Cabinet Racks and Enclosures
Economical heavy duty IP66 sealed thick wall die-cast enclosure
The latest addition to the extensive selection of die-cast enclosures from Hammond Electronics is the 1550Z family, a range of thick wall (3 to 4mm depending on size) IP66 sealed boxes for use in applications where impact protection and environmental sealing are primary requirements. The 18 industry-standard sizes in the family range from 50 x 45 x 30mm to 223 x 147 x 83mm, and as standard they are supplied in either natural with a smooth vibra-finish or in a tough black polyester powder coated finish. Economically priced, the units offer outstanding value for money, achieved by multi-impression tools and automated machining and finishing during manufacture.
Cabinet hinges from FDB - screw fit or snap-line
New from FDB Panel Fittings comes these 40mm long cast hinges with 180° capability and sealing capacity to IP65 with RH or LH operation. They will be of interest to specialist panel builders and installers of electrical or electronic cabinets where full door opening is required, either for maximum door clearance, e.g. for insertion of equipment – or for access to the rear of the door. They may be used on standalone enclosures/racks or on suite style side-by-side installations.
New ranges of Stainless Steel Fasteners
Anixster announced the introduction of a comprehensive range of Stainless Steel fasteners at very competitive prices. Many of the popular sizes are available from stock and out of stock parts can be supplied in just a few weeks!
Rittal’s new Top Therm modular chiller range
Breaking the mould of typical industrial chillers the new Top Therm modular units from Rittal are integrated into a standard Rittal TS 8 enclosure system that can be stand alone or part of a suite of panels. Three modules, namely the hydraulic, cooling and electrical modules make up the system and the air intake can be changed depending on the application. A vertical arrangement means that space saving on site can be significant.
Extruded Aluminium Enclosures for Slide-in PCBs
TEKO has launched the 'TEKAM' range of aluminium instrument cases. These modern and robust enclosures have been designed for fast installation of slide-in PCB assemblies. The all aluminium design provides good levels of EMC protection.
Ergonomic Sloping Front Aluminium Enclosures from OKW
METCASE the metal enclosures division of OKW has introduced the 'UNIDESK' range of aluminium terminal enclosures. These ergonomic sloping front enclosures are designed for desktop and wall mounted electronic systems.
Rittal - The System for Outdoor Applications
Rittal's "System" concept provides a total solution for the housing of sophisticated electronic equipment down to humble connections. The specifically designed range of enclosures is not limited to electrical or electronics use and can provide a waterproof and weatherproof environment for other technologies.
New 19in. chassis features all-aluminium design
Electronics enclosure specialist Schroff has expanded its multipacPRO range of 19in. chassis with the addition of a model that is made entirely from aluminium piece-parts. Suitable for applications as diverse as audio equipment and test-and-measurement instrumentation, the new chassis provides a light-weight yet sturdy housing for either PCBs or non-standard components. It features high-stability side profiles and is available in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5U heights, with external dimensions in accordance with IEC 60297-3-100, -101 and -105.
Rittal’s “System” supports Electronics Applications
Under the banner "Rittal – The System" which brings together enclosures, cooling systems and other electrical and electronic hardware is a range of supporting literature, software, configurators and back-up service, as well as a section devoted to electronics.
New Terminal Box for Rittal’s Hygienic Design (HD) Enclosures
To complement the range of Rittal's Hygienic Design (HD) enclosures a new terminal box has been added to the product portfolio. Rittal's HD enclosures, with a protection category of IP69K, are a key element in the design of clean rooms for open processes in the food industry, where there is an emphasis on ease of cleaning.
IP67 Aluminium Enclosures with Easy Access Lids
ROLEC has extended the IP67 aluCASE range of die cast aluminium enclosures with new models which have hinged lids for easier access. Typical applications will include electronics and electrical control equipment which require opening for calibration, data acquisition or servicing.
New Decentralized Junction Box From Tyco Electronics Requires 50% Less Jumper Cable
With its new two-rail decentralized junction box, Tyco Electronics now offers a new way for locating junction boxes on a PV panel. Compared to the commonly used centralized junction boxes in the PV industry, the decentralized box requires 50% less jumper cable to connect to the next solar panel, as the junction boxes are located in the corner of the panels.
Need more protection from EMC than you first imagined?
Have you ever designed a piece of kit which let you down, by being susceptible to EMC, when you didn't think it ought to be? Rittal has the answer with the Ripac Vario subrack for mounting multiple board electronic solutions in 19" (482.6mm) racks, as the range is easily upgraded from standard to EMC after it has been completed. This will provide over 40dB of shielding effectiveness at 1GHz, both for incoming and outgoing protection.
