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We discuss all things to do with plastic enclsoures and thier applications in the electronics industry.

Importance of RoHS Compliance

March 17th, 2015

rohs-compliant-01During the past decade, the government has been keen on promoting the use of environment friendly materials. However the use of plastic over the past decade or so has also been highly industrialized and commercialized due to its affordability as well as accessibility. Due to this, the European Union or EU made a law that oversees the careful formulation in the production of plastic and other materials. This law is called Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS. This was made into law in 2003 and fully implemented in 2006.

RoHS simply obliges all members of the European Union to responsibly produce and manufacture materials such as plastic. Furthermore, it assures the consumers that the plastics sold in EU member states are free from any toxic and hazardous materials like lead or mercury.


Why do consumers need to make sure that they buy products that are RoHS compliant?

Consumers need to do their part in saving the environment and in making sure that what they use are not hazardous to other people. When they buy plastic enclosures that do not have a seal that indicates RoHS compliance, they run the risk of exposure to toxic materials. This also means that the plastic product contains materials that can damage the environment.


What are the hazardous ingredients that consumers need to watch out for?

Non-RoHS compliant plastic enclosures may have one of the six most toxic materials in it. These are polybrominated biphenyl, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated diphenyl, cadmium, and lead. Prior to the enforcement of RoHS, one these six materials were used to produce plastic enclosures for electronics. So you need to make sure that when you select your plastic enclosures, there is a seal that states RoHS compliant.


Do all RoHS compliant plastic enclosures have RoHS seals?

Even though RoHS is being implement by the the European Union, the law doesn’t require all RoHS compliant plastic enclosures to have a seal or stamp of safety. If you are a consumer that wishes to purchase a plastic enclosure that is RoHS compliant, you just need to check if it is approved by any EU member or if the product has the WEEE seal. WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment which is a directive that promotes waste recycling.


If I buy a plastic enclosure, does it really have to be RoHS compliant?

If you really care for your health and the health of other people, then the answer must be yes. RoHS protects all consumers from exposure to toxic materials especially lead.


What plastic products are covered by RoHS?

Plastic products that are not exempted from RoHS are large and small household appliances like stoves, coffee makers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and even hair dryers. Computer hardware like printers, keyboards also need to be RoHS compliant. Consumer electronics like video game consoles, controllers, radios, televisions are also not exempted from RoHS.

This just shows the broad coverage of RoHS to ensure the safety of all consumers.


Are there plastic products that are exempted from complying?

Yes, there are still products that do not need to be RoHS compliant. Most of these are medical equipment and apparatus or large industrial tools.


What brands sell plastic enclosures with RoHS safety seal?

There are many brands that carry RoHS compliant products. One of these is SIMCO.


SIMCO has a variety of plastic enclosures that are RoHS compliant. You can even have a custom made plastic enclosure for your own device and you can be assured that it is free from toxic materials.


Are RoHS compliant products more expensive?

Safety is not always expensive. In fact, there are many affordable plastic enclosures that are RoHS compliant. SIMCO’s utility boxes or plastic enclosures can be as cheap as $4.00 each so you don’t need to worry about your budget. Safe plastic enclosures are cheap and durable too.



For the regular consumers who want to make their own electronic devices and choose their preferred plastic enclosures to go with it, you need to be aware of the importance of RoHS. It is not to restrict your choice or to limit your freedom in buying. It is to give you the peace of mind that what you are buying and installing is safe for you, your loved ones, and even the environment.

Aside from the RoHS seal, you might want to purchase plastic enclosures that are also WEEE approved. This means that if you decide to discard your plastic enclosure, the plastic will be recycled and be reused. This will ensure less garbage in the environment and promote recycling in the community.

So the next time you think of buying plastic enclosures, make sure that it is RoHS compliant. Double check the package if it has the WEEE seal or if it is EU approved to ensure your safety.

Choosing The Right Plastic Enclosure

March 15th, 2015

Our lives are heavily influenced by electrical gadgets.  Every single activity we do almost always involves technology and electrical power.  This is all the more true at every household all over the world.  The use of technology is not limited to adults; electronic gadgets are now made accessible to even the youngest member of the family.  Since this is the current trend, electronic devices must be placed in proper housings to ensure safety and prevention of any fire, leak, or static.

The most affordable yet durable and safe electronic housing for these gadgets are plastic enclosures.  There are various kinds of plastic enclosures; each designed for a specific purpose and use.  Should you need to use such enclosures, you need to know its kinds so that you will make the best and correct decision.  This will ensure safety of the device as well as the users.

