Cabinet Racks and Enclosures
Rittal TopTherm Fan and Filter units
Using diagonal fan technology to increase the working back pressure, Rittal's new TopTherm fan and filter units provide an increased and more stable airflow, even with contaminated filters. Diagonal air flow offers a greater spread of air within the enclosure thus reducing the possibility of hot spots and has the effect of requiring fewer maintenance intervals for the replacement of filter mats.
New RittalXpress web site is available online
With access to the new RittalXpress website at www.rittalxpress.co.uk it is possible to search for a suitable product and receive an outline quotation for a standard or modified Rittal enclosure within minutes.
Verotec KM6 HD subrack
Designed for use in rail, military, aerospace and other harsh environments where electronic equipment will be subject to shock and vibration during use, the ruggedised KM6-HD subrack system from Verotec is designed to meet MIL-STD 167, the US Department of Defence Test Method Standard. Manufactured as standard in 3U, 6U and 9U heights, depths of 160mm, 220mm and 400mm and in 42HP half and 84HP full widths, the IEEE 1101.10/11 compliant KM6-HD 19" subrack features positive guide locking and retention, heavy-duty front and rear tiebar extrusions with two screw fixing, 3mm thick side plates and rack mounting angles and a conductive finish throughout. KM6-HD meets the requirements of VME64X, VPX, cPCI and similar open architecture specifications.
New CompactPCI Serial system features high-speed data transfer capability
New from electronics packaging specialist Schroff is a complete 4U, 9-slot subrack system based on the recently released CompactPCI Serial specification. The system takes full advantage of the specification's high-speed serial bus topology to deliver a data transfer rate of up to 32Gbit/s via PCIe, 10GbE, S-ATA, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 interfaces.
Additional sizes of IP54 and IP66 industry-standard aluminium die-cast enclosures
A further nine sizes have been added to Hammond Electronics' 1550 family, a range of industry standard sizes small die-cast aluminium enclosures that provide robust mechanical protection and good EMC attenuation levels. The tapped holes and machine screws used to secure the lid make them particularly suitable for use where interior access will be required on a regular basis in a wide variety of applications.
Specialist swinghandles from EMKA meet the vandalism challenge
As a leader in the enclosure panelware industry, EMKA are aware of increasing concerns over vandalism and the continued operation of remote monitoring stations and street cabinets in general. Concerns are matched by a trend towards installation of more of these cabinets for functioning of utilities, power generation and telecoms, as well as geological, meteorological and climate data collection.
Modular climate control concept from Rittal
Rittal's modular climate control concept offers an easy way to add cooling to a Rittal enclosure or to upgrade an existing system. Individual climate control choices can be made, ready to use, without the need to make mounting cut outs, by simply replacing the door and choosing the appropriate climate control module in just a few steps.
Configured, uncommitted and PTH array Eurocard extender boards
Vero Technologies manufactures a wide range of double sided and multilayer Eurocard extender boards that enable active boards to be brought out from the subrack for testing and debugging while retaining the interconnect with the backplane. Three types are available, all fitted with a support /eject mechanism at the front of the board and either 64/64 or 96/96 DIN 41612 connectors at both ends.
Simplify Rackmount Cabinet Integration at Amplicon
Amplicon's Industrial Computing group has announced the release of a range of industrial-grade cabinets perfectly suited to house Amplicon's extensive range of industrial rackmount computers, data communication and test equipment. The new range has been carefully designed for the rigors of industrial grade applications, constructed from a rugged, welded steel housing with mesh doors, to provide optimal airflow for the valuable industrial hardware contained within.
Rittal Latest Power Engineering Software v5.0
A new version of the Rittal Power engineering software for the design and calculation of busbar systems and Motor Control Centres (MCC's) is now available. This new version allows the configuration and planning of busbar systems in TS 8 enclosures and at the same time create documentation and calculate heat loss for the project. It is also possible to combine Ri4Power in Form 1-4b and also use flat busbars for Form 1. The existing design and calculation of Form 4b MCC'S remains unchanged.