Stylish and Robust IP65 Handheld Enclosures
TEKO have extended their 'TEKBOX' enclosures range to include sealed versions rated IP65. As a result, these modern handheld enclosures can now be used outdoor or in harsher industrial environments.
New Range 19 cabinets with innovative developments
CamdenBoss has launched the second generation of its LOGIC² range of 19inch cabinets boasting a host of innovative features while maintaining the LOGIC flatpacked, quickassembly approach that has proved so successful.
Dual Face Sloping-Front Enclosures Range Extended
OKW have extended the 'UNITEC' range of sloping front enclosures with the new size 'S' series which is available in 12 different models. These highly attractive enclosures have dual operating faces for face-to-face applications, for example a doctor with a patient, or a sales person with a customer.
EMKA IP65 swinghandle provides double mode security
The EMKA IP65 three-digit combination lock and cylinder key swinghandle system offers simple security on two levels. Applications for the 1155 Program include storage lockers in factories, schools and colleges as well as outdoor storage facilities and standard electrical cabinets.
STOMP die-cast aluminium enclosures used by electric guitarists everywhere
Hammond Electronics' 1590 STOMP die-cast aluminium enclosures are the housings of choice for leading stomp box manufacturers. Stomp boxes, also known as guitar effect pedals, are, as the name suggests, foot-operated equipment used by electric guitarists to produce preset effects such as distortion, wah-wah, delay, chorus and phaser. Many players will have a bank of up to 20 stomp boxes, each providing a different effect.
Electronics Cooling with a difference
Designed for use in MicroTCA applications, the new Compact Cooling Package (CCP) from Rittal has the flexibility and scalability to provide targeted cooling in many rack mounted applications where significant amounts of heat are being generated. Each CCP is capable of removing up to 1200W of heat in an efficient, controlled manner and multiple systems may be distributed within the rack if required.
Rittal rain canopy enhances outdoor enclosures use
Although most of Rittal's AE Compact Enclosure range is rated to IP66, they were not designed to be used as outdoor enclosures. The introduction of stainless steel models improved the protection against moisture and air-borne contaminants which made the enclosures particularly suitable for a wide variety of process control applications.
Versatile subracks can be configured for CompactPCI or VME64x applications
The europacPRO family of subracks from electronics packaging specialist Schroff are designed to serve as versatile general-purpose enclosures for 19in. equipment and can also be configured for specific bus-based systems such as CompactPCI and VME64x.
Rittal Ri4Power switch-disconnector-fuse sections
The construction of Rittal Ri4Power switch-disconnector-fuse section is based on Rittal's Ri4Power well-known components. In the highest design version, an internal separation to installation Form 4b is achieved with complete side panel modules and bar covers. Depending on the number of cables to be connected, the new Rittal fused isolator sections can be provided in widths of 1000 and 1200 mm and offer connection spaces of approx. 300 or 500 mm in width.
FDB make hinging simpler
This new concealed hinge from FDB Panel Fittings is ideal for nested doors such as 19" cabinets and wall mounted racks. It is also suitable for quick access side panels on stand-alone cabinets. The space saving design enables a simple clip-in fitting at both the top and bottom of the door with "no tools", while a manually operated sprung pin allows for easy and quick installation/removal. Ingenious simplicity of this hinge assembly ensures that with 2 of these low cost items per door and a 5 second installation, panel hinging may be quickly accomplished.
GPEG launches ‘eyepad’ USB TFT monitors
GPEG International Ltd., introduces its 'eyepad' range of USB TFT monitors in 7'' and 10.1'' versions. These unique monitors only require connection to a PC via a single USB lead for power, data and touch screen operation and are fully compatible with Windows Extended Desk Top.
Advanced cable management for open frame patching racks
Schroff UK has introduced 2-post and 4-post open patching frames and associated horizontal and vertical cable management products, designed primarily for high cable density data centre and computer room installations. Manufactured by sister company Hoffman, the Cabletek™ family ensures that copper and fibre cable runs are optimised for ease of installation, cable density and protection. The heavy-duty free-standing aluminium frames are easy to assemble, stable and rigid in use; the 2-post frame is rated to support a static load of up to 450kg, the 4-post up to 1,130 kg.
Schroff enclosure products play key role in World Cup audio systems
Subracks, backplanes, power supplies and fan units from enclosure specialist Schroff have been used by German audio equipment manufacturer Lawo to help it achieve the reliability necessary for the TV sound systems in four new SABC outside-broadcast vehicles at the World Cup in South Africa.
Extended Range of Designer Plastic Enclosures
OKW have extended their unique 'ART-CASE' range of plastic electronic enclosures. Due to customer demand, four new rectangular models have been added, in addition to the existing round and oval versions.