The first thing to do when selecting the correct plastic enclosure is knowing where you will install it.  If you will install it indoors, away from elements of weather, then it is best to use ABS plastic enclosures.  ABS or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a kind of plastic that non-hazardous, lightweight, and highly durable.  It is best used to protect household appliances or electronic gadgets.


SIMCO plastic enclosures are made of ABS Plastic Material.


If you will install the plastic enclosure outdoors, then you need to choose from several kinds that can best protect your device.  The best outdoor plastic enclosure that can withstand direct sunlight is the poly-carbonate type. Poly-carbonate plastic or PC is actually used as covering for greenhouses or transparent domes.  This is because PC plastics are heat and scratch resistant, which makes it the best option for outdoor use.

Another kind of plastic enclosure that is best suited for outdoor use is polyamide. Polyamide or PA can withstand extreme heat which makes it the best plastic enclosure for mechanical engines like car engines.  So if you think you will need to protect a device that will be operating for hours, then this kind of plastic enclosure will be your best option.  Polyamide will not melt nor deform under extreme temperatures.  The only weakness of polyamide plastics is humid weather.  If your live in the tropics, better not use polyamide.

If you need plastic enclosures that will be used in medical industries, then you may opt for the antimicrobial ABS.  It is similar to the ABS plastic mentioned previously, but the antimicrobial type is less durable.  The upside though is its ability to release ions that kill bacteria and viruses, which makes it the best option in the medical industry. It is widely used to enclose syringes, medical samples, blood works, and the like.

Another sturdy type of plastic enclosure is made from Poly (methyl methacrylate).  Poly(methyl methacrylate) or PMMA is a kind of transparent plastic that can, not only transmit light, but can also redirect it.  PMMA is best used when constructing large aquariums, skylight domes, and submarines.  PMMA can also be used in encasing musical instruments such as electric guitars and pianos.

If you are looking for plastic enclosures that can be protect your cellular phones, ebook readers, or tablets, then it is best to purchase thermoplastic elastomer.  Thermoplastic elastomer or TPE is made from the mixture of plastic and rubber.  This creates a flexible and sturdy material. Aside from protecting small gadgets like mobile phones and tablets, TPE can also be used to make nylon tubes that can protect wires and cables.  The advantage of using TPE is that it is recyclable.  This appeals to environmentalists all over the world.

Another kind of plastic enclosure that can appeal to environmentalists is biograde plastic. What is unique with biograde is it is made from cellulose which is an organic ingredient.  It is heat resistant and easy to mold.  It can be used to protect your electronic device but it can also be used for food storage.  That is how safe biograde is.

Now that we have listed all the different kinds of plastic enclosures, you can now be assured to pick the most suitable ones for your needs.  Whether it is for indoor or outdoor use or for electronic or manual devices, all these plastic enclosures are available online and at your nearest hardware stores.

You do not need to feel hesitant when purchasing plastic enclosures because it is safe to use.  It is safe because it does not conduct electricity therefore no one can get electrocuted.  It is also safe because most of it are non-toxic.     It is also durable because it can withstand extreme heat and cold.  In addition, it is easy to mold which means it can be custom made to your desired size, shape, and design. Most of all, it is cheaper than metal enclosures.

You can now protect your electronic devices and your apparatus by using plastic enclosures!


What is an Ergonomic Design?

March 1st, 2015

Any system or product is meant for a purpose. To realize this purpose, it must be made in a proper way. It should be functional. It should also be easy to use. Many efficient products may fail if they are not user friendly. When a product is made with user friendly features, it is said to have an ergonomic design.

24TB/P ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure with Ergonomic Design

24TB/P ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure with Ergonomic Design

Human factors

Ergonomic design studies the human factors. These factors are studied while crafting a system or product.Human factors are a set of disciplines. These factors study the communicationsbetween humans and the surrounding objects and environment. It studies how people handle objects. It also studies what is simple for them.Ergonomicthings are easy and comfortable to use. It is easy to learn and handle these products. Ergonomists make use of their knowledge on human behaviour. They also study other sciences to make ergonomic products. A lot of research and data are required in making an ergonomic design. These researches study the difficulties faced in designs. They then propose new designs based on research data. A common usability test isused to evaluate a design.


The dimensions and shape of the object are the major components of a design.According to the purpose of the object, the shape and dimensions of the object can be varied. These variations help in making the product user friendly.Ergonomics consists of three fields of research.They are:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Organisational ergonomics.

Physical ergonomics deals with making consumer and industrial products. This field of ergonomics uses many branches of science. They aim at creatingthe most comfortable and safe products.

Cognitive ergonomics deals with making products that do not require deep thinking. These products do not strain a user’s memory. They are also easy on cognitive abilities. Cognitive abilities include perception, memory, reasoning andmotor response. This field focuses on producing products. The products reduce mental workload. It helps in creating products and systems that are easily learnable.

