METCASE release new advanced instrument enclosures
13 April 2017
METCASE has launched its new TECHNOMET range, a step forward in the design of standard desktop and portable instrument enclosures.
METCASE spent four years developing their new aluminium enclosures for medical instruments, test and measurement, industrial control, peripherals, interfaces, switchboxes, communications and laboratory equipment.
Modern TECHNOMET enclosures are engineered to fine tolerances in order to replicate the high quality aesthetics and ergonomics usually found only on moulded plastic enclosures.
Diecast front and rear bezels fit flush in the case body giving a cohesive design. Unique front and rear snap-on trims hide the front panel and case fixing screws, giving a modern screw-free look to the housings.
TECHNOMET has a robust inner chassis which is fitted to the base panel. The wraparound top cover slides over the chassis and is located on hook-profiled rails on the underside, allowing efficient access to the components inside.
Electronics engineers can choose between two options when fitting PCBs in the TECHNOMET case: a single PCB can be installed on four pre-fitted M3 mounting pillars in the base panel; or multiple slide-in PCBs (3, 5, 7 or 9 depending on case size) can be fitted to the chassis using clip-in anti-vibration guides (accessories). This maximises capacity and offers a wealth of PCB installation options.
The rear panel is recessed to protect switches and connectors. It can be easily removed. The anodised front panel (accessory) is also recessed to protect displays and keypads. Ventilation holes are provided as standard, and all case panels are fitted with M4 earthing pillars for electrical continuity.
The range is available in light grey (RAL 7035) or anthracite grey (RAL 7016) as standard, and accessories include front panels and snap-in PCB guides.
View the METCASE website for further information: https://www.metcase.co.uk.