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manofgresley
09-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Hi All

I have just ordered my Stepper Drivers, Breakout board & P.S.U. I now need to house them. Can anyone recommend were to buy cases or enclosures to mount this equipment in, or any other mounting ideas.

Regards

Ray

Web Goblin
09-08-2012, 11:58 AM
You could try your local electrical wholesaler. They should be able to supply an enclosure easily.

Ian

irving2008
09-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Common ideas:

Old PC case

Wall mounted electrical cabinet (often can find used ones on ebay like here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-Steel-Electrical-Enclosure-Cabinet-with-fittings-230x320x160-/271031703635?pt=UK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Contr ol_ET&hash=item3f1abf9853)and here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eldon-AMD0504015-500x400x150-Electrical-Enclosure-Cabinet-/271031695271?pt=UK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Contr ol_ET&hash=item3f1abf77a7))

Fabricated alumnium sheet box

JAZZCNC
09-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Here you go very very nice and good price. . Metal Enclosure IP65 500mm x 400mm x 200mm - Galvanised Steel (http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CMSB504020.html)

irving2008
09-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Here you go very very nice and good price. . Metal Enclosure IP65 500mm x 400mm x 200mm - Galvanised Steel (http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CMSB504020.html)

Thats exactly like the one I use... but mine was 10 delivered via eBay :)

JAZZCNC
09-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Thats exactly like the one I use... but mine was 10 delivered via eBay :)

Well if you get any more and they are brand new I'll take 10 off your hands.!!

Jonathan
09-08-2012, 08:27 PM
Well if you get any more and they are brand new I'll take 10 off your hands.!!

Same here...

irving2008
09-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Well if you get any more and they are brand new I'll take 10 off your hands.!!

The links I posted before are all 99p + 16 postage... i got mine a couple of years back and the postage wasn't as high but IIRC the box was 1 (not the same seller tho). If you won all 3 auctions he lists (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mr_d_paterson/m.html?afsrc=1&clk_rvr_id=373545524041&hash=item3f1abf77a7&item=271031695271&pt=UK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Control_ET&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2562)at 1 and drove to pick them up they'd be about 17.50 each i reckon :)

JAZZCNC
09-08-2012, 08:35 PM
If you won all 3 auctions he lists (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mr_d_paterson/m.html?afsrc=1&clk_rvr_id=373545524041&hash=item3f1abf77a7&item=271031695271&pt=UK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Control_ET&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2562)at 1 and drove to pick them up they'd be about 17.50 each i reckon :)

If that new box stays at 1 I'll dance thur streets bollock naked to pick it up. . .:hysterical:

Lee Roberts
09-08-2012, 09:14 PM
I've used one of these for mine: Fibox - Cabinet - CAB ABS 504020 G (http://catalogs.fibox.com/catalogs/SearchProduct.taf?_function=detail&_listcall=1&Product_uid1=1369&_UserReference=DD7EDFEE69EE0D8F50240713) think they was about 75 at the time. Its nice, ABS, Din support, IP rated and so on.

Cant wait to finish it, got a nice little setup to go inside.

.Me

Lee Roberts
09-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Just found these for 40 and 45:

ENCLOSURE CABINET BOX FIBOX, CAB ABS 300 X 200 X 180 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENCLOSURE-CABINET-BOX-FIBOX-CAB-ABS-300-X-200-X-180-/221092703160?pt=UK_Computing_Rackmount_Cabinets_Fr ames&hash=item337a26ebb8)

ENCLOSURE CABINET BOX FIBOX, CAB ABS 300 X 300 X 180 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENCLOSURE-CABINET-BOX-FIBOX-CAB-ABS-300-X-300-X-180-/221092713279?pt=UK_Computing_Rackmount_Cabinets_Fr ames&hash=item337a27133f)

.Me

Jonathan
09-08-2012, 10:20 PM
I've used one of these for mine: Fibox - Cabinet - CAB ABS 504020 G (http://catalogs.fibox.com/catalogs/SearchProduct.taf?_function=detail&_listcall=1&Product_uid1=1369&_UserReference=DD7EDFEE69EE0D8F50240713) think they was about 75 at the time. Its nice, ABS, Din support, IP rated and so on.

Cant wait to finish it, got a nice little setup to go inside.

This one ? (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/diy-project-building/1319-pc-case-control-box.html#post8748)

John S
09-08-2012, 10:48 PM
If that new box stays at 1 I'll dance thur streets bollock naked to pick it up. . .:hysterical:

No chance I'm nearer Wellingborough than you are, don't want it but I'd buy it just so you didn't get it, ask Chris :very_drunk:

boldford
10-08-2012, 12:28 AM
I think a lot of this stuff that E-bay has for 99p often has silly postage rates. The real trick is to find one nearby that's easy to collect.

John S
10-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Wellingborough is Ok, just had a look on google and it's only about 70mm away on the screen - no contest.

Lee Roberts
10-08-2012, 12:47 PM
This one ? (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/diy-project-building/1319-pc-case-control-box.html#post8748)

Only used that pc box for a short time JB, ended up never finishing it how i wanted it and stipped it. Its stat on a shelf now not doing anything.

.Me