Nemaco™ -  Stainless NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures, Boxes & Cabinets
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Aluminum & Stainless - NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures, Cabinets, Boxes

Nemaco's Product Reference Section for the
- Type NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures, Boxes & Cabinets
- Available in 304 / 316 Stainless Steel Alloys & 5052 Aluminum

Nemaco™ - NEMA 4X Stainless Steel Enclosures & Cabinets. Also available in Aluminum and (304, 316) grades of Stainless Steel.  Nemaco Technology - USA

Welcome to Nemaco Technology's reference section that provides info for many types of aluminum & stainless steel NEMA 4X enclosure designs. Nemaco has dedicated a technical section for each type of enclosure including the NEMA 4X enclosure. This technical reference section is about the type NEMA 4X boxes (i.e., junction & pull boxes), NEMA 4X enclosures and NEMA 4X cabinets (both in wall mount & floor mount configurations), you will find detailed information for the NEMA 4X ratings & defintions. Nemaco Technology has provided a samples of NEMA 4X enclosures in this section. Also and whenever possible we will provide internal and external photo images of the enclosures. You can call Nemaco for additional information if needed so you can find the correct NEMA 4X enclosure for your industrial, commercial or military application.

Enjoy the material about NEMA 4X enclosures that we have prepared for you, and if you have any questions, please call Nemaco by telephone or complete our contact form.

Nemaco Technology offers the following types of NEMA 4X enclosures, boxes and cabinets in (both 304 & 316) stainless steel and 5052 aluminum:

Nemaco Wall Mount Electrical Enclosures, Boxes & Cabinets

NEMA 4X Enclosure, Removable Cover, JIC
NEMA 4X Enclosure, Hinged Cover, JIC
NEMA 4X Enclosure, Hinged Dual Cover (front & back sides), JIC
NEMA 4X Junction & Pull Box, JIC (for electrical wiring)

Nemaco Floor Mount Electrical Enclosures & Cabinets

NEMA 4X Cabinet, Single Door
NEMA 4X Cabinet, Double Doors (front doors)
NEMA 4X Cabinet, Double Doors (front & back)

Nemaco 19" Rack Mount Electrical Enclosures & Cabinets with Wall Brackets & Floor Footing

NEMA 4X Enclosure, Hinged Cover, JIC
NEMA 4X Enclosure, Hinged Dual Cover (front & back sides), JIC

All enclosures, boxes and cabinets are available with lexan window (options).

NEMA 4X Type Enclosure Ratings & Defintions

Definition: intended for indoor and outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against direct spray of water on the enclosure surface.

Nemaco Notes: Usually, NEMA 4X enclosures, boxes and cabinets tend to be more expensive than most other NEMA 4 enclosures due to the cost of (304, 316) stainless steel materials that contain nickel and chrome for corrosion protection. But the NEMA 4X enclosures, boxes and cabinets offer greater durability and corrosion than the NEMA 4 enclosure (carbon steel and plastic) enclosures.

NEMA 4X Type Enclosure Examples

A typical example of NEMA 4X enclosure would be a metal box used for electrical controls in a lab or any indoor environment that is dry and there is no dripping pipes and rain. NEMA 4X Enclosures are typically lower cost enclosures made from sheet metal or plastic. So basically it is box the keeps electrical wired away from humans but it does not necessary have any protection against dust, dirt, oil, water, any other fluid.

Nemaco Technical Info - Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistance in the NEMA 4X Enclosure

Corrosion is the natural degradation of a material due to atmospheric conditions or other factors. Corrosion is generally defined as dissolution of a material due to a reaction with the surrounding environment. Only metals such as gold and platinum are found in a pure form, normal metals only exist combined with other elements. Corrosion is therefore a natural phenomenon, as nature seeks to combine elements which man has produced in a pure form. More specific: iron occurs naturally as iron ore (FE) wants to combine with oxygen molecules from the air and water and then it will "rust". Carbon steels without any protection will therefore form a coating of rust, which will in a sense protect the rest of the steel and constantly removing the rust exposes a new fresh layer of steel to be chemical decompostion. The corrosion resistance of a stainless steel is dependent on a thin invisible film on the steel surface, the passive film. There are, however, environments that cause permanent breakdown of the passive layer. Under circumstances where the passive layer cannot be rebuilt, corrosion occurs on the unprotected surface. Different media can cause different types of corrosion attack that may vary in nature and appearance, and several forms of corrosion can occur on stainless steels.

