METCASE launches ventilated 19” rack cases

METCASE has launched ventilated versions of its all new COMBIMET 19” rack case series. These new rack cases are designed to assist in-rack thermal management by allowing unrestricted airflow through the enclosures. To achieve this, a matrix of specially designed ventilation slots is provided in the top and base panels.

These attractive and highly versatile 19” rack enclosures are designed to conform to DIN 41494 and IEC 297-1 standards for 19” equipment. Typical applications for the new models will include rack mounted test and measurement systems, networking and communications equipment.

COMBIMET 19” cases are manufactured in robust yet lightweight aluminium and feature two ergonomic front panel handles which are designed for comfortable carrying prior to installation in the rack.

The range is offered in 1U, 2U and 3U heights in two depths of 265 mm and 365 mm. Special sizes can be manufactured on demand. The enclosures are powder painted in light grey, RAL 7035 or black, RAL 9005.

Each COMBIMET consists of an anodised 19” front panel with two front panel handles, two side panels, the top and base and a recessed removable rear panel. The top and base panels are fully perforated with ventilation slots and include a series of holes for fitting PCB mounting pillars, or the internal mounting plate kit (accessory).

All the fabricated parts are fitted with M4 earth studs for electrical continuity. Every model is supplied fully assembled. Prices start at £64.

METCASE offers a full customising service on the COMBIMET 19” rack cases with made-to-measure sizes, CNC punching, milling and drilling, silk-screen printing and much more, thus providing fully finished enclosures ready for fitting the electronic components.

More information on these enclosures can be found on the METCASE website: