Transit Case and Rack System Integration


Chassis Plans excels at "relational" business. Our principle goal is Complete Customer Satisfaction - Your Satisfaction. It is a simple and often stated fact; satisfied customers are the lifeline of any business.

We are not a "component reseller". We work closely with customers to provide solutions tailored exactly to their industrial computing requirements. These solutions can range from simple COTS rackmount enclosures to turnkey integrated systems to a custom system designed exclusively for a particular customer. Using our broad selection of high quality components, we can always configure systems that fit particular requirements. For many customers, the only solution involves custom design, either for a chassis, backplane, or integrated electronics.

The Chassis Plans Capability Brochure is a good place to get a complete overview of Company skill sets.

Fast 100 Chassis PlansInc 500Chassis Plans has been ranked #4 among the top 100 fastest growing private companies in San Diego County by the San Diego Business Journal. In addition to the Company's ranking, Chassis Plans also secured the top position as the County's fastest growing technology and/or manufacturing company. In addition, Chassis Plans is ranked 151 on the Inc. 500 List and first in the category of Computer and Electronics. Chassis Plans was also the only computer hardware company to be included in the New California 100 list. These prestigious awards validate Chassis Plans unequaled engineering, quality, and support.

Chassis Plans is an ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of industrial computer enclosures, rackmount keyboards and LCD display monitors, single board computers, active / passive backplanes, analog and digital I/O cards and integrated systems for leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) and Value Added Resellers in the military, industrial control and automation industries. Chassis Plans is based in San Diego, California and is a General Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance.

Chassis Plans was founded in 1997 and is managed by the same team that previously founded Industrial Computer Source in 1985 and grew that company to $100M in sales. The Company was originally founded to provide design services to clients looking for local manufacturing of high quality industrial enclosures and systems. To answer customer requirements for turnkey systems, Chassis Plans expanded operations to satisfy this demand.

Chassis Plans provides concept, design, prototyping, production, integration, and certification into one unique turnkey solution. Some examples of existing markets include Oil Refining, Automation Control, Internet Infrastructure, Computer Telephony, Government, Military and Banking.

Industrial ComputerChassis Plans has developed a wide range of standard and custom products, from PC-based ruggedized Arcade PCs to MIL-STD applications. From the engineering team to the account executives, the Chassis Plans staff prides itself on quality and integrity. The Company's focus is manufacturing medium to large run custom industrial computer systems. Chassis Plans is pleased to provides a single source solution for custom chassis design, quality fabrication, and system integration / project management. Our unique team can provide you with turnkey solutions for custom and semi-custom industrial chassis systems.

In 2006, we cemented our Partner Enabled Solutions Program to provide multi-discipline problem solving by formally enlisting complementary company skill sets to the benefit of our customers. Members are Access I/O Products, Chassis Plans, DreamHammer, FSK Technology Services, Integrated Consultants, The Marlin Alliance and Trenton Technology.

With over 25 years of combined experience in industrial computer design, manufacturing, and agency certification, no project will present difficulties not previously resolved. We are experienced and conversant in the following subjects:

  • SAIC Belcore NEBS compliant Central Office platforms
  • European CE compliance
  • Military applications
  • Airborne applications
  • Highly ruggedized platforms for oil and gas exploration
  • Computer telephony
  • Fault tolerant platforms
  • Multi-CPU systems
  • Medical systems per UL544
  • Power supply designs and issues
  • Mil-specs
  • Extreme environments for temperature, shock and vibration
  • All aspects of agency approvals
  • Manufacturing systems
  • System issues for CPU and backplane design and selection
  • I/O card application and support
  • I/O card design and manufacturing

Go to our Custom Showcase for several examples of previous custom design work. We can package a PC for any environment. Several Sun compatible chassis are also available.

Our dedicated team can provide system definition, component sourcing, system integration, and agency and environmental testing. We can provide off-the-shelf solutions for simple applications. In addition, with the engineering services provided by Chassis Plans, We also have the ability to source highly customer specific solutions, both semi-custom and clean paper designs.

If you have a requirement for a high quality custom or semi-custom industrial solution, call one of our Sales Engineers at 858-571-4330 or email so we can discuss your requirement giving us the opportunity to fully explain the advantages of having a system custom manufactured.

If you are buying any quantity of chassis that is discontinued or are having supplier issues we can provide a custom package to allow you to have an identical chassis manufactured for your current and future needs.

What we will do for you is translate your ideas and system requirements from prototype to production. We can provide you with a quality custom chassis produced and integrated to your specification. This is hard to explain in print so please call if you are using any quantity of chassis and we'll explain the process.