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Enclosures Flexible Mobile Equipment Rack from Optima Stantron Protects Electronics Systems Optima Stantron has introduced a counter-height mobile equipment rack. Any situation where mobile electronic equipment is necessary will benefit from the versatile mobile equipment rack, the first in a family of Optima Stantron. Applications include broadcast video and audio production studios, hospitals and medical/surgical offices, educational institutions as well as other areas where mobile electronics are widely used. The highly modular platform enables infinite design options to accommodate the wide variety of electronics that might be required in a mobile cart, from cable access to cooling issues to a highly adaptable pivoting arm for monitors or tablets. Optima Stantron’s mobile equipment rack is constructed of a sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum frame and ships fully assembled with 360° ½ rolling casters. Available with 21 to 28 inch rackmount opening heights, it can be tailored to specific cooling and cabling requirements using a range of standard options. The mobile equipment rack can also be designed to handle EMC and/or rugged requirements where necessary. The cart offers various functional and aesthetic options as well. There are several vented panels and door styles to choose from and the standard Formica countertop can be replaced with a range of other surface types and colors. Accessories such as shelves, drawers, writing surfaces and cable management can be added to further personalize the cart’s configuration. An optional streamlined, compact dual-pivot arm is adjustable up to 18 inches high and 19 inches deep and securely clamps to the cart’s top. The arm assembly provides neat cable management for an easier work environment and increased mobility. An optional tablet mount specifically designed to match the mobile equipment rack can be added. It is designed to accommodate any tablet up to 10.6 inches, and can be customized to match the color scheme of the cart. Ergonomic Keypad Enclosures Now Available in Seven Sizes OKW’s Comtec range of sloping front keypad enclosures is now available in seven standard sizes. These modern housings feature an attractive ‘softline’ design with an ergonomically inclined (10º) operating area, which guarantees comfortable operation of the controls. Typical applications will include telecoms equipment, intercoms, surveillance devices, data collection, point-of-sale terminals and a broad range of instrumentation. The Comtec enclosures are molded in fine textured ABS (UL 94 HB). Two standard colors are offered: off-white, RAL 9002 or black, RAL 9005. Custom colors and materials also available on request. Each enclosure consists of a top and base molding, and optionally, a clip-on battery compartment lid. Assembly is by an interlocking system at the front and by two screws at the rear. This also 16 allows easier access if the cases are mounted on a wall. The range now includes seven standard sizes with external dimensions from 4.72 by 5.90 by 1.69 inches to 11.41 by 7.87 by 3.11 inches. Four sizes are available with a battery compartment aperture in the base section, which is designed for mounting an accessory battery cradle. Three types of battery cradle are offered: one 9 V cell, two 9 V cells or four 1.5 V AA cells. Hammond’s HJ Series Ticks All the Boxes Hammond Manufacturing has introduced its HJ H series, a family of hinged cover metal enclosures, environmentally sealed to NEMA Type 3R, 4 (IP66), 12 and 13. Designed for wall or bulkhead mounting, the HJ H series is well suited for housing electrical and electronic equipment in installations where dust and/or water protection is required. The family is suitable for use to house instruments, electronics, hydraulic or pneumatic controls, or used an electrical junction box or terminal wiring enclosure. An initial 27 sizes, ranging from 4.0 by 4.0 by 3.0 inches to 16.0 by 14.0 by 10.0 inches, are all available from stock. The body of the unit is fabricated from 16 or 14-gauge steel, the covers from 14-gauge, powder coated in ANSI 61 gray. All seams are continuously welded and smooth finished; there are no cutouts, knockouts or holes. External stainless steel hinge and hinge pin, and two stainless steel clamps (one if the height is 6 inches (150 mm) or less) achieve the environmental protection, pulling the cover evenly down on to the seamless poured-in-place gasket. The stainless steel hardware allows the units to be hosed down and installed in outdoor locations. Top and bottom mounting flanges on industry standard centers are provided as standard on all sizes. The door is fitted with a bonding stud and the body with a grounding stud. Removable inner panels, either painted white or with a galvanized finish, are optionally available. An extensive range of accessories, such as terminal straps and brackets, breather kits, filter fans and louvered ventilation plates are either supplied separately or factory fitted. Expandable Electronic Housing Released by New Age Enclosures New Age Enclosures has released its highly contoured Expandable Electronic (EE) housing. Identified as part number P-191508, it measures 1.9 inches in length, 1.5 inches in width, and three height options: 0.820, 0.945 and 1.070 inches. The EE Housing is a compact version of New Age’s P-301910 electronic housing. The smaller size with expandable height options is engineered to host a multitude of PCB and end-use options. The contoured shape is a comfortable design for handheld applications. Internally it accommodates a 1.15 inches wide by 1.65 inches long PCB. The enclosures are now in stock in white and black RoHS compliant ABS plastic. For customization the enclosures may be ordered in custom colors, with CNC modifications, and pad print decorating. September/October 2013 www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - September/October 2013

Geist Unveils Rapid Deployment Data Center Environmental Monitoring System
Enabling Effective Thermal Management with DCIM
Predicting Gasket Performance: SE Measurements with a TEM Cell to Study Gasket Reliability
Rack Containment 101
The Nine Core Elements of DCIM
Using Electronic Locking Solutions to Secure Enclosures and Meet Storage Compliance Needs
Hammond’s HJ Series Ticks All the Boxes
Rogers Introduces Poron SlimGrip Foam
Ferrite Suppressors Clear Interference
Fujipoly Thermal Sheets are a Cooling Influence on LED Lighting
GE Introduces TLE Series UPS Platform
Gore PolyVent XL Improves Reliability of Large Outdoor Enclosures
IMI Sensors Launches Linear Adjust Mechanical Vibration Switch
Industry News
Calendar of Events
Five Ways to Realize Server Room Profitability

Electronics Protection - September/October 2013