Faceplate Handles are used for CompactPCI equipment.

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CP-HP Series Handles are fully compliant to IEEE 1101.10, PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI, VME, and Eurocard specifications. They have dual locating pins which assure horizontal and vertical alignment for wide range of faceplates in applications including electronic enclosures, printed circuit, computer, datacom/telecom, industrial control, security, and test and measurement. Handles are easily mounted using provided hardware with self-tapping metal screws.



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Bivar Introduces Handles for CompactPCI(R), VME(R) and Eurocard(R) Faceplates Featuring Unique Single Fastener Design for Assembly and Component Savings


SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2001 - As part of the company's latest new offering of components and accessories designed specifically for CompactPCI® applications, Bivar, Inc. introduces the CP-HP Series Handles for CompactPCI, VME® and Eurocard® faceplates. Incorporating a single fastener design which provides a unique mounting method, the new design reduces both assembly cost and component counts, providing overall cost saving efficiencies.

The CP-HP Series Handles are fully compliant to IEEE 1101.10, PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI, VME, and EUROCARD specifications, allowing OEMs to incorporate products meeting virtually any required industry recognized standard. The CP-HP handles features dual locating pins which assure precise horizontal and vertical alignment for a wide range of faceplates to meet a diverse range of CompactPCI applications including electronic enclosures, printed circuit, computer, datacom/telecom, industrial control, security, and test and measurement markets.

Utilizing industry standard extrusions that require no tools for installation, the new handles are easily mounted using provided hardware with self-tapping metal screws. Manufactured from UL rated 94V-0, ABS black material for rigidity and strength, the new handles are compatible with all cards of 3HP through 8HP widths and can be mounted to extrusions or faceplates 0.047" - 0.125" (1.2mm - 3.2mm) thick. . Available immediately from stock, the CP-HP Series Handles are priced from $0.30 each in production quantities.

Since 1965, Bivar has become a recognized leader in the electronic PCB assembly and hardware industry. The company is an active Executive Member in PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group), an international consortium of over 500 leading companies who collaboratively develop specifications and products that adapt to compact PCI technology. Bivar's Optoelectronics Division features the world's largest selection of LED mounts and assemblies, while the Bivar Enclosure and PCB Assembly Hardware Group provides an extensive selection of permanent mounts and wash-away spacers, PCB packaging products and hardware for use in the manufacturing process. Bivar obtained IS09000 certification in 1998 supporting the company's commitment to high quality products and customer service.

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