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Tri-M Technologies, Inc. PC104 CT104 CAN-TAINER

PC/104 Enclosure/Chassis Designed For Hostile Environments

Takes 2 To 17 Boards, NEMA4 Sealed, Wide Range Of Endcaps

 
Tri-M Technologies, Inc. Can-Tainer
 
  • Standard 2", 4", 5", 6", 8", 10" and 12" sizes
  • Takes 2 to 17 PC/104 cards
  • Rugged anodized aluminium
  • Securely holds PC/104 modules
  • Wide range of I/O end caps
  • Custom endcaps available
  • Internal stack vibration mount
  • External isolating shock mount
  • NEMA4 sealed with endcap gasket



Datasheet/Manual:

Tri-M Can-Tainer datasheet in PDF format CT104 Can-Tainer Datasheet - PDF
Tri-M Can-Tainer datasheet in PDF format CT104 Can-Tainer Manual - PDF

 

Introduction

Tri-M's PC/104 Can-Tainer; is a new and unique design specifically intended to protect PC/104 electronics such as instrumentation, data collectors, remote terminals, SCADA packages or other solutions that operate in hostile environments. These enclosures accommodate any number of PC/104 modules, their cabling and peripherals, with maximum flexibility in a minimum amount of space. Surprisingly, these units are also priced to be used anywhere embedded electronics require a black box.

PC104 cards inside CanTainer chassisWhen deploying electronics in mobile or vehicle applications, vibration and G-forces can greatly reduce their life expectancy and reliability. The Can-Tainer; ensures the PC/104 modules receive maximum protection from vibration and G-forces. This is accomplished using Tri-M's dual system of isolating and absorbing rubber mountings. Internally, each corner of the PC/104 stack is held in place by a rubber corner system which isolates the PC/104 cards from the extruded aluminium enclosure as it absorbs high frequency vibration. Externally, the anodized aluminium enclosure mates with a thick rubber-mounting pad allowing Can-Tainer; to be attached to a bulkhead while it absorbs low frequency G-forces. The Can-Tainer; endcaps are available with and without I/O DB9 and DB25 holes. Custom endcaps with any combination of connector holes can be laser-cut to meet specific client requirements. The Can-Tainer; is NEMA rated when used with optional endcap gaskets and appropriate endcap and connectors. Each anodized aluminium endcap is securely attached to the housing with eight self-tapping, hex head machine screws.

Corner guide which secures PC104 card(s) safelyThe standard black anodized Can-Tainer; measures 5.4" x 6.0" (L x W) and comes in seven standard heights of 2", 4", 5", 6", 8", 10" or 12". The Can-Tainer; Kit includes one solid endcap with no I/O openings (Part # CTEC00), one I/O endcap with openings for four DB9s & two DB25s (Part # CTEC01), sixteen endcap screws, and one mounting kit. The mounting kit has two gaskets, four rubber corner guides, eight rubber corner stops, one tube CA glue and one external thick rubber anti-shock mounting pad. Tri-M will produce customized and OEM versions of the Can-Tainer; to meet the needs of the client of the application. Custom I/O endcaps can be ordered by modifying standard endcap drawings, available in DXF or PDF format. A wide variety of other accessories including mini-fan kit, cable kit &,vertical dividers are also offered. For further detailed information, please contact us. The PC/104 Can-Tainer; uses a corner rubber system to securely hold PC/104 modules. The unique shape of the rubber guides includes a 70° opening that clamps the corner of PC/104 modules. The rubber corner system slides easily into the Can-Tainer; case allowing for easy insertion and removal of PC/104 stacks. By gluing the rubber stops into the corner of each rubber guide, the PC/104 stack will be completely isolated in a vibration.

Different Endcaps

Many different endcaps are available - refer to products datasheet for more information and diagrams.

Custom Endcaps

Customers often have unique requirements for their I/O end caps. Therefore, we can produce customized and OEM versions of the CanTainer end caps to meet your exact requirements. Simply modify the standard end cap drawings below, available in PDF, DWG, and DXF, and email them back to us for a quotation.

