NEMA and IP Protection for Use in Harsh Environment Applications

VarTech’s industrial computers and monitors meet and exceed several NEMA and IP protection ratings for ingress of dirt and moisture, as well as corrosive agents.

These units are specifically designed for use in wash-down/heavy moisture or dusty environments. They also have levels of protection against corrosive and chemical exposure. Vartech enclosures and displays are designed to meet IP65, IP66 and IP67, as well as NEMA 4, NEMA 4X and NEMA 6 ratings.

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NEMA and IP Rated Enclosures

What rating do you need?

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Will the unit be exposed to a dusty or dirty environment, with a chance of exposure to liquids?

Select a NEMA 4 enclosure: these models are IP65 sealed to protect against dust, dirt, and liquids.

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Will the unit experience prolonged exposure to liquids or corrosive chemicals during normal operation or cleaning?

Select a NEMA 4X enclosure : these models are IP66 sealed for wash-down or wet environments and constructed of anti-corrosive stainless steel.

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Will the unit experience prolonged exposure to liquids or corrosive chemicals or possibility of temporary submersion?

Select a NEMA 6 enclosure : these models are IP67 sealed for wash-down or wet environments and constructed of anti-corrosive stainless steel.

NEMA and IP Rated Products Available:

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NEMA 4/IP65 Products
  • Ingress protection against dust and moisture
  • NEMA 4 (IP65) powder coated aluminum enclosures
  • Ideally suited for washdown environments
NEMA 4X/IP66 Protection
NEMA 4X/IP66 Products
  • Fully sealed computers and monitors
  • NEMA 4X (IP65) rated 316 stainless steel enclosures
  • Ideally suited for washdown environments
  • Suited for exposure to corrosive agents
  • C1D2 certified units available
  • Accessories
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NEMA 6/IP67 Products
  • All-Weather outdoor computers and monitors
  • Fully sealed NEMA 6 (IP67) powder coated machined 6061 T6 aluminum enclosures
  • Optional removable computer or removable storage

NEMA Ratings:

This chart represents the NEMA standards met by VarTech products and other ratings for reference. For a full list of NEMA ratings please visit our reference page.

RatingDrippingFalling DirtCirculating SolidsSettling SolidsHosedown/
Splashing Water
Oil/Coolant
Seepage
Oil/Coolant
Splashing
Corrosive AgentsTemporary Water
Submersion
Prolonged Water
Submersion
1*         
2*        
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5       
6NEMA and IP ProtectionNEMA and IP ProtectionNEMA and IP ProtectionNEMA and IP ProtectionNEMA and IP Protection   NEMA and IP Protection 
6P  
12     

13

    
* These enclosures may be ventilated
NEMA and IP Protection VarTech products meet these NEMA standards.

IP Ratings:

This chart represents the IP standards met by VarTech products and other ratings for reference. For a full list of IP ratings please visit our reference page.

First DigitSolid particle protectionSecond DigitLiquid ingress protection
0No special protection0No protection
1Protection from large body parts, e.g., a hand, unless deliberately accessed, and solids bigger than 50mm in diameter1Protection against dripping water onto item when mounted upright on a turntable and rotated at 1 rep per minute
2Protection from fingers or solids up to 80mm long and 12mm in diameter2Protection against vertically dripping water when the item is tilted at 15 degrees from its normal position
3Protection from tools, wires, or objects larger than 2.5mm in diameter3Protection against water spray at any angle up to 60 degrees from vertical, whether that spray is oscillating or has a counterbalanced shield
4Protection against 1mm wide solid objects, such as wires, nails, screws, larger insects or other items4Protection against splashing water from any direction, from an oscillating fixture or one with a spray nozzle with no shield
5Partial protection against dust, which may be harmful to equipment5 NEMA and IP ProtectionProtection from water jets when water is projected by a 6.3 mm nozzles onto the enclosure from any direction
6 NEMA and IP ProtectionFull resistance to dust and other small particulates6 NEMA and IP ProtectionProtection from powerful water jets, i.e., with a 12.5 mm nozzle, projecting water from any direction
7 NEMA and IP ProtectionProtection from ingress of water in an immersion of up to 1m depth
NEMA and IP Protection VarTech products meet these IP standards.