Newark element14 now shipping ARCA IEC from Fibox

Enclosing Solutions for Harsh and Demanding Environments at Considerably Less Cost than the Metal Alternative


Newark element14, the Development Distributor, is now stocking the Fibox ARCA IEC High Performance cabinet, the largest polycarbonate enclosure on the market, suitable for use in the most demanding of environments. The ARCA IEC includes all the features of traditional steel cabinets with the additional benefits of high grade thermoplastic – all at a price considerably less than the cost of a metal enclosure. Suited for users of sheet steel and fiberglass cabinets, it is designed for broad application including automation control, instrumentation and monitoring.

The ARCA IEC is now available in landscape orientation as well as portrait, is easy to use and quick to install, providing a non-corrosive and cost effective alternative to sheet steel cabinets for harsh and demanding environments. The UV resistant polycarbonate enclosure will not rust, dent, crack or bloom like steel or fiberglass, weighs less and is much easier to modify.

Key features include:

  • Compact profile, adding strength and rigidity
  • Overlapping cover for strength and increased gasket protection
  • Stylized corners for rigidity and strength.
  • Interchangeable metal or non-metallic latches to mount without penetrating the enclosure
  • Top level mounting point creating easier, strong accessory mounting
  • Optional hinged panels to mount fixed front plates without additional components
  • Glass filled polycarbonate in both cover and base
  • Easily removable stainless steel hinge pin
  • Wi-fi friendly polycarbonate eliminating the need for an external antenna for radio transmission.
  • Easy to modify with options to make cut-outs or holes without the use of special tools or safety precautions
  • Lightweight in comparison to metal and fiberglass

The ARCA IEC is manufactured in Fibox polycarbonate, a robust plastic that can endure 25 years of sun, without drying or cracking, keeping components dry and dust free. Like all Fibox products the ARCA IEC is UL listed and rated 4 and 4X.

The ARCA IEC is available to buy from Newark element14 in North America.


Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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