Cutting Edge 19” Rack Case Design From METCASE

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METCASE has launched the all-new COMBIMET 19” rack case range with optional ventilation to help users reduce cooling loads, cut energy costs and reduce carbon footprints.

COMBIMET 19”rack cases

COMBIMET 19” – Modern 19” rack cases for 1U, 2U and 3U rack-mounted electronics equipment

The enclosures can be specified in any size, painted in special colors, silk screen printed with control legends and fitted with additional mounting plates and metal components.

METCASE has launched the all-new COMBIMET 19” rack case range with optional ventilation to help users reduce cooling loads, cut energy costs and reduce carbon footprints.

Each easy-to-customize model in the COMBIMET range is available with or without enhanced vents that significantly improve in-rack airflow and cooling.

Modern and versatile COMBIMET 19 inch enclosures are designed for a wide range of OEM rack-based electronics equipment.

Each COMBIMET 19” rack mount case conforms to DIN 41494 and IEC 279-1 standards. Typical applications will include networking and communications equipment, industrial computers, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments and industrial control systems.

COMBIMET enclosures are supplied fully assembled. Twenty four individual models are available – from a 1U rack case to 2U and 3U sizes, in depths of 10.43” (265 mm) and 14.37” (365 mm). Prices start from $118.

Custom sizes (such as 4U or 6U) and different depths can be manufactured on request. Two standard colors are available, Light Gray, RAL 7035 and Black, RAL 9005. Special colors can also be supplied to order.

COMBIMET 19” rack mount enclosures are manufactured in lightweight and robust aluminum. The construction consists of a standard 19” anodized aluminum front panel which is fitted to the main case body.

The case body consists of a top, base and rear panel mounted to two U-section side panels. The top, base and rear panel are removable for easier installation and servicing of the equipment.

The base panels are pre-punched with mounting holes for the accessory PCB screw pillars or the optional internal mounting plate. The front panel is also fitted with two ergonomic extruded handles which allow comfortable lifting into or out of the rack.

COMBIMET 19 inch rack enclosures are available in two versions – with or without a wide matrix of cooling slots in the top and base panels. They significantly improve in-rack cooling, an important issue in 19” rack installations where large amounts of heat are generated.

All components are provided with an M4 earth stud to ensure electrical continuity of the whole assembly once all the components have been fitted.

METCASE is the aluminum enclosures division of OKW. The METCASE team has designed COMBIMET 19” rack cases to be easy to customize to individual requirements.

“For example, a customer could specify a 2U rack case pre-punched with all the necessary mounting holes for connectors, displays and switches,” said METCASE Vice President, Sales, Sean Bailey.

“The enclosures could also be specified in any size, painted in special colors, silk screen printed with control legends and fitted with additional mounting plates and metal components.”

Rather than customizing existing stock, METCASE manufactures these custom versions from scratch in batches as small as 10 pieces – which means prices for custom versions can be very competitive.

Features of the COMBIMET 19” rack case range:

  •     Versatile 19 inch rack cases in 1U, 2U and 3U sizes
  •     Cases conform to DIN 41494 and IEC 297-1
  •     Very modern design incorporating ergonomic front panel handles
  •     Robust aluminum case body with removable top, base and rear panels
  •     Plain or ventilated top and base panels
  •     Anodized aluminum 19" front panel
  •     Mounting holes in the base for PCBs and chassis
  •     M4 earth studs on all components for electrical continuity
  •     Cases supplied fully assembled
  •     Protection Class – IP40 (Not rated)
  •     Standard Colors – front panel, clear anodized; case body and handles, Light Gray (RAL 7035) or Black (RAL 9005). Powder epoxy polyester paint
  •     Contents – top panel (vented or unvented), base panel (vented or unvented), side panel (x2), rear panel, 19" front panel, handle (x2), M4 x 16 mm (x4), M3 x 8 mm (x12), M3 x 8 mm (x6)
  •     Accessories – chassis plate, PCB mounting pillars, rack mounting kit.

For more information on the COMBIMET 19” rack case range, please view the METCASE website or contact Sean Bailey, Tel: 800-965-9872.

Notes For Editors

METCASE specializes in the design and manufacture of high quality aluminum enclosures for the electronics industry. The METCASE range has been designed to allow for modifications to be carried out with ease.

Special sizes and versions of the enclosures can be produced in batch quantities from as little as 10 units. This flexibility provides design engineers with an exceptional range of options for developing new products and variations.

METCASE is also the USA representative for the market-leading RETEX range of flat-pack 19” racks, 19” wall cabinets and SERIES 50 extruded aluminum enclosures.

METCASE is a division of the OKW Group.

OKW Enclosures, Inc
3000 Old Pond Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Phone: 412 220 9244
Fax: 412 220 9247

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