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Enclosure Gaskets

Electrical Enclosure Gaskets & Seals

Custom Gasket Mfg. is a recognized leading manufacturer of high quality enclosure gaskets and seals. Our company's reputation for excellence has been built on our ability to provide our valued customers with the most effective designing, engineering and manufacturing solutions to meet their most demanding applications. Our main objective is to continuously exceed our customer's expectations by providing them with high performance gaskets and sealing products, competitive pricing, on-time delivery and exceptional customer service. Custom Gasket Mfg. maintains a modern manufacturing facility along with knowledgeable, technically-oriented professionals enabling us to consistently meet all of your blueprint specifications and tolerance requirements.

NEMA Electrical Enclosure GasketsCustom Gasket Mfg. has over forty years experience specializing in the manufacturing of custom electrical enclosure gaskets and seals for a wide range of industries and applications. Our primary focus is on the fabrication of electrical enclosure gaskets, NEMA enclosure gaskets, IP standard gaskets, and enclosure door gaskets designed for indoor and outdoor electronic sealing applications. Enclosure gaskets are positioned inside metal or plastic enclosure boxes, cabinets, doors and covers providing a sealing barrier between the housing and the cover of the electrical enclosure. The design and function of the enclosure can differ depending on material, size and factors needed for the application, for instance dustproof, waterproof, exposure to water and ice, chemicals, oil and UV. The general performance required such as dust sealing, wash-down protection, or submersion will also determine the best material for the enclosure gasket. Enclosure gaskets and seals are typically produced from weatherproof and UL 94 rated closed cell sponge rubber and silicone sponge gasket materials. The material's closed cell construction creates an ideal weatherproofing gasket for electrical enclosures and other electronic sealing applications exposed to outdoor environmental conditions.

Custom Gasket Mfg. takes pride in its ability to work closely with customers to create custom enclosure gaskets which will meet and exceed their sealing requirements. At Custom Gasket Mfg. we assist customers in selecting the right material for the job. We base the selection of the material on the function that is required for each individual application. All enclosure gaskets and seals produced by Custom Gasket Mfg. are rigorously tested to meet the demands of the most challenging electrical and electronic needs.

NEMA Enclosure Gaskets (NEMA Ratings & IP Standards)

electrical enclosure box

Custom Gasket Mfg. manufactures custom NEMA and IP enclosure gaskets. NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) in the United States and IEC International Protection (IP) standards is both used internationally. These standards help engineers define the specific requirements that need to be met for their design. The IEC (IP) standards help engineers define the specific requirements that need to be met for an electrical enclosure. This is rated on a scale of 0 denoting no protection, to 6 the strongest level of protection for either dust and/or water. We have included a reference chart below to assist you in finding the enclosure gasket that is best suited for your application.

NEMA Ratings & IP Equivalent Conversion Chart

NEMA Rating

IP
Equivalent

NEMA Definitions

IP Definitions

IP Numerical Protection Levels

1 IP10 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment & to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt. 1 = Protected against solid foreign objects of 50mm in diameter & greater 0 = Not Protected
2 IP11 Enclosures constructed for indoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment, to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, & to provide a degree of protection against dripping & light splashing of liquids. 1 = Protected against solid foreign objects of 50mm in diameter & greater 1 = Protected against vertically falling water drops
3 IP54 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to proved a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, & windblown dust; & that will undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
3R IP14 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, & snow; & that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure. 1 = Protected against vertically falling water drops 4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
3S IP54 Enclosures are constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, & windblown dust; & in which the external mechanism(s) remain operable when ice laden. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
4 IP 56 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, & hose-directed water; & that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 6 = Protected against strong jets of water from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
4X IP56 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, hose-directed water, & corrosion; & that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 6 = Protected against strong jets of water from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
5 IP52 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against settling airborne dust, lint, fibers, & flyings; & to provide a degree of protection against dripping & light splashing of liquids. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 2 = Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical.
6 IP67 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against hose-directed water & the entry of water during occasional temporary submersion at a limited depth; & that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 6 = Totally protected against dust 7 = Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15cm & 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes.
6P IP67 Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to the personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against hose-directed water & the entry of water during prolonged submersion at a limited depth; & that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 6 = Totally protected against dust 7 = Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15cm & 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes.
12 & 12K IP52 Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, & flying; & against dripping & light splashing of liquids. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 2 = Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical.
13 IP54 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, & flyings; & against the spraying, splashing, & seepage of water, oil, & noncorrosive coolants. 5 = Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) 4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
N/A IP65 Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, & flying; & against dripping & light splashing of liquids. 6 = Totally protected against dust 5 = Protected against water projected from a nozzle.
N/A IP66 Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, & flying; & against dripping & light splashing of liquids. 6 = Totally protected against dust 6 = Protected against strong jets of water from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.

Please visit our gasket materials page for more information on our extensive selection of materials. Closed cell sponge materials are available with or without pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) backing.

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