Organizational ergonomics deals with the social structures and policies. It helps in improving these systems. Improvement is done with the help of ergonomic work environment.


Products with ergonomic design are found to have been successful. They are better in terms of functionality.People find it easier work with ergonomically designed products.They find it enjoyable. Ergonomic design also boosts productivity. It encourages people to work more comfortably. Users can understand the product easily. They can use it better.

24TBA/P ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure with Ergonomic Design

24TBA/P ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure with Ergonomic Design

Ergonomics improves correctness and reduces errors. It reduces stress, strain and chances of injury.It reduces tiredness and fatigue. People tend to work with a relaxed mind.It also saves time and cost. It lets people learn faster. It also helps them to work faster. It improves efficiency and reliability.Ergonomic products fulfil safety regulations. They are hence highly recommended. It also adds an appealing touch to the products.

Consumer product design

Ergonomic Consumer products design provides comfort. The other factors that are also considered are

  • function,
  • aesthetics,
  • safety,
  • durability and
  • usability

Ergonomic plastic enclosures from SIMCO

24TB ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure and 45TB, 45 Series – Plastic Hand Held Enclosures from SIMCO meet all the characteristics of a good design. These are pocket size and hand held plastic boxes. They have an ergonomic design for easy use. They have an advanced ergonomic design for comfort. They are easy to handle and these plastic enclosures are available in many sizes. The enclosures are made from ABS plastic. ABS material is a thermoplastic polymer. It is chemical-resistant. It is tough and has a good impact resistance. It satisfies the ergonomic guidelines as it a safe material. It provides protection against high heat and impact. It is flame retardant. It is also RoHS compliant.These boxes are durable. They are also environmentally safe.


24TB ABS Pocket Size Plastic Enclosure


The 45 Series – Plastic Hand Held Enclosure measures 1.40″ x 3.680″ x 5.360″. Its ergonomic design features rounded corners, curved contours, and a slightly recessed area for key pads, overlays, etc. It is suitable for many applications such as meters, medical and test equipment. This hand-held enclosure has an IP Rating of 65.

The 24TB plastic enclosures measure 1.00″ x 2.825″ x 4.120″ and offers 7.8 cubic inches of internal space for your design needs. Like the 45 Series – Plastic Hand Held Enclosure, its ergonomic design features rounded corners, curved contours which will allow it to lay in your hand comfortably or you can drop it in a pocket when it is not being used a handheld device.

The enclosures are also pleasing to look at. They are beautifully designed with a good finish.

SIMCO Offers ABS Plastic Potting Boxes for Electronics

March 1st, 2015

What are potting boxes?

Potting boxes are electronic boxes. These are used for protecting electronic assemblies. They are made up of plastic and other materials that are resistant to shock and vibration.


Potting boxes are used for safely enclosing electronic assemblies like transformers and chokes. Potting can be done with the help of any solid or gelatinous shock resistant material. Potting boxes are made of solid materials and provide electronic assemblies. They provide a complete protection against moisture and corrosive agents.


Potting boxes are mainly used to protect electronic assemblies. They find a useful application in the development of electronic projects and applications. They are easy tools that engineers can use. They find applications insafeguarding their electronic circuits.


They provide electrical insulation and security to the person handling the electronic assemblies.It gives a thicker and more robust layer of protection. It protects the electronic assemblies from harsh environments.

They also prevent short circuit problems and voltage leakages. They improve the performance and reliability of the circuit.

Potting encloses the whole electronic assembly. They are very much helpful in making the product FIPS complaint.

Potting also prevents unauthorized manipulation of the circuit


Potting is done using various types of materials. Materials should be heat resistant and have insulating properties. Some of the commonly used materials for potting are:

  • Epoxy
  • Silicone
  • Urethane
  • Acrylic coatings

Potting boxes used are usually made of plastic and are mostly available in the following types

  • Duroplast

Duroplast offers high temperature resistance. They are highly resistant to deformation also.

  • PA

PA stands for PolyAmide which provides a good protection against high impact.

  • ABS

ABS potting boxes are mostly preferred for small assemblies and offer a good protection.


Sizes and Styles

Potting boxes also come in various sizes, colors and styles. Manufacturers provide various versions of potting boxes made of a single material. The design of a potting box may or may not include screw fixings, mounting arrangements and a cover lid.

They may also differ in their construction method with respect to how they were molded.

Buying guide

Some of the qualities of potting boxes that you must consider before buying a potting box are given below.

  • Material

The materials must be made from non-hazardous substances.They must offer a good protection. It should be complaint with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards. It should be robust and tough.

