Foremost Electronics increase range of Enclosures for Defence applications


Rugged fixed or portable enclosures, COTS components and HMI solutions

Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, continue to expand their range of field-proven MIL-grade rugged enclosures, COTS components and HMI solutions which offer users uncompromised reliability.

Recent additions to their enclosure and components portfolio bring together key players in the market to offer customers value-added flexible solutions for rugged portable and fixed equipment.

At the heart of the new offering are NVent Schroff system enclosures including VME, VPX, CPCi and small form factor variants.  These can now be offered either as an individual chassis (including backplane, power and cooling) or as a solution with Kontron products including:

  • Single board computers (SBC’s).
  • CompactPCI® PICMG2.16 BLADE processors, Communication Transition Modules (featuring dual HDD sockets, dual Gigabit, a Serial port and VGA).
  • Industrial Ethernet Switches.

Note: These are also available as individual products.

In addition, Foremost are pleased to offer ruggedised server and computing solutions from Trenton Systems:

  • Ruggedised COTS, MOTS and custom TAA-compliant servers.

For a fixed installation the system can be housed in an NVent Schroff Mil-Std cabinet:

  • NVent Schroff Varistar CP MIL 901E Cabinet is military certified for shock, vibration, EMC, and corrosion. Doubly protected against corrosion, zinc-plated and powder-coated. 4 shock absorbers at bottom and 2 shock absorbers at top

For portable applications Foremost can provide the rapidly deployable and rugged MILEX transit case from Desapro:

  • Water and dust proofed, shock and vibration absorbing aluminium transit case for 19” electronic equipment.
  • NATO approved and designed to meet the rigid requirements of U.S. MIL specifications and other MIL standards worldwide.

A wide range of accessories are available for the MILEX case including cooling systems, racks, drawers and slides provides the most comprehensive range available today for the safe packaging of mobile electronics.

Dave Martin, New Business Director of Foremost Electronics says, “We are the UK Platinum Partner for nVent Schoff and have a wealth of experience in providing bespoke, value-added systems based on their very wide product range. With several new synergistic additions to our portfolio we can now provide fast turnaround fully functional computing systems in both fixed and portable rugged enclosures for defence systems”

Foremost also offer a wide range of MIL Standard manufactured LEDs, Joysticks, toggle and pushbutton switches.

Foremost Electronics Ltd have been a direct importer and specialist distributor of electro-mechanical components including enclosures and accessories, connectors, control knobs, thermal fuses and optoelectronics, human-machine interface and switching products since 1989. Foremost are also a supplier of joysticks and controllers for both OEM and stand-alone applications and have specialist online stores for IP Joysticks and Electric Vehicle Connectors and Accessories

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