KM6-II Unshielded Front Panels (IEC 297)

All front panels in this category are manufactured from 2.5mm aluminium and come in two versions. Version 1 is manufactured from pre-anodised material, has a horizontal grain and is supplied with
plastic bushes as standard. Version 2 has an anodised front face and chromated, conductive rear face for applications where electrical continuity is required to the front extrusions. They have a vertical grain and are supplied with metal bushes. Front panels that are 2HP-9HP wide are supplied with 1 x fixing screw / bush top and bottom where as front panels in 10HP-84HP widths
are supplied with 2 x fixing screws / bushes top and bottom. All front panels are supplied in kits. ”Blank” panels simply come with fixing hardware where as “Standard” panels include plastic handles and aluminium handle idents. Front panel sizes are 3U/6U heights and 2HP-84HP widths with “Hinged” and “Ejector” versions also being available.

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Blank Front Panels 3U and 6U

 Conform to IEC 60297-3 and DIN 41494
 Comprehensive range of widths, available in kit or bulk pack form

Having only the standard sight hole and retaining screw holes, these panels have no handles, leaving the total area free for the mounting of instruments, switches, meters, etc. They can also be used at the rear of a subrack for mounting plug and socket connectors.
Version 1 have anodised front and inner faces. The method of manufacture produces cut edges which will not be visible in normal use. Version 1 panels can be identified by their 957 prefix. Material grain is horizontal and the kit includes plastic retaining inserts as standard. These inserts can be replaced with a metal type.

KM6-II Horizontally Hinged Panel

Typically used in situations where quick access is needed to equipment, but it is not desirable to remove the panel completely – e.g. as a socket mounting or display panel. A range of aluminium panels is supplemented by a 3U, 84HP smoked transparent version for use where it is necessary to view instruments or indicators. Standard kits are supplied with plastic hinges. A die-cast metal hinge kit is available separately as an accessory to replace the plastic type.
Version 1 has anodised front and rear faces. The method of manufacture produces cut edges which are invisible in normal use. The kit includes plastic retaining inserts and plastic hinges as standard. Both plastic inserts and hinges can be replaced by metal versions.
Version 3 is a decorative panel, being entirely anodised after manufacture. It is
supplied in kit form with plastic inserts and hinges as standard. These inserts
and hinges can be replaced with metal versions.

KM6-II Vertically Hinged Panel

Two hinge types are available: heavy duty metal and a lighter duty, plastic type. They can be hinged right or left as required. Both types are supplied in 3U and 6U, 84HP wide.
Version 3 is a decorative panel, being entirely anodised after manufacture. It is
supplied in kit form with plastic inserts as standard which can be replaced with a
metal type. These inserts can be replaced with a metal type.

Standard Type 3U and 6U

 Two versions, available in comprehensive range of widths
 Supplied in kit or bulk pack form
 Conforms to IEC 60297-3 and DIN 41494

Version 1 has anodised front and inner faces. The method of manufacture produces cut edges which are invisible in normal use. Material grain is horizontal. The kit includes as standard plastic retaining inserts, which can be replaced with a metal type.
Version 2 has an anodised front face and a chromated, conductive inner face for grounding purposes. Supplied with metal retaining inserts as standard.

Type C Front Panel

 Handles top and bottom for maximum component space
 Easier connector disengagement
 Typical layout for VME bus plug-in units

Version 1 has anodised front and inner faces. The method of manufacture produces cut edges which will not be visible in normal use.
Version 1 panels can be identified by their 957 prefix. Material grain is horizontal and the kit includes plastic retaining inserts as standard. These inserts can be replaced with a metal type.
Version 2 has an anodised front face and a chromated, conductive inner face for
grounding purposes. Supplied with metal retaining inserts as standard. Version 2 panels are prefixed with 953.

4HP Ejector Handles and Front Panels

These ejector handles provide mechanical assistance for removing PCBs with high extraction forces. The handle works by bearing on the front extrusion of IEC 60297-3 subracks. Ejector handle kits and ejector front panels are supplied separately.

Features
 Easy extraction of PCBs
 Normal KM6 front panel handle appearance
 Choice of plastic or metal card mounting brackets
 3U, 6U and 9U x 4hp front panels available with facility for additional mounting bracket fixing.

Version 1 has anodised front and inner faces. The method of manufacture produces cut edges which will not be visible in normal use. Version 1 panels can be identified by their 957 prefix. Material grain is horizontal and the kit includes plastic retaining inserts as standard. These inserts can be replaced with a metal
type.

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - Card Mounting Brackets

The normal PCB mounting brackets are for use where front panels are mounted into IEC/DIN subracks and caseframes that require the conventional 2,54mm gap between the rear of the front panel and the PCB. Available in two versions; moulded in Noryl or zinc die-cast. The die cast version is now tapped in both axes, making assembly easier and quicker.

Material
Plastic card mounting bracket: Luranyl 2452/1, Green
Metal card mounting bracket: Die cast Zinc

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - Captive Screws and Bushes (For use on Front Panels)

The KM6 captive screw is available in a standard slotted or knurled thumb screw version, and should only be used with the KM6 bush. It’s tapered collar design expands the jaws of the bush when tightened so that when the metal bush is used, a conductive path is formed to the front panel. Supplied in packs of 100.

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - Captive Screws and Bushes (For use on general use)

The standard captive screw is available in a standard slotted version only and can be used in three ways; (1) With a plastic M2.5 bush, (2) with a plastic M2.5 collar (threaded hole required in panel) or (3) with a metal M2.5 threaded insert.
Supplied in packs of 100 (except insert, pack 10)

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - Front Panel Handles and Idents

Handle and idents that are supplied in our standard front panel kits are available
separately and can be used on any suitably drilled front panel. Separate idents make silk-screening company logos / product data easy. For 6U/4HP panels where a handle is required at the top, use “symmetrical” version. Supplied in packs of 10.

Material / finish
Plastic handle: Luranyl 2452/1, Black
Handle Ident: 1.5mm Aluminium, anodised

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - Slimline Extruded Handles

When suitably drilled, panels can be fitted with this extruded aluminium handle, offering solvent resistance and freeing up panel component space – alternatively they can replace the plastic handles on standard KM6 front panels. They are supplied with a plastic slide moulding which houses an M2.5mm nut that locates in a channel at the back of the extrusion. The moulding has a location pip either side of the nut (5.08mm pitch) for alignment. Supplied in a pack of 10, 3HP8HP handles have one moulding whilst 10HP-12HP handles have two.
Note: If using with a metal card mounting bracket, must be the one specified below (not threaded type).

KM6 Front Panel Accessories - PCB Polarising Device Mounting Bracket

This kit provides the means to both mount PCBs to a front panel and also code them within a KM6_II subrack. The device is in two parts (plug and socket) and uses polarising pins for coding.