Southco is launching a new family of inject/eject mechanisms for circuit boards to satisfy the specifications of CompactPCI (cPCI) applications with ergonomic operation. A broad, easy-to-grasp handle design provides ample grip while a release action with a low operating force is easy to use. As the cPCI circuit board is inserted into the backplane connector, the inject/eject handles engage with the mounting rail to ensure a positive connection.
This new faceplate mounting hardware includes designs for both upper and lower inject/eject handles. The operating button on each ejector is easily accessible, yet protected to prevent accidental operation. An optional microswitch, to signal board insertion and hot-swap extraction, is triggered by the release mechanism prior to any handle rotation.
Compatible with all common cPCI board sizes typically used in telecom, industrial and military embedded computing applications - 3U, 6U and 9U - these inject/eject mechanisms are fully RoHS-compliant. They are supported by a variety of accessories - including press-in and snap-in ferrules, retention screws, PCB mounting blocks and microswitch assemblies - and complement a broad line of Southco inject/eject mechanism options.
For more information, visit www.southco.com/product/class.aspx?cid=7617.