August 16, 2016
IP rated projector enclosures for ultimate protection.
ProEnc offer IP rated projector enclosures for the ultimate in all-weather protection, ensuring the hardware is kept dry no matter what the external location or situation. ProEnc Limited specialises in projector enclosures and export throughout the world due to their vast knowledge and experience manufacturing outdoor electronics housings.
ProEnc have over 25 years’ experience making weatherproof housings, so you are guaranteed a quality product at a cost effective price. Unlike most other manufacturers, we quote specific requirements based on raw material and labour costs, other base their quotes on the replacement cost and value of the original projector and this is why there is a massive difference in price.
ProEnc’s pricing promise.
ProEnc guarantee that they will not be beaten on quality and price for a like for like product. In a recent conversation, a UK enquiry could not believe the price we quoted, stating no one could make them for that price, the reason being the 2 other housing suppliers base their costs for the IP rated cases on the value of the projector which ProEnc Limited think is very unethical.
ProEnc’s management team started out manufacturing computer enclosures for wash down food environments, so as you can imagine from the freezing external temperatures and the internal heat build-up, there had to be a solution and this is why their cooling solution was patented and used in their LCD enclosures and their IP65 projector enclosures. In 2009 the management team sold the business to concentrate on flat screen enclosures, and they led the industry until 2013 when that part of the business was sold off to a US rival.
Questions to ask for IP rated projector cases.
Is it a bespoke projector housing? If it is the price for testing 1 custom unit should run into £2,700 if the price is similar the unit is not IP rated or even tested!
What gauge of material is the case made from? ProEnc use 14SWG Zintex, this is mild steel sheet that is covered in zinc to prevent corrosion, what would the point be making it from a material that will rust with no rust protection?
Lead time? Is this off the shelf or a standard 3-4 weeks lead time, if the later, it looks as though the unit is being made to order.
Ask the company you are talking too about what specific engineering experience they actually have, manufacturing steel housings for projectors. The reason is some companies subcontract all the work out and have no control over it or the quality, ProEnc have their own manufacturing facility and everything is done in house.
Ask the person you are discussing your requirement with to explain the differences between IP56 and IP65, asking about which is best for you application. In extreme cases IP65 products should be in stainless steel due to the high Chromium content in the steel, compared to mild steel. The Chromium acts as a corrosion inhibitor.