Benefits of Modular Enclosure Systems

Modular enclosure systems are designed to protect electrical and electronic equipment in local area networking, telecommunications, and industrial applications. They are designed to bear the advanced loads and harsh environments of industrial applications, while making the enclosures easier to use and faster to populate. Find out if a modular cabinet from American Products is right for you and your business.

A Cabinet from the Independence Series from American Products

A Cabinet from the Independence Series from American Products

Benefits of Modular Enclosure Systems

Maximize your usable space with a modular enclosure system. It will leave more room for your electronics while using the same outdoor footprint as traditional cabinets. In fact, our freestanding modular enclosure systems offer many additional benefits when compared with traditional cabinets:

Infinite Configurations

Modular frames come with pre-manufactured holes that are spaced at standardized units of measurement. This means that your most common accessories can be added to the interior of a modular frame without drilling or welding. Furthermore, multiple modular frames can be joined together to create infinite configurations.

Flexibility in Assembly

The ability to rearrange your cabinet and its equipment as needed provides long-term benefits. With a modular system, the designer, integrator, and end user has the freedom to make assemblies as basic or complex as they wish. Additionally, a modular enclosure frame will accommodate more door options for easier access.

Faster, Safer Mounting and Installation

The modular enclosure design allows for the addition of rails, making it possible to slide panels into and out of the front, side, or rear enclosure openings. This saves time and increases safety when compared to the unibody technique of laying the enclosure on its back and lifting the panel with a crane or forklift. Plus, the construction of a modular enclosure allows for a greater opening and thus a larger mounting panel for easier mounting. Finally, it is faster to load electronics in a modular frame, saving you time and money.

Built to Last

Yes, enclosure walls for modular systems are thinner than traditional unibody enclosures. But this does not mean that the cabinet loses any of its strength or protective qualities. The load being exerted on a modular enclosure is transferred from its walls to its vertical frame, so you do not lose as much weight functionality as you might think.

Plus, modular cabinets can be designed and built to demanding NEMA standards, just like traditional enclosures. If installed properly, you should not lose any protection ratings with a modular enclosure.

Modular Solutions at American Products

When it comes to modular enclosures, American Products has what you need. Our Independence Series enclosures with 16, 24, 30, 36, or 42 RU racks are designed to NEMA 3R standards and are used when sensitive electronics need protection from harsh environmental conditions, such as foreign objects (falling dirt), rain, sleet, snow, and external ice.

Our modular systems are ideal for special applications with lower volume, have been certified to be eligible to bear the CSA Mark, and are approved for the UL 50 standard. Plus, we make the Independence out of 0.125 aircraft grade aluminum for outstanding corrosion resistance.

Our Independence cabinet is commonly used for the following applications:

  • EIA standard rack mount equipment
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Fiber optics
  • Satellite communication
  • Cable television
  • Navigation and positioning
  • Military installation

Check out all of your modular configuration options for this quality product. We believe it is the most craft-friendly, modular cabinet you will find on the market.


At American Products, all of our enclosures meet NEMA standards and are made right here in the United States. If you are looking for modular enclosure systems, our friendly experts can help. Start your search by looking through our catalog of products, or contact us with questions about all our telecommunications enclosure options. No matter what your design requirements are, American Products can help you develop the perfect indoor or outdoor product for your application.

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