Proven EMC rugged enclosure solution now available

17-03-2022 | Foremost | Subs & Systems

Foremost Electronics now offers the IP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure from nVent SCHROFF, excellent for housing standard or proprietary small form factor electronic PCBs

This proven and pre-certified rugged enclosure is perfect for employment in harsh environments, offering protection for sensitive electronics against water, dust and EMI and may be tailored to satisfy the demands of customer's specific applications, speeding design and development time and decreasing costs. Applications comprise railway and transportation, aerospace and defence, industrial IoT, instrumentation and test and measurement.

It is the perfect enclosure solution for systems that may need to be located close to the operation site and must be shielded from shock and vibration, electromagnetic interference, water and dust. Together with an optimal heat dissipation concept, the reliable operation of boards, even with high processing power, can be ensured. This is extremely important for applications including 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 solution is an EMC-shielded aluminium die-cast enclosure available in 15 different sizes from H90mm x W122mm x D122mm to H180mm x W600mm x D310mm, offering an aesthetic design and outdoor powder coating in silver grey (RAL 7001) as standard. Depending on size, it provides 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 –40C to +90C.

Emma Kempster, key account manager of Foremost Electronics, comments, "The new nVent SCHROFF IP-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."

By Natasha Shek