Industrial Electronics

New universal 19 inch rack shelves added to METCASE’s rack accessories range

25 July 2022

New universal cantilever shelves from METCASE enable electronics equipment without built-in 19 inch fittings to be added to racks or cabinets quickly and easily.

The new 2U shelves are DIN 41494 and IEC 60297-3 compliant. They are ideal for a wide range of applications including networking and communications equipment, industrial computers, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments and industrial control.

Slots in the bottom of the C4 mild steel shelves aid in-rack ventilation. The shelves are finished in tough powder polyester paint in either anthracite (RAL 7016) or light gray (RAL 7035) as standard. There are two standard sizes 3.47 inches x 19.00 inches x 11.02 inches and 3.47 inches x 19.00 inches x 15.74 inches with custom sizes available on request.


The new shelves form part of METCASE’s range of accessories. They are an alternative to METCASE’s open-topped COMBIMET T aluminum 19 inch rack cases. Unlike the shelves, COMBIMET T has a front panel and a rear lip. It is available as standard in 2U and 3U heights (3.47 inches x 19.00 inches x 14.37 inches and 5.22 inches x 19.00 inches x 14.37 inches). The standard colors are light gray (RAL 7035) and black (RAL 9005).

METCASE’s accessory range now includes the 19 inch cantilever shelves, 19 inch mounting kits, a PCB mounting kit, PCB/panel fixing screws, PCB guides, mounting plates, front panels, chassis plates (METTEC 19 inch), wall-mounting kits (UNIDESK), an assembly tool (UNICASE) and a wide range of case feet (including tilt-leg versions).

All METCASE enclosures can be supplied fully customized. Services include bespoke sizes, custom front panels, CNC machining, fixings and inserts, painting/finishing and photo-quality digital printing of graphics, legends and logos.

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