Control enclosure have slowly but surely taken over industrial plant floors, providing safe & secure housing for electronics, process control equipment, drives and PLCs. NEMA rated enclosures have become a norm in the automation world as the thermal management of the enclosed equipment became more significant and vital.
Industries as we all know it are harsh places, with the looming threat of varying temperatures, fluid spills and gas discharges. In the face of such harsh environments, NEMA cabinets provide perfect protection for sensitive electronics equipment. Most electronics and related equipment are designed to work at optimum levels at a specific range of temperature, usually 40 – 50 degrees Celsius, which is why it has become imperative to have a protective cabinet. But along with the thermal management comes the complex problem of power management, which if not done properly can ramp up the maintenance and running cost of the floor.