Stainless Steel - Corrosion Resistance

Stainless steel is the generic name for a number of different steels used primarily because of their corrosion resistance. All stainless steels share a minimum percentage of 10.5% chromium. Chromium is always the deciding factor, although other elements, particularly nickel and molybdenum, are added to improve corrosion resistance. The success of the material is based on the fact that it has one unique advantage. The chromium in the stainless steel has a great affinity for oxygen, and will form a film of chromium oxide on the surface of the steel at a molecular level. The film itself is extremely thin, about 130 Angstroms and one Angstrom is one millionth of a centimetre. This layer is described as passive (does not react or influence other materials), tenacious (clings to the layer of steel and is not transferred elsewhere) and self-renewing (if damaged, more chromium from the steel will be exposed to the air and form more chromium oxide). This means that over a period of years a stainless steel knife can literally be worn away by daily use and will still remain stainless.

Stainless Steel - Passivation for Additional Corrosion Resistance for NEMA 4X Enclosures
The stainless steel composition can be damaged by welding or some forms of metal fabrication. To ensure the NEMA 4X stainless steel boxes, enclosures & cabinets have high corrosion resistance to chemicals and salt water, it is sometimes necessary to passivate the NEMA 4X enclosures that might have contamination from ferros materials. Since most of the Nemaco Technology's type NEMA 4X enclosure are carefully crafted by using almost entirely using stainless tools (an no carbon steel tools whenever possible) there should be no ferros contamination in the NEMA 4X enclosures. Nemaco Technology offers stainless steel passivation for NEMA 4X boxes, enclosures & cabinets when it might seem necessary for some customers.

Call or send Nemaco if you have any questions about your particular NEMA 4X boxes, enclosures or cabinets application.

ADDITIONAL NEMA ENCLOSURE SPECIFICATIONS & NEMACO ENCLOSURE PHOTOS FOR REFERENCE

NEMA ENCLOSURE DEFINITIONS & RATINGS

NEMA 1 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against (hand) contact with enclosed equipment.

Applications: Nemaco can offer a NEMA 1 enclosures, boxes and cabinets for your application. NEMA 1 industrial enclosures are typically used for protecting controls and terminations from objects and personnel. This style of enclosure, while offering a latching door, does not have a gasketed sealing surface. NEMA 1 enclosures are used in applications where sealing out dust, oil, and water is not required. Motor start/stop stations are often housed in NEMA 1 enclosures. Usually, a low cost enclosure but suitable for clean and dry environments. Custom Tigerbox™ enclosures are available for electronics applications.

NEMA 2 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling dirt and water.

Applications: NEMA 2 industrial enclosures are typically used for protecting controls and terminations from objects and personnel. These enclosures & cabinets, while offering a latching door, does not have a gasketed sealing surface. NEMA 2 enclosures are used in applications where sealing out dust, oil, and water is not required. Motor start/stop stations are sometimes housed in NEMA 2 enclosures. This is a low cost enclosure also. Custom Tigerbox™ enclosures are available for your electronics applications.

NEMA 3 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust, rain, and sleet; undamaged by ice which forms on the enclosure.

NEMA 3 Electrical Enclosure - Rain & Water Resistant for Electrical Wiring & Controls with rain shield & environmental dust seals - Nemaco Technology - USA Applications: NEMA 3 electrical enclosures are typically used in outdoor applications for wiring and junction boxes. Nemaco of this style of enclosure provides protection against windblown dust, falling rain, sleet, snow, and external ice formation. Indoors the enclosure designed to protect against dripping water. Note that this style of enclosure has a gasket sealing surface. Nemaco installs stick gaskets and continuous gasket if required. Some NEMA 3R enclosure models have hasps for secure padlocking.

