SIMCO Disclosures

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

CHALLENGER series- Electronics Enclosures

April 14th, 2014

the challengerThe CHALLENGER Series by SIMCO is a line of over a dozen new, plastic injection molded electronics enclosures. Many of these enclosures are completely new sizes that were designed according to the requirements of existing SIMCO customers. Others include completely new options that make the electronics enclosures more versatile for SIMCO’s customers.

The CHALLENGER electronics enclosures materials

The CHALLENGER electronics enclosures are constructed from the same high impact ABS material as other SIMCO products. The material gives the enclosures their characteristic soft, velvety feel while still being scratch resistant. CHALLENGER Series enclosures are available in SIMCO’s three standard colors – Black, PC Bone Grey, and Dark Grey. Available options with the CHALLENGER enclosures include EMI/RFI shielding, UL 94V9 approved materials, and other options that add value.

Injection molding technique saves time

April 7th, 2014

Injection moldingIndustry insiders marvel at SIMCO’s injection molding technique. With several patent applications filed, this injection molding technique is being used to save time, reduce costs, and offer more options and accessories for customizing SIMCO electronics enclosures. This technique overcomes the disadvantages of the previously used pneumatic and mechanical techniques.

Customers have been requiring ever increasing enclosure customization. Changes are being made to various parts, especially to the front and rear panels that frequently need modified openings for different switches and controls. Previously, customizing enclosures in this fashion was cost prohibitive due to the increased lead times and the cost of molding custom parts. SIMCO set out to develop a technique that allowed it to fulfill customer demand for customized enclosures at a cost that is economically viable.

Electronics Enclosures Make for a Wise Investment

March 28th, 2014

We hear it on the news every day – the economy seems to take one step back for every step forward. You made it through the toughest part of the recession and now you’re finally in the position to upgrade your employees’ computers, and you’re able to get your field team those handheld devices that you know will speed up receiving payments from customers as well as give your team a competitive advantage. You worked out the budget perfectly, but then you hear about electronics enclosures, and you start wondering two things – what are they exactly and why should you buy them?


Think about the following scenario. Your loyal office manager works hard, and he also loves to keep the plants in the office looking healthy. One day he’s watering the spider plant over Jane’s desk and he gets distracted by co-workers talking about how exciting that playoff game was. Suddenly he overfills the flower pot, and water trickles down onto Jane’s computer. He quickly moves the computer out of the way, and that prevents any water from getting inside. But what if that had happened over the ventilation slots?  Jane’s computer would have been toast, and so would her big presentation for the head office she was going to give on Friday. This is one place a plastic enclosure comes in handy – protecting precious computers from dust, dirt, and water so that your data is safe and your devices run better, for longer.


Here’s another reason you need electronics enclosures. In any office there are multiple electronic items, all of which emit a slight amount of radio frequency. Add all of those devices up, and you end up with the potential for those multiple radio frequency waves to interfere with your computers or field testing devices. False readings or the inability to read information correctly can be quite problematic. Computers that lose data can cost your company business and revenue. Enclosures can protect all of your electronics from these types of problems.


Electronics enclosures come in a number of shapes and sizes. From flat-bottomed enclosures perfect for wall mounting to pocket enclosures great for small devices, field equipment cases to large enclosures for computers, enclosures can protect your investment for a modest sum, and save you from having to buy expensive new equipment so often. Mounting brackets and static-proof Plastite® screws mean you can affix your device to a wall or shelf, keeping it safe from movement, or getting it up and out of the way in tight spaces.

Custom enclosures can also be manufactured just for you and your specific device. Send a prototype or an engineer’s concept drawing in and your enclosure can be modified, no matter the size or shape. No chance for your device to rattle around inside, it will fit perfectly, nestled into its home. Ask about expansion panels or access ports for easy battery changes.


Then again, if you need something right away, you can order some of the many pre-made units as described above. In less than a week, your devices will be sheltered from the elements and protected for years to come.


Companies like SIMCO also make sure their products adhere to REACH and RoHS regulations in the EU, and OSHA requirements in the US. This way you can be sure your electronics enclosures were made in such a way that they will not be harmful to the Earth, or to you.


EMI/RFI Shielding: Eliminate Interferences with Shielded Electronics Enclosures

March 10th, 2014

165Protecting your electronic devices from threats is perhaps the most important task on your agenda. And there are many different types of potential threats that electronics may be exposed to. These include dust, water damage, low or high temperatures, but apart from these conditions, there is another group of threats that may harm your electronics and that is electromagnetic/radio frequency interference. EMI and RFI, as they are commonly shortened, can hamper or even completely disrupt the functioning of unprotected electronic equipment. That is why, if you have decided to secure your devices from the environmental conditions with electronics enclosures, you should think about adding protective EMI/RFI shielding to those enclosures, too.

SIMCO Disclosures

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