Custom Rack Mount Enclosures
Whether you need just rack mount enclosures or an integrated system, EEi is organized for high-mix of system designs and manufacturing.
Over the decades we have found that the vast majority of rack mount enclosures can fall into 12 categories – with a few exceptions. We have designed and documented these dozen approaches – each having their own niche. When we’re engaged to develop your next electromechanical system, many times we can start with one of the 12; stretch & tweak it to size, add interior requirements, modules, FRUs, etc. and finalize front/rear appearance. We finish ahead of the game, ready for a CDR and then complete enclosure fabrication and wire harness construction.
EEi manufactures your distinctively engineered system and delivers it tested, on time and with world-class quality. Even our prototypes look like prefect production.
When to Engage EEi
Of course we’d say “At the onset of your program” and with four very good reasons.
- Thermal: Before you begin your PCB design, we can review the proposed overall system architecture and recommend placement and board side of major heat dissipators for best performance of heat removal. At the same time, these recommendations may include improvements to your overall electromechanical system architecture for further increased heat removal, improved reliability and reduced production costs.
- EMC: Connector placement recommendations by connector manufacturers are often incorrect for proper shield grounding to chassis. Again, before you begin your PCB design, we’ll make certain that doesn’t occur.
- Product Appearance and Human Factors: By working with your PCB designer at the onset we can help in positioning I/O connectors, LEDs, etc., so that there is adequate space for front/rear panel legends, readability, font size printability, hand access and branding.
- Cost and Schedule: Early collaborating with your PCB designers allows both your designers and our electromechanical design team to work concurrently and manufacture your rack mount enclosure and supporting components, harnesses, etc., while the PCB is being fabricated, stuffed and tested.
When you engage EEi for an early collaborative effort, it eliminates the potential necessity for additional parts and labor that could have been otherwise avoided.
If you are already well into the design give us a call now. We’ll be happy to work with your team beginning at whatever stage you are in.