Custom FRP Rackmount Cases
Custom rackmount cases provide a balance of rugged durability, sizing options and effective
shock and vibration protection. The FRP material used in these rackmount cases allows great design flexibility for military and industrial electronic applications. Compression molded FRP parts have 65% glass fiber reinforcement in a thermoset polyester resin base, and they are extremely impact resistant. These ruggedized rackmount cases provide unparalleled design flexibility and can be configured for nearly any scenario. Watertight rackmount cases provide protection from moisture, salt spray, sand and dust throughout the world’s climate extremes. Impervious to fuels, oils and solvents, they can also be decontaminated if exposed to chemical warfare agents.
Standard features include:
Heavy-duty, two-inch wheels provide easy transport for even the most difficult of loads.
Zippered storage pouches are mounted inside rackmount case lids. Pouches are typically used for storing cables, keyboards, removable casters, manuals and other loose items. They are durably sewn, using black nylon fabric. Pouches are available to fit a range of rack heights, including small (3-5U), medium (6-8U) and large (9-20U). Pouches are attached using snaps, which allow for easy removal and reinstallation, or they may be permanently installed by ECS using rivets.
Storage drawers are an ideal addition and are useful for storing items such as catalogs, tools, test equipment, etc. Drawer contents are protected by a hinged security lid. Drawers fit standard 19-inch rackmount enclosures. They include full extension slides and all mounting hardware. Sizes range from 3.50-inch (2U) through 10.50-inch (6U) in height and 14.00, 18.00 and 24.00 inches in depth. Colors are black and clear anodize. Custom sizes are available as an option.
If rackmounted equipment isn’t slide mountable, L-bars are the right choice for installation into ECS rackmount frames. Vertically adjustable, extruded aluminum L-bars will support equipment along the entire front-to-back depth of the equipment, to eliminate damage from cantilevered loads. L-bars are available in seven standard lengths, one length for each ECS rackmount case depth. They are shipped in pairs (2 each) and include fully adjustable Unistrut mounting hardware.
ECS supplies standard and custom fabricated hinges for many different applications. Most ECS hinges are stainless steel, for which ECS can provide unique hole patterns and mounting features.
- Piano hinges are available in continuous lengths up to 48-inches.
- They are available in light weight, medium weight and heavy weight styles.
- Take apart hinges slip apart to allow quick removal of lids and covers from cases.
- Stay hinges can be supplied to hold hinged cases open.
ECS enclosures are available in a multitude of different colors, the fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) series has over 60 colors.
A multitude of designs may be integrated into the FRP case exterior for special uses and appearance.