Insertion Force Ejector Handle features die-cast zinc all-metal design.

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Capable of handling up to 815N of pressure, Type VII Insertion Force Ejector Handle is suitable for 6U OpenVPX applications. Featuring coding/keying, micro-switch for live insertion and ESD pin, unit can be used on standard panels or with 1/2 HP offset for OpenVPX systems. Used for high connector insertion forces of 6U plug-in boards, product is available with painting and silk-screening options. Handles are also offered with push-button and rugged metal claw.

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High Insertion Force Ejector Handle from Pixus Ideal for OpenVPX Boards

Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, now offers an ejector/injector handle for very high insertion force systems. The long ergonomic handle is ideal for 6U OpenVPX applications.

The Pixus high insertion force Type VII design can handle up to 815N of pressure and features a die-cast zinc all-metal design. It can be used on standard panels or with an 1/2 HP offset for OpenVPX systems.

Options for the Type VII handles include coding/keying, a micro-switch for live insertion, and an ESD pin. With the handles’ long design, there is also space for adding the customer’s logo. Painting and silk-screening are optional. Ideal for the high connector insertion forces of 6U plug-in boards, the Type VII can also be used in 3U OpenVPX designs where minimal front I/O is required.

Pixus also offers short OpenVPX handles with a push-button and rugged metal claw. The company further provides faceplates, ESD clips, card guides, rails, and other board/enclosure components.

About Pixus Technologies

Leveraging over 20 years of innovative standard products, the Pixus team is comprised of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel Corporation, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies' embedded backplanes and systems are focused primarily on ATCA, OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and custom designs. Pixus also has an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based solutions. In May 2011, Pixus Technologies became the sole authorized North and South American supplier of the electronic packaging products previously offered by Kaparel Corporation and Rittal.

Justin Moll ,

Pixus Technologies


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