Heavy duty rack offers users good all-round access

12th January 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Heavy duty rack offers users good all-round access

The new 3U RackCase PRO from Verotec is available in standard depths of 240, 350 and 460mm, with custom depths available to special order. It offers users good all-round access and easy assembly and, reducing configuration time and cost, it does away with the need for drilling when installing heavy components, chassis trays, brackets and electro-mechanical components.

The design provides all round access during assembly with the top and base covers simply sliding into place once the unit has been populated with the housed electronics and components. RackCase PRO has been designed for applications such as audio, broadcast, instrumentation and other areas where EMC integrity could be an issue; the design ensures conductivity between all component parts of the assembly, providing EMC capability as standard.

The heavy duty extruded side panels form a rigid structure in conjunction with the front and rear panels and top and base covers. The external face of the side panels feature full length slots for fitting telescopic slides that enable the unit to be withdrawn from a 19” rack for easy access. Internally, the side panels have 12 separate channels into which tapped strips or individual M4 captive nuts can be positioned to provide secure mounting points for the housed components. The conductive finish ventilated or plain steel covers slide into dedicated slots; conductive gaskets in these slots prevent movement and ensure conductivity between all components of the assembly. The hole pattern in the ventilated covers provides efficient convection or forced cooling without compromising the EMC integrity.

The 3mm aluminium front and rear panels have an anodised finish as standard and are easily machined and drilled. The locating holes for attaching the panels to the side extrusions are pre-drilled to break the surface anodising to maintain electrical conductivity. These fixing points are also used to attach front panel handles when required.

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