Elma introduces second-generation AdvancedTCA handle

FREMONT, Calif., 23 Dec. 2007. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is announcing a second-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) handle that does not require assembly. The one-piece handle has two screws to attach it to the panel and printed circuit board.

Most ATCA handles in the industry have several small components that need to be assembled, which can be tricky and time-consuming. The Elma ATCA handles are one piece, reducing assembly time, which can be a hidden cost.

Assembly time is one of the biggest complaints of ATCA board vendors who use various vendors' handles. Further, the handle's alignment pin is also part of the handle mold, which makes it much more sturdy and increases drop-test survivability.

The Elma ATCA handle is engaged/disengaged with a slide-motion solution. This prevents the handle to being accidentally tripped or bumped into and broken. The slide-motion switch pops the handles open about 30 degrees and activates the micro-switch. This allows the user to grab the handle easily and maximize leverage.

For more information contact Elma online at www.elma.com.

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