Chassis slot baffles from Pixus for controlling airflow

5th May 2020
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies has announced that it now offers electronic enclosure air slot baffles for controlling the amount of airflow for an individual backplane slot. The air blockers can be employed in OpenVPX designs or other Eurocard standards such as VME/64x, CompactPCI, cPCI Serial, and more.

There are four variants of the Pixus airflow slot baffles: 50% blockage, 75% blockage, total blockage and custom.  They come in 160mm length standard and 5HP (1.0”) width, but are customisable to 4HP (0.8”). The airflow baffles only modify the airflow on the front side of the board. The total blockage type is used when modules are not installed but could be utilised at a later date. 

A customised slot blocker allows for a ventilation pattern tailored to a specific cooling requirement. Typically these would be employed after thermal modeling of the plug-in board for that slot.  

Pixus offers backplanes, chassis platforms, components, and specialty products.  The company also provides ruggedisation and enclosure customisation services. 

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