Aluminum 19 in. Instrument Enclosures accept 3U equipment.

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Available in 3U x 10.5 in. x 13.77 in., 3U x 19 in. x 13.77 in., and 3U x 19 in. x 17.71 in. sizes, INSTRUMET enclosures conform to DIN 41494 and IEC 297-1 standards for 19 in. equipment and accept standard 3U subracks and chassis. Two versions are available with ABS side handles for desktop use or tough diecast bail arm for portable applications. Base and rear panels have ventilation slots, and internal support rails on all models facilitate installation of heavy subracks or chassis.


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Stylish 19

INSTRUMET is the latest range of 19” instrument enclosures from METCASE. These stylish, versatile and light weight cases conform to DIN 41494 and IEC 297-1 standards for 19” equipment.

The enclosures are designed to accept standard 3U subracks and chassis, and are available in three sizes: 3U x 10.5” x 13.77”, 3U x 19” x 13.77” and 3U x 19” x 17.71”. Two versions are available with ABS side handles for desktop use, or a tough diecast bail arm for portable applications.

INSTRUMET 19” enclosures have a clean and modern appearance with no visible fixing screws on the case panels - the fixings are hidden on the underside. The enclosures are manufactured in aluminum which gives them a significant weight advantage over other steel 19” housings on the market.

The assembly consists of two diecast front bezels, the top and base covers and a removable rear panel. The base and rear panels have ventilation slots for cooling.

All models have internal support rails which ensure easy installation of heavy subracks or chassis. The case parts are painted in a modern color combination of window gray, RAL 7040 (bezel), and light gray, RAL 7035 (top, base & rear panel).

The front bezels have caged nut apertures for mounting subracks, chassis, or 1U, 2U or 3U front panels. The equipment is inset in the bezels to protect the controls from accidental operation or damage.

INSTRUMET 19” cases are supplied fully assembled, and include four molded non-slip feet with tilt legs. All of the case panels are fitted with M4 x 10 mm earth studs for electrical continuity. Prices start at $138.

METCASE also offers a full customising service on these enclosures with machining, silk-screen printing and much more, providing a fully finished housing ready for the electronic components.

More information on these enclosures can be found on the METCASE website at www.metcaseusa.com

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Direct web link: http://www.metcaseusa.com/enclosures/instrumet19.htm
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Datasheet link: http://www.metcaseusa.com/drawings/metcase/cat-pdfs/instrumet19.pdf

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