The Can-Tainer is a rugged PC/104 enclosure system constructed of .125″ aluminum and designed for hostile and mobile environments. It features a dual system of shock and vibration isolation: The PC/104 modules are mounted axially in the enclosure with four internal rubber corner rails to absorb high-frequency vibrations, while the entire enclosure is mounted on the host platform with a thick rubber pad which absorbs low-frequency G-forces. The rubber pad is optional and may be removed.
To mount boards or items such as hard drives that are larger than 3.550″ x 3.775″, use the optional CTn-VD00 mounting plates. These install into rails that run the length of the enclosure. For smaller items, an optional PC/104-size aluminum plate, CT-AL00, enables you to mount accessories directly onto the PC/104 stack.
An optional fan kit (CT-FAN) provides forced air cooling. To provide air flow through the Can-Tainer, drill intake holes at the point where the fan is mounted and exhaust holes at one additional location (usually at one end cap). For a sealed environment with only conduction cooling, the fan may be mounted offset from the enclosure wall using custom hardware.
Each Can-Tainer comes with one blank end cap and one end cap with preformed cutouts for 4x DB9 and 2x DB25 connectors. Additional predesigned end caps are available, or you may design your own using the blank end cap.
The Can-Tainer cross section measures 6.00″ wide by 5.45″ high (not including mounting pad). It is available in five standard lengths of 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, and 12″ (order no. CT-n where n = length in inches). To calculate the height of your PC/104 stack, refer to the table below. To compute the length of the Can-Tainer you need, add appropriate room at each end for any cabling. Usually about 1″ of additional room is needed at any end that will have one or two cables, up to 2″ for more cables, depending on how the cables are routed inside the enclosure.