AttaBox® Enclosures Helps Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment, Inc. Provide A Reliable Solution For Protecting Grinder, Sump, Sewage And Effluent Pumps.

The Situation

Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment, Inc. offers a wide range of grinder, sump, sewage and effluent pumps for applications in municipal, industrial and commercial installations. The company designs and manufactures turn-key control panels to meet diverse application needs. Products are UL listed and cover all NEMA classifications. Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment also designs simplex panels, multi-pump VFDs, programmable logic control systems, HMI, and process control instrumentation.

populated polycarbonate electrical enclosures for pumps

The Challenge

The success of many products depends on the reliability of protection for sensitive instrumentations and control systems. To meet that challenge Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment needed to source enclosures that met two primary criteria: strength for on-the-job protective performance, and ease-of-modification for efficient customization.

polycarbonate enclosures used to protect pump controls

The Solution

The twin challenges facing Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment were solved by using the Heartland® Series from AttaBox® Enclosures.

According to Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment’s, Bill Flemming:

“We use the complete Heartland® line of polycarbonate enclosures except the 24 x 20 inch size. A visit to the AttaBox® manufacturing facility in Belding, Michigan and observing their production process convinced us that these were the enclosures for us. Heartland® polycarbonate enclosures are strong and durable. That’s key for us because our products go into very demanding, aggressive environments. Also of importance: AttaBox® enclosures are easy to modify. Polycarbonate drills and cuts cleanly without dust. It also resists de-lamination which preserves the strength integrity of the enclosure.”

Heartland™ polycarbonate enclosures from AttaBox® Enclosures are designed to be used in a variety of indoor or outdoor applications. These enclosures provide superior protection against rain, sleet, snow, splashing water, hose directed water, submersion, sun/UV radiation and flames.

Innovations and key benefits of the Heartland® enclosures line include:

  • Industry-leading size range: 6”x6” to 24”x24”
  • Enclosures can be configured as screw cover or hinged cover
  • Fully non-metallic hinge, does not penetrate inside enclosure
  • Thick, robust sidewall construction eliminates sidewall flexing
  • Built-in DIN Rail mounting embosses in the back of the enclosure
  • Capability to side mount of enclosure panel, DIN or instruments
  • Sliding T-Nut allows for infinite panel adjustment back to front
  • Latch options – fully non-metallic or stainless steel
  • Clear or Opaque cover options
  • Multi-directional mounting feet allow mounting flexibility
  • Aluminum back panel and swing-out panel mounting options

Features specific to materials include the capacity for Heartland™ enclosures to perform without adverse effects in temperatures ranging from -40°F to +248°F.

AttaBox® enclosures achieve the highest flame resistance (UL 94 Flame Rating) and resins have achieved UL’s best rating for UV exposure and water immersion (“f1” per UL 746C).

Other key ratings include: Type 1, 3R, 4, 4X, 12 ratings; ULus Listed per file #E319779; → UL50, UL50e, UL508A; and IEC 60529: UL Listed per file #E362920 IP66.

For Additional Information

Gulf Coast Pump & Equipment, Inc.


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