  • Dimensions

The potting box that you want to buy must be suitable for its use. Potting boxes are usually available in fixed sizes from manufactures. You must choose the one that is suitable for you.

  • Flammability rating of the potting box must be appropriate.
  • Service temperature

The suggested service temperature value must be specified by the manufacturer. This will help you choose the suitable potting boxes depending upon the type of project.

  • Design

Potting boxes are available in several designs. They may have different mount types. Some manufacturers also provide custom potting boxes.  You must enquire into these design specifics. This would help in getting the most useful potting box.

ABS Plastic Potting Box for Electronics from SIMCO

The ABS Potting Boxes produced by Simcobox are high quality potting boxes that can be used for your electronic projects.

These attractive and robust potting boxes are made of durable and high impact ABS plastic. ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. This is a type of thermoplastic polymer. It has good chemical resistance. It also offers increased surface hardness. It is a hard and tough material with very good impact resistance. It is a widely used material for molding Potting boxes. Some of the advantages of ABS are

  • flame retardant
  • high heat resistance
  • Good impact resistance
  • Good process-ability
  • RoHS compliant

The efficient design of the Potting boxes from Simcoboxprovides flexibility. The dimensions of these potting boxes are 2 inches square by .735 high. Each potting box consists of a molded top and bottom.These are made from ABS plastic.It does not use screws. Thetop and bottom pieces fit together snugly. If you wish, you can weld the two pieces together.Welding can be done with the help of ultrasonic methods or glue them together.

It can also be used in wet environments. This can be done by separating the two pieces. Encapsulated liquid is then poured over the installed assemblies.

These boxes have a good IP rating. IP rating is used for indicating the degree of protection from foreign object. These boxes have the rating in the range of 65 to 68.

They do not have wall mount tabs, 3D drawing and battery access. They are available in three colors. These are black, dark grey and ivory.

Simco also offers options to customize them by allowing custom machining and printing.

What You Need to Know When Choosing a Plastic Enclosure

February 15th, 2015

Choosing the best enclosure to protect electronic devices can really be confusing and taxing for some.  There is such a wide range of enclosures available that makes it more confusing for consumers.  From plastic to metal, from cheap to expensive, and from light materials to heavy duty, one just can’t decide which the right fit is.  Before you head out and buy yourself a plastic enclosure, it is best to answer these essential questions to learn what you truly need.


The first question to ask is where are you going to install your electronic device? Are you installing it outdoors or indoors? If you are installing your device indoors, then the best suited plastic enclosure for you maybe a polyester plastic or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.  These plastic materials are best suited indoors because of its weak resistance to heat and direct sunlight.  Both also have good moisture resistance which make it a better choice for indoor installation.  Lastly, both are cheaper options that other plastic enclosures mixed with fiber glass and stainless steel enclosures.

If your answer to this question is outdoors, then you must choose a plastic enclosure that can withstand different elements of weather like rain, wind, snow, sun, and the like.  The best plastic enclosure for outdoor use is the poly carbonate one.  Aside from its reasonable price, plastic made from poly carbonate can withstand extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures.  It also can survive an acidic environment, which means it can withstand rain.

There are also sub questions that you can ask yourself.  For example if you are installing indoors, will it be mounted on the wall or on the ceiling?  Or if you are installing outdoors, will it be installed on the roof or out on the garden?  There are quite a number of available ready-made plastic enclosures for wall-mounted or roof-mounted devices; however there is also an option to have the plastic enclosure custom-made.  The latter is of course more expensive than the former.


The second question to ask is what is the function of your device?  If your device is a meter, for example electric meters where frequent readings are done, then you need a transparent plastic enclosure or a plastic enclosure with a transparent lid.  If the device is not a meter, then you can opt to get a fully opaque plastic enclosure.  There are actually more choices with the fully opaque plastic enclosures.  There are opaque enclosures that have shallow settings and some have deeper settings and both are available for indoor, wall-mounted devices.  Again, if none of your desired plastic enclosure is readily available, you can have a custom-made one but expect it to be way more expensive that the ready-made ones.

How much?

The third question to ask is how much your budget is.  People usually make their choices according to the budget available; however it is almost always proven that cheap does not really last and does not always do the job.  This is the reason why this question is placed third on the list.  Do not buy according to how much you can spend.  You must know first the kind of quality you need.  It is definitely cheaper to buy ready-made plastic enclosure as what has been mentioned previously.  Plus, plastic enclosures are way cheaper than the old enclosures made from stainless steel or pure fiber glass.  To give an idea, small plastic enclosures (0.5 inch x 1 in x 3 in) sold retail can be as cheap as $3.00 a piece.


