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Pentair has developed Schroff air baffles for both front and rear I/O that meet the MicroTCA sub-specification defined for the advanced physics community, known as MicroTCA.4. MicroTCA.4 incorporates additional rear I/O and precision timing enhancements to the MicroTCA base specification for performing and evaluating experiments on particle acceleration, photon behaviour, etc. at physical research centres.
Based on its Schroff 19" product platform of components and complete subracks, Pentair Equipment Protection helps system OEMs meet the demands of harsh operating environments, such as those found in aerospace, defence, transportation and industrial applications. Drawing on a wide portfolio of standard components, systems can be assembled for every necessary level of ruggedness – including mechanical stability for shock and vibration resistance, IP sealing and EMC protection as well as accommodating a range of cooling requirements.
Depending on the area of application, embedded systems are subjectto very different demands as regards mechanical stability such as shock and vibration resistance, IP and EMC protection and cooling requirements. With its systems based on the Schroff brandedmodular 19 subracks, Pentair Equipment Protection offers an ideal platform on which these various demands can be satisfied.
Pentair Equipment Protection has introduced a new Schroff VME64x system that has been designed for horizontal mounting of boards, thereby enabling a high level of functionality to be accommodated within a 19in. chassis measuring just 2U in height.
Pentair Equipment Protection, the global business unit encompassing the Schroff, Hoffman and McLean brands, has brought out a comprehensive new catalogue detailing the entire range of Schroff products.
New from Schroff is a 4U-high 19in. MicroTCA system that incorporates the thermal-management and redundancy features needed to ensure high availability, while keeping space requirements to a minimum.
Schroff has brought out a new brochure outlining the company's broad range of enclosure solutions for industrial applications. The 20-page Industrial Technology brochure starts by emphasising the importance of protecting electronic systems from the effects of environmental influences such as dust, moisture, corrosive substances, heat, shock and vibration.
Now available from Schroff is a family of free-standing stainless-steel enclosures that have been specifically designed for protecting electronic or electrical controls in sanitary washdown production environments such as food, beverage or pharmaceutical processing.
New from electronics packaging specialist Schroff is a ruggedised PCB retainer with an innovative 7-segment design, which results in a more even distribution of the clamping force and improved thermal transfer between the PCB and the chassis cold wall.
Schroff has introduced a new family of handy extruded-aluminium cases that provide a versatile and robust housing for either standardised or non-standard PCBs. Known as minipac, the new enclosures are available in two different shapes: the trapezoidal version can accept three boards measuring 50, 60 and 65mm in width, while the rectangular style is designed to accommodate either four standard 160 x 100mm boards or eight 160 x 60mm boards.
A new catalogue from enclosure specialist Schroff provides detailed information on the comprehensive range of industrial air conditioners and heat exchangers manufactured by McLean Cooling Technology, one of Schroff's sister companies within the Pentair Technical Products Group.
Schroff has today announced an expansion to the ZONEX range of stainless-steel wall-mount enclosures, which are ATEX certified for housing electronic or electrical equipment in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous locations. The ZONEX range, manufactured by sister company Hoffman, has been significantly expanded with 21 new sizes to complement the existing line-up of 13 models.
Schroff has today announced the release of the TE series thermoelectric cooler, which is designed to provide a reliable, low-maintenance cooling solution for small electronics enclosures. The cooler can be mounted vertically or horizontally and is supplied pre-wired with a simple terminal block to facilitate installation. If required, multiple units may be used on an enclosure to increase cooling capacity.
AdvancedTCA systems and design expertise from electronics packaging specialist Schroff have played a key role in the development of the first commercial product from Intune Networks, the Dublin-based company responsible for pioneering sub-wavelength networking technology.
The new V-series air conditioners from Schroff have been designed to provide energy-efficient cooling for industrial and process control systems housed within sealed cabinets. Manufactured by McLean Cooling Technology, one of Schroff's sister companies within the Pentair Technical Products Group, the air conditioners feature a tough all-metal casing with IP56 protection against the ingress of dust and water, enabling them to withstand the rigours of the factory floor.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has introduced a new family of handy extruded-aluminium cases that provide a versatile and robust housing for either standardised or non-standard PCBs. Known as minipac, the new enclosures are available in two different shapes: the trapezoidal version can accept three boards measuring 50, 60 and 65mm in width, while the rectangular style is designed to accommodate either four standard 160 x 100mm boards or eight 160 x 60mm boards.
Schroff has introduced the next generation MAXRACK, a heavy duty, high-density two and four post open frame rack system. Manufactured by group sister company Hoffman, with UK stock and technical support provided by Schroff, the strong and rigid MAXRACK is designed for use in any application where good all-round access, a static load rating in excess of 1100kg and full compatibility with Cisco and other large switches is required.
Now available from Schroff is a range of stainless-steel wall-mount enclosures that have been specifically designed for use in industrial environments where equipment is subjected to washing down. Manufactured by Hoffman, one of Schroff's sister companies within the Pentair Technical Products Group, the Watershed family of enclosures feature smooth, bullet-style lift-off hinges, sloped door edges and a sloped top to facilitate run-off of wash-down fluids.
