New enclosure solution from nVent available from Foremost Electronics

Foremost Electronics has announced the availability of the IP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure from nVent, ideal for housing standard or proprietary small form factor electronic PCBs.

This pre-certified rugged enclosure is ideal for use in harsh environments, providing protection for sensitive electronics against water, dust and electromagnetic interference (EMI) and can be tailored to meet the demands of a customer’s specific applications, accelerating design and development time and reducing costs. Applications include railway and transportation, aerospace and defence, industrial IoT, instrumentation and test and measurement.

IP-Pro Alu EMC is an ideal enclosure solution for systems which may have to be located close to the operation site and need to be protected. Combined with an optimal heat dissipation concept, the reliable operation of boards (even with high processing power) can be assured. This is very important for applications such as predictive maintenance, where large amounts of data must be collected, aggregated and analysed, as in signalling and automation applications for railway and IoT applications.

The Schroff IP-Pro Alu EMC is an EMC-shielded aluminium die-cast enclosure available in 15 different sizes from H90 x W122 x D122mm to H180 x W600 x D310mm, featuring an aesthetic design and outdoor powder coating in silver grey (RAL 7001) as standard. Depending on size, it offers protection up to IP67 according to EN 60529, shock and vibration resistance according to EN 61373 Cat. 2 and AREMA Class I, IK 09 protection from external mechanical impacts according to IEC 62262 and a working temperature range from –40 to +90°C.

IP-Pro Alu EMC can be factory modified to suit many requirements. These include:

  • Shock and vibration resistant integration of an eNUC board to withstand shocks up to 30g in accordance with the railway standard EN 61373 Cat. 2.
  • Conduction cooling solution to operate the system with a heat dissipation of 15W, up to an ambient temperature of 50°C.
  • IP-protected I/O interfaces for power, RJ 45, HDMI and USB.
  • Hinged top with captive screws, to ensure ease of access.
  • Bespoke printing on case.

Emma Kempster, Key Account Manager, of Foremost Electronics, comments “The new nVent SCHROFF IP-Pro Alu EMC enclosure offers an off-the-shelf and simple to customise enclosure for mounting electronic data collection and control systems in harsh environments. It offers customers time and cost savings as well as improving system reliability.”

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