Industrial Computer Enclosure – A Crucial Member of the Workforce

Computerization is crucial for many industrial businesses. By controlling processes in factories, distribution centers and industrial plants, computers help drive efficiency, reduce waste and increase productivity. But using a computer system in many industrial location is fraught with difficulty, mainly because most computer systems are not designed for operation in industrial locations. However, with the introduction of industrial computer enclosures, a computer can operate in almost any industrial area, without fear of failure or damage.

Using standard computer hardware is important for many industrial businesses. Unlike industrial and solid state systems, a standard device can be upgraded to keep up with the latest advances in computer technology. An Industrial computer enclosure provides this flexibility by protecting the standard hardware in an industrial computer cabinet that is impervious to the many hazardous elements present in many industrial locations.

Industrial Computer Enclosure for Waterproofing

Industrial computer cabinets are the perfect solution for all sorts of industrial type locations, from factory floors to distribution centers. Many of these areas are literally awash with water. Food processing facilities are a good example. Because of the need to keep everything clean, wash down of machines is a regular occurrence, and any computer in such an environment wouldn’t last long once the pressure washers have been turned on.

An industrial computer enclosure keeps all the hardware protected from a wash down environment. Sealed to NEMA 4 (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), the industrial computer cabinet ensures no water can get inside and damage either the PC, monitor or any of the other hardware plugged into the device.

Industrial Computer Enclosure for Dust Protection

Dust can be just as disabling for a computer system as water. Dust can clog up hard drives, block filters and even cause short circuits, so it’s equally important to keep a computer dust free, as it is to keep it dry. Fortunately, the same NEMA 4 protection provided by an industrial computer enclosure that keeps the water out, also keeps dust from getting inside the industrial computer cabinet too.

A machine kept in an industrial computer enclosure won’t suffer the accumulation of dust that even office machines suffer from, meaning the computer will last a lot longer and won’t fail due to the problems caused by dust build up.


The biggest advantage of these industrial computer cabinets, however, is the flexibility they offer. By housing standard equipment, machines can be upgraded, replaced or repaired extremely easily. Unlike solid-state systems that require sending back to laboratories for repair, a computer inside and industrial enclosure can be replaced in minutes, preventing any lengthy delays on production lines.

Upgrade is also just as simple. By opening the enclosure, you can increase RAM, storage or install new peripherals in just a few minutes, helping to keep the machine at the cutting edge of computer technology. Furthermore, because an industrial computer enclosure can house almost any type of computer, it enables homogeneity with other machines in a business, so the hardware used on the shop floor can be identical to the machines used in the office. This makes the job of installing software and managing the IT infrastructure far easier than having to cope with different systems.

This post was written by Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams is a writer and journalist based in Birmingham, UK. He has many years of experience writing about all aspects of the internet and digital technology. He is the author of several technology related books and his articles have appeared in various publications, trade magazines and online journals.

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