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Hoffman Improves Aesthetics, Ergonomics and Function of Operator Interface Enclosures

March 072005
Hoffman Improves Aesthetics, Ergonomics and Function of Operator Interface Enclosures
ANOKA, MN — March 7, 2005 —To address the aesthetic, ergonomic and functional demands of modern manufacturing, Hoffman introduces the newly redesigned CONCEPT® Operator Interface Enclosure series. Twenty standard enclosures designed for pendant or pedestal mounted controls deliver functional and attractive integration of new generation flat screen OI devices including touch screens and LCD monitors, as well as push-buttons and other traditional control schemes.

“The feature-rich CONCEPT Enclosures were developed as an ergonomic response to newer monitors and display technology,” said Mark Saunders, Hoffman Product Manager. “These enclosures reflect the requirements of flat screens, providing more sizes and options for the profusion of computer-driven controls”

A single part number orders a complete enclosure including a 14-gauge steel body with quarter-turn latching back door, a blank aluminum front plate for easy customization, and aluminum "comfort grip" handle extrusions that extend the height of the enclosure. Adding modern aesthetics and improving operator comfort, these extrusions are available in a choice of standard accent colors including blue, red, purple and turquoise, as well as a standard RAL 9005 black polyester powder finish. Other options include attached clipboard/whiteboard, a drive access door, keyboard tray and accessory handles.

Twenty new models are available in a wide range of sizes. Each model is pre-drilled for top mounting using a Series 2 or Series 4 50/60 pendant arm, or a pedestal. Like most Hoffman enclosures, the CONCEPT OI can be easily modified to your needs with over 100 finish colors and textures, holes and cutouts to your specifications, and a complete line of accessories.

Hoffman CONCEPT OI enclosures are available throughout North America through authorized Hoffman distributors. Visit www.hoffmanonline.com to learn more and to locate your local Hoffman sales office.

Hoffman, headquartered in Anoka, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of enclosures and accessories to protect mission critical electronic components in the data communications, government, industrial, and commercial markets. Additional information can be found at www.hoffmanonline.com.
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