Our Commercial/Industrial PC Enclosures form part of the modular Hope Industrial Workstation System by allowing most 3rd-party PCs to be mounted directly at a factory operator station. These enclosures can be combined with a Universal Mount Monitor, Industrial Keyboard, and Floor-standing Pedestal Mount to create a full stand-alone workstation.

Enclosure size and component placement help distribute heat throughout the enclosure to maximize heat transfer through the sheet metal, keeping internal components cool. When higher internal wattage is needed, an optional internal cooling kit improves overall heat handling and reduces internal hot-spots.

To determine whether your computer and equipment will work with this enclosure, visit the Technical FAQs tab above, or contact our sales department.

Electrical

  • Power Distribution – integrated AC power distribution and terminal blocks included
  • Power Input – 90 to 264 VAC
  • Power Strip Options – US, EU, and UK power strips available
    • US Power Strip (Hope PN: MK-4OUTLET-US) – 4 x NEMA 5-15R socket-outlets
    • EU Power Strip (Hope PN: MK-4OUTLET-EU) – 4 x CEE 7/39 (Shuko) socket-outlets
    • UK Power Strip (Hope PN: MK-4OUTLET-UK) – 4 x BS1363 socket-outlets

Environmental

  • Enclosure Rating – sealed to NEMA 4/4X, IP65/IP66 standards, 3rd-party certified
  • Operating Temperature – 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature – -20° to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)

Physical

  • Enclosure Dimensions (W x H x D) – 533.4 mm x 939.8 mm x 179.6 mm (21.0″ x 37.0″ x 7.07″)
  • Enclosure Weight – 31.75 kg (70 lbs.)
  • Cable Management – integrated cable trays with removable covers
  • Door Seal – drip gutters with continuous gasket divert water around the perimeter of the enclosure door
  • Door Latch System
    • Latch Type – 3 x single-turn vise action compression latches
    • Latch Options – tubular key locks or keyless single-turn, tool-operated latches (operate with flathead screwdriver) available
  • Enclosure Material – 304 stainless or black powder-coated carbon steel

Mounting Options and Device Compatibility

  • Heat Handling – dependent on total wattage and maximum operating temperature of user-supplied PC and other devices. See Technical FAQs (above) for details.
  • Maximum PC Dimensions (W x H x D) – 470 mm x 470 mm x 152 mm (18.5″ x 18.5″ x 6.0″) total maximum clearance for computer, cable connectors, and cable bend. See Technical FAQs (above) for details.
  • Internal Mounting Panels
    • Primary PC Panel – removable, mounted on lower half of door interior, (W x H) 355.6 mm x 457.2 mm (14.0″ x 18.0″)
    • Secondary Service Panel – removable, mounted on inside surface, also holds power strip, terminal blocks, and optional cooling fan, (W x H) 450.3 mm x 368.3 mm (17.7″ x 14.5″)
  • Mounting Options – designed for mounting directly to Hope Industrial Pedestal Mounts or for direct attachment to a wall using an optional Stand-off Mounting Bracket (Part Number: WB-ENCL2-SS4)
  • Usage with Dell Box PC 5000 – heat tested and pre-drilled to fit Dell Box PC 5000 Series industrial computers (using Dell 575-BBKC brackets)
  • Optional Cooling Kit (Part Number: MK-PC10-STD) – integrated fan stirs internal air to eliminate hot-spots and increase heat dissipation through enclosure walls. Does not circulate outside air.

Compliances and Certifications

Enclosures for Commercial and Industrial PCs - with integrated US Power Strip
Enclosure MaterialLock TypePart NumberPrice
Stainless SteelKeyless Compression LocksENCL-PC10-SS4-L1$2,100£1,765€2,0052.005 €
Tubular Key Compression LocksENCL-PC10-SS4-L2$2,115£1,780€2,0152.015 €
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelKeyless Compression LocksENCL-PC10-BLK-L1$1,050£985€1,1151.115 €
Tubular Key Compression LocksENCL-PC10-BLK-L2$1,055£990€1,1201.120 €
Enclosures for Commercial and Industrial PCs - Power Strip ordered separately
Enclosure MaterialLock TypePart NumberPrice
Stainless SteelKeyless Compression LocksENCL-PC00-SS4-L1$2,050£1,730€1,9601.960 €
Tubular Key Compression LocksENCL-PC00-SS4-L2$2,065£1,740€1,9751.975 €
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelKeyless Compression LocksENCL-PC00-BLK-L1$995£945€1,0701.070 €
Tubular Key Compression LocksENCL-PC00-BLK-L2$1,005£950€1,0801.080 €
Power Strip Outlet Options - to be used with an ENCL-PC00 Enclosure above
Power Strip OptionPart NumberPrice
US Power StripMK-4OUTLET-US$55£42€4747 €
EU Power StripMK-4OUTLET-EU$70£55€6060 €
UK Power StripMK-4OUTLET-UK$75£60€6565 €
Enclosure Wall Mount Bracket - for direct attachment of ENCL-PC to wall
Part NumberPrice
WB-ENCL2-SS4$110£115€130130 €
Optional Internal Cooling Kits
Cooling Kit OptionPart NumberPrice
Standard Cooling KitMK-PC10-STD$170£145€165165 €
Dell XE2 KitMK-PC10-DELLXE2$385£335€380380 €

What are the advantages of the Hope Industrial PC enclosure?

