Extension Module and Curved Covers for DIN Rail Enclosures from Camden Electronics

(PRWEB) August 15, 2005

Camden Electronics has introduced a new extended height module and curved cover options for its range of DIN rail mounting enclosures.


The new extension module adds 15mm to the height of the original enclosure and enables two additional PCBs to be mounted horizontally. It simply snap fits to the top of existing enclosures enabling additional space to accommodate larger components and sub-assemblies where necessary. Like the original enclosures, the new extension module is moulded from Lexan polycarbonate to ensure the finished moulding fully meets UL94V0 flame retardancy ratings.


The new curved covers are designed to provide improved aesthetic appeal for the enclosures and offer an enhanced look that allows customers to deliver their systems in housings that appear to be custom designed rather than a standard box from any supplier. They are available in solid grey, clear, red transparent and smoky grey transparent. The design allows the hinged lid to be locked in the opened position so adjustments can be made to circuits within the enclosure without having to hold the cover.


Like their flat counterparts, the new curved covers can be supplied with or without a small hole that enables units to be sealed with wire, preventing unauthorised tampering with circuitry.


Camden’s UK-manufactured snap-fit DIN rail enclosures sport a wide variety of features allowing users to produce housings to meet almost any conceivable requirement.


Unlike competitive products, Camden’s patented DIN rail mounting enclosures are fully UL94V0 flame retardant as they are moulded in polycarbonate instead of Noryl and other lower grade materials. Seven versions are available offering lengths of 17.5, 36, 53, 71, 89, 106 and 160mm all 90mm wide.


Offering greater versatility, Camden’s design features PCB guides to ensure boards are held in place firmly and moulded screw holes in the base to facilitate mounting of PCBs with heavier components such as relays or transformers. Up to three PCBs can be mounted horizontally while there are four mounting positions for vertical boards. The extension module adds two further horizontal positions.


The enclosure base is fully sealed with none of the holes that are found on competing products avoiding the need for any insulating pads and reducing assembly costs for users. The design of the enclosure is such that all tabs on the body have been eliminated to avoid small lugs that might break off.


Standard colour is grey (RAL 7035) although Camden can supply mouldings in black, green, red or blue for volume orders. In addition, the company can incorporate ventilation slots in its tooling for volume customers to avoid the need for machining by the end user. Besides reducing costs for the end user this facility also results in a stronger moulding compared to a similar enclosure with machined ventilation slots.


The new curved covers complement the original range of standard snap-in panel covers available in grey, transparent red or clear. Enclosures can optionally be supplied with a moulded top panel that can be screen printed also enabling transparent red or clear snap-in panels to be mounted with a label underneath for example.


Additional special features include snap-on terminal covers to IP20 finger protection with perforated screwdriver and wire entry holes and tabs as standard and spring loaded DIN rail clips that can be snapped open to allow chassis/surface mounting. Camden can also supply an optional adaptor for G-rail mounting. Terminal covers, snap-in panels and curved covers can also be provided to customer specifications for volume orders. Other optional special features include alternative black higher rated RTI material and EMC shielded metallic coated boxes.


Camden Electronics Ltd., based at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, is a leading manufacturer & supplier of PCB terminal blocks, fuses & fuseholders, sealed lead acid batteries, LEDs, miniature switches, interface modules, enclosures, IC & PLCC sockets and relay bases for the electronics, telecommunications, lighting, and electrical industries. The company has ISO 9002 accreditation and exports a significant proportion of its production to Europe and the Far East.


Information from Camden Electronics Ltd., 15 Porters Wood, Valley Road Industrial Estate, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PQ, England. Tel.: +44 (0)1727 864437 Fax: +44 (0)1727 855400.


Web site: http://www.camdenelec.com


Press information from: Tim Jennings, Marshall Jennings PR Ltd, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, England. Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288 Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388.


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