Category Archives: Enclosures

Hylec’s Range of Door Enclosures, Cable Glands, Connectors, Junction Boxes, Control Stations & Isolators

Vast range of High-Quality Control Stations, Motor Control Gear, Terminal Blocks, Weatherproof Connectors, Specialist enclosures for Industrial Applications

Hylec offers an extensive range of lockable door enclosures in ABS flame-retardant plastic, stainless steel, galvanised steel and aluminium. Models are rated IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68, IK08 and IK10 and the steel range comes with a 3-year corrosion warranty. Providing protection for many installations in industrial environments including those exposed to hazards including dust, water jets, spray chemicals, petrochemicals, the enclosures are all available in a very wide range of sizes and are supplied complete with back plates and mounting brackets.

There is probably no other UK manufacturer with a wider cable gland range than Hylec. Over 2,000 products in multiple materials including nylon, nickel-plated brass and stainless steel – all in metric and PG sizes – are complemented by a wide range of accessories of all types. Perfect Series cable glands include railway-certified Pa6 V-0 and ATEX-certified explosion-proof ranges. Best-selling Kwik Fix cable glands provide a rapid, secure and watertight connection into enclosures and panels: one turn of the polyamide body gives an IP68-rated connection. No special tools are needed, assembly is from one side only with no separate lock nut required.

The Weatherproof range of electrical connectors are rated up to IP68/IP69K and have an outstanding track record in multiple projects worldwide, include major bridge illuminations, public fountain installations, signage at outside sporting events and sluice gate controls on major rivers. Impact resistant (IK08/IK10), vibration resistant, saline-and-flame resistant, the Weatherproof connector family includes micro and other connectors in 2 to 8 pole versions. Weatherproof connectors can be panel mounted to products, which can simplify and speed up installation.

Completely new is the Debox 11, the latest member of Hylec’s innovative Debox junction box family. For interior or exterior use, Debox 11 is a versatile and robust IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted junction box with ten cable entries and includes five 3 way lever connectors. This is the latest junction box to join the innovative and highly-successful multi-million unit selling Debox family, all designed for ergonomic, time-saving installation.

When it comes to choosing the right terminal block for your application, there are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.

Control stations are vital in industrial settings. Hylec’s range covers four functional areas: emergency stop stations; dual-push on-off buttons in one housing; selector switches in on/off twistable and a key lockable version; flush button stations in separate or combined on/off control or forward/reverse. All Hylec control stations are housed in high impact-resistant, flame-retardant ABS. Various accessories and customised products are also offered. Hylec’s range of motor control gear products includes motor starters, DEC Series 3 pole contactors (AC3), DETH Series thermal overload relays and DECA Series auxiliary contact and mechanical interlock modules. The enclosed, non-reversing DOL motor starters are IP65 rated and CE approved, supplied with wall/panel mounting screws and complete with threaded cable gland entry. They are wired ready for use with a thermal overload relay and suit applications including woodworking, dust-collecting and metal recycling machinery.

Ensuring safety in industrial environments by providing fast electrical isolation for machinery, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC installations, Hylec’s range of IP66-rated AC and DC rotary Isolator control switches have the best price/performance ratio currently available on the UK market.

 

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Bulgin Enclosures

IP67 Enclosures designed for use with control switches and electronic equipment. Available with lids that have pre-moulded cut-outs, Bulgin’s waterproof junction boxes accept industry standard 22mm switches and bases with M20 threaded cut-outs to suit standard cable glands.

With robust ABS plastic, these IP rated waterproof and dustproof plastic enclosures are ideal solutions for providing protection to electronic components and systems that are exposed to harsh environmental conditions.

