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Here you will find our latest blogs and blog archives. In our blogs we discuss industry trends, how to's, customer applications, FAQs, international product standards and much more. We also look in detail at our new products and services and provide useful product comparisons to help you choose the right enclosure or tuning knob from our huge range of options.

Specifying Electronic Enclosures For Agriculture
March 2019

Specifying Electronic Enclosures For Agriculture

Agriculture and forestry are undergoing a technological revolution that is raising the bar for electronics manufacturers across the world. End-users investing in ever-more sophisticated technology are becoming increasingly discerning about the enclosures that house it. Read more…

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Home Automation / Smart Home Electronic Enclosures
February 2019

Home Automation / Smart Home Electronic Enclosures

Specifying enclosures for home automation systems? Aesthetics, quality and ergonomics will be critical to the success of your project because consumer expectations will be high. Read why here…

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Plastic Enclosures For Medical Electronics
November 2018

Plastic Enclosures For Medical Devices

Medical electronics require a special breed of enclosures: tough, high-quality and with a whole host of specialised design features...

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Fast Assembly Plastic Enclosures For RFID Readers
October 2018

Plastic Enclosures For RFID Readers

You need a tough and dependable enclosure to house an RFID reader – but which one? Where do you start? Part of the dilemma is that there is such a wide choice of standard plastic electronic enclosures, many of which would suit RFID equipment. It’s a good problem to have but still a little overwhelming.

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Plastic Enclosures For Industry 4.0
September 2018

Plastic Enclosures For Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 digitisation and networking are enabling workforces, machines, equipment, logistics and products to communicate and cooperate directly – offering companies fantastic opportunities. Here’s how OKW customers are using our plastic electronic enclosures to create and deliver Industry 4.0 solutions for their clients…

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When less is more in custom enclosures
August 2018

When less is more in custom enclosures

Specifying custom enclosures for your electronics usually means asking for more – such as CNC machining, better flammability resistance, a higher IP rating, EMC shielding, foils and printing. Often you just want your enclosures in a non-standard colour. Not ‘more’, just ‘different’; a colour that sets your cases apart from the default livery.

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ASA vs ABS - which is best for electronic enclosures
June 2018

ASA vs ABS - which plastic is best?

Learn why more and more OKW is now using ASA plastic for its plastic electronic enclosures, rather than traditional ABS which has been the industry norm for many years.

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Specifying UV resistant enclosures for electronics
May 2018

Specifying UV resistant enclosures

Prolonged exposure to sunlight can discolour and degrade plastic enclosures. The ultraviolet (UV) rays cause a photochemical reaction, breaking down the polymer bonds. OKW offers UV resistant enclosures.

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Why table-top enclosures need higher specifications
April 2018

Why table-top enclosures need higher specifications

Life is getting more demanding for plastic electronic enclosures. These days they must be waterproof, resistant to blazing UV rays (even in Britain) – and tough enough to take a beating.

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Why extruded enclosures are the future for high end electronics
February 2018

Why extruded enclosures are the future

Today’s ultra-modern aluminium extruded enclosures are taking their rightful place at the forefront of case design. They’re the new leading edge products at OKW, even though we’ve always specialised in plastic electronic enclosures (and will continue to do so).

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