DIN rail housings

DIN rail housings for control cabinet applications

Full flexibility in shape, color, and function: DIN rail housings are the ideal packaging for your electronics. They protect the installed PCBs, can be easily mounted on DIN rails, and offer perfectly integrated interfaces for transmitting signals, data, and power. Additional options such as automated thermal simulation and individual off-tool covers are possible.

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Your advantages

  • Electronics housings, services, connection technology, accessories, and custom components from a single source
  • Expect support and cooperation through the product development process up to market introduction
  • Modular housings enable versatile and flexible device solutions
  • Component selection support through services such as configurators, cover modifiers, and online thermal simulations
  • Develop your tailor-made solution for maximum brand recognition value

New products

New upper parts with Push-in connection for BC modular series electronics housings
Connector for 8-position DIN rail connectors
Bridge for DIN rail connectors
PCB terminal blocks in two pitches for the ICS series

Upper parts for Push-in connection

For BC modular electronics housing series

Using the new upper housing sections from the BC modular series, you benefit from the convenient operation of the Push-in connection technology on the front of the housing. Configure your individual housing solution equipped with Push-in PCB terminal blocks from the SPT-THR 1,5 or 2,5 series.

Main features

  • Width: 71.6 mm … 161.6 mm
  • Nominal voltage: 160 V ... 400 V
  • Nominal cross-section: up to 4 mm² (rigid)
  • Number of positions: up to 24 per housing chamber
  • Color: RAL 7035 and RAL 9005
  • Flammability rating V0 in accordance with UL 94

Your Advantages

  • SPT-THR-harmonized housings enable fast device development and optimal protection for the electronics
  • Individual configuration of each housing chamber for diverse applications in building automation
  • Standard-compliant housing and installation dimensions for use in distribution boards
  • Easily create the right item for you: Use our intuitive online configurator

Connector for 8-position DIN rail connectors

Module communication over several levels

Some applications also require data and signals from the module communication beyond the module network, for example, in the case of a line feed. Here, input and output connectors for the 8-position DIN rail connector connect modules over several levels. They can be used on the left, right, and center.

Main features

  • 8-position module communication
  • Available as input and output
  • End bracket function

Your Advantages

  • Input and output of the 8-position bus connection in the module network with ME-IO and ICS housings
  • Optimum use of space with ordered cable routing
  • Easy marking with a large printing area

Bridge for DIN rail connectors

Making optimum use of installation space

The transmission of data and signals for applications without a necessary output to the PCB can be looped through by a bridge for DIN rail connectors below the module. This enables you to maximize the use of the PCB surface.

Main features

  • 8-position module communication
  • Available in the widths 18.8, 20, and 25 mm

Your Advantages

  • Can be integrated into device applications based on ME-IO and ICS housings
  • Increased maximum PCB surface
  • Connection of the positions in the field with FMC connectors

PCB terminal blocks in two pitches

For ICS series electronics housings

New PCB terminal blocks in two pitches extend the connection variety for ICS series electronics housings. Choose between screw or Push-in connection versions of the new terminal blocks for your device solution.

Main features

  • For ICS overall widths of 20, 25, and 50 mm
  • Push-in spring connection and screw connection
  • Pitch: 5.75 mm
  • Alignment left and right

Your Advantages

  • Simple handling in just a few steps
  • Fixed wiring and a reduced number of individual parts
  • Choice between different pitches and connection methods
  • One partner for everything: the right components for your device solution

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 systems for control cabinet applications Click on one of the spots for more information on the respective housing series.

Interactive image map: Module made up of different DIN rail housings
UM-BASIC/UM-PRO extruded profile housings
Not a millimeter wasted on the DIN rail. Extruded profiles are cut to customer-specific lengths and are available in lengths from 30 to 1000 mm.
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UM-BASIC/UM-PRO extruded profile housings
BC modular housings
BC housings are suitable for direct wall mounting or for use in distribution boards in accordance with DIN 43880.
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BC modular housings
ME-IO multifunctional housings
Tailor-made electronics modules, such as controllers and I/O modules, can be easily assembled with their modular design.
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ME-IO multifunctional housings
EH basic housings
With the EH housing system, designing universal device applications could not be simpler. A range of seven overall widths, two heights, and three cover versions provide over 100 possible combinations.
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EH basic housings
ME modular housings
Design your device using our easy-to-install ME series modular system.
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ME modular housings
ME-MAX modular housings
With a function-oriented design and overall widths ranging from 12.5 to 90 mm, ME MAX series housings offer tailor-made solutions for your electronics.
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ME-MAX modular housings
ICS modular housings
The solutions made possible by the ICS modular housing system are as varied as the requirements for future-oriented automation devices.
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ICS modular housings
ME-PLC multifunctional housings
Multifunctional electronics housings from the ME-PLC series are ideal for applications that require a large installation space and connection technology on the front.
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ME-PLC multifunctional housings

Customization of your electronic devices Benefit from personal advice and comprehensive services for the following subjects.

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Electronics housings in different color versions
Electronics housings with digital printing
Tailored ICS housings
Employees during the thermal simulation of a housing
Customized membrane keypads
Employees at a milling machine

From mechanical processing with state-of-the-art milling machines through tool inserts in the existing master tool to the customized design individual housing components, we offer you the perfect process for a cost-effective implementation of your housing variant.

Electronics housings in different color versions

We also produce electronics housings in colors other than the standard colors, either completely or as a combination of different colored housing parts. Our ability to reproduce your own company color maximizes your brand recognition value.

Electronics housings with digital printing

We offer you the perfect process for implementing your requirements in a way that is both visually appealing and cost-effective: from functional printing, to applying your customer logo, through to photorealistic printing.

Tailored ICS housings

To deliver a solution tailored to your specific requirements, it is sometimes necessary to replace individual standard housing parts with customer-specific designs. We develop housing components in accordance with your specifications and combine them with proven standard components.

Employees during the thermal simulation of a housing

A high packing density in electronics requires efficient cooling. Benefit from expert advice in the early stages of development, an intuitive web platform for thermal simulation, and heatsinks that can be individually integrated.

Customized membrane keypads

“Intelligent” devices need reliable input systems. Membrane keypads are often used in industry. A membrane keypad always consists of a combination of multiple layers – with extensive options for customization.

The importance of electronics housings is increasing as more and more electronics need to be packaged. The housings enable the customer to give their electronic system a personality. And this brand recognition is more important than ever for our customers.

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Dr. Thomas Beier

Dr. Thomas Beier

Displays and keypads for electronics housings

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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.

Ideal for numerous applications In the field of control cabinet applications, we stand for individuality and customized components. Discover the wide range of possible applications.

ME-IO DIN rail housings for AC charging controllers
Control cabinet module with a number of terminal points
Modular BC DIN rail housings with DIN rail connector
Modular BC DIN rail housings for building automation
AC charging controller with numerous front connections
ME-IO housing cabling with Push-in spring-cage connection
DIN rail housings with front and Push-in connection for building automation
ME-PLC suitable for applications with large installation space requirements
DIN rail housings for charge controllers
Field housings series

Electronics housings for field applications

In addition to our DIN rail housings, we also offer a broad portfolio of field housings with a high degree of protection. Field housings are ideal for large number of fields of application, such as building automation, logistics, and automotive engineering.