A Schroff desktop case with integral 19in. subrack and plug-in units is being used to protect the sophisticated electronics of a modular calibration gas generator developed by University of Cambridge spin-out Owlstone Nanotech.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has produced a new brochure summarising the company's comprehensive product offering and support services for bus architectures such as CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, VPX, MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA.
Schroff has introduced a compact new desktop system based on the VPX specification (VITA 46), which defines an open standard for high-speed data transfer using switched interconnect protocols such as PCI Express, RapidIO and Gigabit Ethernet.
Enclosure specialist Schroff has unveiled a new microsite that focuses on electronics packaging solutions for the railway sector. Providing a wealth of useful technical information, schroff.co.uk/railway will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in specifying electronics enclosures for applications on trains, at stations, in signal boxes or beside the track.
New from enclosure specialist Schroff is the ULTRX range of fibreglass wall-mount enclosures, which are designed to provide long-life protection for electronics or electrical equipment in potentially corrosive environments.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has produced a new brochure detailing the company's recently introduced Novastar range of cabinets, which provide a robust enclosure for 19in. rack-mount equipment, coupled with a stylish design that blends harmoniously into almost any working environment.
Now available from electronics packaging specialist Schroff is a range of conduction-cooling assemblies (CCAs) that have been designed specifically for use in VPX, VME and CompactPCI systems. As well as removing the heat from PCBs where convection alone is insufficient, the CCA devices also provide mechanical support for the boards to enable them to withstand conditions of severe shock or vibration.
The new Novastar cabinet from electronics packaging specialist Schroff provides a robust enclosure for 19in. rack-mount equipment, coupled with a stylish design that blends harmoniously into almost any working environment. Built around a strong yet lightweight die-cast aluminium frame, the cabinet is available in standard and heavy-duty versions offering static load-carrying capacities of 200kg and 400kg respectively.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has launched a new microsite dedicated to Rugged MicroTCA technology. Packed with detailed technical information on this latest PICMG specification, the site provides a useful resource for anyone involved in designing or specifying MicroTCA systems for extreme environments.
Schroff has introduced a new modular chassis designed to protect electronic systems from the extreme environmental conditions encountered in military and aerospace applications. As well as being able to withstand severe shock and vibration, the new Titan series of enclosures offers a choice of four thermal-management options and can be specified with IP/EMC gasketing for the harshest conditions.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff is now offering a conduction-cooled keying system aimed at applications that do not use conventional front-panel assemblies – for example, in military and ruggedised systems.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has introduced a compact new MicroTCA system to meet the requirements of the proposed MTCA.4 subspecification for high-energy physics and other advanced test-and-measurement applications.
The highlight of the Schroff stand at DSEi 2011 will be the company's Varistar MIL 901D ruggedised 19in. cabinet, which has been designed to protect sensitive electronic systems from demanding environments such as those encountered during operation at sea. Suitable for use on frigates, aircraft carriers and submarines, the cabinet has been independently tested in accordance with the MIL-STD-901D standard to confirm its robustness and stability under conditions of extreme shock. In addition, its vibration resistance satisfies the requirements of MIL-STD-167.
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has introduced a new family of AdvancedMC modules that incorporate an innovative push-pull handle with a much lower profile than conventional alternatives.
New from electronics packaging specialist Schroff is a fully assembled, wired and tested VME64x subrack system that can accommodate up to four 6U boards mounted horizontally in an enclosure just 2U high.
Now available from electronics packaging specialist Schroff is a range of NEMA Type 9 enclosures, which are designed for housing electronic or electrical equipment in locations that are hazardous due to the presence of combustible dusts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new SpectraCool range of industrial air conditioners from Schroff has been designed to provide efficient cooling of electronic systems in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications. Manufactured by McLean Cooling Technology, one of Schroff's sister companies within the Pentair Technical Products Group, the new air conditioner employs a rotary compressor to achieve an energy efficiency up to 50% higher than conventional designs. In addition, SpectraCool is RoHS compliant and uses environmentally friendly R134a refrigerant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of reduced energy consumption and improved performance by adding cold aisles to rows of data centre servers are well know, but if the cabinets in the row are, as is often the case, of different heights, retrofit implementation has previously been difficult, requiring custom components. Schroff UK, one of Europe's leading suppliers of datacoms infrastructure hardware, has developed a simple low cost modular system of standard components that solves the problem in an effective and elegant manner.
The new Series 236 Card-Lok from Schroff incorporates a dual-thread design that allows the device to be compressed from both ends by turning a single screw, which means that it can be tightened or released twice as quickly as conventional PCB retainers, thereby helping to reduce installation time.
New from enclosure specialist Schroff is the ZonEX range of stainless-steel wall-mount enclosures, which are ATEX certified for housing electronic or electrical equipment in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous locations.
Schroff UK has expanded its 19in. maxpowerPRO family of switched-mode power supplies with the addition of a 6U model designed specifically for high-power CompactPCI applications. Featuring an output of 500W, the new 13100-145 power supply operates from a wide input voltage range of 90 to 264V AC with PFC and delivers output voltages of 5V, 3.3V, 12V and -12V.