 

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Hylec launches Debox SL2: The First 5 Pole Screwless In-Line Junction Box

The first 5 pole screwless in line junction box on the market with 5 approved 32A lever connectors; supplied with all components for completely tool-free faster installation

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the launch of Debox SL2, a completely tool-free in-line junction box which comes complete with five approved lever connectors. Debox SL2 is the smallest junction box with five poles on the market and the only product supplied complete with 5 screw free terminals: each individual 32A lever connector can take up to three conductors. Debox SL2 saves professional electrical contractors valuable time and makes installation easier for smaller and larger internal wiring jobs, as everything needed is supplied with the box and there is no need to use a screwdriver to securely join wires. Thanks to its design, Debox SL2 ends the frustration of dropping tiny screws on the floor, which then have to be retrieved, or not having required components on hand.

A first to the market from Hylec, Debox SL2 is a registered design and suitable for joining either flat or round profile cable with a minimum conductor size of 0.5mm and a maximum of 2.5mm. It is simple to use – after inserting cables and closing the levers, the lid of the box is simply snapped shut and secured with the butterfly clip supplied. To enable the Debox SL2 to be re-opened requires a tool, which complies with current regulations.

Safety is always paramount for electrical components and the Debox range, including the new Debox SL2, is flame retardant to UL940V 0 and conforms to the EN60598-1 (13.2.2) Glow Wire Test. Debox SL2 measures a compact 116mm x 45mm x 33mm and is manufactured from white polypropylene. With a temperature rating of -20degC to +85degC, it is maintenance free and suitable for all internal applications.

Debox SL2 joins the other highly successful Debox in-line junction box products, Debox SL and Debox S. Debox SL, which has four lever connectors, was the first 100% tool less / screwless in line junction box available on the UK market and has since sold in the millions of units.

 

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Hylec Products Review

Best-Selling Debox In-Line Tool-Free Cable Junction Box, Waterproof Connectors, Enclosures, PCB Hardware and More

Hylec-APL is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of electrical and electro-mechanical components to major OEMs and CEMs, wholesalers, and specialist & catalogue distributors. Hylec-APL’s innovative, extensive and patented product portfolio includes Debox in-line junction boxes, isolator switches, enclosures (stainless steel, steel & ABS), water and weatherproof connectors, cable glands, terminal blocks, fuse holders and many others marketed under the brand names Debox and Hylec. A British company established for over 30 years, Hylec-APL is focussed on developing strong, long-term business partnerships with its customers, distributors, wholesalers and partners through its all-pervasive service culture, an active and knowledgeable field sales force, and a large inventory of available parts.

Hylec Debox S and SL make installers and contractors’ lives easier and save hours of installation time by including everything installers need to join flat or round profile cables, including a UL and VDE-approved 4-pole terminal block. On a typical commercial lighting project, saving a few minutes on each cable join means speedier overall installation and lower costs.

Hylec weather and waterproof electrical connectors that have been used in some interesting projects, including re- illuminating Blackfriars Bridge in London and Pavegen flooring technology which converts kinetic energy from footsteps into off-grid electricity and has been used in public outdoor locations around the world. The TeeTube range includes the IP68/IP69K TH381 Series micro connector, only 14mm in diameter, ideal for outdoor lighting applications, such as architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

Hylec’s range of PCB terminal blocks and fuse holders probably boast the best quality/price ratio currently on the market. This year’s new additions include the new screwless push wire TLM Series in multiple pitches to optimize board design, as will pillar terminal blocks and high temperature terminal blocks.

Enclosures are another product area that Hylec has years of expertise in designing and marketing inlcuding the IP-66-rated DN junction box enclosures that include a 35mm DIN rail and mounting screws for simpler mounting of terminal blocks, relays and connectors. The DN range carries multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting, making this product an excellent and flexible choice for both electrical and electronic applications, as it is totally dust tight and provides protection against water jets, waves and rain. This exceptional robustness also extends to meet the IK08 impact standard.

 

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Hylec IP66 DN Enclosures Range

Hylec’S IP66 DN Enclosures range is a very flexible solution for the vast number of applications needing protection against water ingress that also house components requiring either visual checking or frequent access. They will withstand repeated opening and closing with no loss of sealing integrity. A 35mm DIN rail and mounting screws for simpler mounting of terminal blocks, relays and connectors is included, and the DN range also carries multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting, making this product an excellent and flexible choice for both electrical and electronic applications. Manufactured from flame-retardant ABS, its exceptional robustness also extends to meet the IK08 impact standard.

