Sloping front instrument enclosures provide “perfect” viewing angle

The front panel of the Technome SL desktop instrument enclosures are inclined at an angle of 18 degrees, providing a “perfect viewing angle” of displays or controls, says Metcase.

The sloping front version of Metcase’s Technomet enclosure range is designed for medical and laboratory instruments, test and measurement, industrial control and communications.

The aluminium enclosures are engineered to fine tolerances using diecast metal front and rear bezels which fit flush in the case body. The SL model’s front bezel is inclined to provide a view of controls or displays inside. Extruded snap-on trims at front and rear cover all the front panel and case fixing screws. For easier access, the rear panel screws are not covered.

Technomet SL offers swift access to PCBs, says Metcase. Its wraparound top cover slides over the chassis and is located on hook-profiled rails on the underside. A single PCB can be installed on four pre-fitted M3 pillars in the base – or multiple PCBs can slide in on clip-in anti-vibration guides (accessories).

The front and rear panels are recessed to protect switches, connectors, displays and keypads. The rear panel and base are vented as standard. Alternative options, including non-vented panels, are available on request. All case panels are fitted with M4 earth studs for electrical continuity.

Technomet SL is available in three standard sizes: 100 x 225 x 230mm, 125 x 275 x 285mm and 150 x 350 x 320mm (with side grip handles as standard). Custom sizes are available on request.

The enclosures are available in light grey (RAL 7035) or anthracite grey (RAL 7016) as standard, and are supplied fully assembled including four anti-skid feet with tilt legs (which can further increase the viewing angle).

Accessories include front panels and snap-in PCB guides. Customising options include sizes, front panels, CNC machining, fixings and inserts, custom colours and finishes, digital printing of legends and logos.

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