Field housings

Field housings for outdoor use

Whether as stationary display units, robust outdoor devices, or embedded systems – field housings from Phoenix Contact with a high degree of protection are ideal for many areas of application, such as building automation, logistics, and vehicle technology. A comprehensive range of accessories such as displays, membrane keypads, and wall and mast brackets increase the variety of applications.

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Your advantages

  • Suitable protection for every application: the wide range of field housings extends from IP40 to IP69
  • Complete housing systems: less work during housing planning and more time for your application
  • Easy customization: from printing and mechanical processing to the production of heatsinks, your field housing can be optimized for every application
  • Integrated displays: elegant housing with matching displays – all from a single source
  • Comprehensive accessories: choose from various displays, keypads, and light guides to round off your housing system

Main features at a glance

You will find the right field housing for your application in our portfolio.

Field housings

Degrees of protection IP40 … IP69K
PCB surface 2,700 mm² … 159,000 mm²
Temperature range -40°C … +100°C
Approvals UL, NEMA, DNV, ATEX
Mounting options Mast, wall, desk, handheld, VESA, flush-mounted box, aluminum profile, DIN rail
Connection technology M8, M12, Ethernet, SPE, and others

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Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings
Different heatsink versions for UCS series outdoor housings
OCS series electronics housings

Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings

Three larger housing versions available

The OCS products are robust, large-volume outdoor housings designed for electronics that can also operate in extreme ambient conditions. With the three new housing versions, adding to the current sizes in the range, more are available with more space for the electronics.

Main features

  • Six standard sizes each with two cover versions
  • Temperature range: -40 to +80°C (short-term 120°C)
  • Approvals: UL 508A and EN 62208
  • Degrees of protection: IP66/IP68/IP69, IEC 60529 or NEMA 250, type 4X, 12, 13, 6P
  • Impact strength: Class IK10, EN 50102
  • Optional accessories for wall or mast mounting

Your Advantages

  • Internationally certified housing system
  • Special plastic enables safe continuous operation
  • Provides protection against the ingress of jet water
  • Withstands even heavy mechanical strain
  • Space for several electronic components

Passive heatsinks and heat distribution

For UCS series electronics housings

The thermal requirements for applications are increasingly stringent. The UCS heat sink solutions enable targeted passive heat dissipation from UCS housings. Combining them with individually adapted heat spreaders enables an optimum thermal design in devices.

Main features

  • Material: aluminum
  • Application-specific adjustments at different hotspots
  • Can be used for UCS housings in the versions 125-87 to 237-195
  • Heat sink solutions for integration into the half shell
  • Heatsink as side panel in sizes 125 and 145 mm

Your Advantages

  • Heatsink solutions enable devices to be used in thermally demanding applications
  • Optimal thermal path for reliable heat dissipation
  • Custom-tailored to various hot spots
  • Heatsink solutions can be used in a variety of housing sizes
  • Made-to-fit system solutions with mounting materials

Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings

For autonomous systems

Large-volume OCS series electronics housings are the ideal choice for autonomous device systems in extreme environments. The certified housings made from polycarbonate are lightweight, resistant, and permanently and reliably protect your electronics against humidity, heat, UV radiation, and mechanical strain.

Main features

  • Temperature range: -40°C … 80°C (short-term 120°C)
  • Approvals: UL 508A and EN 62208
  • Degrees of protection: IP66/68/69, IEC 60529, or NEMA 250, type 4X, 12, 13, 6P
  • Impact strength: class IK10, EN 50102
  • Plastic: polycarbonate (UV-stabilized f1, UL 746C)

Your Advantages

  • Can be used worldwide: internationally certified housing system
  • Durable due to UV-stabilized polycarbonate for outdoor use
  • Safely installed electronics: the housings protect against jet water and other harmful substances.
  • Resistant: stable even under heavy mechanical strain within a wide temperature range

Configurator for field housings

Configurator for electronics housings

Put together your electronics housing for field or indoor use: select the desired housing series with corresponding standard components. Add the corresponding accessories, and you are done.

Module with tailored housing versions

Customer-specific electronics housings

From mechanical processing with state-of-the-art milling machines, through tool inserts in the existing master tool, to the customized design individual housing components, we offer you the perfect process for a cost-effective implementation of your housing variant.

