Telecommunications equipment can be sensitive to extreme temperatures. Protecting this equipment means managing air flow, temperature, and cooling technology. In fact, climate control for enclosures is key to the survivability of the electronics residing there. Whether you’re keeping your electronic systems and components cool in the summer or warm in the winter, outfitting your outdoor enclosure with the appropriate heating and cooling features will help protect your investment.
There are over 3,500 different types of steel, each with unique physical, chemical, and environmental properties (source). At its core, steel is comprised of iron and carbon. It is the amount of carbon, impurities, and additional alloying elements that determine the properties of each steel grade. Different steels are produced according to the properties required for their application, and understanding the properties of steel grades can help you identify the ideal material for your next metal enclosure. Be sure consider the environment, space, and shape requirements of your enclosure when deciding which type of steel is right for you.
Fiber optics are standard in most contemporary cable infrastructures today. These lines are made of optically pure glass and can carry digital information over long distances (source). Fiber-optic cables have revolutionized long-distance phone calls, cable TV, and the Internet for individuals and businesses alike. For high-density data centers, equipment rooms, and central offices, enclosures can effectively boost network performance, enhance working efficiency, and reduce expenditure. But these enclosures come in many different configurations and sizes. It may leave you wondering how to choose a fiber-optic enclosure that’s right for your business. Let American Products work with you to understand your needs and recommend a product that makes sense for you and your budget.
If you want to fully protect your valuable equipment from the dangers presented by the environment, whether the application is indoors or outdoors, you can’t go wrong with metal enclosures. At American Products, we select the highest quality steel available for our enclosures, including type 304 stainless steel and galvanized steel. With its excellent forming and welding properties, steel can be formed into a variety of shapes without losing its strength and durability. It provides exemplary protection and requires little maintenance. All of our enclosures (excepting one) are formed from metal.