DEM Manufacturing now offers waterproof EMI/RFI shielded aluminium enclosures
DEM Manufacturing has announced that its latest range of IP67 and IP68 aluminium enclosures has now been upgraded to include enhanced EMI and RFI protection. The new Deltron 480C and 483C ranges of aluminium enclosures now have combined IP67/IP68 ratings and EMI/RFI protection, making these enclosures ideally suitable for the most demanding electrical and environmental conditions in marine, industrial, food preparation, transportation, leisure, military and aerospace. All are certified to BS EN 60529: 1992.
Rittal outdoor enclosures take charge
Building on their extensive experience in providing weatherproof enclosures for a wide range of applications around the globe, Rittal has developed some prototypes for the emerging market of charging stations for electric vehicles. These products are intended as discussion points for development of specific models. A modular approach enables a number of assembly solutions which include pavement standing versions and wall mounted indoor models for use in multi-storey car parks.
Compression latch from EMKA puts the pressure on sealing
EMKA demonstrate an indepth understanding of their customers application problems with the 1000 series specialist compression latch, The 1000 program particularly seals to IP65 for the locking of doors, hatches or covers and is expected to be especially useful on cabinets that are exposed to high vibration. EMKA compression latches are particularly suitable for this kind of application where they offer a reliable solution for the tight locking of doors, covers or hatchways on compressors, generators, construction/mining equipment, air-conditioning, heating and ventilating systems and railway construction equipment.
Ruggedised 19in. subrack offers enhanced shock and vibration resistance
Schroff has extended its europacPRO range of modular subracks with a new version designed for use in demanding environments such as military systems, on aircraft, close to rotating machinery or in power generation applications.
New electronic latch from FDB integrates with access systems
Designed specifically to meet the requirements of system specifiers, the standard slam lock module can be integrated into any existing access control system which provides a 12V feed signal. System control is simplified via the closed loop feedback circuit indicating the status of the lock.
An EMKA perspective on locking trends
One of the significant trends in the UK lock market seems to be an increasing call for personal storage and equipment security, as society responds to the call for wider facilities and as individuals acquire more personal tech' goods. This is a trend noted by EMKA M.D. Andy Billingham, who explains "We have historically responded to the needs of our customers in product development and sought to be pro-active in foreseeing major trends – in this case in the expansion of social facilities. This has led to EMKA developing a comprehensive range of locking solutions from the high quality rugged presentation of stainless steel ¼ turns and wingknobs, to adjustable anti-vibration compression style locks and low cost, quick to install generic multi-key programs."
Versatile Battery Compartment Enclosures
OKW's extensive 'SHELL-TYPE' range of plastic enclosures offers an unrivalled selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments. These modern and robust enclosures have been designed to house many different types of small electronic devices including test and measurement, medical and wellness, peripherals, interfaces and switching equipment etc.
Mechanical combination lock from FDB offers simple fitment and operation
"KISS" is a well known injunction taken to heart daily by design engineers all over the world – and by the Panel Fittings specialists at FDB. This new Mechanical Combination Lock is designed to offer just that – simple fitment and simple operation with the benefits of a secure 4 digit user code.
IP67 wall mounted enclosures for harsh environments
The new 1555F range from Hammond Electronics is a family of rugged IP67 sealed enclosures designed for wall mounting PCB-based or DIN rail based equipment such as security components, control equipment and radio repeaters used in harsh industrial environments or outdoor applications. Available in RAL 7035 light gray and moulded in either general purpose ABS or flameproof polycarbonate, the units have a number of innovative features that provide excellent functionality.
New VPX clamshells remove heat and protect PCBs in defence applications
Electronics enclosure manufacturer Schroff has introduced a new range of VPX clamshells that safeguard printed circuit boards in the extreme environmental conditions associated with defence applications. As well as providing an efficient conduction cooling method for transferring heat generated by high-performance components, the clamshells are designed to protect boards from the effects of shock and vibration.
