Fremont, Calif. - Elma Electronic Inc.'s latest line of enclosures complies with the VITA 1.7 specification for higher power requirements. VITA 1.7 increases the current rating of the existing DIN connector pins, both three-row 96-pin and five-row 160-pin, from 1 amp to a minimum of 2 A per contact. To address this change, Elma has developed a new Type 12 high-power (HP) chassis that offers higher-performance cooling techniques, a VITA 1.7-compliant backplane and higher-wattage power supplies.
The Type 12 HP chassis features modular 1,400-watt power supplies geared for high efficiency. They offer voltages of 5 V at 120 A/160 A, 3.3 V at 80 A/40 A and plus/minus 12 V at 16.7 A. The chassis is said to offer superior cooling with three fans capable of a combined 570 cubic feet per minute at sea level. Utilizing the Type 12's rack-mount design, extra air intake holes have been added for increased airflow. The VME and VME64x backplanes meet the increased current rating per VITA 1.7.
The Type 12 chassis product line comes in 2U to 15U sizes for 19-inch rack-mount applications. The unit is IEEE 1101.10/11-compliant and offers advanced electromagnetic-compatibility shielding and optional 80-mm rear I/O. All Elma units are "turnkey" systems, delivered fully assembled, wired and tested. Custom and modified enclosures to meet specific customer needs are also available.
Pricing starts under $6,450 with a six- to eight-week lead time.
The company has also expanded its chassis/cabinet-mounted slide rail line with the introduction of standard and rugged bracket-mount versions. Designed for applications where panel mounting is not acceptable, the slide rails can be bracket-mounted on the horizontal members or cabinet walls. Built in three sections that include an outer mounting bracket to the cabinet, an inner mounting bracket to the chassis and a center-sliding member, the slide rails can securely lock in the fully extended position. They are available with lock and nonlocking options.
The locking versions offer two methods-quick release and self-release-for unlocking in the fully extended versions. The company said the quick-release levers permit manual unlocking and the self-release version unlocks when the chassis is pushed back into the cabinet.
The slide rails can hold significant weight, up to 220 pounds, and can withstand shock and vibration in harsh environments. The slide rails can be purchased separately or with Elma's line of COTS enclosures and cabinets. Pricing starts at less than $200. Delivery is from stock to three weeks.
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