Versatility in enclosures for custom PCBs with configurable case range

November 29, 2013 // By Julien Happich
The Schroff Interscale M case platform from Pentair comes in metal for applications ranging from fanless fieldbus enclosures, single-board computers or ARM modules, to mobile medical systems, PC-based point-of-sale systems, or peripheral control units for industrial applications.

The new platform concept is available with three options: an off-the-shelf case, a modified case or a customised case. All three are based on the same core component to keep costs under control, even for the customised version. Available in 1, 2 or 3 U heights and various widths and depths, it consists of four elements: a robust U-shaped body, front and rear panels and a cover.

It offers 21 different case sizes with solid side panels and 19 sizes with perforated side panels for forced air cooling off-the-shelf. The versions with solid side panels offer ingress protection to IP30. Removable front and rear panels allow access to the electronics within the case, which can be assembled or dismantled with just two screws, greatly reducing integration time.

Integral protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI) is achieved by means of interlocking case walls, and is assured even with perforated side panels at roughly 20 dB up to 2 GHz. In addition, a broad range of standard accessories, including flexible PCB fixing, different plug-in feet, various fans and fixing elements, is available.

Further modifications such as the case colour, cut-outs and printing on front and rear panels enable the flexible Schroff Interscale M case to be further individualised.

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