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 interferences.

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
UL Listed Type 3RX
CSA Type 3RX
IEC 60529 IP 32

IS17 – Industry Standards
NEMA Not Applicable
UL Not Applicable

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.

16th 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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