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The Soft-Case series of handheld enclosures from OKW is now available from stock manufactured in Biograde bioplastic material. Biograde is carbon dioxide (CO2) neutral, technically compostable and biodegradable and has similar mechanical and physical properties to ABS. Typical applications include modern high-value electronic devices such as portable instruments, medical and wellness devices, mobile data logging and data capture equipment.

For most applications, the bioplastic is suitable as a replacement for the existing fossil plastics, such as ABS. Electronics design engineers can now ensure genuinely green credentials for their electronics by using an off-the-shelf biodegradable housing.

The Soft-Case enclosures are available in four standard sizes with external dimensions ranging from 51 x 82 x 14mm to 92 x 150 x 28mm. The design is suitable for wide-format displays and keypads.

Key product features

  • The top of the enclosure has a wide recessed area for locating an LCD or membrane keypad, and a raised panel on the long edge can be used for mounting USB, power or serial connectors and controls.
  • The three larger size cases are available with battery compartments for fitting 1.5V AAA, 1.5V AA or 9V cells.
  • Screw pillars are provided on the inside of the top and base parts for fitting PCBs, and the cases are assembled by four self-tapping screws.
  • Accessories include intermediate ring mouldings, which increase the internal height, belt and pocket clips, tilt feet, wall mounting clips and battery cradles and contacts.
  • Customising options for Soft-Case include CNC milling and drilling of holes and cut-outs, silk-screen and tampo printing of legends and logos, EMC shielding and assembly of components.

OKW manufactures a huge range of plastic enclosures for housing OEM electronics equipment from handheld devices to wall-mounted systems. The company has a worldwide reputation for developing innovative enclosure systems that are manufactured to the very highest quality standards.

OKW electronic enclosures are ergonomically designed and provide visually pleasing and highly tactile housing solutions that can accommodate the latest electronic components. For example: membrane keypads; LCD display modules; TFT screens; flexible PCBs; and battery packs.

OKW enclosures are available in a very wide selection of sizes and types including:

  • Miniature key-fob-style enclosures
  • Handheld enclosures
  • Instrument enclosures
  • Wall-mount enclosures
  • IP65 and IP66 sealed enclosures
  • Portable enclosures
  • Desktop enclosures
  • Keypad enclosures
  • Sloping front enclosures
  • DIN-rail enclosures
  • Potting boxes

The company also offers an extensive customising service, which includes CNC machining and drilling, silk-screen printing, painting and moulding in alternative colours, EMC shielding, assembly and much more.

OKW also manufactures an extensive range of tuning knobs and collet knobs in modern and traditional styles.

The company manufacturers its enclosures and knobs to international standards including: EN ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001: 2004.

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