When properly sized and built, a quality enclosure will create a protective, clean room-style environment for valuable electronics.
A good enclosure will protect equipment from dust and abrasive particles and dripping oils, lubricants and other liquids, while also cooling the components with fans and providing fresh, clean air.
Space is at a premium at most manufacturing, office and warehouse locations, so it’s imperative for organizations to provide proper measurements when ordering an enclosure. This will ensure the enclosure fits the equipment properly while not taking up unnecessary, and obviously valuable, space.
Are you ready to learn how to measure for an enclosure? At DustShield, we’ve made it extremely simple to get the right-sized enclosure for your equipment with the following measuring guides. So, let’s grab a tape measure, writing utensil and paper and get started.
How to Measure Equipment
When measuring equipment, make sure you hold the tape measure at the very edge of the equipment to get the most accurate sizing possible. Depending on the enclosure and equipment it’ll be housing, you might need to measure one or multiple pieces of equipment. Here are some of the most common types of equipment and the measurements needed to produce a quality protective enclosure for them.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- Monitor height
- Monitor width
- Monitor depth
- Screen height
- Screen width
- Height to bottom of screen
- Height to label outlet
- Width of label outlet
- Distance from left side of printer to left side of label outlet
- Distance from left side of printer to top left of hinged door
At DustShield, we’ve made the entire process even simpler by developing guides to our most popular enclosure solutions. In addition to illustrations to help organizations properly measure their equipment, each guide provides information regarding equipment size restrictions, warranty details, material/craftsmanship information and more to help organizations determine which is best for their needs.
Click the link of the equipment enclosure you’re interested in to learn more.
- Tower CPU
- Houses 1 tower-style processor
- Dual-tower CPU
- Houses 2 tower-style processors
- Computer monitor
- Houses flatscreen computer monitor
- Small form factor (SFF) style CPU
- Houses SFF-style CPU
- Monitor & tower CPU
- Houses monitor & 1 tower-style processor
- Monitor & keyboard
- Houses flatscreen monitor or tablet & keyboard
- Monitor, tower CPU & keyboard
- Houses monitor, 1 tower-style processor & keyboard
- Flatscreen computer monitor & keyboard
- Houses flatscreen computer monitor & keyboard
- CRT monitor & keyboard
- Houses CRT-style computer monitor & keyboard
- Monitor, keyboard & label printer
- Houses flatscreen computer monitor, keyboard & label printer, including all Zebra printers
- Monitor & SFF CPU
- Houses flatscreen computer monitor & SFF-style CPU
- Monitor, CPU & keyboard
- Houses flatscreen computer monitor, SFF-style CPU & keyboard
- TV monitor
- Houses flatscreen TV monitor
- Label printer
- Houses any brand of label printer
- Paper printer
- Houses any brand of paper printer