Technical Information

Saginaw Control & Engineering provides a range of technical information related to our enclosures, including:
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 60529 IP 55 IS2 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 4, 12 and Type 13 UL Listed Type 4 and 12 CSA Type 4 and 12 IEC 60529 IP 66 IS3 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 3R, 12 and Type 13 UL Listed Type 3R and 12 CSA Type 3R and 12 IEC 60529 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 60529 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 60529 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 60529 IP 66 IS7 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 3R UL Listed Type 3R CSA Type 3R IEC 60529 IP 32 IS8 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 1 UL Listed Type 1 CSA Type 1 IEC 60529 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 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 60529 IP 66 IS19 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 3R, 4 & 12 UL Recognized Type 3R, 4 & 12 IEC 60529 IP 56 IS20 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 3R, 4, 4X & 12 UL Recognized Type 3R, 4, 4X & 12 IEC 60529 IP 56 IS21 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 12 UL Recognized Type 12 IEC 56 IP 56 IS22 – Industry Standards NEMA Type 3R & 12 UL Recognized Type 3R & 12 IEC 60529 IP 54 IS24 – Industry Standards UL Component Recognized
Part Number Lookup By Build ID
Saginaw Control & Engineering generates a unique number, called a Build ID to track manufactured goods. Look up information by build ID here:
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.
Chemical Resistance Chart
Information regarding chemical resistance application on different material types. This chemical resistance table should be used for reference only. It is the responsibility of the end user to determine the compatibility of chemicals being used with their enclosure.
Definitions & Terminology
Explanations of the terminology and abbreviations used throughout our site:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
15th Edition Catalog
Download the pdf our latest catalog. Over 400 pages of enclosures and accessories at your fingertips! This pdf version comes with easy to use links within the pages.
Sales Terms And Conditions
View our sales terms and conditions, includes information on warranties, order cancellations, and product returns.
CSV Catalog Part List
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