Manufacturing of a semi rugged enclosure for electronic equipment. In more than a decade we designed and manufactured dozens of rugged and semi-rugged enclosures. Equipment used in harsh environments require a different approach than household equipment, for example.
First we are aware of the specific environmental specifications such as :
- Shock and vibration
- IP rating
- Salt fog
- Rapid decompression
- Thermal management
A rugged and semi rugged housing needs to withstand more severe specs. Because of 10 years of experience in designing Rugged LCD displays for avionics, ships and vehicles, we manufacture suitable solutions for those customers who need more than a simple housing.
Do you need an aluminum enclosure that will be used off-shore or on a vehicle ? Or you are looking for a custom made plastic enclosure that withstands shock and UV radiation ? Just drop us an email or call us. We will study your requirement and come up with a good design.
Standard extruded aluminum enclosures.
We make standard aluminum enclosures with extruded parts, for instance. Those extruded parts form a set with a front and a rear plate. Buying these housings online or in the local shop is easy. However, these enclosures are often already anodized. We have split case and single case extruded housings. Another type of ready-made housings is made of molded or casting aluminum. As a result these enclosures are not made to fit your electronic PCB. Unfortunatelly, they have many restrictions.
- You have to adapt the aluminum housing to your electronics. Usually we use our milling machines to do this job. After the milling process we have to anodize or powder coat again.
- There is no freedom in shape and design.
- Dimensions are fixed and they are not optimal to your electronics.
A standard enclosure is a good solution for small series. One of the reasons is that you don’t have the cost of a mold.
Davantech has its own aluminum extrusions. The extrusions have no surface treatment. We do the CNC machining of the aluminum parts. Hence, we offer sandblasting and brushing as a surface finish as well as anodizing and powder coating.
Fully customized rugged enclosures.
Davantech makes your custom aluminum enclosure conform your specifications.
Custom made aluminum rugged enclosures give you many possibilities. For instance, we design your desired shape and form. As a result, we can add all possible features to the design. In addition we determine the optimal position of connectors and ventilation holes. LED indicators and fixation points are implemented similarly. There is an interaction between the development of the electronic PCB and the design of the housing. Once the design is ready, the result is a well engineered unit.
Some custom made aluminum housings are designed following a standard. This standard can be 19″ rack or 24″ Rack. Other housings have total freedom of design.
Designing rugged enclosures.
We design aluminum enclosures and follow the requirements of our customers. As a result, we choose the appropriate production technique by evaluation of those requirements.
- Environmental specifications : shock, vibration and IP-rating.
- Standards such as 19 inch rack.
- Surface treatment.
Davantech offers the following types of aluminum enclosures:
- CNC milling, starting from a block of aluminum.
- Extruded aluminum housing.
- Injection molding or casting.
- forging and CNC milling.