A systems manufacturer who builds laser, clamping and automation systems needs protective enclosures to safely house its machines. This requires enclosures which are similar, but with slightly different dimensions. The enclosures must be opaque, easy to assemble and the customer’s technology must be easy to integrate into the enclosures. The technology inside must also be accessible for maintenance purposes. For operating terminals and computers, the enclosures must also have appropriate fixtures that can be easily accessed by technicians, but still maintain the required amount of protection. In addition, the enclosures should look neat, and the appearance of the customer’s entire system should be recognisable, even with different individual machines.
The protective enclosures were constructed from mk Series 40 system profiles. The surfaces are sealed with painted steel sheets. Levelling feet allow the enclosures to be individually adapted and levelled to the floor conditions on site. Maintenance flaps with a captive fastening system allow access to the inside of the enclosure during maintenance work. The modular mk profile system and T-slots allow extensions to be easily retrofitted inside the enclosure. Furthermore, the enclosures can be connected to existing systems with minimal effort. For operating elements or computers, mk has provided a separate area on the outside of the enclosure that can be closed using a simple window with ball latches. Fuses provided by the customer can easily be added here.