The last question to ask is why buy plastic enclosures?  There are a handful of reasons why consumers choose plastic enclosures and why experts also recommend it.  The first and probably the most important for consumers is its cost.  Plastic is cheaper than its competitors: metal, wood, fiber glass, stainless steel. Despite its cheaper costs, the new age plastic enclosures are durable and lightweight.  Plastic enclosures can survive weather and time, plus it definitely does not rust unlike metal.

The second and probably the most important reason for the experts is its electrical resistance.  This means that plastic is not a conductor of electricity which makes it safe for consumers.  Aside from this, the new plastic enclosure does not spark electronic arcing which does not discharge current that can cause fire or ground.

Another reason is aesthetics.  Since plastic is easily formed, it can have a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes.  This gives the consumers a variety of options which can suit their budget and their taste.

In Closing

Now choosing the best plastic enclosure for your device is less confusing and more enjoyable. You can now head to your friendly neighbourhood hardware or go online and purchase the plastic enclosure that will fit your requirements and needs.

Advantages of Pocket Size Enclosures

February 7th, 2015

Enclosures are used in the industry to cover a wide range of devices. Most industrial places have these boxes. You can also use the cases to carry other items apart from those found in the industry. The boxes are very important because they protect tools from dust, water, and chemicals, among others. Some of the materials that makers use for enclosures include fiberglass, stainless steel, aluminum, and sheet metal. In the same way, enclosures come in different sizes. There are also those covers that are fixed while others are portable.

A further division of the portable covers gives both handheld and pocket size types. Handheld covers range between 6 and 11 inches in size. They are slightly bigger than pocket size covers, which measure about 3 inches.

You can use pocket sized covers to carry many types of equipment. Common uses of pocket size covers include infrared devices, radio frequency (RF) devices, personal security tools, medical gadgets, and measurement tools. You can also use these cages to carry small things such as jewelry, mobile phone, keys, and media players.

So, why would somebody use a cover as small as the pocket size one instead of the bigger ones? The main feature of these kinds of enclosures is that they keep the equipment in a fixed position. Therefore, pocket size enclosures have the following advantages:

Reasons You Need Pocket Size Enclosures

Pocket Size Enclosures Can Be Changed Easily

It usually easy to alter certain covers, especially those made from plastic. However, the job is even easier if you are dealing with a pocket size enclosure. As long as you have the right machine, working with a small device is easy. Modern VMC milling machines can produce customized products with very high degrees of accuracy.

When the customization is being done from a standard part, the part must first be secured on the machine. Then, the drawing of the desired part is loaded into the machine and the right tools as well. Then the operator starts the machine so that it can create the slots, holes, tapings, and so on. If you are to do such kind of change, you will find pocket size covers very easy to handle. Whatever material you are using, small covers will always be easier to machine, drill, chamfer, and so on.


The Ease of Movement of Devices is Increased

Movement of certain cages is very important, if you desire to use your device in different places. For example, people are nowadays walking around with medical tools, media players, and cameras. If there were no small sized cages, users may have to think twice before carrying such delicate devices. Makers are able to make pocket size cages that cover small devices for better use and security.

The main use of a pocket size case is to make a device easier to carry. Some devices do not have good handles and carrying them can be a problem. Pocket size cases solve this problem very easily.


The Cases Have Higher Resistance to Damage

Impact resistance is simply the ability of an object to resist breakage in the event of a sudden force against it. When a case falls, it suffers an impact. The larger the object is, the higher the effect of the impact will be, and vice versa. Most manufacturers create enclosures with the consideration of this resistance in mind. However, you can draw an extra advantage by going for pocket size cases, if your device is small enough.


They Use Less Material to Make

Even for the small devices, the maker has the option of using large cases. However, it is better to make pocket size covers and use less material. This is very important if you look at the cost of production. By using small sized covers, companies are able to save a lot of money and make more profits.


Outward Appearance

The look of any product is very important. If the good is not so attractive in its normal form, you can use a pocket size covers to hide the “flaws”. Some companies have also taken pocket size cases as a way of marketing. You can add certain features of your business, for example the logo or tag line, on top of an enclosure to market your business. This is an easy yet effective form of marketing. Whenever the user removes the enclosure in front of people, your business will have gained some mileage in terms of reach.


Final Take

There are many types of cases in the market. These covers vary in terms of size, material, weight, and design. Each of these covers has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. When you are choosing a pocket size enclosure, be sure that it can handle the size and weight of the device. You also need to know the level of modification needed to decide if the pocket size enclosure can handle it. This way, you will be able to experience the many advantages of pocket size enclosures.

Simcobox Offers Plastic Accessories

December 19th, 2014

Simcobox is an experienced company that started in 1982.  The company has been manufacturing reliable enclosures for over 25 years. Due to the increase of the number of users, Simcobox also formed a sister company.