Air routing for Rittal roof mounted TopTherm Plus cooling units
When using Rittal TopTherm-Plus roof mounted cooling units it is advisable to use the air duct system to ensure proper routing of the chilled air within the enclosure. It is possible to target the cold air directly to specific areas of the enclosure and ensure chilled air is not blowing directly at the exhaust of hot components. Using the air duct system can also reduce the risk of "short circuits" in the air supply that can reduce cooling unit efficiency.
Rittal re-configures its electronics configurator
Rittal has responded to customer requests by updating their online subrack configurator. No longer limited to only those units shown in the catalogue, the subrack configurator now includes all the subracks possible from the parts in the product range. Almost 1000 different combinations are available for merging into a printable bill of materials which can be submitted directly for a quotation.
Schroff 40kW enclosure heat exchanger
The new Varistar LHX40 air/water heat exchanger from Schroff is capable of removing up to 40 kW of waste heat per cabinet, enabling increased server density of high performance blades without the risk of local hot spots or high overall ambient temperatures developing. The side-mounted unit fits to the left or right side of any 42U high 1200mm deep cabinet. At only 200mm wide, it will fit comfortably into a standard 800mm wide enclosure, enabling full width 19" front panel equipment to be housed. The unit can either be used as a closed loop device to cool a single cabinet fitted with solid front and rear doors, or, by fitting the host cabinet with ventilated doors, it can function as an in-row cooler within a suite of server cabinets. The LHX40, although deeper, has the same height and depth dimensions as the 20kW LHX20 unit, thereby providing a simple retrofit solution for users who need to have increased cooling capacity in existing 1200mm deep cabinets.
Vero Technologies' factory modification services for enclosure panels
Standard front panels for enclosures and sub racks, typically conforming to sizes specified in international standards, are produced by many companies, giving users ready availability and a wide choice of suppliers. All such panels have one thing in common; they will usually need to be modified to suit the application before they can be used. Vero Technologies offer a rapid turn-round factory customisation service for its own manufactured panels, a modification service for panels from other suppliers and bespoke panel fabrication to customer drawings with a maximum size of 480 x 400mm.
EMKA pin down costs with polyamide butt hinges
EMKA – market leaders in "everything but the enclosure" are pleased to offer yet another way for specialist enclosure builders to reduce costs and enhance quality. Polyamide versions of the popular 1056 series butt hinges are now available at huge cost reductions – dependent upon size, in the order of half the equivalent zinc die hinge.
Stahlin Only Enclosure Manufacturer To Currently Hold UL 1741 Certification
Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, manufacturer of the world's most frequently specified fiberglass enclosure products, announces that they have been granted UL1741 Certification.
Updated AdvancedTCA website offers expanded content and easier navigation
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has updated and expanded its www.a-tca.com website, which provides comprehensive technical information not only on AdvancedTCA but also on MicroTCA and AdvancedMC technology.
ABS Enclosures for the handheld and portable electronic devices
TEKO have designed the new 'OVOTEK' enclosures for the latest handheld and portable electronic devices. These unique plastic enclosures utilise advanced ergonomics for comfortable handling and operation of the controls during use.
New digital combination lock from FDB achieves IP54
FDB's new Digital Combination Lock (IP54) is battery operated allowing the user immediate and simple keypad access without the need for a key. Users have the flexibility to set and change their personal entry code whilst a preset master code ensures that supervisor access is always available. This innovative product can be programmed for dedicated single-user or multi-user "open access" mode and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including wet areas due to its IP54 certification.
SOFT-SHIELD 4850 EMI shielding gasket provides ideal solution for medical equipment enclosure applications
SOFT-SHIELD 4850 from Chomerics Europe - a division of Parker Hannifin – is highly suited to the growing number of medical applications that now exist due to the rapid expansion and use of electronics equipment for patient care. The primary reason for the EMI shielding material's suitability is that it uses silver plated fibres rather than nickel to provide electrical conductivity; contact with nickel, commonly used in shielded gasket materials, has been shown to cause an allergic reaction in some people and can result in dermatitis.
Rittal’s Ripac subracks allows myriad options
Rittal's wide range of subracks, all branded under the Ripac banner, provide users with multiple options for housing several printed circuit boards or plug-in modules in a 19" rack environment. Ranging from the Ripac EASY with simple, non-EMC construction and ultra-quick assembly to the highly competitive Ripac Vario EMC for more sophisticated applications, the whole range shares common accessories, such as guide rails and divider kits for use where different sized PCBs are to be accommodated.
EMKA sealing profiles in many types
The often unsung heroes of cabinet sealing, vibration damping, dust exclusion, safety gap fillers and ventilating management – where would engineers be without the ubiquitous and highly adaptive sealing profile? Prominent UK suppliers EMKA Ltd have found this translated to a trend for many new applications.
Rugged cabinet is designed for underground railway applications
Electronics enclosure manufacturer Schroff has introduced a new range of rugged 19in. cabinets that have been specifically developed to handle the rigorous demands of underground railway applications. Utilising an innovative cable-channel design, the Varistar cabinet achieves an impressive EMC performance while significantly reducing installation time by allowing existing cable assemblies to be routed into the cabinet without the need for retermination.
Heavy duty latch from EMKA fits the manufacturing environment
EMKA announced introduction of a heavy duty 1091 latch (IP65) for machine guards, machine tools, generators, ovens, test cabinets etc. These types of cabinet in particular can have significant internal pressure, requiring considerable leverage on the latch handle for satisfactory closure – the 1091 provides this by virtue of it's engineering quality and ergonomic design.
Modern IP66 ABS Enclosures – Range Extended
ROLEC have added a new size to the highly successful 'starCASE' range of plastic enclosures. These highly attractive enclosures have been designed for faster and more convenient installation and servicing.
Rittal’s New Thermoelectric cooler with heating function
Last year Rittal launched its new award winning thermoelectric cooling unit into the market. With a 100W cooling capacity and only weighing 3kg it is the lightest and most efficient thermoelectric cooling unit available.
Hammond Manufacturing Launches New Swing-Out Wall Mount Cabinet
Hammond Manufacturing Co. Ltd. launches the new swing-out wall mount cabinet, a new addition to its already popular line of wall mount racking products. The new Hammond Wall Mount (HWM) cabinet was designed with the technical professional in mind. The new design enables the cabinet to be installed in less time using fewer installers than similar cabinets of its size. The strength of our new cabinet comes from the heavy duty spring hinge pin, says Steven Menegotto, Project Leader. "We wanted to build a smarter cabinet, one that could be installed in minutes", said Menegotto. The use of the heavy duty spring hinge design has been used for years by Hammond Manufacturing for other applications.
New push fit joiner from FDB for 19 panels and equipment
FDB Panel Fittings have recently introduced a novel captive SNAP-Joiner which fits the standard 19 rack 9.5mm x 9.5mm cutout and is quicker and easier to use than the traditional screw with cup washer and cage nut. The SNAP-Joiner is ideal for quickly installing 19 front panels of electronic racking and for assembling other panels where rapid/removal is required.
Xpress 7 day modification service from RITTAL
Following investment into machinery and equipment RITTAL has launched a new service branded RittalXpress. The main aim of the service is to save customers time and money by placing orders via an online configurator, or by contacting the designated RittalXpress team.
2U cPCI and VME64x rack mount or desktop integrated chassis
Verotec has introduced a 2U EMC screened, thermally managed and powered IEEE 1101.10/11 desktop or rack mount 19" chassis unit that can be supplied with either a horizontally mounted 6U 4 Slot cPCI or a 6U 4 Slot VME64x backplane. The cPCI backplane is available as a 64 bit, PICMG 2.0 R3.0 compliant unit with a right-hand controller slot at the top, rear plug connectors in P3, P4 and P5 and selectable coded I/O in both a standard and CT/H.110 versions, or as a PICMG 2.16 packet switching unit. The VME64x backplane is ANSI/VITA 1.1-1997 compliant, with active on-board termination, electronic auto bus grant and centre P0/J0 connectors.