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In times of the Corona pandemic, companies are facing major challenges. The prescribed distancing rules must be followed in order to combat COVID-19. Employees must be protected from possible chains of infection and health risks, and meetings are to be avoided or held by video chat in the home office. Of course, this is not feasible for employees in incoming goods departments, warehouse logistics or production areas. But what is the most efficient way to maintain minimum distances and protect the entire company from large-scale quarantine measures? OKW offers numerous enclosures for implementing distance control.

Lisa Steinmetz
Marketing Communications at OKW Gehäusesysteme

Since the beginning of the pandemic, compliance with safety precautions and the observance of minimum distances has been a top priority in companies. In a worst case scenario, the entire company could otherwise be shut down. Not only the integrated technology but also the enclosure must be innovative and highly suitable for this. As the devices for social distancing have to be worn directly on the body for seamless control of the minimum distance, it is important to create particularly handy, small and preferably "wearable" units. OKW Gehäusesysteme offers optimum enclosure solutions for such applications thanks to the SOFT-CASE, BODY-CASE and MINITEC product ranges.


The SOFT-CASE has a practical format with gentle curves for a pleasant touch sensation. A total of four sizes (L x W x H) are available in the materials ABS or PMMA (infrared-permeable):

  • S (82x51x14 mm)
  • M (105x65x19 mm)
  • L (117x73x24 mm)
  • XL (150x92x28 mm)

For each size, an intermediate ring is available in different colours (black, volcano, lava, off-white or matt chrome-plated). With the TPE intermediate ring protection class IP 54 is possible (enclosure versions without battery compartment in ABS or PMMA). Particularly for use as a wearable, there is a belt / pocket clip for wearing the enclosure close to the body.


What specific contribution does the SOFT-CASE make to the battle against the Corona pandemic? Here is one way the SOFT-CASE could be used to ensure minimum distancing:

The SOFT-CASE can be fitted with an optional bracket that is screwed to the back of the enclosure. This makes it possible to attach it to clothing, belts or wrist straps without hindering your work. Now all that is missing is an integrated technology to remind employees of the measures to be complied with. This could be done by means of an acoustic warning, flashing LEDs or by means of vibration.

SOFT-CASE enclosures


The BODY-CASE enclosure range is one of OKW's standard wearable enclosures. The particularly small format allows applications on the body or close to the body to be realised with ease. There is a total of three sizes to choose from (L x W x H):

  • M (50x41x15mm)
  • L (55x46x17mm)
  • XL (62x56x18mm)

Optional accessories are available for any size: a wrist strap, a lanyard and a fastening kit consisting of a clip and eyelet. The enclosures have the high IP 65 protection class and have a modern appearance thanks to their highly polished finish and matt TPV sealing ring (lava, vermilion).


No matter in which area you are in a company, whether in shipping, in the warehouse, in production or simply at the coffee machine: employees are constantly meeting each other. People do not always think of keeping enough distance from one another. In times of COVID-19, however, this is essential; the company must continue to function smoothly and, above all, with healthy employees.

We often hear that chains of infection cannot be determined precisely. This leads to several problems. One solution could be a contact tracker integrated in the BODY-CASE. Employees who are equipped with it and have been in contact with an infected person are now easy to identify. Protective measures can be taken immediately and an uncontrolled chain of infection stopped.

But not only as a tracker, the BODY-CASE can act just as well as a social distancing warning system. This could work as follows: the device registers other trackers in its immediate vicinity by radio, and triggers an alarm if employees do not maintain the required minimum distance. If this is insufficient, a warning tone sounds and the green status LED lights up red. This means that the warning system provides active assistance in complying with the worldwide social distancing recommendations. Real-time tracking of employee activity would also be possible. This can be used to create maps for areas where employees have been active, so that these particular areas can be disinfected. In addition to the BODY-CASE, the MINITEC enclosure range is also ideal for such applications.

BODY-CASE enclosures


The MINITEC is available in two designs: "MINITEC EDGE" in these sizes (L x W x H):

  • S (52x32x15 mm)
  • M (68x42x18/24 mm)
  • L (78x48x20/24/26 mm)

And the "MINITEC DROP" in these sizes:

  • S (51x32x13 mm)
  • M (70x44x16 mm)
  • L (84x53x19 mm)

Various accessories are available for the MINITEC: a lanyard, a wrist strap and a carrying strap. A special feature is the variety of intermediate rings in different colours as well as heights and shapes. The enclosures are available from stock in ABS (UL 94 HB), or optionally in the infrared-permeable material PMMA Plexiglas.

MINITEC enclosures

As the examples show, OKW enclosures can make a decisive contribution to safe distance control. Different enclosure families with different accessories make it easy to wear the devices close to the body, robust designs protect the electronics and the size ensures that they do not interfere with your work.