Enclosures warn when wearer is ‘too close’

Helping maintain social distancing, OKW’s Body-Case and Minitec wearable enclosure can be used for proximity warning electronics to ensure a safe distance is maintained in the fight against Covid-19. They can be used to safeguard personnel in warehouses, distribution centres, factories and any other roles where working from home is impossible but in which a safe 2m distance from other co-workers must be maintained.

Body-Case is OKW’s first wearable enclosure designed to fit a standard 18mm watchstrap. It can also be worn on a lanyard, clipped to a belt or carried in a pocket.

The robust enclosures offer protection to IP65. They have an easy-to-clean, high-gloss finish and tamperproof Torx assembly screws making them particularly suitable for use in healthcare environments.

Body-Case comprises a UV-stable ASA top (with/without recess) and base separated by a soft-touch TPV sealing ring. The enclosures are available in three sizes (50 x 41 x 15mm to 62 x 56 x 18mm) in traffic white (RAL 9016) as standard. Accessories include a wrist strap (18mm), spring bar tool, lanyard, hand strap, charging/data transfer stations, eyelet/pocket clip kit and a Torx T6 screwdriver.

The company’s other wearable enclosure is Minitec, which won an iF Product Design award. Two versions are available, a teardrop-shaped D (recessed) and rectangular E (with/without recess) model.

Both versions comprise top and bottom sections (ABS or infrared-permeable PMMA) separated by a choice of soft-touch SEBS (TPE) intermediate rings, including one for USB connectors. In addition to the choice of shapes, sizes range from 51 x 32 x 13mm to 84 x 53 x 19mm and there is a selection of colours and intermediate rings to create a number of standard permutations. Accessories include wrist, hand and carrying straps/lanyards, a strap eyelet, key ring and USB cover. Like the Body-Case, it can be fitted to a wrist strap, lanyard, belt, key ring or carried loose.

Customisation options include machining, printing, laser marking, decor foils and installation/assembly of accessories. Minitec also offers the options of lacquering, special materials and EMC shielding.


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