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Enclosures Bud Introduces Plastic NEMA 4 Enclosure Bud Industries has introduced the PTQ series enclosure, an IP67 and UL NEMA 4 and NEMA 6 rated box with a latching lid. Unlike some other molded plastic enclosures, the PTQ series is made of polycarbonate plastic infused with 10 percent fiberglass to give it strength, impact resistance and tight tolerances. This NEMA rated enclosure protects electrical and electronic designs in many applications including on the factory floor where equipment washdowns are common, outdoors in dusty and corrosive environments, and even where there is a risk of temporary submersion. The enclosure is well suited for housing machine controls, WIFI and radio equipment, lighting and access controls. The enclosure is available in 10 sizes ranging from 5.91 by 5.91 by 3.34 inches to 24.8 by 20.87 by 10.04 inches and features a hinged latching lid or a clear polycarbonate lid. The optional clear lid allows inspection without opening the box and indication without adding cutouts. Included stainless steel latches and continuous gasket ensure reliable performance. Emerson Network Power Introduces SmartMod Concrete Universal Enclosure Emerson Network Power has releaed the SmartMod Concrete Universal Enclosure (CUE), a modular solution that provides environmental protection for electronics in the access network. SmartMod CUE is available now in North America. The first of Emerson's SmartMod integrated solutions designed specifically for telecommunications applications, SmartMod CUE provides critical infrastructure for the middle and last mile, and offers security, environmental and electrical protection. Unique features include a hydrophobic filter that provides free-cooling, multiple options for standard thermal management, and cross-connect boxes for fiber and copper cables on the outside of the enclosure. "The SmartMod CUE provides an integrated, easily scalable, modular infrastructure for the telecom space," said Steve McKinney, VP/GM product management and modular systems for the power management business of Emerson Network Power. "It protects critical access electronics from environmental hazards and vandalism and provides a robust, integrated infrastructure in a compact, low-profile design. The new solution replaces the Emerson NetXtend CUE product, and offers enhancements to allow a customized solution, but with faster deployment and the convenience of a standardized offering." Deployed partially below ground, the SmartMod CUE provides weather resistance to severe wind and rain storms that can damage above-ground telecom facilities, reducing the potential for service interruptions and the associated increased capital and operating expenditures for service and repairs. The SmartMod CUE is less than 108 sq. ft. and does not require special building permits for installation in most regions. Noise reduction kits are available to meet municipal noise restrictions. 22 Fall 2015 * www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com Canyonwest Cases Releases Removable Shock Rack Cases SKB has introduced the 3RR series Removable Shock Rack Transport Cases. Canyonwest Cases is making them available to companies needing indestructible cases to transport sensitive electronic equipment. The Removable Shock Rack Cases are 30 inches deep from rail to rail, lightweight, shockproof, watertight, dustproof, heat and chemical-resistant. Removable rack slides open as easily as a file drawer, allowing full access to equipment. The rack is also completely removable allowing complete frame accessibility making bench integration possible. Cases are available in three sizes: 3U, 4U and 5U and utilize a positive lock inner frame latch (patent pending) that provides shock and vibration isolation. Cases are equipped with a 2 inch deep front lid and 5 inch deep rear lid with two edge casters, lid hangers, pressure relief valve, coupling straps, black powder coated stainless steel hardware, and eight comfort grip springloaded handles. The 3RR series cases are also equipped with eight elastomeric shock absorbers (load range from 40 to 150 lbs.) with provisions to add additional shocks for an extended payload range. Molded-in stacking ribs and lugs are designed to stack, interlock and couple with other rack systems. Cases are resistant to UV, solvents, corrosion, fungus and impact damage (Meets or Exceeds MIL-STD-810G). Open Frame VPX Development Chassis from Pixus Technologies is Versatile Pixus Technologies has released an open frame chassis platform for OpenVPX backplanes. Other standard backplane architectures can also be utilized in the enclosure. The VPXD0800 offers up to eight OpenVPX slots in a 1.0 inch pitch. The modular card guides can be spaced in any 0.2 inch increments allowing various slot pitches to be utilized. There is also an option for conduction-cooled module card guides. Pixus provides VPX backplanes in several slot sizes and configurations with the VPXD0800. The company also offers custom backplane designs, even in lower quantities. The VPXD0800 has AC or DC PSU options up to 900 W and includes a convenient carry handle. Low cost PSUs designed to VITA 62 for VPX systems are also available. Leveraging Rittal's sleek European quality mechanical designs, Pixus is able to offer time-tested designs that are built in one of the largest manufacturing centers for electronics packaging in the world. With Pixus' subsystem integration expertise, the result is the premier value in the industry for electronics enclosure systems. Pentair Enhances Hoffman Enclosure Offering With Line of Concept Enclosure Products Pentair has announced that 104 models of its Concept electrical wall-mount enclosure line are now available. Product additions include single and double door offerings in heights and widths of up to 60 inches, and depths of up to 20 inches. Enclosures are offered in painted mild steel, available in both ANSI 61 and RAL http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

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