Non-corrosive electrical cabinets for harsh and demanding environments

Louise Smyth

Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Fibox, the manufacturer of a wide range of standard plastic enclosures for the electrical and electronics industries.

ARCA cabinets are available in 14 different sizes form 300x200x150mm to 600x800x300mm and are simple to customise during system manufacture or on site, with no specialist tools required, leaving no possibility of rust on the worked surface afterward.

Manufactured in high grade polycarbonate material ARCA cabinets are non-corrosive, suitable for use in extremely harsh and demanding environments and provide a long lifetime and excellent security. The UV stabilised polycarbonate material ensures high performance in outdoor installations, is chemical resistant and has a raw material flammability rating to UL 94-5VA.

The ARCA product range is lightweight for ease of transport and installation, meets the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC up to 1500 VDC, has a wide operating temperature from -40° to +80°C (+120°C short term) and has been designed to remain aesthetically pleasing for an indefinite time after installation.

The robust design meets IP 66 to protect from water ingress providing peace of mind in wet and dusty environments, offers high impact resistance and is able to withstand contact up to IK 10. The ARCA cabinets provide excellent protection against vandalism and are fitted with a patent pending strong hinge designed to withstand regular door opening to 120° and the fitting of door mounted components. Multiple locking options are available to provide a secure solution for every application.