PDF format of CanTainer end cap with no openings
DWG format of CanTainer end cap with no openings
DXF format of Can-Tainer end cap with no openings

PDF format of CanTainer end cap with openings
DWG format of CanTainer end cap with openings
DXF format of CanTainer end cap with openings

 

 
 

Specification

Shipping Weight:

2" Can-Tainer; Kit=930g
4" Can-Tainer; Kit=930g
5" Can-Tainer; Kit=1265g
6" Can-Tainer; Kit=1265g
8" Can-Tainer; Kit=2085g
10" Can-Tainer; Kit=2276g
12" Can-Tainer; Kit=2564g

Colour:

Black anodized aluminium
Black rubber

Material:

1/8" of extruded aluminium on the body
1/16" of aluminium for endcaps
absorbing parts are made from high density rubber

Number of PC/104 Modules:

Based on horizontal mounting in the PC/104 Can-Tainer;:
2" - fits 3 modules (limited room when 3 boards are fitted for connectors)
4" - fits 5 modules
5" - fits 6 modules
6" - fits 8 modules
8" - fits 11 modules
10" - fits 14 modules
12" - fits 17 modules

Calculating Height:

The first PC/104 module is 0.5" for the pass through pins 0.662" for the PCB and components on the top of the PC/104 module. Each additional PC/104 module installed on the PC/104 stack allows 0.662"

Custom I/O Endcaps:

It is available by marking up the DXF or PDF of the standard endcaps and returning them to Tri-M Technologies, Inc.

Custom Board Mounting:

PC/104 modules may be mounted horizontally (HM) or vertically (VM). In the HM method, the PC/104 modules are securely held by the rubber corners system. Accessory equipment, such as batteries and transmitters, may be attached to a PC/104-AL mounting plate and included in the PC/104 stack. For the VM method, the PC/104 stack is mounted to a vertical divider, CT6-VD00 or CT8-VD00. The vertical divider with the PC/104 stack installed is then slid into the vertical card slots in the Can-Tainer; case. Accessory equipment, such as batteries and transmitters, may be attached to the opposite side of the vertical divider

NEMA Rating:

NEMA rating of 4 when used with supplied gaskets (and suitable connectors)
IP and NEMA are similar enclosure ratings - NEMA4 is equivalent to IP66 according to most sources.

ROHS Status:

This product is lead free/ROHS compliant.


Ordering Details:

Board:

Can-Tainer kit
CT2-NC CanTainer body 2", corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps, no mounting pad
CT4-NC CanTainer body 4", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps
CT5-NC CanTainer body 5", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps
CT6-NC CanTainer body 6", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps
CT8-NC CanTainer body 8", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps
CT10-NC CanTainer body 10", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps
CT12-NC CanTainer body 12", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts bag, no endcaps

All include parts bags:
16x Endcap screws
1x Mounting Kit (2x CT-EC-Gaskets, 4x Corner Guides, 8x Corner rubber stops, 1x Anti-shock mounting pad*. 1 Tube CA glue)

Note that the CT2 kits do not come with the anti-shock mounting pad

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.

Accessories:

CT-EC00 Endcap - Solid
CT-EC01 Endcap - 3 x DB9 , 1 x DB power, 2 x DB25
CT-EC04 rev A Heavy Duty End Cap, solid
CT-EC04 rev B Heavy Duty End Cap, solid

CT-EC-Custom Custom punched endcaps with etching - New order (MOQ 10)
CT-EC-FL Solid Endcap flange mount
CT-FAN Mini Fan Kit, 12V @ 58 mA
CT-PARTS-KIT-4B 4x 5/16 flange nut, 4x 5/16 flange bolt, 2 x rubber gasket, 8 x rubber corner stops, 16 x endcap screws, 1 x superglue
CT-PARTS-KIT-6B 6x 5/16 flange nut, 6x 5/16 flange bolt, 2 x rubber gasket, 8 x rubber corner stops, 16 x endcap screws, 1 x superglue
CT6-VD00 Vertical Divider for CT6
CT8-VD00 Vertical Divider for CT8
CT10-VD00 Vertical Divider for CT10
CT12-VD00 Vertical Divider for CT12
MTG-BRK01-KIT Quick mounting bracket for CanTainer/VersaTainer/FlexTainer
PC/104-AL00 Solid PC/104 plate
RUB-CNR-BULK Bulk rubber, corner mount (per foot)
RUB-EBX-1.2 1.2" Mounting Plate Rubber
RUB-EBX-Bulk 12" Mounting Plate Rubber
RUB-GSKT-CT One CanTainer rubber gasket
RUB-MTG-BULK Bulk rubber, external mount (per foot)

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