Wall Mount Enclosures
Plastic enclosures come in many sizes and functionalities and while sometimes being handheld might be important, other times it’s the capability of having the project box being mounted to a wall.
Mounted units are indoor or outdoor plastic enclosures, whose purpose is to maintain a singular position. There are a couple benefits this brings. One is that it can be larger than a handheld, without taking up unnecessary space. A second benefit is that electronic components are able to stay safe and protected from damage that may occur when placed on the ground or unsecured to a desk.
At Toolless Plastic Solutions the our products are manufactured in our facility uses a sheet of ABS plastic and it is then cut, bent, and assembled to create a plastic enclosure. Our technique is similar to sheet metal production which uses a single sheet to create a stainless steel box except in our case it’s a plastic box. Using plastic for the material creates a lighter option for people looking to enclose their electronic components.
Our engineers program the project box into the system, which allows for our CNC machines to cut the plastic using a high precision routing tools. From CNC the sheet of plastic goes to digital printing (when applicable), bending, and eventually to assembly where standoffs, inserts, acrylic windows, and more is fitted into the enclosure. Assembly is really where the unit finally begins to really look like something more than just a sheet of plastic, it starts to look like an enclosure.
Painting, Color, and EMI Shielding
Toolless has the ability to add color. In the stainless steel world powder coating is most used, however with ABS plastic we use a wet paint technique to add color to your enclosure. This allows for a wide range of color options and the paint is applied after production to limit scratching and scuffs.
The ability to paint the ABS grants customers a wide range of options beyond the boring white, gray or black of traditional ABS plastic. We use bright vibrant colors to make your enclosure stand out against a wall!
Due to purpose and components of these enclosures, we also offer EMI Shielding. EMI Shielding is a special conductive paint that we evenly coat the inside of an enclosure. The paint and plastic are then tested to ensure conductivity before continuing manufacturing. This shielding helps to protect your internal mechanisms from radio frequency interference if you have sensitive electronics.
Our enclosures come in various shapes, sizes and purposes. Due to the possibility of variability we have adapted many of our Toolless techniques to make sure that we can offer our capabilities for our mount enclosures.
These techniques include tongue and groove technology to join parts; digital printing of logos, signs, and labels; battery compartments; multiple ports and unique cutouts. Most of the time, the enclosure is designed with side flanges extension with holes, which has 2 advantages, it fits our process well, and keep the overall rigidity since the flanges are part of the main housing.
In order to aid in the mounting of the enclosure onto a wall we offer keyhole cutouts. We can work with you to discuss the location, size, and amount of keyholes that would be best for your project box depending on the size, weight, and purpose. For instance, for a sharp clean looks placing the keyholes on the back so the mount can be slipped onto a screw and secured is an option. Another example is having the keyholes located on the side of the enclosure for easier mounting.
An important component for plastic mounts can sometimes be the accessibility of the interior components. This means having turn latches and hinges for the single door feature. The turn latch allows for the enclosure to be securely closed and locked until access is needed. Hinges aid in the turn latch mechanism so that the mount can stay a singular unit instead of having lids or removable parts.
Similar to handheld devices, theses enclosures are able to have LCD mounting holes. This allows for screen adaptation to devices. A touch screen on a medical device allows for quick and easy access during an emergent scenario.
An LCD screen displaying data helps to monitor the temperature in a house. Whether your screen is small and is showing a temperature check or time, or large and displaying medical information we can create cutout for the necessary screen size.