INSTRUMET is the latest range of 19” instrument enclosures from METCASE. These lightweight cases conform to DIN 41494 and IEC 297-1 standards for 19” equipment. The enclosures are designed to accept standard 3U subracks and chassis, and are available in three sizes: 3U x 10.5” x 13.77”, 3U x 19” x 13.77” and 3U x 19” x 17.71”. Two versions are available with ABS side handles for desktop use, or a tough diecast bail arm for portable applications. These enclosures have a clean and modern appearance with no visible fixing screws on the case panels - the fixings are hidden on the underside. The enclosures are manufactured in aluminum which gives them a significant weight advantage over other steel 19” housings on the market. The assembly consists of two diecast front bezels, the top and base covers and a removable rear panel. The base and rear panels have ventilation slots for cooling. All models have internal support rails which ensure easy installation of heavy subracks or chassis. The case parts are painted in a modern color combination of window gray, RAL 7040 (bezel), and light gray, RAL 7035 (top, base & rear panel).