NEMA Type 4X Enclosures – Indoor Safeguard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) sets high standards for safety and performance for the equipment used in manufacturing and other industries. Knowing which rating level is needed for your application is a crucial decision and Integra is here to help. Integra Enclosures® meets NEMA standards when designing our polycarbonate and stainless steel enclosures to protect against the harsh elements found with both indoor and outdoor use. 

NEMA Type 4X enclosures are the most popular choice for a wide range of applications including telecommunications, alternative energy, transportation, food and beverage production, and car washes. Each of these applications has a higher potential for heavy rain, hose-directed water, and humidity, which can cause great damage to electronics.

Regardless of their location, NEMA 4X enclosures are manufactured to protect operators as well as the delicate mechanisms enclosed. Enclosures with this NEMA rating provide protection from directed water, windblown dust, and even external ice formation. 

Integra NEMA Type 4X enclosures feature a water-tight polyurethane gasket to seal off elements in a variety of environmental conditions. One example of this proficient leak protection is demonstrated inside a car wash. A car wash experiences an excess amount of hose-directed water, splashing water, windblown dust, falling dirt, and other foreign elements. A NEMA Type 4X enclosure is watertight, protecting your electrical products or other vital equipment from water damage. These enclosures are also corrosion-resistant and can protect your enclosed equipment from corrosive substances like soap and other chemicals.,.

4X-rated stainless steel enclosures are also used for the food processing and packaging sector due their water-tight seal and hygienic surface. Food processing equipment often sees high-heat, humid environments which can lead to corrosion and bacteria over time. However, stainless steel’s non-porous surface and high chromium content make it easy to keep enclosures sanitized and rust-free.

Aside from our NEMA Type 4X enclosures, Integra also provides other enclosure types that reach a NEMA 6P rating. This rating ensures that an enclosure will remain water-tight even under temporary submersion which is common in wastewater and marine environments. To learn more about NEMA 6P enclosures, read our full article here.  

Whichever enclosure rating is needed for your project, Integra Enclosures is here to help by offering a wide range of sizes, configurations, and even customization options to fit any application.

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