ICS modular electronics housings

ICS modular electronics housings for IoT applications

The solutions made possible by the ICS modular housing system are as varied as the requirements for future-oriented automation devices. Benefit from a housing system with graduated sizes, variable connection technology, and optional DIN rail connectors.

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Your advantages

  • Flexible use thanks to the modular system and unique modularity in the connection technology
  • Standardized connections such as RJ45, USB, D-SUB, and antenna sockets as integrative components
  • Optimum space utilization and adaptability of design, colors, and printing
  • 8-pos. DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication
Field housings and DIN rail housings

Configurator for electronics housings

Create your electronics housing for the field or indoor application: Select the desired housing series, the corresponding lower part, and the cover. Add the appropriate connection technology and the process is complete.

Housing covers for the ICS series DIN rail housings

Tailored in design and color: Housing covers for the ICS series DIN rail housings

Configurator for individual ICS-series housing covers

Design your own individual ICS series housing covers. Use the PROTIQ 3D-printing service for prototype production. Once you have decided upon a design, you can move on to the series production of your individual housing cover.

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Passive heatsinks and heatsink fillers for ICS series electronics housings
Filler for ICS series modular housings
Push-in connectors with 3.5 mm pitch
Displays and membrane keypads for ICS housings
Passive heatsinks and heatsink fillers for ICS series electronics housings

ICS heatsink solutions are ideal for thermally demanding applications. Heatsink fillers enable space-saving, intermittent heat dissipation. We also provide a wide range of passive heat sinks that can be connected to components with different heights.

These are the main features

  • Heatsinks allow devices to be used in thermally demanding applications
  • Reliable heat dissipation with passive heatsinks
  • Variable positions of the heatsink base for electronic components of different heights
  • Large installation space in the housing with space-saving heatsink fillers
  • Tailored system solution comprised of a housing, connection technology, heatsink, and additional accessories

These are the advantages

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Application-specific adjustments for different electronic components
  • Distance between PCB and heatsink base: 0 mm ... 11 mm
  • For ICS housing widths of 25 and 50 mm and heights of 100 and 122 mm

Filler for ICS series modular housings
More variety in connection technology

For the modular electronic housings in the ICS series, fillers in the depths 67.5, 90, and 112.5 mm are now available. The new fillers extend the variety of useful connection technology. The deeper fillers enable time- and cost-optimized mounting.

These are the main features

  • Stable guide rails allow quick and easy push-in mounting of assembled printed circuit boards
  • Flexible use with the modular system and unique modularity in the connection technology
  • Adaptability of design, colors, and printing
  • Customized processing for any customer-specific connection technology

These are the advantages

  • Width: 20 mm and 25 mm
  • Depth: 67.5 mm, 90 mm and 112.5 mm
  • For use in housings ICS 20, 25, and 50
  • Material: Polyamide
  • Colors: Gray, black, blue, and yellow
  • With or without vents

Push-in connectors with 3.5 mm pitch
For ICS series electronics housings

The new PCB connectors with 3.5 mm pitch provide additional connection options for ICS series electronics housings. Integrated coding elements for the connectors enable quick and easy coding.

These are the main features

  • Variable coding for reliable protection against mismatching
  • Push-in technology for quick and easy wiring
  • High packing density with 3.5 mm pitch
  • Quick and easy coding when connector and header are connected for the first time

These are the advantages

  • Currents up to 8 A
  • Voltages up to 300 V
  • Pitch: 3.5 mm
  • 4- and 5-pos.
  • For ICS overall widths of 20, 25, and 50 mm
  • 16-way coding
  • Connection method: Push-in spring connection

Displays and membrane keypads for ICS housings
Easy implementation of display and operator panels

The 2.4 inch touch displays and 0.96 inch displays with configurable membrane keypads extend the range of accessories available for the ICS series electronics housings. The displays are integrated ideally into the housing cover and enable the use of individual display and operator panels in the control cabinet.

