An Everyperson’s Guide to Stainless Steel Enclosures

Why stainless steel enclosures are a must for any road, rail, electrical, and telecommunications networks

Stainless Steel Enclosures image by Elena Pominova
Stainless steel enclosures image by Elena Pominova (via Shutterstock).

Of any electrical or telecommunications based installation, stainless steel enclosures are a most important part of the system. Without which, our electrics or broadband access would go to pot. If you travel by train, and are familiar with disruptions due to cable theft, the system grinds to a halt. Without enclosures, rain and rats can disrupt the system and electricians would be electrocuted on the job.

In addition to other materials like ABS plastic, why do we sell stainless steel enclosures? One is durability. Two, they don’t rust and still look decent ten or more years after installation. Three, they are pretty robust. They can be used in heavy duty scenarios, in areas where rain instead of sunshine is the norm. They can prevent the electrics from being exposed to warm sunlight in a heatwave. For the engineer, he or she is able to identify faults in good time, or change the wiring when necessary.

Whether for cable television or signalling cables, stainless steel enclosures are priceless. An absolute must, indoors and outdoors. We at Total Control and Distribution sell enclosures by Gewiss, IMO, and Rittal. On housing estates, they can stand up to flying footballs and keep the cables dry. Their robust construction can stand up to the elements with ease.

We offer stainless steel enclosures in freestanding and wall mounted forms, and offer a variety of sizes. We have enclosures that are suitable for the highest and lowest voltage settings. Also for the most complex of telecommunications networks. Other enhancements are available, such as LED lighting (which makes life a lot easier for telecommunications and electrical engineers in low light conditions).

Where would we be without them? If you have any further queries, call us on 01642 612662 or send us an email via We’ll be happy to be of service.

Total Control and Distribution, 21 July 2017.

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