ME-MAX modular electronics housings

ME-MAX modular electronics housings in a flexible modular design

Modular housings from the ME-MAX series offer lots of space in a flexible modular design. Available in overall widths from 12.5 mm to 90 mm, the DIN rail housings offer individual and design-oriented solutions for your electronics. Thanks to variable connection technology with different pitches and numbers of positions, the electronics housings are ideal for numerous applications in device and systems manufacturing.

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Your advantages

  • Modular housing design enables variable electronics solutions
  • Optimum amount of useful area for PCB assembly, operation, and display for perfectly fitting applications
  • Tailor-made connection technologies for signal, data, and power transmission (up to 42 A) with various pitches
  • TBUS DIN rail connectors and PCO power connectors for module-to-module communication for versatile modules
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.

Connectors and electronics housings

New products for device connection technology Reliable connection in the device

As a leading manufacturer of connectors and electronics housings, Phoenix Contact is always working to find new solutions for the growing requirements placed on your industrial and infrastructure applications.

Discover our new device connection technology for the transmission of signals, data, and power as well as our versatile electronics housings.

The design-oriented ME MAX housing at a glance Modular, functional, and design-oriented ME MAX electronics housings for use in modern industrial electronics: Use variable connection technology, DIN rail connectors, and modularity to ensure the right device design for every application.

ME MAX housings at a glance
DIN rail connectors
Optional DIN rail connectors for efficient modular communication.
DIN rail connectors
Connection technology
Connection technology with a pitch of 3.5 to 7.5 mm provides device manufacturers with a high degree of flexibility.
Connection technology
Connectors
Touch-proof PSPT PCB connectors allow fast connection with push-in technology.
Connectors
Shielding point
Optional shielding point for attaching shielded conductors to the housing.
Shielding point
Multiple connection levels
Up to three connection levels are possible with the ME MAX housing series.
Multiple connection levels
Large housing covers for displays
The integration of displays is possible thanks to special, large housing covers.
Large housing covers for displays
Video animation of the ME and ME MAX electronic housings
Video animation of the ME and ME MAX electronic housings YouTube

ME and ME MAX: Housing systems with a flexible modular design

ME and ME MAX electronic housings reduce the wiring effort with the integrated DIN rail bus and modular design. Comprehensive accessories and diverse adaptation options, including the housing width, extend the range of individual housing solutions.

The housing for flexible, modular device designs

Modular housing design per half-shell principle
Flexible connection technology for ME MAX housings
DIN rail connector for simple module contacting
Optical signal lights at a glance
Modular housing design per half-shell principle

The housing used has a decisive impact on how efficiently a device is mounted. ME MAX series electronics housings allow the easy latching together of the individual parts. In addition, the half-shell housings can be easily extended with center parts, resulting in a modularly extendable overall width.

Flexible connection technology for ME MAX housings

Save space with flexible connection technology, available in different pitches and numbers of positions. You can thus transmit control signals of a few milliamps or supply voltages of several hundred volts. PCB terminal blocks and plug-in connection technology enable an optimum device connection. The connection technology is available in pitches from 3.5 to 7.5 mm and for voltages up to 600 V (UL). Both Push-in and screw connection technology are available for all terminal block types.

DIN rail connector for simple module contacting

For a device system to be innovative and fit for the future, it must be possible to connect modules on the DIN rail easily and without any errors. Make the best use of your PCB space – with the ME-TBUS adapter that enables serial and parallel data transmission with five positions. PCO connectors can distribute high currents up to 42 A at 60 V DC between modules.

Optical signal lights at a glance

The HS LC light guides for electronics housings are available in a variety of designs and are perfectly matched to the housings. The light guides are also resistant to ESD. The press pins enable easy mounting on the PCB. Furthermore, upon request, we will process your electronics housings as required.

Video: Easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing
Easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing YouTube

Easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing

See for yourself how quick and easy the device assembly of ME MAX series electronic enclosures is with the simple latching together of its individual parts. Moreover, the half-shell housings can be extended modularly by the desired overall width by means of center parts.

Development kits for ME-MAX series housings

Fast and cost-optimized development with development kits

Benefit from our development kits to quickly develop your prototypes and pre-production devices. The kits contain complete housing solutions with integrated connection technology and corresponding perfboard PCBs. You can thus develop entire device systems with specific bus connectors. Configure your development kit in our shop and start right away on your device development project.

Module with ME series housings

Can be combined with the ME housing system

Using DIN rail connectors, you as a device manufacturer can combine the two housing series ME and ME MAX with each other for your application and thus benefit from the strengths of both systems.

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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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DIN rail housings and field housings
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.