19" Rackmount Chassis Platforms for a wide range of cabinet based applications.
Field Deployable Chassis Platforms designed for use in the harshest environments and MIL-rugged applications.
Test and Development Chassis Platforms designed for lab use, product development, or demonstration applications.
Enclosures that provide a versatile packaging solution for industrial, rackmount applications.
Elma Electronic offers a comprehensive portfolio of AdvancedTCA backplanes, chassis, embedded computing products and handles.
Elma offers excellent craftsmanship, reliable products and cost-effective prices.
Elma offers standard systems for physics applications that can handle even extreme peak loads.
Elma Electronic is the leader in VPX (VITA 46) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) products.
Our goal is to ensure that every VME or VITA-based product we manufacture fulfills or exceeds the standards.
VXS (VITA 41.x) adds a high-speed MultiGig connector over P0 of a VME64x backplane for serial data traffic.
Elma's Development Platforms are integrated chassis level embedded computing systems which may also include your choice of I/O and storage plus operating system and device drivers.
Elma's Industrial Computing products are based on the Intel processors, providing excellent computing performance and outstanding power conservation.
Elma leverages proven embedded computing technologies to create the ideal platform for your project's needs.
Cisco certified rugged, mobile routing and switching plus the packaging and integration know how of Elma Electronic.
Our Gateway products are designed to bring intelligence and secure connectivity to the network edge for managed Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints.
Elma offers a variety of Panel PCs and Displays.
AppliPaks are fully integrated, custom configured board level embedded computing board sets combining a VPX, VME or cPCI single board computer with your choice of storage and or I/O mezzanine cards, operating systems and device drivers.
Elma offers the most complete line of storage modules in the embedded computing industry.
At the heart of every system is the single board computer.
Think FPGA – think flexibility. Whether it’s high speed parallel signal processing you’re tackling or you’re implementing legacy bus support on the latest CPU platform, Elma has the FPGA solution you need.
Elma's line of adapters and carriers add versatility to any system design and help minimize form factor incompatibility.
Field proven and ready for service, Ethernet switches and Layer 3 routing engines from Elma have the track record in critical applications you can rely on.
Easily customizing your system with the exact I/O you need is a crucial step which can be addressed quickly and cost effectively using one of Elma's wide range of I/O communication products.
Elma has developed a comprehensive offering of products and capabilities to support the I/O needs of the application.
Includes voltage, system, and shelf monitoring and management boards.
Design and functional verification is essential to the successful launch of an Embedded Computing System.
Power and Cooling are critical elements effecting the performance and operational life of an embedded computer.
Elma offers a variety of Mounting Accessories.
Many different models, including touchscreen panels for direct entry of operator commands, are also available.
Elma's routers are designed specifically for the harsh, rugged environments often found in the energy, defense and utility industries.
Elma Electronic provides Integrated Rack Level Systems featuring Dell, Cisco, Themis and other rack mount products installed, cabled, tested, integrated and ruggedized to suit your requirements.
Elma Electronic is the industry expert in high-performance backplanes.
The SureLock is a multi-segment, extruded aluminum, card retaining device that secures printed circuit boards in place when mounted directly to the board and slid into a channel in the cold plate.
Elma offers a comprehensive range of AdvancedTCA backplanes.
Elma has the most extensive lines of CPCI backplanes in the industry.
CompactPCI is embarking upon a new era with the new CompactPCI Serial technology.
All Elma MicroTCA backplanes are compliant to the MicroTCA.0 Specification Rev 1.0.
AXIe is an open system modular instrumentation standard based on AdvancedTCA which delivers high performance instrumentation for various industries such as aerospace, physics, semiconductor test.
The 3U CompactPCI Express backplane comes in four slots. Versions in PXI Express are also available.
VITA 31.1 defines a pinout and interconnection methodology for implementing a 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet switched network on a VME64x backplane.
PXIe defines cPCIe for Instrumentation adding additional enhancements, with the same form factor as cPCIe. PXIe adds additional signals and chassis requirements just like VXI adds to VME.
Compliant to the PICMG 2.17 specification for StarFabric switched fabric. These backplanes standardly come in Low Profile format.
The VME320 backplane offers true 320 Mbytes/sec. bandwidth. In the VME320, a signal is driven from slot 1, goes to the middle slot and then radiates out to all other slots.
All Elma Electronic VME backplanes are designed to maximize performance, minimize noise, and to give the customer the most reliable, cost-effective product possible.
The Elma Electronic VME64x backplane series is designed to fully comply with the ANSI/VITA VME extension standard.