Using off-the-shelf enclosures requires solving a common set of issues: selecting a suitable enclosure, finding a way to mount the PC, and mounting the enclosure itself. Once an enclosure is selected and mounted, users must then work out how to supply power, keep components cool, and secure cabling.

Hope Industrial Commercial and Industrial PC Enclosures simplify this process by solving many of these problems and allowing the entire workstation to be purchased from a single supplier.

Which Commercial or Industrial PCs will work with this enclosure?

If a device will fit into the provided mounting area and does not give off more heat than the enclosure can safely dissipate (while staying in the device’s recommended temperature range), it will generally work with this enclosure.

Physical Constraints

The maximum internal space for PCs or other primary devices is (W x H x D) 413 mm x 470 mm x 152 mm (16.25″ x 18.5″ x 6.0″), which includes a space for typical cable connectors plugged into the rear of the computer. This measurement does not include any allowance for space needed by any required mounting brackets. The maximum allowable space is (W x H x D) 470 mm x 470 mm x 152 mm (18.5″ x 18.5″ x 6.0″).

A primary internal (W x H) 356 mm x 457 mm (14.0″ x 18.0″) PC mounting plate is provided that can be easily removed and drilled to accommodate mounting patterns for various device mounting brackets.

A secondary (W x H) 451 mm x 368 mm (17.75″ x 14.5″) service panel is also provided for additional equipment mounting space, up to a maximum allowable size of (W x H x D) 381 mm x 368 mm x 152 mm (15.0″ x 14.5″ x 6.0″).

Most industrial PCs have integrated mount points that our mounting plate can easily accommodate. When mounting desktop PC equipment, choose a small form factor (SFF or USFF) design. Many smaller desktop form factors will also fit. If you would like help determining whether your device will fit, or if you would like help selecting a PC, please contact us to speak with one of our engineers.

For any given device, the temperature rise difference between the bottom and middle/top portions of the enclosure is as much as 5°C. For best temperature performance, devices should be installed at the bottom of the PC enclosure. The internal cooling kit should only be installed if devices are to be installed in the middle/top portions of the enclosure.

Mounting the Dell Box PC 5000 Embedded Computer

The Dell Box PC 5000 series of industrial PC’s is well-suited for use in this PC enclosure due to its thermally efficient design, high heat handling (up to 50°C), and compact size. To accommodate this device, the enclosure arrives with pre-drilled and threaded mount points for use with the Dell mounting bracket (Dell part no. 575-BBKC). A Velcro tie-down strap is provided for securing the Dell DC power supply.

Will my PC or other devices run too hot inside this enclosure?

Using Desktop and Industrial PCs Inside the Enclosure

To determine the maximum allowable wattage of the PC and any other devices mounted inside the enclosure, you must take into account the total wattage consumed by the equipment, the maximum expected ambient temperature (outside the enclosure), and the maximum rated operating temperature of the devices inside the enclosure. Please contact us for a consultation by one of our engineers, or use the following steps:

  1. Calculate the total expected wattage that will be consumed by the equipment you will place in the enclosure.
  2. Refer to the chart below to determine the expected heat rise inside the enclosure at the wattage determined in step 1. Note that the chart shows two different curves depending on whether you are using the optional internal cooling kit (PN: MK-PC10-STD). With the optional cooling kit in place, better heat dissipation is possible. Use the appropriate line depending on whether or not the internal cooling kit has been installed.
  3. Determine the maximum ambient temperature expected outside the enclosure and add this to the heat rise determined in step 2.
  4. Compare this to the maximum rated operating temperature of the equipment to make sure that the calculated temperature does not exceed the rated temperature of the device.

When selecting a PC, keep in mind that vented devices and those with lower-wattage consumption will typically run cooler inside the enclosure. Cooler operating temperatures will extend the life of most electronic components.

Remember that the heat rise information below is based on extensive testing using a variety of heat sources in a controlled environment. Actual temperature performance can vary dramatically based on environmental factors and even the applications running on the PC. Calculations should be performed to determine suitability of your equipment for use in this enclosure, but actual operating temperatures should be measured once installing equipment in the enclosure to ensure that the manufacturers’ recommended operating temperatures are not exceeded.

Internal Enclosure Temperature Rise Graph

For applications where additional cooling is needed, contact us for information on active cooling options, which can extend the heat handling capability of the enclosure up to 175W. Keep in mind that many PC manufacturers list the maximum power supply wattage in electrical specifications, which is the absolute maximum wattage the PC can consume. PCs generally consume much less than this: one PC recently tested listed a 300W power supply, but only consumed 50W when running normal business applications. For determining internal heat rise, use the nominal wattage consumed by the device under normal operation, not the maximum power supply wattage.

Using the Dell Box PC 5000 Inside the Enclosure

The Dell Box PC 5000 is designed to operate at higher temperatures than most comparable non-industrial PCs. Due to the efficient thermal designs both of the Box PC 5000 and the Hope Industrial enclosure, heat-rise inside the enclosure is negligible when used with the Hope MK-PC10-STD internal cooling kit.

The Box PC 5000 combined with the Hope Industrial PC enclosure and MK-PC10-STD cooling can handle ambient temperatures up to the maximum rated temperature for the Box PC 5000 (up to 50°C when equipped with a solid state disc drive).

Actual thermal performance may vary if other heat-generating equipment is mounted inside the enclosure. If other equipment will be mounted inside the enclosure along with a Box PC 5000, contact us so that one of our engineers can help calculate expected heat rise.