Technical Information

Saginaw Control & Engineering provides a range of technical information related to our enclosures, including:
Certificates

Certificates can be found by accessing the order status and selecting from the available certificates:

  • ARRA Certificate
  • Certificate of Compliance and Origin
  • Certificate of Compliance (Industry Standards)
  • Manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity
  • RoHS Certificate
  • Conflict Minerals Certificate

Download Certificate of Origin

Download RoHS Certificate

Download Conflict Minerals Certificate

Download General UL Certificate

Performance Guidelines

Saginaw Control & Engineering has received numerous requests for technical information concerning our enclosures. These installation instructions are provided for your convenience.

The dimensions furnished on this web site are presented to enable the user to determine proper installation of stock parts. Dimensions may vary on parts manufactured to meet custom specifications.

Enclosures are designed and manufactured for permanent floor or wall mounting. Until securely mounted, many enclosures require stabilizing support. Care should be taken during storage, handling, and assembly to avoid severe impacts or shocks.

SCE products are designed primarily for industrial or commercial electrical applications. Installation of electrical components should be performed by properly trained and qualified electricians who are experienced in modern industrial electrical installation and all applicable codes and regulations.

Before any circuits are energized, all internal and external electrical and mechanical clearances must be checked to assure proper functioning. Due to the variety of installed equipment, applications, and location, SCE cannot anticipate all possible interference’s.

SCE enclosures are designed to meet the specifications as described in our catalog. The safety or effectiveness of any additions or alterations cannot be assured if they are not made in the plant. Accessory items are designed to function with SCE enclosures, and SCE does not recommend these items be used with enclosures manufactured by others.

The performance guidelines shown on this web site were determined under one set of test conditions and are supplied as a general guide only, as conditions vary with each application. It is recommended that the user test the enclosures for his particular application.

The right is reserved to make changes in dimensions, materials and specifications without notice. We recommend that you consult Saginaw Control and Engineering for current technical data or for any questions you may have in conjunction with this web site.

Industry Standards

Each part information page includes information regarding applicable industry standards. Some products require specialized installation to maintain their NEMA ratings.

IS1 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 12
CSA Type 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 55

IS2 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 4, 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 4 and 12
CSA Type 4 and 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 66

IS3 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R, 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 3R and 12
CSA Type 3R and 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 55

IS4 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R, 4, 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 3R, 4 and 12
CSA Type 3R, 4 and 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 66

IS5 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 4, 4X, 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 4, 4X and 12
CSA Type 4, 4X and 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 66

IS6 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R, 4, 4X, 12 and Type 13
UL Listed Type 3R, 4, 4X and 12
CSA Type 4, 4X and 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 66

IS7 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R
UL Listed Type 3R
CSA Type 3R
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 32

IS8 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 1
UL Listed Type 1
CSA Type 1
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 30

IS9 – Industry Standards
UL Component Recognized
CSA Component Recognized

IS11 – Industry Standards
UL Component Recognized Type 3R

IS16 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3RX
UL Listed Type 3RX
CSA Type 3RX
IEC 60529 IP IP 32

IS17 – Industry Standards
NEMA Not Applicable
UL Not Applicable
CSA N/A

IS18 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R
UL Listed Type 3R
CSA Type 3R

IS23 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3, 4 & 12
UL Listed Type 3, 4 & 12
CSA Type 3, 4 & 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 66

IS19 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R, 4 & 12
UL Recognized Type 3R, 4 & 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 56

IS20 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R, 4, 4X & 12
UL Recognized Type 3R, 4, 4X & 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 56

IS21 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 12
UL Recognized Type 12
IEC IEC 56 IP IP 56

IS22 – Industry Standards
NEMA Type 3R & 12
UL Recognized Type 3R & 12
IEC IEC 60529 IP IP 54

IS24 – Industry Standards
UL Component Recognized

Part Number Lookup By Build ID

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Design Considerations When Specifying Your Enclosure

Guidelines for considering which NEMA type of enclosure is appropriate for your application and environment.

Enclosure Type Ratings

Provides general information on the definitions of Enclosure Types

Coating Performance Characteristics

Information regarding performance characteristics (such as chip resistance, heat resistance, and UV resistance) of various types of coatings.

Definitions & Terminology

Explanations of the terminology and abbreviations used throughout our site:

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

UL
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc
cUL
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc (Tested to Canadian Requirements)
ULus
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc (Tested to US Requirements)
cULus
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc (Tested to US & Canadian Standards)
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
NEMA
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA 1
Electrical enclosure for indoor use. Provides protection where unusual service conditions do not exist.
NEMA 3R
Electrical enclosure for outdoor use. Protection from falling rain, sleet and ice formation on the enclosure.
NEMA 4
Electrical enclosure for outdoor use. Protection from wind blown dust, rain, splashing water, hose directed water and ice formation on the enclosure.
NEMA 4X
Electrical enclosure for outdoor use. Provides protection from corrosion, wind blown dust, rain, spraying water, hose directed water and ice formation on the enclosure.
NEMA 12
Electrical enclosures for indoor use. Provides protection from dust, falling dirt and dripping non-corrosive liquids.
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IP
Ingress Protection
TUV
TUV Rhineland
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
FORD
Ford Manufacturing Standards
JIC
Joint Industry Council

