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Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has introduced the COOLCC3, a six-slot high-power chassis designed to ease the design of 3U OpenVPX systems. This forced air, conduction-cooled enclosure supports up to six slots of 3U 1 inch pitch payload OpenVPX conduction cooled cards and rear transition modules (RTMs). Designed to satisfy the most extreme cooling requirements, the portable COOL-CC3 chassis meets ANSI/VITA 65 power and cooling requirements for conductioncooled 75 W 3U OpenVPX modules. The COOL-CC3 (and its 6U variant, the COOL-CC6) provide portable development chassis alternatives for higher power conduction-cooled module-based systems. The COOL-CC3 is designed to ease the integration of OpenVPX, VPX REDI and VPX systems and supports ANSI/VITA 46.0, ANSI/VITA 46.10, ANSI/VITA 48.0, ANSI/ VITA 48.2 and ANSI/ VITA 65 OpenVPX specifications.
Curtiss-Wright Releases 3U VPX High Power Conduction-Cooled Portable Tower Enclosure
rosion, to ensure continuous connectivity operation. Designed for use on off-shore drilling platforms and other ocean-bound equipment, Turck stainless steel junction boxes can be mounted directly on the machine, with no additional enclosure required. Further, to ensure the device meets industry specifications, the junction box receptacles are also stainless steel and rated IP67 as long as the ports are covered/connected.
Passive Fire Protection Cabinets Extend Margin of Safety for Plant Shutdown Equipment
Canyonwest Cases Releases New Enclosures for Flat-Screen TV Transportation
Canyonwest Cases has expanded its case offering with the 3SKB-5260 LCD Transport case. The 3SKB-5260 flat-screen TV case is rotationally molded of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) for maximum strength and durability. Cases are designed to transport any LCD, LED or Plasma screens ranging from 52 inches to 60 inches. Case interiors hold screens in the desirable upright position with a universal interior foam padding system for ease of use and maximum protection. The exterior includes corner in-line skate style wheels for easy tilt-and-go transport. The 3SKB-5260 has two forklift blade channels to allow for secure freight transfers during shipping. Comfortable and durable rubber over-molded handles are positioned for easy lifting. There are six heavy duty twist latches (one with padlock loop on each side) to secure the case in transport while a tongue and groove gasket lined lid provides a weather resistant seal. The 3SKB-5260 has provisions for removable casters (3SKBCAST) which are available as an accessory. Cases hold one or two TV’s. Lift cases automatically raise the TV into viewing position using an internal lift mechanism.
A range of cabinets designed to protection process equipment from very high temperature fires has been launched by Intertec. The cabinets ensure that equipment such as emergency shutdown valves remain operational by keeping them below 60°C for periods of up to 90 minutes. The 90 minute protection capability, which Intertec believes to be a first in this sector of the industry, has been tested against the ANSI/UL 1709 standard. Its cabinet designs for this application are based on a unique form of layered construction with GRP (glass reinforced polyester) sheets ‘sandwiching’ insulating and fire resistant mineral wool materials. Other proprietary techniques are also employed to help the cabinets to resist the damaging effects of the fire, and to degrade in a slow and predictable manner. The composite sheeting material that Intertec uses to manufacture these cabinets combines structural strength with high resistance to weather and the corrosive effects of salt and aggressive chemicals. The sandwich construction means that cabinets can be made using bonding techniques, avoiding thermal short cuts between inner and outer skins. A composite sandwich cabinet typically provides more than twice the thermal insulation of a steel shelter with the same insulation thickness. Another advantage offered by Intertec’s range of cabinets is the ability to incorporate panels to simplify maintenance and inspection, because of the structure provided by the composite construction materials. Rapid access is less easy to achieve with other fire protection methods such as blankets or intumescent coatings.
New NEMA 4/IP66 Dual Access Cabinets from Hammond Manufacturing
Turck Stainless Steel Junction Box Delivers Corrosion Resistance for Harsh Environments
Turck has introduced a new stainless steel version of its junction boxes, designed to provide a connectivity solution on corrosive off-shore platforms. Featuring FM approval for Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations and rated IP67, the junction box ensures performance in areas that present harsh environmental conditions such as dust, water and salt spray. The junction box features a cast 316 stainless steel housing to resist corrosion in salt spray environments, including chloride cor20
The Eclipse dual access wall mounted cabinets from Hammond Manufacturing provide a strong enclosure for high-density LAN cabling and 19 inch patch panels as well as for any 19 inch electronic equipment. The unit consists of three sections: the heavy-duty wall mounting rear and base through which the cables enter the enclosure, the main body and a solid or window lockable front door. The body and the door are independently hinged, with 120° opening to give unrestricted access to both the front and rear of the mounted equipment. All sections are constructed from 14-gauge steel, finished in RAL 7035 light gray. Seamless pouredin-place gaskets provide protection against dust, oil and water to NEMA type 3R, 12, 4 and IP66, enabling the enclosures to be in-
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HP Intelligent Series Racks Offer Monitoring Capabilities for Data Centers
The Unknown Problem with Airtight Enclosures
Key Drivers When Turning to Captive Panel Screws
Emerging Trends in Field Equipment Enclosures
JV Industrial Solves Power Outage Issues with Battery-Free Flywheel
The Green Data Center Opportunity
The Power-Grid and Protecting Electronic Devices
Maximizing Availability, Capacity and Efficiency with Rising Data Center Temperatures
Canyonwest Cases Releases new Enclosures for Flat-Screen TV Transportation
Ohmite Manufacturing Releases Radial-Fin Heat Sink Extrusions
Rogers Introduces Condux Plus Conductive Foams
FIP Gasketing Resin Offers Advantages over Gasketing Materials
Minmax Power Releases MSGWI06 Series of DC/DC Power Modules
New E-Line Locking Systems Reduce Security Costs and Enhance Locking Solutions
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Electronics Protection - September/October 2012