The front and rear panels are removable and interchangeable; their flat design makes machining and printing a simple process. Front panel handles are optionally available to assist with insertion and removal of the 19 inch units from a cabinet. Adjustable rear panel mounting angles are also available as an accessory for the 457 and 559mm deep units to give greater support for heavy components.
Four heights and five depths are available as standard. The half-width units are available in depths of 108 and 203 mm, 1U to 3U heights. 1U to 4U full width 19 inch units are available in depths of 203, 330, 457 and 559 mm. The standard finish is durable black powder coat paint. Custom finishes, modified and silk screened front and rear panels and other variants to meet customer specification can be supplied through Hammond’s in-house modification service.
As standard, the RM family is shipped pack flat to minimize shipping costs and to protect against damage in transit.
Hammond is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small plastic, die-cast and metal enclosures for use in the electronics, electrical and allied industries. The company's catalog includes 1456 different models of enclosures, which include the expanded Rack-Mounted Instrument enclosures (RM Series). Standard and general purpose enclosures include diecast, powder coated, steel, aluminum, plastic, stomp boxes, miniature, hand-held, project boxes, extruded, water-tight, EMI shielded, or heat dissipation, among many other options.
Recently, Hammond updated its Advanced Part Search to help web users more easily discover the best rack mounting solution. Previously users could search by rack units and physical product size. New features include the Rack Type that includes Cabinet, Wall Mount or Open Frame. Users can also search based off the paint finish and rail mounting profile such as tapped, punched or square hole mounting. Hammond also offers commonly requested competitor cross reference part numbers directly from within the search bar.