Highly configurable Eurocard rackcases save U height

The Eurocard 19-inch rackcase family from Verotec enables single or multiple 160 or 220mm deep 3U, 6U and 9U standard Eurocards to be mounted horizontally, saving valuable height in the rack or enclosure.

The Eurocard 19-inch rackcase family from Verotec enables single or multiple 160 or 220mm deep 3U, 6U and 9U standard Eurocards to be mounted horizontally, saving valuable height in the rack or enclosure. Available in 1U and 2U high versions and with depths of 10.6 or 14.6 inches (270 or 370mm), the Eurocard rackcases provide either 6HP or 12HP height, enabling multiple cards to be housed if required. The units are extremely versatile. They can be set up to house three x 3U PCBs, one 3U and one 6U or a single 9U card. In the multiple configuration units, different depths can be installed in each section. In all versions, the robust KM6-HD front tiebars can be either IEEE1101.10 for compatibility with the injector/ejector handles required by bus structures such as VME64x and CompactPCI, or IEC297 compatible for general-purpose applications. The front and rear tiebars are secured to the top and base, which are pre-punched with holes in the appropriate positions for different sized Eurocards.

At the front, an extruded aluminium bezel, finished in conductive Iridite NCP, provides a 9U wide aperture and the standard 19-inch rack mounting fixing holes. A channel in the base of the aperture allows a 9U wide stainless steel conductive gasket to be installed if enhanced shielding is required. The rear panel is fitted with a 6 x 1 inch (150 x 25mm) cable entry gland plate and the sides of the unit have an EMC-compatible ventilation hole pattern. The heavy-duty clip-in card guides are available in 160 and 220mm depths; they can be fitted with PCB grounding clips and ESD front panel clips if required, and screwed down if increased strength and resistance to shock and vibration is needed. A 160mm card guide with a 0.5HP offset for CompactPCI PSUs is available.