Enclosures

Eurotec caseframes solution for Eurocard PCB housing

17th December 2020
Alex Lynn

The Eurotec caseframe family from Verotec is a modular multi-purpose design based on the KM6 subrack system, designed for applications that require standard 3U and 6U PCBs or modules to be housed in either a desktop, 19” rack mount or portable enclosure. Standard depths are 240, 360 and 480mm and backplane or DIN41612 connector rear extrusions can be specified.

The core design is a versatile enclosure in its own right. It is finished with stylish front trims and latching feet for desktop instrumentation use, fitted with standard 19” earpieces for rack mounting and the portable units have a locking carry handle. The top and bottom covers are readily removed for system building and servicing requirements.

Three thermal management options are available. For low power applications, the 3U and 6U units have unventilated top and bottom covers. 4U and 7U versions are fitted with additional ½U high ventilated covers that offer enhanced convection cooling and for high power applications, the 5U and 8U versions are fitted with a ½U ventilated top cover and a 1½U bottom cover with a front filter unit that accepts a fan tray for forced air cooling. EMC screening kits that provide enhanced attenuation levels are available.

Further standard configuration options include vented and fan rear panels as an alternative to using the bottom fan tray version. The use of standard KM6 subrack components means that Eurotec is fully compatible with KM6-II card guides, front panels, plug-in units and accessories. The large number of standard elements enables application-specific designs to be configured from standard components, reduces time to market and ensures that non-recurring engineering costs are minimised.

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