Pentair has released Schroff subracks for shock and vibration resistance between 5 and 25g as part of its standard product portfolio. Subracks can sometimes be subjected to a wide variety of demands in terms of mechanical stability in certain applications — shock and vibration resistance for example. These subracks are commonly used in fields such as transport, railway, industrial (e.g., close to rotating machines), power stations, and defense technology.
In addition to various other industry standards, Pentair’s Schroff branded subracks product line is compliant with European standards IEC 61587-2 and EN 50155 Part 12.2.11, NFF 67012 and NFF 60002 for French railways, as well as BN 411002 and BN 411003 for the German rail system. Furthermore, the subracks are certified in accordance with MIL 167, MIL 810G, MIL 901D, and IEC 61587-2 (degree of severity DL3) for use in defense technology and applications.
All Pentair subracks for enhanced shock and vibration requirements feature self-locking assembly screws, special rounded corners and edges (e.g., on the 19" brackets) and an additional top cover lock for access protection. This also provides added safety and sound insulation. Additionally, the subracks can be equipped with guide rails for conduction-cooled assemblies.
In addition, many applications require an extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. Pentair is one of the first in the market to offer its worldwide customers an EMC (electromagnetically compatible) textile gasket that is resistant to a higher temperature range. Historically, stainless-steel gasketing has been used for EMC shielding requirements in high temperature applications. Compared to stainless-steel gaskets, textile gaskets are considerably cheaper and typically easier to use.
With designers and hardware developers in mind, the 3D CAD data for the subracks can be downloaded from the TraceParts online platform free of charge. Customers are able to access 32 different native CAD data formats, which can then be used directly in their own CAD application. If the user does not have a CAD system or CAD viewer, 3D perspectives of the products can also be downloaded as PDF files, either for user documentation or simply for visual reference. From the TraceParts platform, users can also request an instant quote on a selected product and request the products they are interested in from the Pentair download basket. Test reports for the Schroff subrack range can also be downloaded free of charge at http://www.schroff.co.uk/testreports.