Bud Industries, a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, has introduced its PBB Push Button Box, giving customers a low price alternative within its existing line of NEMA plastic enclosures for automation. Plastic push button boxes significantly reduce costs compared to steel versions, and they provide the advantage of higher corrosion resistance in washdown, humid and outdoor environments. Another advantage is the lighter weight – 20 times lighter than comparable steel boxes – which makes them easier to handle and install.
Typical applications for the new enclosure include control boxes, terminal blocks, motor starters, lighting, corrosive environments, chemical plants and general factory environments. It is ideal for outdoor use, having a NEMA 4X / IP67 rating that keeps out dust and water in extreme conditions and meeting the requirements of UL 746C with respect to ultraviolet light and water exposure. The new push button box combines polycarbonate plastic and 10% fiberglass for a dual benefit; the polycarbonate offers improved shatter resistance, and the fiberglass allows for more consistent molding that results in tighter tolerances and therefore a more reliable seal.
The gray PBB Push Button Box is suited for 22 and 30mm push buttons and is available in sizes ranging from 0.89 x 1-inch to 1.22 x 4-inches. It is UL508/NEMA type 4X and type 6 listed #E343339, UL industrial controls and CE Low Voltage directive 2006/95/EC listed, non-chlorinated and non-brominated, flame retardant with a UL-94 V0 rating, and RoHs compliant.