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Old Sun 02 December 2012, 13:02
andrewuk
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leeds
United Kingdom
push buttons

HI what’s the best size for the pushbutton boxes being looking for a while but cant find the answer? Thanks
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 00:31
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
The size that you can buy off-the-shelf is the best size.
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 01:08
andrewuk
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leeds
United Kingdom
pushbutton box

That helps a lot ken thanks
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 05:20
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
22mm are typically the cheaper ones.
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 05:33
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
http://www.factorymation.com/Product...nd_Indicators/

22mm.
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 05:42
andrewuk
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leeds
United Kingdom
push button boxes

Thanks for the replies. What I should of asked is how deep should the boxes be for all the cables etc.
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 07:13
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/...%29/SA108-40SL

This depth works nicely.....but ideally you need 75mm minimum to make it easy to wire. I personally prefer the 100mm depth box and drill my own 22mm hole in the correct place.
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Old Mon 03 December 2012, 22:06
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
The one pushbutton box, on the end of the gantry where the cable chains are anchored, can be a junction box for many cables. That particular box can be double the size of the rest.
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Old Tue 04 December 2012, 01:27
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
I use 3 button boxes everywhere & a 4 button box at the cable chain anchored, I wouldn't mind 8 button box at every location as long as there is enough space to mount the boxes. Bigger boxes makes wiring a breeze.
Over-size is never a problem with MM build. There are just way too much redundant space to occupy.
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Old Tue 04 December 2012, 13:20
andrewuk
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leeds
United Kingdom
pushbutton box

Thanks for the info everyone...should i use IP65 Enclosures?
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Old Tue 04 December 2012, 22:45
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Will you be flushing water over it?
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Old Wed 05 December 2012, 00:04
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
South Africa
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If the floods in the UK get any worse he may well need them to be watertight!!!
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Old Wed 05 December 2012, 01:37
andrewuk
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leeds
United Kingdom
pushbutton box

Lol.... I ment to keep dust out
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Old Wed 05 December 2012, 02:28
rischoof
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Goirle
Netherlands
Some Ideas, I made 2 sub d connectors on the side of he box, one mail and one femail I have an incomming and an outcomming cable. at the last box a dummy is placed with some shortcuts to give the correct signals.
advantage: all boxes are the same, I can simply add a box. for trouble shouting, I can connect the dummy directly on my backpannel and bypass all the cables on the machine
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Old Wed 05 December 2012, 02:49
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Since you are not gonna make it flood proof, IP55 is more than sufficient
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