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Hammond’s 1590ZGRPBK IP66 black GRP enclosures are IK09-rated for impact resistance

21 April 2021


Glass reinforced polyester (GRP) enclosures are lightweight & corrosion-resistant. They are also UV resistant, enabling them to be installed inside & outside.

The new black 1590ZGRPBK family offers the same 18 sizes as well-established and field-proven 1590ZGRP grey family. The new design offers better impact resistance: IK09 rather than IK08, and all sizes have the additional feature of shelves moulded into the base, fitted with threaded inserts to aid retaining a PCB or the housed equipment. The thick wall design gives good thermal insulation as well as impact resistance. The family is designed for use as instrument enclosures, electric, hydraulic or pneumatic control housings, electrical junction boxes or terminal wiring enclosures and are ideal for housing equipment that uses wi-fi, Bluetooth or other non-wired communication technologies, as the aerials can be safely positioned inside the enclosure without suffering signal attenuation.

The 18 sizes range from 81 x 75 x 55 to 600 x 250 x 160, with wall thicknesses ranging from 3.7 to 5mm depending on size. Impact resistance is rated at IK09, confirming protection against 10 Joules of impact, tested by a 50mm diameter steel ball weighing 5kg dropped from 200mm above the impacted surface. The lids are secured using self-captivating stainless steel screws and the units can be wall-mounted through the holes located outside the sealing gasket. 1.3mm galvanised steel inner panels are available for all sizes. A wide range of optional general accessories are available: lid hinge kits, breathers, pressure compensation plugs, sealed strain relief cord grips and rainproof ventilators. Pole mounting kits enable them to be attached to round poles up to 375 mm in diameter as well as square and rectangular ones.

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