Here is custom NEMA 3R enclosure manufactured by Nemaco Technology. Note that the photo of the yellow powder coated enclosure is unique since it has stainless steel rotary turn latch instead of a common and ordinary pull latch. This was a custom NEMA 3R enclosure designed for a customer that wanted easy access to the enclosure and a secure latch for sealing the door seal.

NEMA 3 Electrical Enclosure - Rain & Water Resistant, Interior Environmental Dust Seal, Powdercoated Carbon Steel - Nemaco Technology - USA

Also, in the next photo of this yellow NEMA 3R enclosure, the inside sub-panel is aluminum instead the standard powder coated carbon steel. The aluminum sub-panel provides better heat transfer than a powder coated carbon steel plate that other companies provide.

The Tigerbox™ NEMA 3 Enclosures are available with durable gasket seals for both indoor and outdoor applications. Call Nemaco for any NEMA NEMA 3 enclosures in powder (coated carbon steel, aluminum) and perhaps 304 or 316 stainless steel for speciality applications.

NEMA 3R Enclosure Rating

Definition: Intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against falling rain and sleet; undamaged by ice which forms on the enclosure.

Applications: NEMA 3R electrical enclosures are typically used in outdoor applications for wiring and junction boxes. This style of enclosure provides protection against falling rain, sleet, snow, and external ice formation. Indoors they protect against dripping water. Note that this style of enclosure does not require a gasket sealing surface. Some models have hasps for padlocking. The Tigerbox™ NEMA 3 Enclosures are available with optional gasket seals for both indoor and outdoor applications.

NEMA 4 Enclosure Rating

Definition:Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water; undamage by ice which forms on the enclosure.

NEMA 4 ELectrical Enclosure, Front Lexan Plastic Window, Wall Mount, Powdercoated Steel.  Nemaco Technology - USA Applications: NEMA 4 industrial enclosures are used in many applications for occasional washdown occurs or where machine tool cutter coolant is used and sprayed. Also, the Nema 4 enclosure serve well in applications where there is possibly dripping water in a building. NEMA 4 enclosures must have quality seal gasket to prevent water ingress and the door is typically clamped for maximum sealing. Nemaco installs stick gaskets and continuous seals depending the size of the enclosure. Tigerbox™ Nema 4 are commonly have continuous hinges, mounting feet and sometimes padlock hasps. Tough Tigerbox™ NEMA 4 enclosures are available in sizes from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount enclosure models. Nemaco has an NEMA 4 enclosure example shown in the photo.

NEMA 4X Enclosure Rating

Definition:Intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water; undamaged by ice which forms on the enclosure.

NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures, Stainless Steel & Aluminum - Nemaco Technology - USA Applications: NEMA 4X enclosures are typically made of stainless steel or plastic. These NEMA enclosures are used in harsher environments than standard NEMA 4 units. Applications where corrosive materials (for example saltwater) and caustic cleaners are used necessitate the use of a NEMA 4X enclosure. A few examples are applications for sanitary poultry processing facilities (where total washdown with disinfectants occur repeatedly), petro-chemical refineries and offshore drilling platforms for oil and natural gas. NEMA 4X is used when protection from the worst environments is required. NEMA 4X industrial enclosures are available in sizes from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount models. Nemaco Technology manufactures the enclosures from 304 & 316 Stainless steel. Also, the Tigerbox™ NEMA 4X enclosures are available in 304 & 316 stainless steel. Tough Tigerbox™ Nema 4X enclosures are available with continuous hinges, mounting feet and sometimes padlock hasps. Tigerbox™ NEMA 4X enclosures are offered in sizes from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount enclosure models. Also, stainless steel passivation for additional corrosion protection is available on request for all the stainless steel products. Nemaco has a NEMA 4X enclosure shown in the photo.

NEMA 6 Enclosure Rating

Definition:Intended for indoor or outdoors which occasional temporary submersion is encountered.

