IP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure solution from nVent SCHROFF

15th March 2022
Kiera Sowery

Foremost Electronics has announced the availability of the IP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure from nVent SCHROFF, suitable for housing standard or proprietary small form factor electronic PCBs.

This proven and pre-certified rugged enclosure is suitable for use in harsh environments, providing protection for sensitive electronics against water, dust and electromagnetic interference (EMI) and can be tailored to meet the demands of customer’s specific applications, accelerating design and development time and reducing costs. Applications include railway and transportation, aerospace and defence, industrial IoT, instrumentation and test and measurement.

IP-Pro Alu EMC is the suitable enclosure solution for systems which may have to be located close to the operation site and need to be protected from shock and vibration, electromagnetic interference, water and dust. Combined with an optimal heat dissipation concept, the reliable operation of boards, even with high processing power, can be assured. This is very important for applications such as predictive maintenance, where large amounts of data have to be collected, aggregated and analysed, as in signalling and automation applications for railway and IoT applications.

The Schroff IP-Pro Alu EMC is an EMC-shielded aluminium die-cast enclosure available in 15 different sizes from H90 x W122 x D122 mm to H180 x W600 x D310 mm, featuring an aesthetic design and outdoor powder coating in silver grey (RAL 7001) as standard. Depending on size it offers protection up to IP67 according to EN 60529, shock and vibration resistance according to EN 61373 Cat. 2 and AREMA Class I, IK 09 protection from external mechanical impacts according to IEC 62262 and a working temperature range from –40 to +90°C.

IP-Pro Alu EMC can be factory modified to suit many requirements. These include:

  • Shock and vibration resistant integration of an eNUC board to withstand shocks up to 30g in accordance with the railway standard EN 61373 Cat. 2.
  • Conduction cooling solution to operate the system with a heat dissipation of 15W, up to an ambient temperature of 50°C.
  • IP-protected I/O interfaces for power, RJ 45, HDMI and USB.
  • Hinged top with captive screws, to ensure ease of access.
  • Bespoke printing on case.

Emma Kempster, Key Account Manager, of Foremost Electronics, commented: ” The new nVent SCHROFFIP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure offers an off-the-shelf and simple to customise enclosure for mounting electronic data collection and control systems in harsh environments. It offers customers time and cost savings as well as improving system reliability.”

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