparable aluminum enclosures.

EMI/RFI shielding is of growing importance because of the increased proximity of sensitive electronics in equipment designs. Bud's new enclosure makes cost-affordable EMI/RFI protection available for washdown and outdoor applications including solar, medical, military, avionics, industrial and instrumentation systems.

The Bud ANS Series enclosure is made from #ADC-12 aluminum using thick wall (0.098 inch, 2.5 mm) construction that provides strength and rigidity for heavy duty applications yet is lighter weight and lower cost than stainless steel enclosures.

Available in 18 sizes ranging from 2.83 x 2.64 x 1.53 inches to 9.45 x 6.30 x 3.35 inches, the boxes are easily machined and modified. Bud is more willing than some enclosure manufacturers to make modifications, such as custom cutouts that allow for cable entry.

See a video of the ANS Series aluminum enclosure, "How to Save Money Selecting a NEMA EMI/RFI Enclosure."

The Bud ANS Series EMI/RFI aluminum enclosure is available from stock. Choose natural or smooth black powder coat finish. Optional external mounting brackets are available.

Enclosures Right Now, Right Price
The new enclosure is among the more than 2,500 products that Bud offers, more than 90 percent of which are available for same-day shipment. In addition, Bud is more willing than some enclosure suppliers to modify and customize enclosures. The company also offers direct design support and an Enclosure Design Tips Handbook for creating optimal design and engineering solutions.

For more information about the ANS Series aluminum enclosure or to request a free Bud electronics enclosures catalog, visit or contact the Sales Department at:

4605 E. 335th Street
Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
Phone: 440-946-3200
Fax: 440-951-4015

About Bud Industries, Inc. Founded in 1928, Bud Industries, Inc. is the nation's leading manufacturer of enclosures and related products for the electronics and data industries. The Bud line includes products ranging from small hand-held boxes to large cabinet racks, products made from plastic as well as metal, and standard electronic products as well as those that meet NEMA and seismic requirements. Bud's standard product line of more than 2,500 products is heavily stocked by distribution channels as well as by the company itself, allowing same-day shipment of more than 90 percent of the enclosures sold. Modified standard and custom products are also available, as is complete design support.

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    Blair Haas
    Bud Industries, Inc.
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