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Tri-M CanTainer - Rugged PC/104 Enclosure/Chassis For Hostile Environments

Takes 2 to 17 Boards, NEMA4 Sealed, Wide Range of Endcaps

Tri-M CanTainer - Rugged PC/104 Enclosure/Chassis For Hostile Environments
Key Features
Rugged PC/104 Enclosure/Chassis
Easy assembly - no cables required
Pretapped holes for clean assembly
Standard 2", 4", 5", 6", 8", 10" and 12" sizes
Securely holds PC/104 modules
Internal and external vibration isolation
-40°C to +85°C temperature operation
Datasheet/Manual
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Introduction

The CanTainer is a rugged PC/104 enclosure system constructed of .125" aluminum and designed for hostile and mobile environments. It features a dual system of shock and vibration isolation: The PC/104 modules are mounted axially in the enclosure with four internal rubber corner rails to absorb high-frequency vibrations, while the entire enclosure is mounted on the host platform with a thick rubber pad which absorbs low-frequency G-forces. The rubber pad may be removed for optional mounting solutions such as hard mounting, flange endcap, or fluidic mount assembly.

The CanTainer enclosure cross section measures 6.00" wide by 5.45" high (not including mounting pad) and is designed to mount PC/104 boards axially along the entire length of the enclosure body. The enclosure is available in standard lengths from 2" and 12" with custom lengths up to 48".

To mount non PC/104 boards or items such as hard drives that are larger than 3.550" x 3.775", there is an optional septum plate. These install vertically into rails that run the length of the enclosure. For smaller items, an optional PC/104-size aluminum plate allows for direct mounting in the PC/104 stack. Each CanTainer is available as a kit with mounting accessories. Blank and pre-designed endcaps are available separately, or the customer may design their own cutouts using one of our CanTainer endcap templates. These rugged enclosures have been protecting PC104 systems all over the world in the harshest environments the mining, transportation, military, and aerospace industries have to offer.

Advantages

  • The CT104 CanTainer is a rugged anodized aluminum PC/104 enclosure designed for harsh environments.
  • With an isolating shock mount and an internal stack vibration mount, the CT104 provides maximum protection from high frequency vibrations and low frequency G-forces.
  • Internal rubber corners guides allow for easy insertion of PC/104 modules.
  • Custom sizes and end caps available.
  • Standard 2", 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" sizes
  • Dual system of isolating and absorbing shock
  • Corner guides, rubber stops, glue, end cap screws
  • Protects and enhances the reliability of PC/104 components

Custom Endcaps For The Can-Tainer

Tri-M understand that their customers have different needs for the I/O endcaps. Therefore, they will produce customized and OEM versions of the Can-Tainer to meet your application. Simply modify the standard endcap drawings below, available in PDF, DWG, and DXF, and send it back to us.

Endcaps With No Openings

Endcaps With 4x DB9 and 2x DB25

Specification

Enclosure Specifications

GeneralAnodized aluminum enclosure with rubber isolating shock mount and internal stack vibration mount
Black anodized aluminium
Black rubber
CapacityBased 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
Mechanical1/8" of extruded aluminium on the body
1/16" of aluminium for endcaps
Absorbing parts are made from high density rubber
Custom I/O endcaps possible (MOQ applies)

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
IP/NMEANEMA 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.

General

Mechanical5.4" x 6.0" x length.
Available in 2", 4", 6", 8", 10" or 12" lengths
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40°C to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
Weight2" 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
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

Board CT2-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 2", corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps, no mounting pad

CT4-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 4", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps

CT6-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 6", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps

CT8-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 8", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps

CT10-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 10", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps

CT12-NC
CanTainer Kit, Extrusion length 12", rubber shock mount pad, corner guide rails, parts kit, no endcaps
Accessories CT-CABLE 3 x DB9 , 1 x DB power, 2 x DB25
CT-EC-Custom Custom punched endcaps with etching - New order (MOQ 10)
CT-EC00 Endcap - Solid
CT-EC01 Endcap - 3 x DB9 , 1 x DB power, 2 x DB25
CT-FAN-PBF 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-GSKT-CT2 One CanTainer rubber gasket
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