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Vero’s stylish and elegant IBX enclosures are ideal for your next project

29 April 2022

Vero’s IBX enclosure family combines functionality, versatility and a clean modern style, giving any desktop or portable instrument an imposing, high-quality image and a strong presence.

The IBX range is moulded in ABS, flammability rating UL94-HB. IBX has a plan size of 275mm wide x 250mm deep, and is available in heights of 25, 50, 75 and 100mm. A tilt and swivel carry handle, rated at 20kg, can be fitted to the three larger sizes to create a portable enclosure. Two versions are available as standard: Type A is available in four heights and is fitted with plain side infills, Type B has pre-drilled fixings for the tilt/carry handle in the three larger sizes.

PCB mounting

Horizontal and vertical slots moulded into the side infill panels enable 6U 160 or 220mm deep Eurocards to be mounted horizontally into the enclosure; non-standard depth 6U wide PCBs can also be mounted vertically using the side infills on the standard subrack increment of 5.08mm. Multiple PCBs can be mounted in different positions to allow for component height requirements or else multiple boards can be mounted horizontally one above the other. The 50mm high unit has two slots, the 75mm one six and the 100mm high version has 11 slot positions.

Four self-adhesive PCB mounting pads are supplied to allow smaller PCBs to be positioned anywhere within the enclosure as required.

Front and rear panels

Three standard panel designs are available. 1.2mm anodised aluminium front and rear panels are captured between the top and base mouldings to give a clean uncluttered appearance; alternatively, traditional 3mm aluminium screw-on panels can be specified. Both types are available in plain or ventilated configurations. A sloping plastic front panel, again available in plain or ventilated versions, tilts the front face upwards to improve visibility for the user.

EMC and anti-microbial options

If EMC screening is required, Vero Technologies offers three alternative internal coatings that provide varying levels of attenuation at different price points to suit more than 95% of possible applications. For highly specialised applications, other coatings are available. 

For commercial requirements, the lowest cost 50-micron nickel coating provides attenuation of 50dB at 1GHz. 

The default coating is a 10- or 20-micron silver-coated copper particle coating, which typically attenuates by 78dB at 10GHz.

The highest attenuation is achieved using a 22.5-micron silver coating, which gives in excess of 80dB at 1.5GHz. It provides an effective shield against RFI and EMI and can act as a ground plane to protect against electrostatic discharge (ESD).

For medical instruments, IBX can be manufactured with a silver-based antimicrobial additive in the material, which provides an effective means of reducing bacteria by up to 99.99% for the active life of the product. The key feature is that the doping material is added to the raw ABS before the moulding process. As the additive becomes an integral part of the material, the efficacy of the protection does not diminish over time, giving far superior protection to external coatings that will inevitably degrade through normal wear and tear, routine cleaning and accidental damage. For aluminium front panels the antimicrobial material is added to the anodising process, achieving an equally effective reduction in bacterial growth.

Thermal management

If forced cooling is required, it is recommended that fans are mounted on the rear panel to draw cooling air into the IBX through a ventilated plain or sloped front panel.

Contact us

To discuss a specific requirement, call +44 1489 776931 or mail Visit to view our enclosure, development board, PCB pins and accessory product portfolios.

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