ME-IO multifunctional housings

ME-IO multifunctional electronics housings with modular front connection technology

The electronics housings from the ME-IO series are particularly suitable for applications with a limited amount of installation space and high function requirements. Tailor-made modules, such as controllers and I/O modules, can be easily assembled thanks to their modular design. The Push-in connection technology and compact design enable the implementation of individual devices with up to 54 positions per overall width of 18.8 mm.

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Your advantages

  • Convenient front connections for transmitting signals, data, and power
  • High connection density with 4 and 6-position connectors with pitches of 3.45 mm and 5.0 mm
  • Three overall module widths of 18.8 mm, 37.6 mm, and 75.2 mm for a wide range of applications
  • Blockbelts enable connector types to be grouped mechanically in any way in a confined space
  • Bridged connectors as a TWIN connection replace TWIN ferrules
  • Additional marking option through the use of inserts in the transparent marking cover
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.

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ME-IO series lower housing parts
ME-IO series lower housing parts
Deeper design for more PCB space

Install larger printed circuit boards in ME-IO series electronics housings. New lower housing parts with a larger installation depth provide more space for your PCB and the electronics it holds. This also makes the ME-IO housings suitable for complex I/O applications.

These are the main features

  • Versatile use: Deeper design for more PCB space
  • L-design: Ideal for flush integration of standard interfaces such as RJ45
  • Wide design: Ideal for integrating TFT displays for controllers
  • Greater flexibility: Combination with ICS series electronics housings using DIN rail connectors

These are the advantages

  • Maximum PCB space per module width: 18.8 mm
  • Deeper module base for seven different module types

Touch displays for ME-IO series housings
Touch displays for ME-IO series housings
Display and operating solutions for I/O head stations

With the ME-IO modular housing system, 2.4 inch touch displays provide optimum display and operating solutions for controllers. Input and output values can be visualized intuitively on the touch displays. Resistive touch technology enables easy navigation.

These are the main features

  • Housing system for visualization and operation in the control cabinet
  • Coordinated housings with pre-installed touch displays
  • Time-saving assembly of ready-to-use modules
  • Positioning of the display using the configurator
  • For L-design: Ideal for flush integration of standard interfaces such as RJ45

These are the advantages

  • Housing dimensions: 110 mm x 57 mm
  • Plastic material: Polyamide
  • Resolution: 320 pixels x 240 pixels
  • SPI interface
  • Resistive touch technology

ME-IO series housings for I/O modules at a glance One housing, various connection options: This is the principle behind the ME-IO housing system. Click on one of the spots for more information

Module on a DIN rail with multifunctional ME-IO series housings
TBUS8 DIN rail connectors
8-position DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication.
TBUS8 DIN rail connectors
Optical signal displays
Light guides in various designs for status and diagnostic indicators.
Optical signal displays
Modular connection technology
Color-coded front connections for greater ease of wiring.
Modular connection technology
Different module widths and depths
Four module widths as well as housing versions for different PCB surfaces.
Different module widths and depths
Versatile display modules
Cover versions for integrating displays or touch displays that can be fully integrated.
Versatile display modules
System components that can be integrated
The ME-IO housing features connectors that can be integrated, such as RJ45 and board-to-board connectors.
System components that can be integrated
Tailored cover adaptation
Customizable connection technology for devices that satisfy the latest market requirements.
Tailored cover adaptation
Video: ME-IO housing system
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The housing system for fieldbus couplers and controllers

The ME-IO housing features a wide range of connection options for modular controllers. It is also suitable for building complete modules and systems such as controllers, bus couplers, and multiple I/O modules. Different designs and connection technologies allow highly flexible system solutions.

Front connection technology for I/O modules

Module made up of ME-IO housings
Assembled front connection technology (Blockbelts) for the ME-IO housing
Lock-and-release system on an ME-IO housing
Connection technology for the ME-IO housing with different codings
TBUS 8 for use in the ME-IO housing system
Module made up of ME-IO housings

Up to four module widths of 18.8 mm, 37.6 mm, 56.4 mm, and 75.2 mm enable device manufacturers to realize a wide range of applications. In addition, there are housing versions with a module depth for a PCB area up to a maximum of 6,580 mm² and up to 8,510 mm² per 18.8 mm module width. Printed circuit boards can be connected vertically and horizontally to the DIN rail.

Assembled front connection technology (Blockbelts) for the ME-IO housing

With push-in front connection technology and a compact design, you can implement devices with up to 54 positions per 18.8 mm overall width. This high connection density is made possible by 4 and 6-position connectors with pitches of 3.45 mm and 5.0 mm. You can tailor the connection technology to your own design. USB, mini-USB, RJ45, D-SUB, and SD cards are available for this purpose. You can use Blockbelts to realize any mechanical combination of connector types.

Lock-and-release system on an ME-IO housing

Lock and release connectors quickly and easily with the lock-and-release system. This allows you to replace modules without time-consuming connection work – no special tools are required.

Connection technology for the ME-IO housing with different codings

Versatile coding elements in the connector and header provide device manufacturers with increased mating reliability in connection technology.

TBUS 8 for use in the ME-IO housing system

The 8-position TBUS 8 DIN rail connector provides up to four parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication. In addition, the TBUS 8 allows you to use the ICS series housings with ME-IO series housings in one application.

Video: ME-IO series electronics housings
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Easy assembly of the ME-IO series electronics housing

The ME-IO is the housing system with the high-position front connection technology. This allows you to assemble multifunctional applications step-by-step.

Development kits for prototypes and pre-series devices

Develop quickly and cost-effectively with development kits

Our development kits provide a quick way for you to develop your prototypes and pre-series devices. The kits contain complete housing solutions with integrated connection technology and corresponding perfboard PCBs. You can implement entire device systems with specific bus connectors. Configure your development kit in our e-shop and start right away on your device development project.

The ME-IO and ICS series housings in one module on a DIN rail

Can be combined with modular ICS series housings

The ME-IO and ICS series housings in one module on a DIN rail
Using the TBUS 8 DIN rail connectors, device manufacturers can combine the strengths of the ME-IO and ICS housing series in one application.

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Overview of the electronics housings portfolio
Discover housings for the DIN rail and outdoor use and learn how flexibly you can adapt electronics housings to your individual needs.
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Electronics housings of the ME MAX series

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.