MTA introduces new cabin compartment electrical centre

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Alongside its range of wired products MTA, leading designer of electronic and electro-mechanic components for the off-highway industry, has developed a new series of power distribution units (PDU) with printed circuit board (PCB) technology that performs the same functions as wired units but with the advantage of optimising cables, facilitating assembly in production lines and offering direct supply to the manufacturer.

The C-MEC 138, or cabin modular electrical centre, is highly customisable and mounts a PCB made with press-fit, a technology that MTA has chosen as an alternative to welding. It is designed for a cabin compartment.

The C-MEC 138 has a rational design, including a base that always remains the same and connectors detached from the customisable mask. Where the customer needs to change only the fuses, they will keep the mask, the connectors and the existing PCB. Where the contents remain the same but there is a need to change the scheme, with a very small investment and very short lead times the PCB alone will be changed. If both the PCB and the contents do not correspond to the customer’s needs, the PCB and the mask can be redesigned. The changing of the latter, not having integrated connectors, will require a relatively simple mould, with reduced costs and time.

 

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Saul Wordsworth is deputy editor of the iVT brand - which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine and Off-Highway Annual, as well as ivtinternational.com. He is a keen cyclist and lives in north London.

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