- April 22, 2014
- Bud Industries, Inc.
April 22, 2014 — Bud Industries introduced PBB Push Button Boxes, which significantly reduce costs compared to steel versions, and provide the advantage of higher corrosion resistance in washdown, humid and outdoor environments. Another advantage is the lighter weight – 20 times lighter than comparable steel boxes – which makes them easier to handle and install. Typical applications for the new enclosure include control boxes, terminal blocks, motor starters, lighting, corrosive environments, chemical plants and general factory environments. It is ideal for outdoor use, having a NEMA 4X / IP67 rating that keeps out dust and water in extreme conditions and meeting the requirements of UL 746C with respect to ultraviolet light and water exposure. The push button box combines polycarbonate plastic and 10% fiberglass for a dual benefit; the polycarbonate offers improved shatter resistance, and the fiberglass allows for more consistent molding that results in tighter tolerances and therefore a more reliable seal. The gray PBB Push Button Box is suited for 22 and 30mm push buttons and is available in sizes ranging from 0.89 x 1-inch to 1.22 x 4-inches. It is UL508/NEMA type 4X and type 6 listed #E343339, UL industrial controls and CE Low Voltage directive 2006/95/EC listed, non-chlorinated and non-brominated, flame retardant with a UL-94 V0 rating, and RoHs compliant. Price It is priced starting around $10, with quantity discounts available. About Bud Industries, Inc. Founded in 1928, Bud Industries, Inc. is the nation's leading manufacturer of enclosures and related products for the electronics and data industries. The Bud line includes products ranging from small hand-held boxes to large cabinet racks, products made from plastic as well as metal, and standard electronic products as well as those that meet NEMA and seismic requirements. Bud's standard product line of more than 2,500 products is heavily stocked by distribution channels as well as by the company itself, allowing same-day shipment of more than 90 percent of the enclosures sold. Bud can make simple modifications to most enclosures to your specs in five days. Custom products are also available, as is complete design support.