Compact Aluminum Instrument Enclosures
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OKW Enclosures, Inc
Abele Business Park, 3000 Old Pond Rd.
Bridgeville, PA, 15017
Press release date: June 1, 2008
METCASE have extended the 'MINIMET' range of aluminum instrument cases. These compact, stylish and versatile enclosures have been designed for desktop and portable electronics. Typical applications will include test and measurement systems, medical and wellness devices, laboratory equipment, switch boxes, peripherals and interfaces etc.
'MINIMET' cases are now available in eight standard sizes with external dimensions from 5.27" x 5.12" x 1.50" to 6.85" x 9.45" x 2.75". The cases are powder painted in light gray with a fine textured finish.
The aluminum construction consists of a complex folded top cover which incorporates recessed areas for mounting the front and rear panels. The recess is 0.55" at one end and 0.31" at the other end. This allows for protection of front and rear panel components of differing heights. The folded base section fits snugly into the top cover and is secured by M3 fixing screws. Four M3 x 8 mm screw pillars are fitted in the base for mounting PCBs and assemblies. Four non-slip self-adhesive rubber feet are also included.
Two types of aluminum front/rear panels are offered as accessories: flat panels painted in the case color, and anodized panels with clip-on ABS trims which hide the case fixing screws, and also allow fitting of a membrane keypad or product label. The ABS trims are molded in contrasting medium grey.
OKW can supply the 'MINIMET' enclosures with additional holes for push-buttons, connectors and keypads etc., plus silk-screen printed legends and logos. The cases can also be painted in other colors. Standard prices start at £47.
More information on these enclosures can be found on OKW's website at: www.metcaseusa.com/minimet