People know the company for selling its products at very low prices. Since Simcobox makes the shelters, the firm is able to respond to the needs of customers than other companies.

If you do not know how to select a cover, the team at Simcobox is ready to help you. They will assist you to choose the best cover for your project. They will also guide you on the best way to change the enclosure to suit your needs.

Simcobox works with a special chart. You can use this chart to choose the size of case that is closest to your desired needs. In case you want to make any changes later, the chart allows for that as well. In addition, you can get free user drawings and free samples to help you even further.

When it comes to plastic covers, the company has a variety of styles for you to choose. Some of the cases require a set of accessories in order to work properly. Below are some of the plastic accessories that Simcobox offers to clients.

Plastic Belt Clips


These are some of the main accessories you can find at Simcobox. The clips are useful because they allow the user of the equipment to fix it on the belt. This prevents the enclosure from falling and being damaged. In addition, the accessory enables you to use the equipment while your hands are free.

Simcobox’s plastic belt clip comes in a style that is easy to use. You do not need complicated parts or many changes to start using the clip. To start using the clip, use the plastite® fasteners used for box assembly.



The screws are other crucial plastic accessories offered by Simcobox. Simcobox gives the important screws for fixing all the plastic cages. In case you need more screws, the company offers them as well.

The plastite screws are especially popular for abs plastics. These accessories have specially shaped heads. This means that you do not need to use lock washers on them. Simcobox’s screws are also designed in such a way that it is very easy to fix the case.

Mounting Brackets


Mounting brackets are another addition to the plastic enclosure that you might consider. These accessories allow you to fix the Simcobox cage wherever you want. The company manufactures these accessories using aluminum.

They also apply a black power coat to finish. Another big benefit of the accessories is that they come with all the necessary hardware.

Rubber Feet


Rubber feet are essential for a plastic shelter because they prevent slipping, reduce noise, and protect the surface where you place the equipment.

You can get rubber feet in different styles including large, medium, and small.


Plastic Battery Doors


Of course, you will get a case that has a battery door if the equipment you buy uses chargeable batteries. Such covers have the door included in the order. However, you might need more doors in case the first one is damaged. So, if you need doors to replace the first one, make sure you include that in the order.


Tilt Stand and Handle Kits


Simcobox tilt stands are manufactured from strong and high quality type of steel. This, added to the special buttons, makes the accessory suitable for even the most difficult environments.



Front and Rear Panels


Simcobox is also popular for the manufacture of rear and front panels for cages. You can use these panels for different situations. As for the cage, ABS plastic is used to make these accessories.



PC Board Mounting Bosses


The Simcobox cover also comes with several mounting centers. The goodness brought by these centers is that you can use these accessories wherever you need them. This is because Simcobox also offers bonding agents, for example MEK. To hold the PC board tightly, the push-on fasteners are available as well.

Most Reliable Plastic Accessories

Ever since Simcobox first emerged, the plastic enclosure industry has never been the same again. Today, clients from all over the world use products from the company to serve many needs.

Products from Simcobox are very easy to use and of high quality. The company offers a wide range of accessories that include mounting brackets, rubber feet, screws, panels, and belt clips. Furthermore, you can use the products in different situations. To crown it all, the company sells the items at very good prices.

Are you looking for the best plastic accessories for your plastic shelters? Contact the technicians at Simcobox and make your order today. You will be guided be the team so that you can get an accessory that serves you well.

Importance of Security Device Plastic Enclosures

December 19th, 2014

What are Security Devices?

As a homeowner or businessperson, you have the duty of ensuring the safety of people. For enhanced security, there are the special tools that watch the home or business for you. Security devices are critical for any home or business. Examples of devices available in the market include cameras, entry alarms, smoke detectors and fire alarms, safes, and locks.



Source: CCTV Camera Pros

You can find security devices from many shops across the country. Before fixing a security device in your home or business, it is important to consider several factors. One of them is the matter used to make the housings. Why would plastic be an excellent choice for security device plastic enclosures? This article seeks to answer this question.

Other Materials

When you have formed a security component, the next thing would be to give the device a good look. Something that would enhance the appearance of the item and add years to it. Without this thought, some of the tools would be open to many risks. For housing matter, there are many options. These include plastic, metals such as steel and aluminum, and non-metals such as asbestos.

Each of these elements has its pros and cons. For example, metals are stronger and more durable than other materials. However, strength and stamina are not the only factors for a device cover. Traits of plastic are equally vital for a cover.

Importance of Plastic

When talking about plastic covers, it is usually about two types of plastic. These are polycarbonate and polyester varieties. The traits of the former include resistance to forces and corrosion. In addition, this matter is cheaper than many others are.