The VXS technology (VITA 41.x - VMEbus Switched Serial) represents an extension of the VME family.
Elma has developed various VPX and OpenVPX configurations with and without legacy VME64x slots.
Elma Electronic offers Contract Assembly and Build-to-Print services for various boards, adapters, monitors, and system accessories.
Elma Electronic has been an innovator in high-speed and switched fabric backplanes and continues to develop custom solutions for OpenVPX, VXS, AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI and more.
Carrier cards allow designer to expand system capabilities by way of a card that “carries” another module into the system.
Elma Electronic has developed custom RTMs for various architectures, including VPX, ATCA, VME64x, and more.
Elma Electronic has extensive experience in a wide range of rigid flex backplanes. We accurately account for shrinking/material movement of the material and apply techniques to prevent undue stress: teardrops, I-Beaming, material removal, etc.
Elma Electronic offers a VPX cabling system both deployed applications and test environments. Customized versions of the cable header shrouds can be designed for VXS systems.
The Elma Electronic form factor extenders come in VME and VME64x designs and various lengths.
The Elma Electronic load boards are available in cPCI, VPX, VME, VME64x, and AMC (MicroTCA) designs. The test cards aid in verifying the enclosure meet the power requirements and in locating hot spots.
The Power Interface Boards are separate boards for the power section of the backplane. They are used to facilitate pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors.
Extender boards in VPX, VME64x, VME, cPCI, ATCA, VXS, MTCA, and VXI architectures.
Application Ready Platforms save you time and money by providing the foundational hardware and integrated system software that enable fast application development.
Chassis Platforms based on proven, modular design concepts that provide ideal solutions for applications ranging from: 19" Rack, Test & Development, to Deployed environments.
Your application demands best in class products from one supplier. Elma offers embedded computing board level products, including single board computers, mass storage, Ethernet and PCIe switches, FPGAs and custom I/O solutions.
When dust or moisture ingress is a problem, then Optima's F series cabinet is the solution.
Military and Seismic environments require proven performance.
Optima’s M series MILSPEC Cabinet System is a unique modular construction designed to exceed military standards and can adapt to the equipment-mounting and protection needs of virtually any electronic system.
Optima’s standard industrial cabinet enclosure offering , the RA and RC are designed to exceed the industry standards for test instrumentation, industrial controls & electronic applications.
For sensitive applications requiring EMC protection, Optima offers the SA and SC series of modular cabinets.
Optima Stantron offers a wide variety of air conditioners, blowers, fans, and other cooling accessories.
Management of cables has been and will continue to be a key aspect in the integration and population of 19” racks and cabinets.
We offer a wide array of drawer, shelf, filler panel and writing surface options are available for your Optima Stantron products.
A variety of general hardware accessories are available including screw kits, cage nut kits, clip nuts, cable hangers, cable ties, etc.
A full range of power options ares available including duplex, individual and isolated grounded power strips that increase versatility in the design and integration of Optima-Stantron rack systems.
Optima Desk Systems are part of a unique packaging system designed to provide your industrial control or laboratory environment with an integrated look.
The Frontier Console is a fully functional console system available in two widths: 22" and 27" (19" and 24" rack-mount), and two depths: 25" and 30".
Optima Stantron's mobile equipment rack is constructed of a sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum frame and ships fully assembled with 360° rolling casters.
Optima C Series Command and Communications Consoles are based on the latest human engineering concepts and ergonomic designs to ensure optimum “usability”.
2-Post Modular Networking Frames offer an economical and simple solution to your rack mount storage needs.
When large volumes of cables require multiple lacing points, the Optima Stantron Broadcast E-Rack is the ideal industry rack solution.
Convenient and flexible, these 19" EIA rack-mount enclosures allow you to manage and secure critical network wiring, hubs, concentrators, routers, patch panels, and audio/video equipment in a minimal amount of space.
The Pioneer Rack comes in two versions. Standard and Seismic. The Strength You Need – 600 lb. Seismic Rating.
The Optima EH-case is the newest member of the E-case family except that it is constructed to provide a dust-proof or moisture resistant design.
Optima ES Cases are ideal for when the need is for an equipment case plus portability.
Proven Optima E Cases are a clean, functional, sturdy and lightweight, design for housing EIA standard 19” rack-mount chassis and components.
Easy, economical solution to multiple packaging requirements.
These rugged Transit Rack Cases comply with MIL-STD 810F, are rated to IP65 and are stable in temperatures from –40°F to +158°F.
Building integrated system racks is not what you want to do. It’s what we at Elma want to do - and we do it well along with partners like Cisco, Dell and Themis. Concentrate on your core product and let Elma do the rest.
