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Add-ons for Your NEMA 3R Enclosure

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There are many add-ons for NEMA 3R enclosures that you can opt for when you want to increase its capacity, improve its ventilation, or give it more support. These add-ons, however, should not reduce the enclosure’s efficiency or impede its ability to protect the electrical components it houses. West Tool Enclosures provides the best options on the market.  With a vast catalog of sizes and configurations to choose from.  Get Started here!

West Tool Enclosures (WTE) offers a variety of add-ons and accessories to make your NEMA 3R enclosure even more efficient. We do this with no decline in the enclosure’s protection rating, because ultimately its job is to keep your electrical hardware safe.

NEMA enclosures provide protection against falling liquids and dust ingress. Our stainless steel NEMA 3R enclosures are a great option for both indoor and outdoor applications. A NEMA 3R enclosure with the right add-ons can be quite budget-friendly and provide adequate levels of protection.

WTE tailors each enclosure to meet project demands without going over budget. For years, we’ve been a leading supplier of highly functional and durable NEMA-certified cabinets for applications ranging from commercial to residential. With a growing need for resilient enclosures to protect electrical components in all sorts of environments, we keep innovating and creating new ways to make enclosures more efficient without driving up costs.

When Should You Consider Add-Ons for Your NEMA 3R Enclosure?

Add-ons increase the versatility of your enclosure and allow you to install features that weren’t initially included in its design. We won’t advise you to get an add-on unless it is an effective fix that won’t compromise the structural integrity of the enclosure and its functionality.

Consider getting an add-on for your NEMA 3R enclosure under the following circumstances.

To Reinforce Structure

Brackets provide additional support for enclosures, and you should consider installing some if there is a risk of inflicting damage upon the enclosure with heavy equipment and components. Supportive add-ons need to be placed strategically to provide adequate reinforcement without interfering with the enclosure’s functionality.

To Improve Ventilation & Drainage

Air vents and “weep holes” facilitate adequate air and moisture movement. The last thing you want is to have moisture building up inside the enclosure, or not have enough cold air circulating inside it. Because add-ons like these may compromise the impermeability of the cabinet if not installed correctly, you must turn to a reputable enclosure manufacturer like WTE to avoid impacting on the efficiency of your NEMA 3R enclosure.

To Improve Security

Lockable doors, alternate locking systems, and reinforced hinges can be installed on a NEMA 3R enclosure to make it more secure. Alternative locking systems can be installed on both single-door and double-door electrical enclosures. If human interference is a big concern for you (such as is the case with outdoor enclosures in public areas), then these add-ons are more of a necessity than a luxury.

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What Else Can I Install in My NEMA 3R Enclosure?

HMI mounts, viewing windows, air conditioner, fans, motion lights, powder coating, and solar guarding (heat shields) all make your NEMA 3R enclosure better suited to protect its contents. A quick assessment of your current setup will let you know whether you need any add-ons, and if yes, which ones are more crucial.

The Benefits of Getting NEMA 3R Enclosures and Add-Ons from WTE

We did not become industry leaders by stopping at good enough. At WTE, we invest a lot of time and money in enclosure innovation. We are continually pushing the limits of functionality and durability to give you enclosures you can rely on for decades.

Here are some of the reasons why you can rely on us to deliver your NEMA enclosures with all the add-ons you need.

Dependable Quality

Every product that leaves our factory meets the highest industry standards and is of exceptional quality. We don’t cut corners around here, so when you’re looking for a robust NEMA enclosure made from heavy gauge stainless steel, you will get it in the best quality from us.

Ordering from Us is a Breeze

WTE has the most straightforward and most comprehensive online design tool in the industry. Ordering from us is as easy as it is accurate. We make it impossible to make a mistake when choosing a design for your NEMA 3R enclosure. Using our online design tool, it’s easy to pick a base configuration for your cabinet before throwing in any add-ons and accessories you need.

To make the process as accurate as possible, we provide you with all the information you might need during the process—from cad file to spec sheets—in downloadable format. We aim to make things as simple as possible for you, which is why we make sure you’re comfortable with your design before making a purchasing decision.

If you’re wary of getting enclosures that don’t fit your needs or lack a crucial component, don’t take chances with other manufacturers. WTE makes it easy for you to get what you need without any hassle.

Highly Configurable Enclosures and Add-Ons

There is no application for which we can’t design an enclosure. We are experienced in creating highly configurable NEMA 3R enclosures to suit even the most niche applications. What’s more, we offer highly customized add-ons because we understand the varying needs of our clientele.

Please don’t settle for cookie-cutter solutions, especially when it is your hard-earned money and electrical setup at stake.

Enclosures That Are Cut to Order

Problems with installation arise when the enclosure’s build does not meet the specified dimension. Errors in cutout placement are especially notorious for causing issues during installation and reducing the profitability of your project. Your NEMA 3R enclosure should especially be devoid of mistakes because even the slightest deviation from the required design is enough to put your hardware at risk.

Fastest Turnaround Time in the Business

It takes two weeks for us to fulfill your order. This industry-leading turnaround time applies to most custom orders too, which means you can get your shipment of customized NEMA 3R enclosures in less than a month! In comparison, most of the other manufacturers take 8–10 weeks to deliver. This is time you don’t get back. We offer your shipment faster because we know down times affect your profits.

Competitive Pricing

Even with industry-leading quality and exceptional turnaround times, WTE is still more affordable than most of the other companies in the industry. We offer highly competitive prices for our products, whether pre-fabricated or customized, without compromising on quality. Most people go over budget for “world-class products” only to end up with sub-par enclosures that cost even more to rectify. That’s not how we do things here at WTE where we offer American-made quality at extremely competitive prices.

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Need Add-Ons for Your NEMA 3R Enclosure? Get the Quality You Deserve

It is never advisable to take chances when it comes to protecting your electrical hardware, control panels, and equipment, which is why WTE is the way to go. We have years of experience under our belts, which we translate into highly efficient, cost-effective, customizable enclosures that will serve you for years to come.

It’s not just the kind of add-ons you get that matter; it is also how you install them. Poor installations lend to defective enclosures, costing you more in the long run and putting your hardware and reputation at risk. Please don’t take chances with low-quality cabinets that die out long before their advertised expiration date. WTE is a brand you can rely on when you need accurately constructed NEMA 3R enclosures with all the necessary add-ons to house your electrical components.

Register with us and using our design tool, you can customize the perfect fit for your location. Save the quotes in your account and order when ready. It really is that easy