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September 2014


OKW has launched its radical new SYNERGY electronic enclosures range – its first to feature both plastic and aluminium for added strength and versatility.

SYNERGY is a range of 36 individual enclosures with a very high quality surface finish. The elegant design is perfect for modern high value handheld, desktop and wall mounted electronics equipment.

Typical applications will include medical and therapeutic systems, measurement and control technology, home automation, peripherals, building services electronics and much more.

SYNERGY features OKW’s new fast-connect system based around four internal assembly pillars which hold each enclosure together. The glass reinforced polyamide pillars snap in to the recessed top panel, locate the assembly extrusion and are fixed to the bottom part with four stainless steel Torx T10 anti-tamper screws. Several pillars can be snapped together to create custom heights in 5 mm increments (on request).

The main body section of each case is extruded from AlMgSi 0.5 aluminium. It is blasted with glass beads and anodised in silver (or black on request) to create a very high quality finish. All the anodising is done by a specialist company which works for German manufacturers of high end TV and home entertainment systems.

SYNERGY’s top and base sections are manufactured from UV-resistant ASA+PC-FR (UL 94 V-0). They are black (RAL 9005) as standard but custom colours can be specified on demand. PCBs can be mounted in the top and bottom for maximum versatility and efficient use of space. Cables of up to ø 3 mm can be routed out of the bottom part. There is also plenty of space for interfaces on the other surfaces.

SYNERGY is available now in Square and Edge (rectangular) shapes with Round and Oval cases due to follow almost immediately. Square models are offered in three plan sizes: 100 mm x 100 mm; 120 mm x 120 mm; 140 mm x 140 mm, all in heights of 40, 70 or 100 mm. Edge (rectangular) models are also offered in three plan sizes: 160 mm x 80 mm; 180 mm x 90; 200 mm x 100 mm, all in 40, 70 or 100 mm.

Options and accessories include battery compartments for three or four 1.5V AA cells, an extender kit for the PCB pillars, and a wall suspension kit (SYNERGY can be wall mounted with only one screw).

Customisation services include CNC milling and drilling, printing or engraving of legends and logos, special finishes, keypads and assembly.