What’s new in enclosure technologies

New enclosures from CIEN, PLANT's technology section.

June 25, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

Take a look at these enclosures from CIEN, PLANT’s technology section.

Protect sensitive electronics

45_Expndn-lineKeep sensitive electronics used in a variety of harsh environments cooled and protected with EIC Solutions Inc.’s Protector enclosures.

The pre-packaged units are made of stainless steel and are wall, pole or floor mountable. They’re available in several sizes, including 12 x 12 x 8 in., to 36 x 30 x 16 in. for smaller-size applications such as lab equipment, surveillance systems and traffic controls.

Larger units measure 48 x 30 x 10 in. to 72 x 30 x 16 in. and house sizeable electronic and electrical equipment in telecommunications networks, power distribution equipment and factory automation systems.

Less maintenance is needed because the thermoelectric cooled enclosures don’t have compressors, refrigerants, filters or moving mechanical parts other than fans.

Drop-in rack mount brackets to house DVRs and other 19 in. rack mount electronics are optional. Integrated coolers keep contents at safe operating temperatures for risk-free operation. They’re NEMA 4/4X rated and shipped complete.

Cooling options include thermoelectric air conditioners with a 200, 400, 800 or 1,500 Btu/hr cooling capacity. Power options include either 120 or 220 VAC modes.

EIC Solutions is a manufacturer of cooling and protection technologies based in Warminster, Pa.

Variety from standard elements

01HammondSeries2000Create complex control desks from standard parts with the Series 2000 modular console system from Hammond Manufacturing.

RAL7035 light grey or stainless steel units stack in multiple combinations to support equipment and display required functions. Standard widths include: 24 in., 36 in., 48 in. and 60 in.

The base unit comes with either single or dual access; a desk unit with internal access via a lift-up sloping surface; and the turret unit has an angled front face with front/rear access.

A stand-alone console unit is also available. Accessories include electrical mounting panels, 19-in. mounting rails, DIN mounting rails swing frames, cable entries and gas struts.

RAL7035 light grey units meet NEMA Type 3R, 4 and 12 standards, and are rated to IP66. Stainless steel versions meet NEMA 4X for various hose-down or corrosive environments.

Cools data centres, saves energy

The NTMS30 Rack from Naissus Thermal Management Solutions saves energy as it cools data centre servers. ntms30-rack

The liquid cooled, closed loop cabinet places the air to water heat exchanger, fans (on the back door) and servers in one cabinet, creating the shortest possible air path to ensure fans consume the least amount of power.

Air inside the cabinet is separated into cold and warm sections to prevent warm air recirculation. This also minimizes airflow rate and reduces power consumption.

The design of the heat exchanger ensures there is an ideal cold air temperature in front of the servers.

Naissus, a Toronto-based designer and manufacturer of high thermal density products and infrastructure systems for data centres, notes the low temperature difference between chilled water and cooling air maximizes free cooling periods to significantly improve performance of the chilled water plant.

Protect electronics and instruments
Schroff’s NOVASTAR 19-in. aluminum cabinets accommodate virtually any configuration for rack-mounted electronics and instruments. Standard models cover two distinct caseloads: Slim Line and Heavy Duty, to support loads between of 200 and 400 kg. The platform is also available in heights from 16U to 47U and comes in a range of sizes.

Assembly is tool-free with a quick-connect fastening system, multiple mounting options and design features for custom configurations.

Industrial applications include laboratory test and analysis equipment, and OEM test and measurement.

Schroff is a global business unit of Pentair Technical Products in Minneapolis, Minn. that makes electronics packaging.

Simplify with a free-standing system

02RittalSE8_2Rittal System Ltd.’s SE8 enclosure sets keep it simple.

The freestanding system is fully compatible with the TS 8 top enclosure system for a variety of configurations.

Typical uses are compact machinery and equipment, power distribution and automation systems, which can be accommodated in a single enclosure.

The Mississauga, Ont.-based company describes the SE8’s body as two side panels and a roof made from one piece of sheet steel. Cable entry works on the integrated base frame as it does the TS 8 bayed system. Larger-width single enclosures can be used instead of two to three bayed enclosures.

Automatic potential equalization of the body with the rear panel and gland plates also reduces costs. Special contact elements establish a secure electrical connection and eliminate the need for separate earth straps.

The enclosure comes in heights of 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000 mm, depths of 400, 500 and 600 mm, and widths of 600 to 1,800 mm.

Polycarbonate checks corrosion

Hoffman Type 4X hinged-cover polycarbonate enclosures with stainless steel latches from Pentair Technical Products PolyProSolDrWindowGroup_mprovide non-metallic protection in harsh environments.

They’re made with a durable, light gray polycarbonate, integrated moulded hinges that secure cover attachment and stainless steel hinge pins for chemical and corrosion resistance. A drip shield at the top and bottom of the enclosure body protects the gasket area from dust and water ingress.

The enclosures are UL 508A listed for industrial control enclosures use and IP66/UL Type 4X rated for use in corrosive environments and demanding applications.

Pentair Technical Products is a supplier of protection and cooling products for electrical and electronic systems based in Minneapolis.

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