1000+ bespoke enclosures moulded and assembled in 4 weeks

When a customer approached Spelsberg requiring a reliable source of bespoke enclosures for the terminal boxes on it range of pump motors, the enclosure specialist was happy to help.

A global manufacturer of power and automation systems recently contacted Spelsberg and asked the company to supply customised enclosures complete with an assembled smart board mounting plate and cable glands; fortunately Spelsberg is set up to offer a complete enclosure customisation and assembly service for all of its customers.

Spelsberg has a standard range that covers some 4000 variants and associated accessories. But even with such a large range, there are always enquiries that cannot be met easily with a standard product, and where a bespoke enclosure is often the best option.

This is exactly what Spelsberg offered when approached by the customer; the company wanted enclosures that would match the colour of its pump product, supplied with three M16 cable entries and a customised mounting plate. Order numbers would typically be 1000+, and the enclosures needed to be supplied assembled, with a fast turnaround time.

Thanks to its full product moulding, manufacturing and customisation facilities in Germany, Spelsberg is readily able to meet such demands, delivering high-quality customised enclosures on very quick lead times.

The facility boasts in-house CNC machines for custom parts and bespoke entry point configuration. Where completely bespoke enclosures are required, designed from the ground up, Spelsberg's tooling service eliminates the usual customisation costs of customer-specific tooling. This makes even highly bespoke enclosures cost-effective.

A laser marking service is also available, enabling custom marking of logos, certifications and instructions.

Working closely with the customer to determine how the enclosure requirements could be fulfilled, Spelsberg's engineers recommended custom moulded enclosures from the TK range, fitted out with a customised mounting plate, pre-drilled for the cable glands, and then supplied with the mounting plate and cable glands pre-assembled into the enclosure. To match the enclosure itself, cable glands would be supplied in the same colour.

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Where bespoke designs are required in large quantities, and where there are likely to be repeat orders, it is often more economical to produce a bespoke mould, as was the case here. Creating the custom enclosure started with a consultation between the customer's design team and Spelsberg's engineers to produce a 3D CAD model of the enclosure. Once approved, the tooling was created.

Custom enclosure moulding is viable thanks to a tooling service that uses the interchangeable sidewall components of the moulding tool, making it easy to create the customer-specific tooling. Using this process, Spelsberg was readily able to modify TK enclosures to meet the application's requirements.

The TK enclosure range comprises high-strength polycarbonate and polystyrene boxes offering IP66 environmental protection for use in demanding applications. A favourite among electrical installers and OEMs, they provide a rugged, non-corrosive housing for sensitive electronics.

Importantly for the customer, Spelsberg was able to offer a turnaround time of just four weeks for fully assembled enclosures in quantities of 1000+. By supplying the enclosures fully assembled, Spelsberg was able to greatly reduce on-site installation times and costs for the customer. Furthermore, to service repeat orders, Spelsberg keeps the tooling at its facilities in Germany, ensuring that it is ready for production whenever additional enclosures are required for the pump motor range.

Follow the link to find out more about bespoke enclosures, customisation and assembly services and to watch a short video.

Spelsberg Els UK Ltd

Unit 1B Queensway Business Park
Hadley Park West
TELFORD
TF1 6AL
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1952 605849

sales@spelsberg.co.uk

www.spelsberg.co.uk

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