Elma Rolls Out Rugged COTS VXI Enclosure for Instrumentation Systems

6/8/2004 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a unique rugged COTS VXI enclosure for instrumentation systems. The unit is ideal for airborne, shipboard, or ground mobile applications where VXI for instrumentation is utilized.

Elma brings rugged instrumentation to the COTS marketplace with the 5U VXI 12R2 chassis. It allows six cards in the size "C" 6U x 340mm format to be loaded (up to 13 slots is optional in other size chassis). The horizontal-loading orientation of the chassis saves rack space. With Elma's modular design concept, units can be quickly, easily, and cost-effectively developed in other heights and orientations.

As with all of Elma's COTS Enclosures, the rugged VXI units are designed to withstand the harsh demands of a military environment and use honeycomb filters, braided gasketing and metal impregnated sheets to seal off all external seems. Various options of rope-coil isolators, air springs, and elastomeric isolators are available for shock and vibration. The 12R2 chassis can withstand up to 25 G's of force.

Features of the VXI 12R2 line include a large patch panel for I/O located on the rear of the chassis, 2 handles per side for easy lifting and power supplies for up to 750 - 1000W. Standard power supply voltages are +/- 24V, +/-12V, 5V, and 3.3V. Exceptional front-to-rear cooling is achieved through a Rear Evacuative Cooling system often using 2 x 470 CFM Free Air Blowers. System monitoring LEDs for DC Voltages, over-temp and fan fail are standard.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510)656-3783. www.elma.com

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