The latter also offers you several benefits at a fair price. The material is light so it would be work for a security device. It is suitable for many outdoor and indoor uses as long as you do not expose it to direct sunlight.

Working with plastic is enjoyable and easy. If you have learnt some skills with timber, working with plastic is not a hard job. This means that you can make a plastic housing to any shape or size.



Source: Petrolia

Most people would be concerned about the natural effects of a product before buying it. Plastic is safe to use but this depends on how you dispose it. You can reuse the plastic covers when you no longer need your security item. In addition, newer security items come to the market. You can use plastic for different items for as many times as you wish.

May be you do not want to reuse the plastic material. Do not worry because you have another way of using this waste. You can produce energy and use it. If you burn plastic in a process called incineration, you can make energy.

If a security element has less weight, it will be better for you. The general rule is that the heavier an item, the more the energy the makers use to produce it. If the maker uses more energy, they will charge you more for the item. With plastic devices becoming lighter, the prices are also going down.

If you compare plastic with most of the other options, it offers more strength. This is despite such a cover using less matter. As a client, you will find this useful in several ways. First, this reduces your cost of transit by a huge amount. In addition, this adds to the friendliness of plastic to nature; you add less waste to the area, if you do at all. This makes the matter the perfect answer to the needs of cages in the security devices industry.

How Do You Choose?

If you are using plastic for security device cage, design factors will guide which type of plastic to choose. First, determine whether you will use the item indoors or outdoors. If you will use the device in the outdoor areas, you might want to know whether sunlight will be direct or indirect. Further, it is wise to know the amount of movement you expect around the equipment.

Plastic Cover Is the Solution

Security is crucial for all of us. You would want a reliable device for your home or business. There are many matters for devices but plastic stands out for security use. Plastic is a reliable matter for making security devices cages. It allows for custom shaping, holes for fixing, and can work in different degrees of coldness or hotness. Also, plastic is cheaper than other elements.

No matter the choice you make between plastic and other elements, it is important to choose a cover that is suitable for your needs. For example, if your cover will need many wires, using a metal box would be dangerous. Make a choice to use plastic covers for your security devices.

Importance of Plastic Desktop Enclosures

December 17th, 2014

Fabricators use different materials to make desktop covers. These materials include stainless steel, mild steel, fiberglass, and plastic. All these materials have their own pros and cons. For example, metal may be strong but it does not offer the kind of qualities offered by plastic.

People use plastic to cover many types of equipment both at home and in the office. If you are looking to cover your equipment, you will consider several factors. Cost, need for changes, look, weight and hotness or coldness will all determine which material you choose.


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Why is plastic more important than other matter when it comes to cages? Plastic cages are better than metallic ones when you use them in different places. You can measure the value of plastic cages by returning to characteristics of plastic.

Plastic desktop enclosures can be both small and large in size. For the small types of covers that you would want to use outdoors, plastic is the best matter.

Plastics Have Different Traits

Please note that any plastic matter has its own rare traits. Like for other matter, you need to consider the following factors when choosing plastics for a desktop cover:

  1. How strong the material is to be
  2. The amount of effort needed to break the material
  3. Will the matter resist cracking?
  4. How easy is it to pull the element apart?
  5. How is the matter affected by an increase and decrease in the degree of hotness or cold?
  6. Does the material conduct heat? If yes, how much?

Good Qualities of Plastic

Plastic has many edges over other materials when used for desktop covers. Let us look at some traits that make plastic a better matter for desktop covers.


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Plastic is Not Magnetic

First, plastic does not show magnetic abilities. In other words, a magnet does not affect plastic. A magnetic element is not good for a desktop cover. Matters that stick to the magnet include iron, cobalt, and nickel. It is not wise to use a desktop cover that can pull a metallic item. Such a cover may harm the computer.

A magnet creates a fuss to the computer because it affects the components. Therefore, you should consider using a plastic cover. Plastic covers are excellent for desktops because they prevent disorder from a magnet.

Plastic is Lighter

The weight of a desktop is already too much. Add to it a cover and it becomes tricky to move the computer from one place to another. Plastic weighs less than most matters used to make computer covers. Therefore, plastic is the best choice for your desktop cover.


If you use most types of metal for your desktop case, shaking of the equipment can be a big problem. If the fan is attached directly to the case, the waves can be worse. If the shaking is too much, the units inside the case may start making noise.

If you ask a scientist, a thick material does not shake as much as a thin one does. Therefore, it is better to use a thick plastic than metal for your desktop case. Metal may be many times heavier and thicker than plastic. However, metal is also more costly than plastic. That is why a large number of makers are using plastic cases.

