Case frames offer elegant solution for easy Eurocard PCB housing

10-12-2020 | Verotec | Subs & Systems

Verotec's Eurotec caseframe family is a modular multi-purpose design based on the KM6 subrack system, intended for applications that need standard 3U and 6U PCBs or modules to be accommodated in either a desktop, 19” rack-mount or portable enclosure. Standard depths are 240mm, 360mm and 480mm and backplane or DIN41612 connector rear extrusions can be selected. 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 and is fitted with standard 19” earpieces for rack mounting and the portable units offer a locking carry handle. The top and bottom covers are easily removed for system building and servicing needs.

Three thermal management options are provided. For low power applications, the 3U and 6U units offer unventilated top and bottom covers. 4U and 7U versions are equipped with additional 1/2U high ventilated covers that provide enhanced convection cooling. For high power applications, the 5U and 8U versions are fitted with a 1/2U ventilated top cover and a 1-1/2U bottom cover with a front filter unit that takes a fan tray for forced air cooling. EMC screening kits that give enhanced attenuation levels are offered.

Further standard configuration options comprise vented and fan rear panels as an alternative to utilising the bottom fan tray version. The usage of standard KM6 subrack components means that product is fully compatible with KM6-II card guides, front panels, plug-in units and accessories. The extensive number of standard elements allows application-specific designs to be configured from standard components, lowers time to market and provides that non-recurring engineering costs are minimised.

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