CONFIGURED SYSTEM SOLUTION INTEGRATION
We Configure Virtually all the Industrial Rack Mount Systems We Ship
Chassis Plans is a recognized leader in configured turnkey
integrated industrial rackmount computer systems. We offer a broad line of Commercial
Off The Shelf (COTS) rack mount enclosures
and Long-Life Industrial Motherboards or Single Board Computers
Close working relationships with drive, video and I/O adapter
manufacturers allows our experienced Sales Engineers to define
an industrial computer system exactly tailored to your unique application requirements.
Close attention to detail, unexcelled custom
experience, strict revision control and
material obsolescence management means trouble free program
management for long life platform stability and product support.
Chassis Plans' Systems are Engineered to Perform!
We offer the Rugged Enterprise AE
product line as a series of fully qualified and configured long life off-the-shelf systems.
- Clarify the application and environment
- Select an enclosure product
- Select the appropriate motherboard or Single Board
Computer / Backplane
- Select the right power supply
- Select appropriate drives
- Define and select other I/O (video, communications,
- Specify operating system and application software
- Define environmental and safety certifications
Dual XPT SBC in Split Backplane,
Redundant Power, 6U Enclosure
for Military Surveillance Application
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Each customer's application is unique in requirements and
environment. We build systems exactly tailored to your needs
to solve your problems. That is why you won't find a list
of pre-configured systems, motherboards, etc., on our site.
experienced technicians working in an ESD free environment
assures our customers their systems will work out of the box
and provide trouble free operation. Today's systems are highly
complex with potential component incompatibilities, drive
and raid issues, cooling and power requirements, and operating
system subtleties. Having integrated thousands of these types
of systems means Chassis Plans' technicians have previously
solved these issues and can quickly deliver you a system tailored
to your exact requirements.
- Our experienced
Sales Engineers work closely with the customer to help define
the desired system based on required functionality, cost,
form factor, and performance. An intimate knowledge of the
industrial computer market allows the Sales Engineering Team
to narrow down the product selection to a system definition
that will work and exactly meet customer expectations.
Plans offers a wide variety of proprietary products but we
don't claim to have 100% product saturation. The Sales Engineer
knows what products are available from what sources, what
works with what, and what products are supported by the required
operating system. The final system definition will then comprise
an optimal mix of Chassis Plans' products with other manufacturer's
third party components.
- Often customer requirements cannot be met by
an off-the-shelf product. Chassis Plans has extensive experience
in Custom Product Design
and manufacturing for a wide variety of industrial and rackmount
products including: rackmount chassis, LCD displays and keyboards,
single board computers, backplanes, analog and digital I/O
Procurement and Stocking
Plans will source, purchase, receive, inspect, and stock required
third party components. In addition, we can receive and segregate
customer supplied material.
- Chassis Plans has implemented a comprehensive
static control program to prevent component damage. All company
employeesundergo training in the control and prevention of
static damage. The floor in the integration area is painted
with Desco Statguard conductive paint and is regularly maintained
with Statguard Dissipative Floor Finish. The Integration Department
work areas are delineated by floor tape and hanging signs.
The work benches are metal and connected to earth ground.
The work surfaces are ESD conductive material grounded to
the benches. Everybody entering the integration area must
wear a blue conductive smock. Anybody working on any system
is plugged into the bench ground. The smocks and ground straps
are checked twice per day for effectiveness. The entire system
including floor impedance is regularly verified by a third
party for compliance with established antistatic standards.
All components remain in factory packaging in the inventory
area and are never unpacked or handled except at an approved
antistatic station. Carts in the integration area are equipped
with drag chains and all surfaces are conductive and grounded.
- Our highly experienced
Integration Team, working from a computer generated work order
system, assembles your specified components into a neatly
organized and reliable system. Component placement is per
the System Definition Folder that travels with each order.
Plug-in boards are placed for optimum system operation, cooling,
and cable routing. Optimum processor heat sinks are selected
to assure the lowest processor temperature. Cables are nicely
finished both to protect the components and to minimize impact
on cooling flow. As required, additional cable and connector
retention can be applied for high vibration environments.
The operating system is installed, configured and optimized.
As required, system specific drivers are installed and updated.
- The hallmark of a professional integration
department is shipment-to-shipment consistency. Chassis Plans
utilizes extensive system integration documentation to assure
the 500th system is exactly identical to the first. There
is no 'tribal knowledge' involved in how a system is put together
and it does not matter which Integration Technician is assigned
to any particular project. The documentation includes both
text and photographic instructions, component placement, wiring,
component issues, software issues and BIOS details. You are
invited to download a typical Integration
(3.2M PDF) for review.
- Each system is
burned in and tested using Microscope
2000 and PC
Doctor Factory test software to assure full system functionality.
Board specific test software is used as required. Test results
along with serial numbers are recorded and documented for
full tracability. Extended burn-in is available per customer
specification. Thermal cycling and extended high temperature
burn-in is available as required for specific high-rel military
contracts. Additional testing including milspec, shock and
vibration, heat, cold, humidity, dust, etc., is available
- The order is checked
for completeness and packaged in high quality boxes with product
specific foam for protection. As required or justified, shipments
can be palletized for additional protection. We can use any
shipping carrier or freight service as specified by the customer.
- As required, Chassis Plans can provide
complete system certification services for national and international
emissions, safety standards, shock, vibration, environmental
including, but not limited to:
- Safety: UL 1950 / CSA C22.2-950 / IEC 60950 / EN 60950
- Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, ICES-003 (Canada),
EN 55022 / CISPR 22, EN 61000-3-2 - Harmonics, EN 61000-3-3
- Immunity: EN 55024 / CISPR 24, IEC 61000-4-2 - ESD, IEC
61000-4-3 - Radiated RF, IEC 61000-4-4 - EFT, IEC 61000-4-5
- Surge, IEC 61000-4-6 - RF Conducted, IEC 61000-4-11 -
Voltage dips, interrupts & variations
- NEBS: Levels 1, 2 or 3
- Certification Marks: UL, C-UL, CE, and NEBS.
- Mil-spec including 810E (environmental), 901 (shock) and