Metcase adds 5U to 19-inch rack range

Enclosure specialist, Metcase has extended its Technomet 19-inch mini rack range of enclosure. The company has added 5U as a standard height for its fully assembled, ready to use enclosures. The Technomet mini racks are designed for tabletop instrumentation and are available in all heights from 3U to 6U.

The mini racks are designed for mounting standard 19-inch sub racks, chassis and front panels. Applications include test and measurement equipment, networking and communications devices, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments, industrial computers and control systems.

The Technomet 19-inch enclosures consist of two diecast aluminium front and rear bezels, the case body with internal chassis and a removable rear panel. Four snap-on cover trims create a flush-fitting cohesive design with no visible fixing screws.

The front and rear bezels include standard 19 inch panel mounts with caged nut apertures for fixing the equipment. The four standard case sizes (3U, 4U, 5U and 6U) are all 400mm deep. Custom heights and depths can be supplied on request.

The rear and base panels are ventilated. Inside there are two sub rack/chassis support rails. All case panels are fitted with M4 threaded pillars for earth connections. ABS side handles are recessed for easy portability. Moulded ABS non-slip feet are also included.

Technomet 19-inch is available in two standard colours, anthracite (RAL 7016) and light grey (RAL 7035). Custom colours are available on request. Accessories include (unvented and vented) 19-inch front panels and M6 caged nuts and fixing screws.

Metcase can supply Technomet 19-inch enclosures fully customised, with services including custom front panels, CNC punching, folding, milling, drilling and tapping, fixings and inserts, painting and finishing, digital printing of legends and logos.

Metcase is the metal enclosures division of OKW Enclosures. The company is based in Fareham in the United Kingdom and specialises in the design and manufacture of aluminium enclosures for the electronics industry.

The company has an extensive design and manufacturing facility with advanced production equipment and systems. Metcase enclosures are versatile and feature a modern ergonomic design. PCBs and electronic assemblies can be fitted straight into the enclosures and the company says its modern production equipment ensures a consistently high standard of quality and surface finish.

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