These subrack kits are designed for use with modular, Eurocard slot-based systems, like the form factors used in CompactPCI, ATCA, VME, VPX, and others.
Elma has a wide selection of subracks that meet a range of EMC compliance as required in defense, medical, telecommunications, and any other areas where EMI/RFI protection is needed.
Elma’s accessories for rackmount enclosures address virtually every configuration imaginable; from the horizontal card adapter kits to fan and keyboard trays, to aluminum panels and telescoping rails.
Enclosures for a variety of applications.
A variety of small and portable cases.
Elma offers a vast selection of solutions to fit every requirement; if you can’t find one to fit your requirements, we can make it custom for you. Just ask...
Elma offers every possible configuration for front panel and face plate kits for mounting to Eurocard and other slot-based PCBs.
Elma has handles to fit every conceivable requirement. If they need to be fixed, ergonomic, inject/ejectable, we have that. The following sections cover all the different options available.
Elma has extensive in-house printing capabilities for 19” and subrack panels of all sizes.
Accessories for Thermal and Rugged applications.
Card Guides, Card Locks, Card Handles and SureLocks
Accessories for your EMC / Shielding needs.
Cassettes and Modules for multiple or ganged Eurocards, for single Eurocards with high profile components.
For mounting on desktop and rackmount enclosures.
We integrate custom-specific HMI-elements
Extrusion components for enclosure construction.
Assembly Material/Assembly Hardware
Rotary switch movement offers the user the most accessible yet deliberate method of circuit switching, providing positive tactile feedback and secure activation when needed.
Control knobs are at the forefront of any product's appearance and usability because secure shaft attachment and durable materials are as important as aesthetics.
Optima Stantron (an Elma company) is a designer and manufacturer of custom and standard electronics enclosures.
Elma is the premier supplier of BCD, Hex and Gray coded switches in the world today, supplying all segments of the electronics industry.
With the broadest range of long-life, rugged, panel-sealable encoders available today, Elma has the right incremental encoder for your application.
World-renowned switching feel and ingenious design makes Elma range of rotary selector switches the obvious choice of audio, industrial and medical product design professionals.
As Mentor's only authorized US agent and distributor, we are proud to offer their light guides, knobs and other unique products.
Robust solid-aluminum design (RoHS compliant), glossy anodized surface, scratch resistant, electrically non conducting and available in many colors.
Precise quality knobs, secure collet mounting, wide variety, lots of accessories, custom colors on request.
Ergonomic "soft touch" feel, secure collet mounting.
"Soft touch" or hard feel, cost effective choice.
Elma brings back the look that sounded so good with our classic and vintage Audio Knobs.
Pre-mounted in single or double LED housings.
Unassembled enclosure kits to make rackmount, desktop, and portable enclosures.
Elma offers a wide variety of Panels for Enclosures.
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We know what "mission-critical" means. We guarantee functionality even under the most challenging circumstances. We are ready for the next project. We are ready for your project.
In the field of industrial automation, Elma products convince with durability, ruggedness and reliability. Systems can also be delivered application-ready on request.
In the demanding transportation sector not only failsafe performance but also vibration and dirt resistance of our products are decisive features. Our varied possibilities to test our designs even before producing the first real prototype, offers planning security and saves time and money.
Medical is a cost-sensitive area, but demands products with highest quality standards. Elma knows how to bring these two factors together.
Processing highest amounts of data is a speciality of Elma. Our expertise in cooling and remote access enables you to get the maximum performance from both your system platforms and from your project. We know the edge of what is technically feasible - and we most propably know how to displace this edge. VME64x and MicroTCA.4 are the spearhead when processing large data volumes. Elma collaborates in this field with renowned research institutes.
Test and Measurement applications require very sensitive technology. Elma's know-how gained from the most challenging research projects allows us to offer excellent products for test and measurement.
Elma offers solutions for high-end consumer products as well as for professional equipment. Elma products meet highest quality standards.
Elma has over 50 years of experience in system-, enclosure- and rotary switch business. Learn more about our history here.
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Embedded System Solutions built on a broad foundation of proven chassis platforms, cabinets, storage, backplanes and components
Elma's Systems products range from a complete line of Board Level and Storage Products, standard or custom Chassis Platforms and Application Ready Integrated Systems. The focus is to leverage proven technology based on VITA, PICMG and Small Form Factor standard architectures (VME, VPX, CPCI, ATCA , MicroTCA and SFF).
Recognized as the leader in Electronic Packaging, Elma offers a fast, flexible response to customer needs and extensive practical knowledge in tailoring solutions to specific applications.
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