Model IPC Splashproof Cover is a rugged, impact resistant, clear lens that fits over a 1/8 DIN instrument to make it dust and water proof from the front of the panel. Sealing meets NEMA 12 (IP52) standards for water splash and dust protection when the hinged door is simply snapped in place. Sealing meets NEMA 4 (IP67) standards for hose-directed water when the hinged door is further clamped down with a provided plastic locking key.
Model IPC fits all Laurel 1/8 DIN instruments as well as 1/8 DIN instruments by other manufacturers, provided that instrument dimensions in front of the panel do not exceed 48 x 96 x 15 mm (1.89" x 3.78" x 0.59"). Model IPC can be purchased as an add-on option for new instruments, or be fitted to existing installations.
The IPC assembly utilizes a clear base and clear door with a cam hinge. The hinge is captive when the base and meter are installed, and allows the door to be opened for easy access to the meter for programming or setpoint adjustment. The base can be sealed against the instrument panel by an O-ring or a self-adhesive neoprene gasket, both provided.
A capillary seal is formed between the door and the base by a tapered recess in the door and a tapered ridge in the base. Capillary action causes a small amount of water to be drawn in between the two surfaces, thereby producing a water-tight film around the sealing area. For applications where fluid residues are unacceptable, such as food processing, apply a light coating of clear silicone grease, or other approved sealant, to the mating grove to prevent any ingress of liquid and enable the cover to withstand steam cleaning.
The door is latched against the base by a locking tab when the door is snapped shut. Positive clamping of the door and protection against opening of the locking tab by hose-directed water are provided by a locking key, which remains in place to provide a much higher clamping force than the tab alone.
Model IPC is easy to install. It utilizes the existing 1/8 DIN panel cutout (45 x 92 mm). No new panel holes are required.
|Instrument panel cutout||1/8 DIN, 45 x 92 mm (1.77" x 3.62")|
|External dimensions, base||115.3 x 55.4 x 6.1 mm (4.54" x 2.18" x 0.25")|
|External dimensions, door||103.4 x 54.4 x 18.0 mm (4.07" x 2.14" x 0.71")|
|Protrusion in front of panel||23.8 mm (0.94")|
|Sealing, door to cover base||Capillary seal|
|Sealing, base to instrument panel||O-ring gasket or adhesive gasket (both provided)|
|Provision for assembly integrity||Door is captive when IPC assembly is panel mounted|
|Base, door & locking key||Transparent polycarbonate|
|Provision for corrosion resistance||No metal parts|
|Gaskets||O-ring gasked or self-adhesive neoprene gasket.|
|Hinged door snapped in place||NEMA 12 (IP52) protection, dust and splashed water.|
|Hinged door locked by locking key||NEMA 4 (IP67) protection against hose-directed water.|