4/12/2005 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new low-weight rugged 7U 12R1 COTS chassis. The new 12R1 COTS is a rugged chassis with excellent shielding effectiveness, but weighs 20-25% less than Elma's previous models.
The 7U 12R1 chassis are designed, manufactured and tested to meet the demands of military, aerospace and defense markets and MIL-S-167, MIL-S-810E, MIL-S-461D and MIL-S-901D standards. They hold 6U x 160mm or 220mm cards and are available in 22" and 25" depths or custom sizes. A wide range of backplanes in up to 20 slot sizes is available in VME, VME64x, VXS, CompactPCI, or other architectures. The chassis are compliant to the IEEE 1101.10/.11 mechanical specifications.
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. The 7U 12R1 chassis are designed to include convenient, separate front access to drives via a removable hinge door allowing space for drives (or Kingston carriers). Other features of the 7U 12R1 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 350 - 1400W.
The 7U 12R1 offers an optional louvered front panel to meet the International Protection 53 code according to IEC 60529 for drip requirements. A modular design allows models to be developed in 2U and 3U heights, which was not possible in Elma's 12R2 COTS chassis design. A clear alodine coating provides corrosion protection and an aesthetically pleasing finish.
The 12R1 COTS chassis comes in 2U to 9U heights in horizontal and vertical orientations. As with all of Elma's COTS Enclosures, these units are designed to withstand the harsh demands of a military environment and uses honeycomb filters, braided gasketing and metal impregnated sheets to seal off all external seems. The 12R1 withstands over 15 G's of shock and vibration. Various options of rope-coil isolators, air springs, and elastomeric isolators are available. Elma's modular design allows custom modifications to be made quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
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.
44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA
Telephone: (510) 656-3400
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