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Editor’s Choice Eaton’s 5P UPS Provides Backup, Management And Monitoring for Virtualized Environments Eaton Corp. has released the Eaton 5P uninterruptible power system (UPS), a power management and battery backup solution with efficiency for network closets and small data centers. The 5P supports entry-level virtualization strategies through integration with Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite, and enhances equipment protection by combining remote metering and power hardware management capabilities with 28 percent more wattage than traditional UPSs. A LCD display built into the front of the UPS enables IT and data center managers to view information and customize all UPS settings at the push of a button. Through the display and integration with Eaton’s power management software, users are provided insight into UPS power usage, efficiency and load, enabling better management of electrical consumption and energy footprint. The Eaton Intelligent Power Software Suite is included at no cost with the 5P. By integrating the software suite with the 5P, users can integrate with VMware’s vCenter Server virtualization management solution, as well as virtualization platforms such as Citrix XenServer, Microsoft SCVMM, Red Hat and other Xen open source platforms. The integration enables automatic and transparent live migration of virtual machines (VMs) during power disruptions to unaffected devices, and also provides a graceful shutdown of computers, VMs and servers during an extended power outage. The Eaton 5P UPS models range from 1,500 VA (1,440 watts) to 3,000 VA (2,700 watts). The unit also features Eaton’s ABM technology that increases battery service life by 50 percent, enabling each 5P UPS, and its batteries, to be backed by a three-year warranty. could be manufactured to fit the needs of three recently developed nuclear industry products: the NM200E PWR Core Verification System, the NM200UW Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner and the BWR RPV Dryer Robot. Buckeye Shapeform engineers sent 3D AutoCAD model drawings to the engineers at Newton Research Labs that allowed them to modify Buckeye’s FC-B enclosure to fit their needs. Newton’s engineers customized the FC-B enclosures to house the control components of each product. The enclosures featured modular characteristics that allowed the primary unit to be used in all three products by simply changing the front panel. The FC-B enclosure was further modified so it would attach to the metal electronics rack within a molded, high-impact airline-transportable case that formed each product’s control console. When the design was finalized, Buckeye Shapeform fabricated and finished custom enclosures to exactly match the Newton engineers’ specifications. “Buckeye Shapeform was able to provide us with a completely customized enclosure system, including longer length, custom punched top and bottom covers, pre-installed PEM fasteners and custom machined and silk screened front and back covers,” said Gary Anderson, Newton Research Labs senior mechanical engineer. During the project, Buckeye Shapeform found a way to save Newton Research Labs hundreds of dollars by reviewing its inventory of existing die tools and suggesting one that had a design for punching ventilation slots that was very close to specifications of the Newton product. Newton engineers easily repositioned some electronic components inside the unit and saved on the expense of purchasing a custom-made die tool. Metcase Extends Range of Terminal Enclosures Buckeye Shapeform Provides Nuclear Lab New Case Options Newton Research Labs develops and manufactures precision, non-contact inspection and measurement solutions based on proven machine vision technology and software applications. Its systems serve a wide range of industries with camera-based and robotics products, many of which need enclosures to protect the valuable components inside each system. Newton engineers knew they had a problem when enclosure units that they had contracted to be manufactured from bent sheet metal at a local shop proved to be of poor quality and fit for their products. The engineers began to search for a supplier that could provide them with a customized enclosure that had a crisp, professional appearance. This supplier would need to fabricate and finish an enclosure and chassis for them as well as supply a 3D model of a standard 1U enclosure that they could modify to house three newly developed products for the nuclear power industry. Newton Research Labs turned to its partner for modified enclosures, Buckeye Shapeform. From the beginning of the project, the engineers at Buckeye Shapeform and Newton Research Labs worked together to develop a custom enclosure solution that Metcase has extended its Unidesk range of aluminum terminal enclosures with three new models in black. These ergonomic sloping front enclosures have been designed for desktop and wall mounted electronic systems. Typical applications will include point-of-sale terminals, medical and wellness equipment, machine or robotic controllers, and test and measurement instruments. The Unidesk enclosures are offered in three standard sizes with external dimensions from 7.87 by 7.87 by 4.01 inches to 15.74 by 7.87 by 4.01 inches. The assembly consists of two diecast aluminum end panels fitted to the front and rear extrusion profiles. The cases are available painted in black or light gray. The base panel is removable and includes mounting points for fitting M3 PCB screw pillars. Four non-slip rubber feet are included. An accessory wall mounting kit is also offered. This allows the enclosures to be mounted in three orientations to suit different positions on a wall or machine housing. Anodized aluminum front panels are offered as accessories, and are suitable for mounting membrane keypads, push-button controls and display modules. The cases are provided with both M3 and Torx T10 stainless steel fixing screws. The Unidesk enclosures can be sealed to IP 54 protection class by using the four ‘L’ shaped foam gaskets supplied for the front and base panel apertures. November/December 2012 www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com 3 http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - November/December 2012

Electronics Protection - November/December 2012
Buckeye Shapeform Provides Nuclear Lab New Case Options
Collaborative Design of Custom Enclosures - An Overview of the Process
Lowering Data Center Energy Bills: DCIM to the Rescue
What the New NFPA Workplace Electrical Safety Provisions Mean for Data Center Managers
Mitigating Risks Through Power Distribution Design
Don’t Call it a Box! Instrument Cases Can Combine Strength and Eye Appeal
L-com Adds New Sizes to Its Non-Powered Weatherproof Industrial Enclosures Line
Nusil Presents Thermally Conductive Electronic Packaging Material
Lapp’s Cable Glands Deliver EMI Protection and Simple Installation
New Surge Suppression Solution to Shield Electronics from Surge Energy Let-Through
Chatsworth Products Increases Surface Area on Cable Pathways by 400 Percent
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Electronics Protection - November/December 2012