Our new extruded Aluminium 19” rackmount chassis

CP Cases announce the introduction of a new high performance Extruded Aluminium 19” rackmount chassis. For use inside many of our products including ERack, Amazon Rack and SatRack models.

Combining precision manufacturing techniques with innovative design, this new approach to producing rackmount chassis brings outstanding durability and performance during shock & vibration testing. Each element of the chassis employs multiple hollow triangular sections to achieve an extraordinary strength to weight ratio; in comparison with other approaches to chassis manufacturing techniques. Utilising high-tensile tempered aluminium alloy, specifically selected for structural strength, in combination with stainless steel fixings provides significant benefits in increased stability & rigidity.

 

Extruding Aluminium

The extruded alloy profiles (with high beam-strength) enable bigger payloads to be integrated into a rack enclosure without upgrading to heavier steel construction. Managing the total weight of an enclosure minimises handling risks and reduces shipping costs. Stainless steel floating captive cage-nuts (M6 or 10-32 thread) can be easily installed by the user into the 9.5mm square holes. This is according to user requirements. They are located in accordance with IEC 60297, the international standard for 19” structures.

The radiused internal corners of the square cage-nut hole provide great resistance to fatigue or crack propagation; particularly during extreme vibration scenarios. The unique profile of the chassis vertical ‘cage-nut rails’ cleverly clamps the equipment’s 19” panel; without crushing the cage-nut tabs upon the rear of the panel.

With SuperNut® available as an optional extra; it is a unique alternative to the conventional cage-nut. It also has ‘float’ and is available with M6 or 10-32 thread. Its key purpose is to provide increased resistance to becoming accidentally dislodged during the heavy-handed installation of equipment.

Always-in-stock sizes range from 2U to 18U in height. With off-the-shelf options in depth of 350, 480, 610, 740 and 870mm. We can make non-standard U-heights, specific chassis depths or half-width sizes available according to individual requests.

 

Performance Assured

Using the same shock-absorbing elastomeric isolators as used in the first generation chassis’; our new Extruded Aluminium 19” rackmount chassis has been successfully performance tested to highly demanding MIL-STD 810G levels. Working with industry leaders in product testing and certification; TUV SUD’s experts tested the chassis’ ability to function during and after the most challenging shock, vibration and transit scenarios.

Amazon Rack & ERack enclosures were configured with 35kg and 65kg payloads to assess performance in laboratory test conditions.

We underwent in-the-field performance tests of the new chassis assured earlier this year when TUV issued a certification. This was to demonstrate the new chassis complied to MIL-STD-810G in Transit Drop, Random Vibration and Loose Cargo endurance testing.

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