ENCLOSURES

PB
Push Button
LPPL
Enclosure Less Plate with SCE Three Point Door Hardware
FTC
Flange Trough Collar
IMS
Industrial Modular System Enclosures
SCE-**LP
Less Plate
SCE-*B
Console Body
SCE-*C*
Consolet
SCE-*CHNF
Continuous Hinge Enclosures Clamp Fastened
SCE-*DC
Desk Console
SCE-*EL*
Enviroline® Enclosure
SCE-*EL*WFLP
Wall Mount Two Door with Center Mullion
SCE-*ELJ
Enviroline® Junction Enclosure
SCE-*ELJW
Enviroline® Junction Enclosure with Viewing Window
SCE-*FG
Fiberglass Enclosures
SCE-*FS
Free Standing Enclosure
SCE-*FSD
Two Door Free Standing Enclosure
SCE-*FSDA
Dual Access Free Standing Enclosure
SCE-*FSDAD
Dual Access Two Door Free Standing Enclosure
SCE-*M*
Multi Door Enclosure
SCE-*M3*
Three Door Multi-Door Free Standing
SCE-*M4*
Four Door Multi-Door Free Standing
SCE-*M5*
Five Door Multi-Door Free Standing
SCE-*N*
Type 1 enclosure
SCE-*R*
Type 3R Enclosure
SCE-*SC
Screw Cover Enclosures
SCE-*ST
Sloping Top Enclosures
SCE-*VR*
Vented Type 3R Enclosure
SCE-*WFLP
Wall Mount Two Door with Overlapping Door
SCE-*WS
Work Station
SCE-*XEL*
Enclosure for Flange-Mounted Disconnects Enviroline® Series Enclosure
SCE-*XM*
Heavy Duty Free Standing Disconnect Enclosure
SCE-MOD*
Modular Enclosure
SCE-*H*
Clamp Fastened Enclosure
SCE-*HS*
Clamp Fastened Disconnect Enclosure
EXD
External Disconnect Enclosure
AFSD
Internal Disconnect Enclosure
AL
Aluminum
FW
Fiberglass Enclosure w/ Window
SD
Single Door
TD
Two Door

ACCESSORIES

SCE-*CCOL
Straight Column
SCE-*P*AL
Sub Panel, Aluminum
SCE-*P*GALV
Sub Panel, Galvanized
SCE-*PBCOL
Angled Column
SCE-*SBASE
Pedestal Base
DF
Dead Front
Defeater
An interlocking part that restricts unauthorized access, unless bypassed by deliberate means
SCE-TU*
Touch Up Paint
SCE-FK*
Floor Stand Kit
DS
Drip Shield
PWK
Window Kit
SCE-FS*
Folding Shelf
BP
Barrier Plate
EP
End Plate
PO
Plinth Base
FP
Filler Plate
LF
Light Fixture
MST
Mounting Straps
ELFM
EL Flush Mount Frame
HA
Hinged Access Enclosure
PP
Print Pocket
FSPS
Individual Panel Supports
POS
Pull Out Shelf
WSCC
Work Station Control Compartment
STS
Stationary Shelf

THERMAL MANAGEMENT

AC
Air Conditioner
HE
Heat Exchanger
TEM
Thermostat
FA
Fan Kit
FGA
Filter Grille Assembly
AHC
Anti-Condensation Heater
HF
Fan Heater w/ Thermostat
RF
Replacement Filter
BP
Blower Package
RH
Rain Hood
TSH
Touch Safe Heater

MATERIAL TYPES

SS
304 Stainless Steel
SS6
316 Stainless Steel
GALV
Galvanized Material
AL
Aluminum

ORDER TERMS

CSE
Customized Standard Enclosures
BID
Build Identification Number
BOM
Bill of Materials
RMA
Return Material Authorization

QUALITY

CAR
Corrective Action Report
PPAP
Production Part Approval Process
NCR
Non Conformance Report

FREIGHT

LTL
Less than Truckload
TL
Truckload (large volume shipment that weighs more than 10,000 lbs or takes up the entire space on the trailer so no other shipment can be loaded)
SLI
Shipper’s Letter of Instructions
BOL or B/L
Bill of Lading
DR
Delivery Receipt
POD
Proof of Delivery
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NMFC
National Motor Freight Classification
FOB Origin
Title and risk pass to the buyer at the moment the seller delivers the goods to the carrier
FOD Destination
Title and risk remain with the seller until it has delivered the goods to the location specified in the contract
PRO
Progressive Rotation Order (Freight Bill number or Tracking number)
Free Astray
Shipment will travel free of charges
OS&D
Overage, Shortage, Damage

TECHNICAL

EMI
Electro Magnetic Interference
RFI
Radio Frequency Interference
DEQ
Department of Environmental Quality
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
COO
Certificate of Origin
ISO
International Organization of Standardization
ASTM
American Society for Testing & Materials
REACH
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (European Union)
RoHS
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (European Union)

 

Installation Manual Index

List of installation manuals for many of our enclosures and accessories.

Sales Terms And Conditions

View our sales terms and conditions, includes information on warranties, order cancellations, and product returns.

13th Edition Catalog

Download and print our latest catalog. Over 300 pages of enclosures and accessories at your fingertips!

CSV Catalog Part List

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Lenoir City, TN Distribution Center
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Reno, NV Distribution Center
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