Boards/Backplanes

All-metal slim handles for OpenVPX boards

10th March 2020
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has announced new handles for OpenVPX boards or custom embedded computer boards in an all-metal design. The Pixus All-Metal Slim Type X Handle features a long thin metal lever for maximum leverage.

The design is ideal for the high insertion forces of 3U or 6U OpenVPX applications. The thin lever is 4.05mm wide and is justified to the left side of the front panel so that I/O interfaces are not blocked. Supporting approximately 850N of insertion/extraction force, the Type X handle is sold standard with 3U or 6U EMC faceplates in the 5HP (1.0”) wide size. 

Pixus also now offers a push-button Type IVsm all-metal IEEE handle. The design is very similar to the Pixus Type IVs push-button handle with its famous metal engagement ‘claw’. The Type IVsm features a zinc alloy die-cast design.

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