Metal vs. Plastic Electronic Enclosures

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Metal and plastic are the two main categories of materials for electronic component enclosures. The better material depends on the intended application of the electronics. Whichever enclosure material you choose, safety should be the topmost consideration. The material and design of the enclosure should also be able to withstand the environmental conditions in which they […]

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Uses and Applications for Aluminum Extrusions

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Using extruded aluminum to manufacture your electronic rack enclosures allows for elegant, low maintenance designs with increased design innovation possibilities AND the added benefit of green credentials. Extruded aluminum gets its strength from the addition of alloying elements. The most commonly used are silicon, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and chromium. We stock Aluminum 6061-T6 and alloy 6063-T5 for the […]

A&J Customer Service Policies

How A&J Is Tackling Customer Service

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Customer service is a rapidly evolving discipline that plays a major role in the a company’s long-term success. And in honor of National Customer Service Week 2021, we’re highlighting what A&J is specifically doing to ensure that our happy customers continue to do business with us. How Has Customer Service Changed in the Past 10 […]

Get Those Wires Organized: Rack-Mounted Cable Management Accessories

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Among some of the most frequently forgotten, yet necessary components of any rack solution are cable managers. Cables are often difficult to incorporate into 3D CAD drawings and since they’re “out of sight, out of mind”, the accessories needed to organize them are also forgotten. But nearly every piece of equipment in your rack requires […]

Overview of Aluminum Enclosures

An Overview of Aluminum Electronics Enclosures: Applications, Benefits, & Types

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Electronic enclosures are cabinets or racks designed to house electrical/electronic equipment. They protect the equipment from damage caused by environmental conditions or compounds and users from electrical shock caused by direct contact. Depending on the application in which they are employed, they can be made from a variety of materials. One of the most commonly […]

Estimated Lead Time for Electronic Rack Purchases

Guide to Planning an Electronic Enclosure/Rack Purchase

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The need to store vital electronic equipment and data requires purchasing electronic enclosures or racks. Understanding how long it may take for you to develop the rack’s interior layout, purchase the racks, and having them installed will allow you to develop a realistic timeline that will guide you in your planning process. With any project, […]

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Employee Spotlight: Quan N.

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A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts. Employee Spotlight: Quan N.Purchasing Manager How long have you been with A&J, and what do you do […]

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Employee Spotlight: Diem T.

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A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts. Employee Spotlight: Diem T. Quality Control Inspector How long have you been with A&J, and what do […]

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How to Choose the Right Finishing Options for your Custom Rack

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Just like electronic equipment rack designs and accessories, the end use for your product determines the best type of finish to use for your custom rack. Finishes provide a durable coating that protects a product from its environment and function best. Does your enclosure need to be able to withstand high temperatures? Avoid corrosion? Promote […]

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