Enclosures

Wearable enclosures for social distancing devices

16th April 2021
Alex Lynn

Growing demand for COVID-19 social distancing warning devices has created a burgeoning new market OKW’s wearable enclosures. OKW’s BODY-CASE and MINITEC enclosures are suitable for proximity warning electronics to help safeguard personnel in warehouses, distribution centres, factories and any other roles where working from home is impossible.

BODY-CASE is OKW’s first wearable enclosure designed to fit a standard 18mm watchstrap. It can also be worn on a lanyard, clipped to a belt or carried in a pocket.

These enclosures have ingress protection (IP 65). Their easy-to-clean high-gloss finish and tamperproof Torx assembly screws make them well suited for healthcare environments.

BODY-CASE comprises a UV-stable ASA top (with/without recess) and base separated by a soft-touch TPV sealing ring. The enclosures are available in three sizes (50x41x15mm to 62x56x18mm) in traffic white (RAL 9016) as standard. Accessories include a wrist strap (18mm), spring bar tool, lanyard, hand strap, charging/data transfer stations, eyelet/pocket clip kit and a Torx T6 screwdriver.

MINITEC won an iF product design award. Like BODY-CASE, it can be fitted to a wrist strap, lanyard, belt, key ring or carried loose. MINITEC is available in two versions: teardrop-shaped D (recessed) and rectangular E (with/without recess).

Both versions comprise top and bottom sections (ABS or infrared-permeable PMMA) separated by a choice of soft-touch SEBS (TPE) intermediate rings, including one for USB connectors. The wide choice of shapes, sizes (51x32x13mm to 84x53x19mm), colours and intermediate rings creates a huge range of standard permutations. Accessories include wrist, hand and carrying straps/lanyards, a strap eyelet, key ring and USB cover.

Prices start at £8 for BODY-CASE and £4 for MINITEC. Customisation options include machining, printing, laser marking, decor foils and installation/assembly of accessories. MINITEC also offers the options of lacquering, special materials and EMC shielding.

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