These are the main features

  • Housing systems for visualization and operation in the control cabinet
  • Coordinated housings, keypads, and displays
  • Time-saving assembly of ready-to-use modules thanks to Plug and Play
  • Customization of membrane keypad via configuration
  • Positioning of the display using the configurator

These are the advantages

  • 0.96 inch TFT display for ICS with 25 mm overall width
  • 2.4 inch touch display for ICS 50
  • Four-key membrane keypad
  • Transparent window to protect the display
  • Temperature range: -20°C ... +70°C

ICS series housings for IoT applications at a glance

Benefit from a comprehensive selection of modules and high level of flexibility in connection technology. The modular DIN rail housings of the ICS series also feature a large portfolio of suitable accessories such as displays, membrane keypads, and board-to-board connectors. Click on one of the spots for more information about the housing system.

The basis for IoT devices of tomorrow: ICS series electronics housings

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Passive heatsinks and thermal simulations for demanding applications

Miniaturization leads to an increasingly high packing density in the electronics, which in turn requires efficient cooling. Individual heatsinks provide the necessary heat dissipation. These allow the modules ICS series housings to be used in thermally demanding applications. Use thermal simulations as an aid in designing the PCB layout.

Video: Custom heatsinks for ICS series electronics housings
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Custom heatsinks for ICS series electronics housings

Passive heatsinks allow the devices to be used even in thermally demanding applications. Extensive thermal simulations help to achieve the optimum arrangement of components on the printed circuit board.

Modular housings with variable connection technology

8-position DIN rail connector
Modular connection technology for ICS housings
The ICS housing in different overall widths, installed heights, and installed depths
The ICS housing with high packing densities
Display modules and membrane keypads for the ICS housing
Light guides in a variety of designs
8-position DIN rail connector

Connect individual ICS housings together easily. 8-position TBUS 8 DIN rail connectors with serial and parallel contacts enable easy module-to-module communication in the control cabinet.

Modular connection technology for ICS housings

The ICS series for the DIN rail features modular connection technology for RJ45, D-SUB, USB, and antenna connections that is unique on the market. PCB headers enable plug-in connection technology of the ICS housing series. Connectors with screw or Push-in technology, with 3 and 4 positions with 5.0 mm pitch increase their flexibility.

The ICS housing in different overall widths, installed heights, and installed depths

The modular system of the ICS housing provides a high level of scalability, tailor-made for your requirements. Overall widths of 20 mm, 25 mm, and 50 mm, installed heights of 77.5 mm, 100 mm, and 122.5 mm, and installed depths of 87.5 mm, 110 mm, and 132.5 mm are available.

The ICS housing with high packing densities

Because of its flexibility, the ICS housing enables technically complex solutions to be implemented in a confined space in the control cabinet. Make ideal use of the space for up to two PCBs with a width of 25 mm and for up to four PCBs with a width 50 mm – with an installation time of just a few seconds. This gives you more space and area for relays and electrolytic capacitors. The design, colors, and printing can be tailored.

Display modules and membrane keypads for the ICS housing

The visualization and adjustment of processes and characteristic values at the touch of a finger are becoming increasingly important. Touch displays and high-resolution displays with membrane keypads enrich the equipment of the ICS series modular system.

Light guides in a variety of designs

Light guides are available in various designs for status and diagnostic indicators. Mounting is simple thanks to press pins. On request, the fiber-optic cables can be supplied matched to your DIN rail housing.

Video: Mounting device for ICS series housings
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Mounting device for ICS series electronics housings

The range of accessories for the ICS housing series now includes a user-friendly mounting device. The mounting device can be used with ICS housings of various sizes.

ME-IO series electronics housings

Can be combined with ME-IO series housings

Use the strengths of two housing families for your application: The two product families ME-IO and ICS can be combined flexibly with each other via T-BUS DIN rail connectors – in whichever way your application requires.

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Technical principles of electronics housings Solutions for DIN rail applications

Electronics housings are an elementary part of a device. They determine its appearance and protect the electronics from external influences. In addition, they enable assembly in superordinate units. Device manufacturers must therefore pay attention to many details, and not only in the design, but also in the choice of housing when it comes to materials and quality testing. This brochure provides you with all the details.

Ideally suited for these industries

In addition to being used for various applications, the ICS housing is suitable for these industries, among others: