More Customising Options For METCASE UNICASE Instrument Enclosures

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

UNICASE instrument enclosures

UNICASE aluminium instrument enclosures are attractive and versatile housings that can be very easily customised

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

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

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

However, more recently the most popular customising 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 customisation services offered by METCASE, the metal enclosures division of OKW Enclosures Ltd.

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 130 x 180 x 50 mm to 250 x 300 x 50 mm.

The top and base covers of UNICASE equipment enclosures are supplied powder painted Light Grey (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 anodised 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 8 mm for protection of the displays, controls and connectors. Four non-slip rubber feet are included in the kit. Prices start at £33.

METCASE Sales & Marketing Director Robert Cox said: “There is now a much wider choice of customisation 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 customised gives designers the best of both worlds,” he added.

Features of UNICASE aluminium instrument enclosures:

  •     attractive and practical instrument enclosures
  •     wide range of custom enclosures options
  •     six standard models (from 65 x 185 x 180 mm to 134 x 474 x 300 mm)
  •     four slimline SL models (130 x 180 x 50 mm to 250 x 300 x 50 mm)
  •     two standard colours – Light Grey (RAL 7035) and Black (RAL 9005)
  •     simple and fast assembly
  •     removable internal chassis
  •     PCB guide rails in the assembly extrusions
  •     aluminium front and rear panels included
  •     front panels recessed to protect controls
  •     four push-in non-slip rubber feet included
  •     Protection Class – IP40 (not rated)
  •     Colours – Light Grey (RAL 7035), Black (RAL 9005); powder epoxy polyester paint
  •     Contents – top cover, base cover, assembly profile (x2), anodised aluminium 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 aluminium instrument enclosures, please view the METCASE website or contact METCASE Sales and Marketing Director Robert Cox, +44 (0)1489 583858.

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METCASE Enclosures UK
15 Brunel Way
Segensworth East
Fareham, Hampshire
PO15 5TX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1489 583858
Fax: +44 (0)1489 583836

METCASE specialises in the design and manufacture of high quality aluminium 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.

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