Metcase redesigns Unicase chassis for fast assembly
New chassis profiles and a new assembly tool speed up the assembly and installation times of the Unicase instrument enclosures, says Metcase. The assembly tool is available as an accessory.
The Unicase aluminium instrument enclosures are suitable for a range of applications including measuring and control, feedback control, peripheral devices and interfaces, switchboxes, modems, medical and laboratory technology.
The extruded chassis profiles hold the blue slide-in threaded nut holders in vertical alignment which makes it easier to locate top and base cover screws during assembly.
The new assembly tool pushes the blue threaded nut holders into exactly the right horizontal position in the profiles. This aligns them perfectly with the top and base cover assembly screws every time. There are four screws on each side so the improvements speed up assembly times considerably, according to Metcase. The new assembly tool (Part No. M5500001) is ergonomically contoured so it is comfortable to hold. It is 3D printed from white PA 2200 (polyamide).
Unicase is constructed to offer easy access to PCBs and components, says Metcase. The wraparound U-shaped top and base covers, as well as the front and rear panels can be removed very quickly. PCBs slide in and out of guide rails in the chassis profiles and the front panel is recessed to protect controls. Supply includes the front and rear panels and four push-in non-slip rubber feet.
The enclosures are available in 10 standard sizes (130 x 180 x 50mm to 474 x 300 x 134.5mm) and two standard colours: light grey (RAL 7035) and black (RAL 9005).
Accessories include the new assembly tool and alternative cover/panel fixings screws (M3, PZ1, zinc coated, 6mm).
Metcase can supply Unicase enclosures fully customised. Services include custom sizes, custom front panels, CNC punching, folding, milling, drilling and tapping, fixings and inserts, painting and finishing and the digital printing of legends and logos.