Common Misconceptions of Modular Enclosures

Are you considering using modular enclosures for a project? Modular enclosures provide plenty of benefits to different industries. However, To ensure you’re making an informed decision before investing in modular enclosures for your project, you must be familiar with these common misconceptions and better understand how misperceptions may hold back their functionality and usefulness.

Myth 1: Modular Enclosures are Too Expensive

This is one of the most common misconceptions about modular enclosures. They can indeed cost more than traditional unibody enclosures, but it’s important to factor in the long-term savings associated with their use. Modular enclosures are designed to be customizable and reconfigurable, so they can be used for multiple applications over time without needing to be replaced or retrofitted.

This means you can spend money on something other than purchasing new equipment every time your needs change, which adds up over the years. Additionally, many modular enclosure manufacturers offer competitive pricing, making them an attractive investment in the long run.

Myth 2: Modular enclosures are less robust than unibody enclosures

Enclosures are actually incredibly robust and reliable when it comes to protecting against potential damage. The frame’s strength also allows it to be used in more demanding and hazardous environments than unibody enclosures, such as chemical plants or outdoor locations.

In addition, modular enclosures come with a range of features designed specifically for safety and security purposes. These features may include a key-operated locking mechanism, tamper-proof hinges, and breakaway gaskets which prevent unauthorized access.

Myth 3: Setting up a modular enclosure is a labor-intensive process

This is not necessarily true. While some assembly will be involved, it can usually be done without specialized training. The complexity of the configuration and the number of accessories used will determine how much work is required.

But even then, it’s typically less than what would be needed for a unibody enclosure that requires fabrication techniques such as cutting, welding, and bending to modify it. So if you’re looking for an easier way to customize your enclosure system, modular enclosures are definitely worth considering!

Myth 4: Several part numbers must be obtained to complete a modular enclosure assembly

Most applications require two-part numbers for a complete modular enclosure assembly. While it is true that additional accessories can be ordered to customize the enclosure and make it more suitable for specific application needs – such as feathering in different sidewalls, doors, or covers.

These are only necessary if extra protection, customization, or flexibility are needed. In most cases, the core frame/assembly plus a pair of sidewalls will provide adequate protection capabilities without requiring additional components. This keeps costs down and simplifies the assembly process for everyone involved.

To have better understanding, below is a table on how easy it is to request for standard part numbers that offer basic configuration options.


D E P T H Light Duty Width Medium Duty Width Heavy Duty Width
21.31″ 22.31″ 24.00″
26″ 30″ 36″ A1 D1 G1
A2 D2 G2
A3 D3 G3
PART NUMBER KEY x x Height x x Depth/Width x x x x Configuration

Reliable enclosures at A&J Manufacturing Company

After debunking the misconceptions, it’s now clear that you can fully rely on modular enclosures, from reduced construction cost and faster installation to greater adaptability and the ability to house systems of all sizes. Choosing the right enclosure will protect your valuable components from environmental hazards such as dust, moisture, and corrosion.

A&J offers a wide range of high-quality enclosures for military and industrial applications

All our products are thoroughly tested to ensure reliability and longevity

With decades of experience designing and manufacturing trusted and reliable enclosures, you can trust that A & J Manufacturing Company has the best solutions for your business needs. Contact us or request a free quote today to get started with finding the perfect modular enclosure for your operations.

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