Hylec-APL has launched a push-together range of PCB housing modules called DIME. The open front system provides DIN rail support for PCBs between 20 and 177.5mm in length, with longer lengths possible by adding additional base mounting elements. The system suits all DIN rails and is useful for fitting PCBs inside metal cabinets.
There are several modules in the DIME range including BE base sections, SEF end sections with feet (DIN Clips) and FS foot elements, to be clipped to SE and BE Sections.
The number of parts required to mount a PCB depends on the PCB’s length, with a table on Hylec’s website detailing this. The push fit extrusion offers a convenient solution for interlocking modules to create custom sizes versus buying long lengths of extrusion and cutting to length, saving shipping difficulties and additional cutting processes.
The DIME modules offer a robust design manufactured from flame-retardant polyamide 6.6 UL94-V0.