Standard and custom capability for faceplates and front panels
Verotec offers an enormous choice of standard front panel options for its KM6 subracks and its 19" and Eurocard-based metal enclosures. Factory customisation services and bespoke panel fabrication with multi-colour screen printing, engraving, cut-outs, polyester overlays, viewing windows and custom finishes, plus a wide range of tooled support products such as card mounting brackets, handles, gaskets and sealing strips enable rapid modification to meet specific project requirements.
Invisible cooling for outdoor cabinets
Rittal has introduced a secure outdoor cabinet complete with hidden cooling solutions. Designed for use in remote areas, or those subject to high levels of vandalism, the WK4 enclosure has no visible louvres or other obvious orifices for the air to air heat exchanger, or chiller, integrated into the cabinet.
Comprehensive range of low cost locks from EMKA
EMKA has an extensive portfolio of general hardware, including low cost locks for office furniture, cupboards, alarms, lockers, toolboxes etc with the Fort range of products from the EMKA global group of companies.
New PCB retainer design eliminates the need for a torque wrench
New from Schroff are the Calmark Series 223 and 224 Card-Lok PCB retainers, which incorporate a patent-pending torque-limiting feature that enables a PCB assembly to be fixed into a chassis at a prescribed clamping force without the need for a torque wrench.
METTEC 19in Rack Cases for Easy Handling
METCASE the metal enclosures division of OKW has introduced the 'METTEC' 19in rack cases. These versatile enclosures feature an attractive front bezel which incorporates unique 'comfort handles' for easy handling.
New radius adapter from FDB makes a tidy job of corners
This novel new component from FDB Panel Fittings is expected to be a significant aid to panel builders seeking to improve the look of their enclosures, while saving time on the assembly process. By providing a quickly placed corner fillet the new radius adapter is not just a quick easy way to get a sealing strip around awkward square corners, but also enables fitting of screw retained covers with self-tapping screws, directly into the moulding which provides an integral support for a 4.8mm dia self-tapping thread.
Customer Flexibility Built into New Case
Rittal has extended its desk-top series of instrument cases, the Ripac Vario-Module, with the addition of a basic, non-EMC, cost effective range. The complete range has also been re-packaged to increase customer options, provide greater flexibility and increase adaptability in application.
Desk Stations for Ergonomic Handheld Enclosures
OKW has added a range of desk stations to the highly successful 'SMART-CASE' series of handheld enclosures. Handheld electronics often require frequent battery charging, or regular connection to a PC or machine for data transfer. OKW have provided a professional solution for this by developing specific desk/charging stations for the 'SMART-CASE' enclosures, which fit the cases exactly, and have a common design theme.
Swinghandles for corrosive situations from EMKA
Padlock versions of EMKA's popular 1107 and 1125 Swinghandles and of their slim line 2100 programme are designed to make life easier for specifiers/designers, fabricators and operators of specialist enclosures where a padlocking facility is required in corrosive environments. Use of stainless steel padlockable through-pillars, with reinforced polyamide bodies, offer a simple to fit solution as part of the structured EMKA system. These items compliment the EMKA L-handle in stainless steel with padlock capability, the quarter-turn key lock and its sister wing-handle, which all accept standard UK hasps of 3/16" to 3/8". European padlock sizes of 4.5mm to 10mm are accommodated with appropriate variants.
ROLEC's technoBOX Economic IP66 ABS Enclosures
ROLEC has introduced the 'technoBOX' range of plastic enclosures which have been designed for modern electronics and electrical equipment. These attractive housings include a bevelled lid, clean lines and easy assembly, all at very competitive prices which start at just £11.
High speed rod guide from FDB
FDB Panel Fittings announced availability of a new clip-on rod guide for flat rods. This quick push on guide fits to an M6 weld stud and then accepts a clip-in industry standard 14x3mm flat rod. For multi-cabinet lock installations this is a definite advantage with fitting of each clip taking only a couple of seconds and ensuring perfect alignment – a variant for round rods is expected shortly.
OKW's IP66 Enclosures Range Extended
OKW has extended the highly successful 'SMART-BOX' range of plastic enclosures. These highly attractive IP66 enclosures have been designed for modern industrial electronics. Typical applications will include heating and air conditioning controllers, monitoring systems, safety and security equipment and test and measurement devices.
Aitech’s New Customizable 3U CPCI Enclosure Combines Flexible Electronic Configurations with Rugged, Reliable Operation
Aitech Defense Systems Inc., the world's first and largest independent manufacturer of open architecture electronic boards and subsystem level products for harsh, environmentally-demanding defense and aerospace applications, now offers a customizable 2-slot 3U CompactPCI (CPCI) enclosure that provides flexible electronic configurations as well as exceptionally reliable operation.