Level 1 Customization
term describes a group of custom modifications including special sizes,
machining, self-clinching inserts, graphics, overlays and special colors
that allow a GrayBox enclosure to take on a personality
that is all yours. And Lansing is uniquely qualified to do it for
you. Our experienced production staff can provide the customizing
details you need and deliver quality results at a reasonable cost.
Scroll down to learn more about Level 1
Level 2 Customization
application may benefit from even more extensive customization -
optimized extrusions, custom-molded parts, special end
configurations and even non-standard designs. While these changes
are generally economical only at larger quantities, they can address
needs for integrating special details to provide functionality or to
reduce cost. Use the link at the left to learn more about Level 2
Level 1 Customization: Special Sizes
The width dimension
(left to right)
and depth dimension
(front to back) dimension of any GrayBox Enclosure are
easily varied. Whether your requirements are for rack standards other than
19-inch or simply an arbitrary size, they can be met at very reasonable
cost in virtually any quantity.
Changes to height are Level 2 modifications. While
they can entail significant tooling costs, they often become practical in quantities
as small as 1000. The customer has the choice of preserving the standard
GrayBox styling or altering the design details in order to create a unique
Cutouts of virtually any shape
Captive nuts, standoffs or studs
Round or D-Shaped, Plain, Countersunk or Counterbored
electronics in an enclosure requires the addition of mechanical features.
Whether those features require machining holes in panels or the installation of
inserts , Lansing is equipped
and organized to do the work in a timely fashion and at a reasonable
Lansing has dedicated drilling, milling,
and punching equipment capable of producing cutouts that range from simple round
holes to the most complex shapes. We can machine virtually
any detail in any part. And when required, we can complete this phase by installing
PEM brand self-clinching inserts where you need them.
Usually machining is done before metal
finishing. This means the parts will have a uniform finish on all
surfaces. Importantly, you receive the net quantity you have
ordered without having to be concerned about, or allowing for, parts
lost in production setup and scrap.
Remember that we have more than one
way to customize most parts. We can look at your machining requirements
and quantities and offer you an effective solution - not just any solution.
Finishes, Colors, and Materials
Available in one or more colors
Meet company standards
Satisfy shielding requirements
Beginning with camera-ready artwork,
provided by you or created by us, Lansing can silkscreen any GrayBox
part. The only limitation is that no graphics may fall within 0.150 in
(3.8 mm) of a flange on recessed panels. The cost of one-color silk-screening
is reasonable even in small quantities.
Overlays are a particularly
elegant solution which, more than any other single element, allows your
GrayBox to take on a distinctive appearance. Lansing can assist you with
the design and specification of graphic overlays for your product. Although
we do not manufacture overlays, we'd be happy to refer you to reputable
vendors who do. Overlays can be shipped to Lansing for application and
secondary mechanical operations. They become cost effective in relatively
For those who require special
colors, Lansing is prepared to work with you. We encourage customers
first to look at overlays as a means of satisfying color needs. Beyond
that we can paint and, if necessary, mask to your specification.
The standard GrayBox materials
and finishes have been specified carefully, but may not be appropriate
for all applications. Special finishes and special materials
can be specified. Conductive clear iridite is available on special order
- either on all or selective surfaces. Vinyl-clad aluminum can be substituted
wherever vinyl-clad steel is standard.
Get the Process Started
Now that you've seen our customizing
options, call 800-847-3535 (toll-free) from anywhere in the U.S.
or Canada to speak with our technical support group about how we can
turn your concept into reality. You can also contact us using the Customer
Support tab above or the link below.
To learn more about higher levels
of customization, click the "Level 2 Customization" link
at the top left.