 

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Hylec-APL Launches New DEDSS Series Lockable IP66 IK10 Stainless Steel Enclosures for Challenging Environments

 

Time-saving “everything supplied” kit; suits corrosive and hygienic environments; six sizes available

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier and manufacturer of electrical and electronic components and enclosures, today announces its new DEDSS Stainless Steel Series of lockable, solid door enclosures specially designed to provide high-quality, secure, cost-effective protection for specialist and demanding electronic and electrical installations. The DEDSS Enclosure Series is IP66 rated and protects contents against water and dust, as well as being able to withstand impact to IK10 specifications and extremes of temperature ranging between – 20degC and +55degC. Suitable applications for DEDSS enclosures include corrosive environments, such as the chemical and petrochemical industries, and environments where strict hygiene is required, for example, the agro food sector.

The rugged DEDSS enclosures range is manufactured from grade 304 stainless steel and supplied as a complete kit. This includes a metal lock and key, a 2mm galvanised steel back plate, and external mounting feet and spacers. In addition, DEDSS enclosures come complete with an earth strap pre-wired and fitted between the door and the housing to save valuable installation time.

This comprehensive range encompasses six different sizes, ranging from 300mm high x 200mm wide x 150mm deep to 500mm high x 500mm wide x 200mm deep, so offering a wide choice capable of accommodating most installations. Many accessories that fit the DEDSS range are available from Hylec: cable glands, Kwik-Fix cable glands, venting elements, contactors/thermal overloads, filter fans and other fans.

Steve Robbins, Sales Director comments: “The DEDSS range provides the perfect solution for protecting delicate components in environments that demand very high standards of security and cleanliness, for example where hygiene must be maintained, such as hospitals, dental and veterinary practices, in addition to a whole host of other industries, such as food manufacturing.”

 

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Hylec DED Range Quality Door Enclosures

Hylec-APL’s IP65 door enclosures are designed to simplify installation and guarantee years of trouble free operation. Unlike many competitor products on the market which charge extra for accessories, the Hylec-APL range is supplied with a galvanised steel back plate, external mounting brackets and a lock and key as standard.

DED Enclosure

• IP65 protection on all models
• Hinged doors in blank or transparent design
• Quarter turn lock and key supplied as standard
• Flame retardant ABS provides impact resistance of IK08
• Galvanised steel backplate provides easy mounting
• Supplied complete with external mounting brackets and assembly screws

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Hylec-APL Door Enclosures Offer Rugged IP65 Protection

The Hylec-APL range of thick walled, ABS door enclosures offers end-users a rugged IP65 electrical/electronic equipment housing solution for outdoor applications, including marine environments. The enclosures are constructed from a flame retardant material and include a galvanised steel back plate. External brackets are included for quick mounting to walls and surfaces without compromising the enclosures ingress protection levels.

*  Ingress protection rating IP65 and impact resistance rating IK08
*  Manufactured from UL approved Flame retardant ABS-HB
*  Range of 8 different sizes
*  Opaque or transparent doors available
*  Door locks and keys as standard
*  Unique galvanised steel back mounting plate for easy equipment installation into enclosure

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Quick Mounting Control Stations from Hylec-APL

Hylec-APL offers a range of pre-installed control stations which combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard wearing push button and selector switches; helping installers to reduce time spent on-site. Installation is further aided thanks to unique, snap-on brackets for easy wall, chassis and DIN mounting.

*  Features a unique snap-on bracket for wall or DIN mounting.
*  Patented range of control stations available exclusively from Hylec-APL.
*  Up to IP67 protection depending on product.
*  5mm wall thickness provides enough strength to replace many metal enclosures.
*  Available with a huge range of buttons and switches; many variations available pre-assembled.
*  Delivered with two M20 threaded cable gland entries.

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