Stretching Ability

The ability to stretch is another good trait of plastic for desktop covers. Due to this characteristic, plastic is able to absorb the shaking effects of equipment. This is important because the computer needs protection from shaking. The ability to stretch of plastic is also good because the maker can fit the material in more spaces. There is no such chance if you are using metallic covers. Most metals are very hard, so they are not as easy to stretch as plastic.

Good Price

Everybody likes to look at the price of an item when considering buying it. Therefore, as a desktop buyer, you would choose one that is cheaper. You have an answer in plastic desktop covers. Plastic boxes are many times cheaper than metal and other materials. On one hand, metal is becoming harder to find everyday. On the other hand plastic is very easy to find. Plastic would be a better choice for you because it is cheaper than metal and other matters.

Works in Different Areas

Depending on what you do for a living, you may need to use your computer in harsh areas. For example, misty areas could harm the desktop. Even in the factory, some areas may be very cold due to water treatment and other activities. In such cases, most people prefer using plastic desktop covers instead of metal covers.

These points show that plastic desktop covers are very important. Plastic is the best material for a plastic computer cover. Choose from the many types of plastic and enjoy the benefits of the matter for your desktop shelter.

Benefits of Medical Plastic Enclosure

December 17th, 2014

The number of people who are looking for medical items is increasing. At the same time, people are looking for cheaper items that are safe. In addition, people are now using cleaner items in order to follow needs of safety, easy make, and comfortable use.

Some of the machines you find in the hospital are movable while others are not. All of the machines in hospitals work in different ways. Therefore, the person making them should be careful which item he or she uses.

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Luckily, the newest items in the market are able to work even in very difficult areas. Plastics are the most popular items for making cages. This essay looks at the traits of plastics. It also shows the good of plastics bring when used for cages in hospital.

Medical Plastic Enclosure

Apart from plastic, other common items for cages are fiber glass and steel. The item you use will depend on the value it brings to you and the specific use of the cage.

When looking at plastic, consider the chemicals in it. Plastic cages are composed of units called polymers. A polymer is a mixture of smaller units called monomers.

Some of the plastics that you will find in hospitals include PP, PC,  PA (Nylon), and PPS. Each of these items has pros and cons.

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Several Benefits of Plastics

The first benefit of plastics is the ability to stay with living tissues without harming them. Since a cage in the hospital affects air, ability to stay without causing harm to the air is vital. Most types of plastic are able to do this.

Plastics are also good for cages because of their ability to clean easily. Research shows that plastics have good cleaning traits. This is a vital trait for medical device cages, which require regular cleaning. Most plastics are not affected by cleaning methods used in hospitals.

Plastic is also good for its ability to fight off damage from. The hospital staff exposes medical tools to many types of chemicals during the cleaning processes. Though all plastics are able to resist damage from chemicals, some are better than others are. If you will be cleaning the cage frequently, PC and ABS are the most suitable plastics to use.

Plastic is also popular for good mechanical qualities. Plastic mechanical qualities include resistance to fight off wear, hardness, and strength. Plastics that hospitals use have good mechanical traits. Such traits enable medical tool cages to perform well regardless of the coldness or hotness.

Plastic items in the hospital also have the ability to work well under heavy weight. Some medical tools operate in areas with heavy weights. Such places expose the cages to wear. One of the biggest benefits of plastic is that it has a lot of strength. Research shows that some plastics are four times stronger than fiber glass.

Have you seen how easy it is to cut plastic? This is because plastic has the ability to bend easily and does not break easily. This is vital because you may need to change medical devices often. Other items such as fiber glass and steel are not as easy to deal with since they are not as stiff as plastic.

Plastic is also cheaper than the other items used for cages. Steel is the most costly cage item. Fiber glass is more costly than plastic, although this is by a small margin.

Plastics with good look also come to mind when you consider the benefits of medical device plastic cage. As a user, I am sure you usually share medical devices. In addition, it is common for people to transport the items from one place to another. Therefore, you need to buy a plastic cage that is durable. A plastic cage in the hospital also needs to look good. This makes patients feel good.


You need to compare the working air with how suitable the selected plastic enclosure is. Nowadays, the goodness of plastics for the hospital has made work easier for those who plan and make the cages.

Some types of plastics are very popular because of their traits. Such items are suitable for cleaning, exposure to the sun, exposure to chemicals, among others.

Makers are trying to make hospital items that are good for the air in the hospital. These items should also be movable and good looking. This means that people are more careful when choosing the items they use for cages. Planners and users choose the available items depending on several factors. Examples of such factors are performance, look, and ability to last.

Taking the right item for medical device enclosure is a matter of looking at the hospital air. The air in the hospital exposes items to hotness, cold, chemicals, abrasiveness, and others.

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