Housing systems for field applications Click on one of the spots for more information on the respective housing series.

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OCS outdoor housings
OCS series electronics housings are the ideal choice for autonomous device systems in extreme environments. The certified housings made from polycarbonate are lightweight, resistant, and permanently and reliably protect your electronics against humidity, high temperatures, UV radiation, and mechanical strain.
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OCS outdoor housings
ECS outdoor housings
Robust outdoor housings of the ECS series are the ideal solution for protecting sensitive electronics used in indoor and outdoor applications against dust, dirt, and water.
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ECS outdoor housings
HC-ALU profile housings
A stable aluminum profile and IP65 degree of protection: Two reasons why the HC-ALU series excels.
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HC-ALU profile housings
UCS universal housings
Universal housings of the UCS series are the ideal solution for embedded systems. The IP40 housings reliably protect PCBs in standard form factor from external influences. Removable side panels allow modular housing solutions in custom heights.
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UCS universal housings
Handheld HCS housings
Ergonomic handheld housings from the HCS series are ideal for portable operating panels for measuring and inspection technology and for scanners or identification devices.
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Handheld HCS housings
DCS display carriers
Display carriers from the DCS series integrate TFT displays of different sizes. They reliably protect mobile and stationary electronics from mechanical stress as well as dust and splash water.
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DCS display carriers

Customization of your electronic devices Benefit from personal advice and comprehensive services for the following subjects.

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Electronics housings in different color versions
Electronics housings with digital printing
Custom housings
Employees during the thermal simulation of a housing
HC-ALU with membrane keypad
Employees at a milling machine

From mechanical processing with state-of-the-art milling machines through tool inserts in the existing master tool to the customized design individual housing components, we offer you the perfect process for a cost-effective implementation of your housing variant.

Electronics housings in different color versions

We also produce electronics housings in colors other than the standard colors, either completely or as a combination of different colored housing parts. Our ability to reproduce your own company color maximizes your brand recognition value.

Electronics housings with digital printing

We offer you the perfect process for implementing your requirements in a way that is both visually appealing and cost-effective: from functional printing, to applying your customer logo, through to photorealistic printing.

Custom housings

To deliver a solution tailored to your specific requirements, it is sometimes necessary to replace individual standard housing parts with customer-specific designs. We develop housing components in accordance with your specifications and combine them with proven standard components.

Employees during the thermal simulation of a housing

A high packing density in electronics requires efficient cooling. Benefit from expert advice in the early stages of development, an intuitive web platform for thermal simulation, and heatsinks that can be individually integrated.

HC-ALU with membrane keypad

“Intelligent” devices need reliable input systems. Membrane keypads are often used in industry. A membrane keypad always consists of a combination of multiple layers – with extensive options for customization.

The importance of electronics housings is increasing as more and more electronics need to be packaged. The housings enable the customer to give their electronic system a personality. And this brand recognition is more important than ever for our customers.

Dr. Thomas Beier - Phoenix Contact, Vice President Business Unit DCS
Dr. Thomas Beier

Dr. Thomas Beier

Electronics housings of the ME MAX series

Technical principles of electronics housings Solutions for DIN rail applications

Electronics housings are an elementary part of a device. They determine its appearance and protect the electronics from external influences. In addition, they enable assembly in superordinate units. Device manufacturers must therefore pay attention to many details, and not only in the design, but also in the choice of housing when it comes to materials and quality testing. This brochure provides you with all the details.

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Overview of the electronics housings portfolio
Discover housings for the DIN rail and outdoor use and learn how flexibly you can adapt electronics housings to your individual needs.
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DIN rail housings and field housings

Ideal for numerous applications Our solutions are as individual as your applications: benefit from housings that are suitable for use in a variety of environments – from buildings, to industry, through to outdoor areas.

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UCS housing with display and bracket frame
OCS outdoor housing on mast
Person in logistics with hand scanner
Operating the HC-ALU membrane keypad
ECS outdoor housing with raindrops
DIN rail housings

DIN rail housings for control cabinet applications

In addition to field housings, we also provide a wide range of DIN rail housings. They protect the installed PCBs, can be easily mounted on DIN rails, and offer perfectly integrated interfaces for transmitting signals, data, and power.