Program delivers customized front panel products

Pentair Technical Products' Schroff brand Front Panel Express service assists in accomplishing quick prototypes-to-production cycle time for CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and PMC form factors.


Pentair Technical Products has announced the Schroff brand Front Panel Express service, offering fast prototypes-to-production cycle time to help enclose board-level computers. Through the Front Panel Express program, 5 to 50 front panels modified with custom cut-outs, handles and silk screen are reportedly available in as few as 5 days.

The Schroff brand includes a broad range of front panel products for single-board computers to meet versatile application requirements, including AdvancedTCA front panels designed to system specifications and a new AdvancedTCA IEA handle that provides a snap-locking action when actuated. AdvancedMC front panels that include the next generation hot-swap latch and support Quad or Tri light pipe configurations are also available. Advanced customization services for all front panel product lines include cut-outs, screen printing and assembly services.

Products are available through Front Panel Express to support the following systems:

  • CompactPCI
  • VME
  • VME64x
  • AdvancedTCA
  • AdvancedMC
  • PMC

Features of Front Panel Express include:

  • Provides fast prototype-to-production cycle times
  • Includes a broad range of rugged front panel products
  • Offers versatile customization services, including cut-outs, screen printing and assembly
  • Provides local and global design and product support
  • Features design and engineering technical assistance (Pro-E, SDRC, AUTOCAD and SolidWorks)

Pentair Technical Products

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering,

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