ROSE Pilot enclosures: Handheld enclosures for a wide range of applications

Handheld operating enclosures are used both in everyday life and in industrial environments in a wide variety of applications and also facilitate countless production processes. The decentralised operating stations are gaining more and more value in machine and control engineering and are required for set-up and operating work.

In our product portfolio, you will find a diverse selection of different versions, adapted to the most varied areas of application. Operate from where you have the best view of the process.

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Pilot enclosures - The original from ROSE

Our Pilot enclosures are not only our true allrounder in the field of handheld enclosures, but have also been convincing for over 40 years due to their durability, high protection class and consistently high quality. The robust operating enclosures can be found in a wide variety of indoor as well as demanding outdoor areas. These include, among others: 

  • Vehicle technology - e.g. auxiliary or additional control for the movement of cranes
  • Mechanical engineering - e.g. fine adjustments for machine equipment or mobile emergency stops
  • Intralogistics - e.g. indoor cranes, conveyor systems and gate openings 

The robust hand-operated enclosures are an absolute classic, but still undoubtedly unique on the market. Please feel free to familiarise yourself with the selection of our individual pilot enclosures. We will be pleased to advise you

Pilot variants at a glance


Pilot 10/20/30

Pilot 50

Pilot 110 - 150

Pilot 250

MaterialPilot 10 and Pilot 20:
Pilot 30:
Polyamid 6, PVCPolyamid
Front plate: Polystyrol
ColourPilot 10 and Pilot 20:
RAL 1003, signal yellow
Pilot 30:
RAL 1021, rape yellow
End covers:
RAL 1003, signal yellow
RAL 9005, yet black
RAL 1003, signal yellowBase and lid:
RAL 7021,
black grey
rear cover:
RAL 5003, sapphire blue
Ingress protectionIP 65 to EN 60529IP 65 to EN 60529IP 65 to EN 60529IP 65 to EN 60529
Impact resistance7 Joule in reference
to EN 60079-0
5 Joule, EN 60079-07 Joule in reference
to EN 60079-0
7 Joule in reference
to EN 60079-0
FlammabilityPilot 10 and Pilot 20:
UL 94 HB,
Pilot 30:
self-estinguishing UL 94 V-0
End covers: UL 94 HBUL 94 HBUL 94 HB
Temperature range-40°C to +60°C-20°C to +70°C-40°C to +60°C-40°C to +60°C

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Pilot enclosures from ROSE

Our mobile handheld control enclosures Pilot 10, 20 and 30 offer space for up to ten pushbutton or switching elements, depending on size and application. They are also characterised by a secure hold due to the integrated handle as well as easy attachment to the machine or wall due to possible wall or magnetic holders. The shatterproof polyamide versions guarantee a high impact resistance of the enclosure of 7 joules in accordance to EN 60079-0, thus completing the highlights of the product family .

The Pilot 50 is the universal enclosure system for machine and plant construction as well as control and display technology. The enclosure system consists of an inner and an outer enclosure profile and thus offers the installations optimum protection even in harsh industrial atmospheres. Due to the profile technology, the Pilot is characterised by a high degree of flexibility and has individual lengths depending on the requirements and area of application. The front panels are made of PVC as standard, but aluminium is also available as an alternative. The Pilot 50 offers ideal installation options for small controls and control panels. This includes, for example, the integration of control devices such as different push-buttons or emergency stop buttons .

The mobile Pilot 110-150 operating and control enclosure is perfectly suited for use in modern machine and plant construction and, thanks to the five different sizes, offers optimum installation options for different applications. Thanks to the graduated range of sizes, the front panel can be individually equipped with switches and membrane keypads - tailored to your requirements. Instead of the standard polystyrene front panel, aluminium front panels can also be used on request. Furthermore, thanks to the shatterproof polyamide versions, the product family impresses with a high impact resistance of 7 joules in accordance to EN 60079-0. The Pilot 110-150 has a low weight and an ergonomic handle shape, so that a high degree of ergonomics as well as an optimised and easy hand position are given.

Our Pilot 250 is used in industrial applications and was specially developed for the protection of decentralised electronic assemblies - an important aspect for the rapidly changing demands on automation and control components. The Pilot 250 enclosures have prepared mounting points for displays, membrane keyboards and PCBs and are available both with a closed front panel lid and with a lid frame for customised front panels. The mobile handheld enclosure impresses with a high degree of flexibility due to the large installation space and the removable rear cover. This provides quick access to the battery compartment or interface ports, for example, and makes it possible to quickly replace electronic components. .

A wide range of machining options

The push-button enclosures have optimum access to the interior as well as an integrated cable entry with bend protection and strain relief. After the supply cable has been assembled, it is ideally protected against tensile stress and cable breakage by the combination of standard cable bend protection and pilot enclosures. This ensures reliable protection even if the enclosure is frequently moved from one position to another at the place of use.

From full wiring of the pilot enclosure to the plug for the machine connection, individual machining is possible. At ROSE, you get enclosure machining and electronics from a single source. Please contact us - together we will adapt our enclosures to your individual requirements.

A wide range of machining options

Ergonomic handheld enclosures for flexible operation

Our handheld enclosures convince with a high degree of flexibility and thus make an important contribution to ergonomic operation. 

The Pilot enclosures were developed with important ergonomic aspects in mind. For example, the ergonomic handle of the Pilot enclosures not only ensures a secure and comfortable grip, but also simple, flexible operation of the enclosure. This ensures comfortable and pleasant operation even during prolonged use. 

The flexible key assignment also makes an important contribution to ergonomic operation. For example, enabling buttons can be integrated directly into the handle to enable quick, easy operation directly in the hand.

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