New Type X Handles from Pixus Technologies Support 850N of Insertion/Extraction Force

Press Release Summary:

  • Feature long thin metal lever for maximum leverage

  • Ideal for high insertion forces of 3U or 6U OpenVPX applications

  • Offer 4.05 mm. wide thin lever and is justified to the left side of the front panel so that I/O interfaces are not blocked

Original Press Release:

Pixus Now Offers All-Metal Slim Handles for OpenVPX Boards

Waterloo, Ontario — March 6, 2020 – Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has announced new handles for OpenVPX or custom embedded computer boards in an all-metal design. 

The Pixus All-Metal Slim Type X Handle features a long thin metal lever for maximum leverage. The design is ideal for the high insertion forces of 3U or 6U OpenVPX applications. The thin lever is 4.05mm wide and is justified to the left side of the front panel so that I/O interfaces are not blocked. Supporting approximately 850N of insertion/extraction force, the Type X handle is sold standard with 3U or 6U EMC faceplates in the 5HP (1.0”) wide size.

Pixus also now offers a push-button Type IVsm all-metal IEEE handle. The design is very similar to the Pixus Type IVs push-button handle with its famous metal engagement “claw”. The Type IVsm features a zinc alloy die-cast design. For more information on Pixus components, backplanes, or enclosure designs, visit

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.

Company Contact: Justin Moll , Pixus Technologies 519-885-5775

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