The very compact new BoLink IoT sensor enclosure is made of flame-resistant PC UL94 V-0 and is only 70 mm long and 42 mm wide. It provides space for a sensor, wireless module and a power supply. Thanks to its moulded-on insertion opening, it is suitable for the integration of a pressure compensation element, including for outdoor use. Depending on the type of power requirement needed for wireless technology, BOPLA supplies the small plastic enclosure in three heights: 15 mm for a button cell, 22 mm for three AAA batteries, and 26 mm for a CR 14250 lithium battery.
Mathias Bünte, the product manager who is responsible for these products at Bopla Gehäuse Systeme GmbH, explains: “Sensors are an extremely individual item. It’s true that large quantities are needed, but their applications are always customer-specific, and this is why we have developed a modular tool concept for BoLink. By using a basic mould shape, and various inserts for moulding different enclosure heights, wall brackets and screwing options, we can create a total of 18 variants of the basic IoT type.” Each height is available in three different versions:
- with wall fitting and front access which makes replacing the battery easy
- with wall mounting and a rear screwing system to provide a clean, attractive look
- with a rear screwing system and without mounting brackets
In addition, every variant of the BoLink IoT sensor enclosure is available with two IP protection classes, as follows: without a seal = IP 40, and with a seal = IP 65. If necessary, the installation height of the electronics compartment can be increased by 1.5 mm with the aid of a seal.