More Customizing Options For METCASE UNICASE Instrument Enclosures

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More customization options are now available for UNICASE instrument enclosures from METCASE. They include CNC milling, drilling, punching, folding, silk-screen printing and custom colors, along with custom front panels and internal components.

UNICASE instrument enclosures can be easily customized

UNICASE aluminum instrument enclosures are attractive and versatile housings that can be very easily customized

There is now a much wider choice of customization options available, making standard enclosures a more attractive and cost effective option than ever before.

More customization options are now available for UNICASE instrument enclosures from METCASE.

Customization options for these aluminum enclosures include CNC milling, drilling, punching, folding, silk-screen printing and custom colors, along with custom front panels and internal components.

However, more recently the most popular customizing option has become custom sizes. Unlike plastic instrument enclosures, the UNICASE enclosures can be supplied in special sizes where the height, width and depth dimensions can all be specified to suit existing PCBs, chassis and electronic assemblies.

Moreover, uniquely in the market, METCASE does not demand a large minimum order quantity for this service. Typically just 10 units are required.

As a result, a growing number of electronics designers are benefiting from the customization services offered by METCASE, the metal enclosures division of OKW Enclosures, Inc.

UNICASE desktop enclosures represent a popular range for METCASE. They are used in a wide range of applications including test and measurement equipment, machine controllers, peripheral devices, switchboxes, medical systems and laboratory equipment.

Recently METCASE extended the range with the new UNICASE SL electronic enclosures in four standard sizes with external dimensions from 5.12” x 7.09” x 1.97” to 9.84” x 11.81” x 1.97”.

The top and base covers of UNICASE equipment enclosures are supplied powder painted Light Gray (RAL 7035) or Black (RAL 9005) and have an attractive bevelled edge. The covers are secured to the two internal assembly extrusions, which include guide rails for mounting PCBs and chassis plates. The anodized front and rear panels are also secured to the assembly extrusions.

The internal chassis is formed by the front panels and assembly extrusions. It can be used for assembly and testing of the electronics, prior to final assembly of the top and base covers.

The front and rear panels are recessed in the covers by 0.31” for protection of the displays, controls and connectors. Four non-slip rubber feet are included in the kit. Prices start at $54.

METCASE Vice President, Sales, Sean Bailey said: “There is now a much wider choice of customization options available, making standard enclosures a more attractive and cost effective option than ever before.

“Specifying a standard enclosure that can be easily and cost effectively customized gives designers the best of both worlds,” he added.

Features of UNICASE aluminum instrument enclosures:

  •     attractive and practical instrument enclosures
  •     wide range of custom enclosures options
  •     six standard models (from 2.56” x 7.28” x 7.09” to 5.30” x 18.66” x 11.81”)
  •     four slimline SL models (from 5.12” x 7.09” x 1.97” to 9.84” x 11.81” x 1.97”)
  •     two standard colors – Light Gray (RAL 7035) and Black (RAL 9005)
  •     simple and fast assembly
  •     removable internal chassis
  •     PCB guide rails in the assembly extrusions
  •     aluminum front and rear panels included
  •     front panels recessed to protect controls
  •     four push-in non-slip rubber feet included
  •     Protection Class – IP40 (not rated)
  •     Colors – Light Gray (RAL 7035), Black (RAL 9005); powder epoxy polyester paint
  •     Contents – top cover, base cover, assembly profile (x2), anodized aluminum front panel (x2), rubber foot (x4), M3 x 8mm (x16)

METCASE also produces a wide range of 19” enclosures, including INSTRUMET 3U enclosures; VERSAMET 1U rack mount enclosures (fixed front panel); UNIMET 2U and 3U rack mount enclosures (removable front panel) and METTEC 1U, 2U and 3U cases (removable front panel).

For more information about UNICASE aluminum instrument enclosures, 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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