i would like to know if there is any real standard 1U enclosure sample design available.
A standard 1U power supply unit (for example MeanWell IPC-200) is 40mm high but the available vertical space in your example 1U design based on the 42mm side is much less.
Does anyone have a sample file of how to build a standard server case based on the given options?
Posted By: Arnaud Darmont on Sep 28, 2010 06:06PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding our enclosures.
I can upload a zip file with the panels to make your 1U enclosure, I just need the depth of the enclosure and the width of the enclosure (not the front panel width).
As far as fitting the MeanWell IPC-200 into an enclosure using Side Profile 1, I only see a few good options.
One would be to mount the power supply either to the top or bottom panel, then place a cutout on the opposite panel to allow the power supply to pass through that panel and be flush with the outside of that panel.
I see this as a possible benefit to cooling, as one portion of the power supply would be allowed to dissipate its heat outside of the actual enclosure.
Another option would be to place cutouts on both panels, then use separate 1mm panels as cover panels for the top/bottom of the power supply, through bolting the cover panels to the top and bottom of the enclosure.
Lastly, you could mill a couple of 1.2mm deep cavities into the back sides of the top and bottom panels, creating 40mm of height in the inside of the enclosure. This method would have the added benefit of nicely clamping the power supply inside the enclosure, and the milled away surfaces would provide better than normal grounding between the case and the power supply.
I apologize for the length of this post, let me know if anything needs to be clarified.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 28, 2010 08:25PMReply
Can you do chrome plating? If not, do you plan on providing this in a future?
Posted By: Abel Korzeniowski on Sep 22, 2010 01:52AM Category: Production
Thank you for contacting us about our material finishes.
We do not currently offer chrome plating, and it is something that we are very unlikely to offer in the future.
The best method to obtain such a finish would be to smooth out and polish your aluminum sheet, then clear coat it to prevent oxidation and preserve the finish.
Alternatively, you could take the plate and have it powder coated to look like chrome.
Lastly, there are metal finishing business able to chrome plate aluminum, though I believe it is somewhat uncommon.
I hope this information has been helpful for you.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 22, 2010 08:16PMReply
Thank you Paul.
Posted By: Sugar Free on Sep 24, 2010 08:52AMReply
Should the width of the side panels be the same as the cover panels?
I ask because in the templates the cover width,(top+bottom) is 85.80mm and the side panel width,(front+back) is 100mm
Using profile2 for the enclosure templates.
I need to adjust the top+bottom width to 70.mm
So should I adjust the front+back panels width to 70mm?
Or should it be 84.2mm? to make up the 14.2mm difference?
Posted By: Ray Sleeper on Sep 18, 2010 08:14AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding out Side Profile extrusions.
The cover panels should be 14.2mm narrower than the side panels. This is consistent with the dimensions found in the template.
I would always start by drawing the side panels to the dimensions you need, then reduce the cover panels accordingly.
Since you would like the top and bottom (cover panels) to be 70mm wide, you are correct in your calculation that you will want the front and back (side panels) to be 84.2mm.
Designing the first enclosure is always the toughest, let us know if we can be of any additional assistance.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 20, 2010 06:22PMReply
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 20, 2010 07:19PMReply
Thats kinda what I figured, just wanted to be sure.
Posted By: Ray Sleeper on Sep 21, 2010 09:50PMReply
I am trying to build a rack mount enclosure that is about 20 inches long and I am working on the front panel now. How do I make the side and back panels to fit without using a template because none of the templates fit the size that I need?
Posted By: Emily Gidcumb on Aug 30, 2010 08:44PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is possible to incorporate a logo in JPG format to the designs of my panels?
Posted By: Josep Lopez on Aug 22, 2010 11:35PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is indeed possible to add logos in Front Panel Designer, but they must be converted into vector-based files.
Here is a reasonable online tutorial for converting pixel based images to plt vector files that can be directly imported.
This document is a useful supplement if you intend to follow the directions above:
Of course, you are more than welcome to e-mail us your logo file, and we can let you know the associated costs of having us convert it for you.
Many thanks for your inquiry.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 23, 2010 08:56PMReply
In previous version, it was possible to set the default location for saved files. I'd like to see this back.
Also the Recent Files header is a bit sloppy. Why not put recently opened files directly at the bottom like most other software.
Posted By: Dan Santoni on Aug 17, 2010 01:22PM Category: Whishes
Thank you for the feedback concerning our software. I will forward your comments along to our software engineers.
I would mention, however, that the intention of the modifications to the "Recent Files" menu selection was intended to allow for a longer history of opened files without making the "File" drop down menu super long.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 18, 2010 07:29PMReply
I can understand why the Recent Files was done the way it is. However, it is more unwieldy than just having them visible. A limit could also be set by the user.
Posted By: Dan Santoni on Aug 18, 2010 09:30PMReply