Products & Services

Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

Electronic Enclosures

Extruded Consolet Enclosures

Extruded Consolet enclosures combines a consolet enclosure with aluminum extrusions in order to create the ideal enclosure for mounting control or instrument devices on a 30- or 60-degree surface while easily mounting printed circuit board within the enclosure.

This type of enclosure is made up of several parts:

Protocase can build your custom extruded consolet enclosures in 2-3 days, with no minimum order. We offer a wide variety of custom finishes, components and accessories in order to achieve a professional, high-quality end product.

Materials

Protocase can build your completely customized extruded aluminum enclosures in 2-3 days, in the quantity you require (there is no minimum order - ever!). We offer a wide variety of custom finishes in order to achieve a professional, high-quality look, as well as custom cutouts, fasteners and other hardware.

For an even more durable and sophisticated option, check out our Hybrid Enclosures.

Examples:

Materials:

Our stocked extrusions are 6063 Aluminum.

The top and bottom panels specifically must be 0.064" (1.626mm) 5052 aluminum in order to fit the aluminum extrusion's slots.

The side panels are typically also 0.064" (1.626mm) 5052 aluminum, but they can be any material or thickness that we stock.

Front & Rear Panel Options:

Choose from one of our six standard faceplate styles - or design your own:

Profiles:

You can mix the panel types to have different combinations, as well as make other customizations to the panels. For instance, you can bend out the bottom flanges to use as mounting flanges for securing the enclosure in position.

Fasteners:

We use #6 thread-forming screws for attaching the front and rear panels.

Self-clinching fasteners cannot be inserted into an aluminum extrusion unless a particular area on the extrusion is CNC machined first in order to insert the fasteners.

Fasteners can be installed in any of the enclosure's panels, as long as the fastener doesn't interfere with the extrusion once the enclosure is assembled.

Finishes:

The aluminum extrusions for the extruded consolet’s front and rear come in a bare aluminum mill finish. Powdercoat and/or chem filmed can be applied to the extrusion as a secondary finish. We do not recommend applying anodizing to aluminum extrusions.

The top, bottom and side panels in an extruded aluminum enclosure can have many of our finishes applied (either for all four panels, or part-by-part):

Graphics & Permanent Marking:

The top, bottom and side panels in an extruded consolet enclosure can have graphics and other marking applied:

Key Dimensions:

Internal Height – Front of Enclosure 1.44" | 36.576mm
Internal Height – Rear of Enclosure 3.194" | 81.128mm
External Height – Front of Enclosure 1.72" | 43.688mm
External Height – Rear of Enclosure 3.47" | 88.138mm
Maximum Enclosure Width 35.0" | 889.0mm
Minimum Enclosure Width 2.0" | 50.8mm
Maximum Enclosure Depth 23" | 584.2mm

We are happy to provide custom or non-stock extrusion profiles for additional charges and extended lead time.

FAQs:

What thickness printed circuit board (PCB) can the aluminum extrusion accommodate?

Our stocked aluminum extrusion’s slots measure 0.07” (1.78mm) wide, so as long as the PCB is thinner than this dimension, it should fit.

What is the IP/NEMA rating for extruded consolet enclosures?

This enclosure is not IP/NEMA rated.

Design Resources:

  • Design a 1U or 2U extruded aluminum enclosure in Protocase Designer
  • Use your preferred CAD software (we can accept designs in any of the CAD formats specified here)
  • Our Enclosure Design Services team can create your design for you, for a reasonable hourly fee
Downloads:
1U Front Extrusion Download (.zip)
2U Rear Extrusion Download (.zip)
Extruded Consolet Case Guide Download (.zip)
Extruded Consolet Case Download (.zip)

Other Details:

  • ROHS Compliant
  • Inspection Services available
  • Protocase extruded aluminum enclosures are not IP/NEMA rated

* Anodizing is completed off-site via a third party supplier. This means there is additional lead time and a minimum lot charge for this service.