Thinking inside and outside the box
August 3, 2016 / Press Release , Manufacturing Solutions
GTK offers an abundance of choices when it comes to custom box build products.
The company advocates early involvement with OEMs so that it can help to review a variety of design options and components, and help to minimise the overall BOM cost without compromising the quality and design of the finished product.
In recent years, as technology advances in the electronics industry, there has been a noticeable rise in the demand for custom enclosures from OEMs in industrial electronics sectors, who want all the features and functionality associated with consumer electronic products.
GTK specialises in providing turnkey solutions for small to high volume production runs and offers a variety of different enclosure technologies, including injection moulding, PCB overmoulding, PCB assembly, metal stamping and aluminium extrusions. GTK can assist with the appropriate selection of technology, which will usually be determined by the product's application and environment. Overmoulding is ideal where durability and protection from moisture ingress are issues. Aluminium extrusions are lightweight and corrosion resistant.
Many industrial enclosures are used in conjunction with cable assemblies and GTK manufactures these too. The cable assemblies can be branded and colour matched, to align with the OEMs’ corporate requirements and be an integral part of the overall finished product.
Packaging for the enclosures is also customised. GTK offers a wide range of packaging options, ranging from industrial style packaging for use on a production line, right through to retail packaging. For more complex products, instruction manuals in multiple languages can be included. This really is a “one-stop-shop” service.
GTK offers manufacturing from its UK facility, which is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004 accredited. The facility is also approved under the UL wire harness traceability programme and is accredited to AS9100C, the globalised aerospace and defence certification. GTK can also offer manufacturing in the Far East via its affiliate factories, which also hold ISO 9001 & 14001, and UL approvals. It currently supplies products into a diverse range of vertical markets, including security, networking & telecommunications, industrial electronics and utility products.