Applications: NEMA 6 enclosures are typically made of carbon steel, stainless steel or plastic. These NEMA 6 enclosures are used for many application to protect equipment from temporary submersion in water but not any salt water, acidic fluids, oils or flammable. A few examples are applications for any heavy washdown for cleaning or temporary submersion from rainwater but not prolonged. The Tough Tigerbox™ NEMA 6 enclosures are available in carbon steel, 304 & 316 stainless steel and available with continuous hinges, mounting feet and sometimes special fittings for applications. Tigerbox™ NEMA 6 enclosures are offered in sizes from small wall mounts to single-door medium size floor mount styles. Also, stainless steel passivation for additional corrosion protection is available on request for all the stainless steel products.

NEMA 6p Enclosure Rating

Definition:Intended for indoor or outdoors which occasional prolonged submersion is encountered. Corrosion protection is required.

NEMA 6P Enclosures, Boxes & Cabinets, (304, 316)  Stainless Steel - Nemaco Technology - USA Applications: NEMA 6p enclosures are mostly made of 304/316 stainless steel for industrial applications and sometimes plastic for inexpensive electronics. Nemaco Technology offers the NEMA 6P only in stainless steel (304,316). The NEMA 6p enclosures are used applications in applications where more protection is needed and there might be water submersion. Applications where corrosive materials (for example saltwater) and caustic cleaners are used necessitate the use of a NEMA 6 enclosure. Tough Tigerbox™ Nema 6p enclosures are available with special configurations that are unique for each customer's applications. And the Tigerbox™ NEMA 6p enclosures are offered in sizes from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount enclosure models. Also, stainless steel passivation for additional corrosion protection is available on request for all the stainless steel products.

NEMA 7 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Enclosures are for indoor use in locations classified as Class I, Groups A, B, C, or D.

Applications: NEMA 7 enclosures are mostly made of heavy cast iron, cast stainless steel or cast aluminum. The cover flange and the base flange are machined flat and even for a type surface fit. The enclosures are typically used in facortories, chemical refineries or offshore drilling platforms.

NEMA 9 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Enclosures are intended for indoor use in locations classified as Class II, Groups E, F, or G, and shall be capable of preventing the entrance of dust. Enclosed heat generating devices shall not cause external surfaces to reach temperatures capable of igniting or discoloring dust on the enclosure or igniting dust-air mixtures in the surrounding atmosphere. Enclosures shall meet dust penetration and temperature design tests, and aging of gaskets (if used).

Applications: NEMA 9 enclosures are mostly made of heavy cast iron, cast stainless steel or cast aluminum. The cover flange and the base flange are machined flat and even for a type surface fit. The enclosures are typically used in facortories, chemical refineries, offshore drilling platforms or dusty environment.

NEMA 12 Enclosure Rating

Definition: Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and against dripping and light splashing of liquids.

NEMA 12 Electrical Enclosure, Powder Coated, 1/4 Turn Latches Rating: Dust Proof & Water Resistant, Nemaco Technology - USA

Applications: NEMA 12 enclosures and cabinets are designed to prevent the ingress of dust, water, and oil. NEMA 12 enclosures are most often used for indoor applications of automation control and electronic drives systems. Some examples are packaging, material handling, non-corrosive process control, and manufacturing applications. Gasketed doors seal the enclosure's contents from airborne contaminants and non-pressurized water and oil.

Nemaco offers the NEMA enclosures in sizes from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount models. Nemaco has a NEMA 12 enclosure example shown in the photo.

Notes for NEMA 4 & 12 Combined Enclosures

Nemaco's 4/12 enclosures combine the attributes of NEMA 4 and NEMA 12 ratings in one attractive, clean line enclosure. This enclosure features reversible doors for left or right opening, concealed hinges or removable hinges available and mounting feet are available for conventional wall mounting. Sometimes rear mounting holes with seals are available for a more attractive installation. Nemaco's enclosures are available from small sizes to large buildings.

Call Nemaco for NEMA 4X enclosures, boxes and cabinets and other custom stainless steel enclosure for your company projects.

Note: Nemaco Technology, LLC has provided this information as courtesy to potential customers and engineering companies for basic conceptual information and applications. Customers should select enclosures and materials based on their particular application. All of the contents of this website is the property of Nemaco Technology, LLC. All rights reserved. The information is subject to change without notice.

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