Mini-racks from Metcase can be supplied in custom heights to 16U

The 19-inch Technomet rack enclosures can be specified in custom sizes up to 16U, announces Metcase.

The Technomet 19-inch desktop mini-racks are now available in custom heights and depths to suit the customer’s rack mounted equipment.

They are designed for mounting standard 19-inch sub racks, chassis and front panels for use in a variety of applications, including test and measurement, networking, communications, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments, industrial computers and control systems.

The Technomet is normally available in four standard sizes, 3U, 4U, 5U and 6U, but Metcase can manufacture the mini-racks in custom heights and depths (based on the standard 539mm width).

Custom heights can be up to 16U. In a recent commission, Metcase added extra aluminium strengthening brackets to accommodate the extra height. The rack mounting brackets were manufactured from steel rather than the standard aluminium to enhance the rigidity still further. The company reports that the design allows a unit over 2.5 times the height of the largest standard size to be easily produced.

The basic design of the Technomet 19-inch enclosures consists 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 (from either side).

There are ventilation slots in the rear and base panels and inside are two sub rack/chassis support rails. More can be added for larger versions, advises Metcase. All panels have M4 threaded pillars for earthing and recessed ABS side handles for portability. Moulded ABS non-slip feet are supplied as standard.

Technomet 19-inch is available in anthracite (RAL 7016) or light grey (RAL 7035) as standard. Custom colours are also available. Accessories include vented or unvented front panels and 19-inch mounting kits.

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

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