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Hammond releases flame-retardant DIN rail enclosures


August 11, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Hammond Manufacturing has announced its 1597DIN family of UL94-V0 flame-retardant plastic enclosures.

The enclosures are used for mounting to standard IEC/EN 60715 35mm DIN rails for applications such as industrial control equipment, automation, equipment management and monitoring, HVAC controllers and distributed IoT equipment.

The family consists initially of four sizes: 2, 4, 6 and 9 standard 17.5 mm module widths. All sizes have two mounting positions for the terminal blocks, maximizing I/O availability and giving headroom for future expansion if required.

There are two horizontal PCB mounting slots in the body and two stand-offs in the base for component or PCB mounting.

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Plain, vented, knockout and slotted terminal covers are supplied separately and can be mixed and matched in the bodies as required. Primarily designed to accept PCBs is a slimline 22.5 mm wide, 118 mm deep and 90 mm high polycarbonate control box with ventilated sides and a shaped front panel.

All units feature no-tool snap-together assembly and disassembly for access to the internal components or PCB when required. The bodies are ventilated on the top and bottom faces and feature a recess in the front panel for mounting identification labels or other graphics.

The bases are moulded in dark grey PPO (polyphenylene oxide) with a polystyrene DIN rail mounting clip and the main enclosure body is RAL 7035 light grey polycarbonate.