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Single-board computer case
29 October 2014, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

Minipac from Schroff is a handy, small case which is as variable as customers’ requirements. It can mount on a wall, mounting plate or DIN rail and can even be used as a desktop enclosure.

In addition to being highly robust, it accommodates non-standardised and standardised printed circuit boards (PCB).

The enclosure offers protection up to IP40 with optimal heat dissipation through large aluminium surfaces. It is versatile in use as a single-board computer or COM module, for example in railway systems, test and measurement, data and network systems or industry.

Minipac can accept up to four standardised PCBs (160 x 100 mm) or up to eight boards (160 x 60 mm) in its rectangular profile, at a spacing of 2 HP; or various board sizes – 50, 60 or 65 mm wide – at a separation of 3 HP in its trapezoidal profile.

TLC Engineering Solutions, a South African company serving a broad range of industries including railway, mining, telecommunications, transportation and manufacturing, recently developed a mining application using a Minipac enclosure.

Marcel van Zijl, production manager at TLC, explains: ”Hothole Sensors are used on open-cast mines to monitor temperature variations inside blasting holes, prior to them being filled with explosives. Typically 10 to 20 of these sensors would send their temperature and geo-location data to one Hothole Replicator which connects to a laptop via the USB port. Here the data gets recorded and analysed over a period of time. As GSM transmission is not allowed in these areas, RF transmission between the units is used instead.”


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Tel: +27 11 608 3001
Fax: +27 11 608 1918
Email: sales@actum.co.za
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