CarlisleIT has a complete engineering staff eager to solve your installation challenge. Almost anything is possible, but there are some custom design features and options that we see frequently. Many of these are on the accessories page, but here are some more:

  • Vibration isolation mounts
  • Grounding springs or studs
  • Terminal blocks or strips
  • Cooling fans and plenums
  • Air filtration features
  • Fan performance monitoring and failure detection
  • Electronic integration with connectors and cable kits pre-terminated on the tray or mount
  • Unique mechanical restraints such as pins, blocks or wedges
  • Swing bolts or cam style locks
  • High precision alignment features for inertial reference or attitude
  • Drip shields and hoods
  • Full EMI enclosures behind the connector
  • Multiple trays or mounts collected into a stacked, side by side, or other configurations

Features

  • Over 20% lighter than standard ARINC 600 trays
  • Tested to the following RTCA-DO-160G criteria:
    • Robust Random Vib: Cat R, Curve B3, B4
    • High Level Short Duration Vib: Cat H, Curve R
    • Operational Shock: Terminal saw tooth, 6G
    • Crash Safety Impulse: 20G terminal saw tooth
  • Light Weight Trays can be used anywhere a standard ARINC 600 tray has been specified.
  • It can be specified individually or as part of a CarlisleIT integrated assembly.
  • Light Weight Trays can be used in any application desiring a reduction in weight.

Tray Examples

Clockwise from top left: SATCOM Installations Trays with Cooling & Filtration; PPI Weather Radar Display Installation Tray with Special Hold-down & Cooling System; Dual Coupler Installation Tray

Photos at top left: Front & Back view of a EICC (Essential Integrated Control Center) Mounting Tray

Photos at bottom right: HUD System Mounting Tray with Isolators; Citation X Navigation System Mounting Tray with Cooling Fan

Using new fatigue-resistant aluminum materials and a highly refined design, our ARINC 600 trays are 20% lighter than standard trays while still meeting the rigorous performance criteria of: 

  • FAR Part 25
  • ARINC 404 & 600
  • RTCA/DO-160

We also offer a special line of ARINC 600 trays that meet the additional requirements of ABS1699, making them perfect for installation on any Airbus aircraft, including A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380, and the new A350. Our ABS1699 ARINC 600 trays come:

  • In standard MCU sizes
  • Pre-drilled for an easy fit
  • Configured with side seals for direct installation into the electronics bay

Features

  • Over 20% lighter than standard ARINC 600 trays
  • Tested to the following RTCA-DO-160G criteria:
    • Robust Random Vib: Cat R, Curve B3, B4
    • High Level Short Duration Vib: Cat H, Curve R
    • Operational Shock: Terminal saw tooth, 6G
    • Crash Safety Impulse: 20G terminal saw tooth
  • RoHS compliant
  • Can be used anywhere a standard ARINC 600 tray has been specified
  • Can be specified individually or as part of an integrated assembly
  • Ideal for any weight-critical application

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies’ (CarlisleIT) ABS1876 family of trays, which were developed for the Airbus A350 aircraft, can also be used on all Airbus A3xx aircraft. The trays provide a 20% reduction in weight compared to the CarlisleIT standard ABS1699 trays and meet:

  • ARINC 600 Standards
  • ABS1773 requirements specific to these aircraft platforms

All CarlisleIT tray components are fabricated in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using high-quality materials to ensure a perfect fit and lifetime performance.

Our trays have integrated side seals to speed installation on cooled equipment shelves. The cooling holes are standardized to accept NSA939511-3 plugs for easy airflow adjustments. The ABS1876 family of trays feature our lightweight advanced thumbscrew hold-down, which is designed to meet the performance criteria of the ASNA2168 and ABS1773 standards.

Features

  • 20% lighter than ABS1699 Trays
  • Durable, rugged construction
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy
  • Clear Chem Film per MIL-DTL-5541, Type II, Class 3
  • Materials meet flammability, optical smoke density, and toxic gas generation requirements of ABD0031
  • RoHS compliant
  • 24-hour AOG support

Applications

  • ABS1876
  • ARINC 600 standards
  • CFR Title 14 Part 25, 23 and 21
  • RTCA/DO-160

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies’ (CarlisleIT) ARINC 404A Trays are designed and fabricated in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using top-quality aircraft grade materials to meet or exceed ARINC 404A specifications, as well as all civil and military aircraft application criteria. Our exceptional designs stand up to the most rigorous environmental hazards for in-flight and on-the-ground operations. Each tray is fully warrantied, ensuring that your avionics systems equipment will not only fit securely but operate safely. Off-the-shelf designs or custom solutions are available to best fit your requirements, as well as the option of metering plates to accommodate aircraft-forced air cooling systems.

Features

  • Durable, rugged construction
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy
  • 24-hour AOG support
  • Fan-cooled trays are available, conforming to Type A maximum cooling specifications per ARINC 404A. Cooling fans are customizable to use either an AC or DC power supply.
  • Available with air filtration solutions
  • Clear Chem Film per MIL-DTL-5541, Type II, Class 3
  • Materials meet flammability, optical smoke density, and toxic gas generation requirements
  • RoHS compliant in standard configurations

Product Construction

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies’ (CarlisleIT) ABS1699 family of trays are standard equipment on all Airbus A3xx aircraft. ABS1699 trays:

  • Meet the standards of ARINC 600
  • Meet requirements from ABS1773 specific to these aircraft platforms
  • Have integrated side seals to speed installation on cooled equipment shelves
  • Have cooling holes standardized to accept NSA939511-03 plugs for easy airflow adjustments
  • Feature advanced thumbscrew hold-downs, which are designed to meet the performance criteria of the ASNA2168 and ABS1773 standards

All CarlisleIT trays and components are fabricated in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using top-quality materials to ensure a perfect fit and lifetime performance.

Features

  • Durable, rugged construction
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy
  • Clear Chem Film per MIL-DTL-5541, Type II, Class 3
  • Materials meet flammability, optical smoke density, and toxic gas generation requirements of ABD0031
  • RoHS compliant
  • 24-hour AOG support

Applications

  • ABS1699
  • ARINC 600 standards
  • CFR Title 14 Part 25, 23 and 21
  • RTCA/DO-160

All ARINC 600 Trays are designed and fabricated in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using top quality aircraft-grade materials to meet or exceed ARINC 600 specifications, as well as all civil and military aircraft application criteria. Our special designs stand up to the most rigorous environmental hazards for in-flight and on-the-ground operations.

Each tray is fully warrantied, ensuring that your avionics systems equipment will not only fit securely but operate safely. Off-the-shelf designs or custom solutions are available to best fit your requirements as well as the option of positive pressure air cooling systems through the use of an optional plenum chamber and fan.

Applications

  • ARINC 600 Standards
  • CFR Title 14 Part 25, 23 and 21
  • RTCA/DO-160
  • Mil-Std-810

Features

  • Durable, rugged construction
  • Light-weight aluminum alloy
  • 24-hour AOG support
  • Fan-cooled trays conform to ARINC Level 1 maximum cooling specifications (level 2 cooling is available if required).
  • Cooling fans can be ordered with AC or DC power supply.
  • Available with ARINC 600 air filtration solutions
  • Clear Chem Film per Mil-DTL-5541, Type II, Class 3
  • Materials meet flammability, optical smoke density and toxic gas generation requirements
  • RoHS compliant in standard configurations

Services

  • Structural Analysis
  • Shock & Vibration testing
  • Crash Safety testing
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Flammability testing
  • Environmental testing
  • Airflow and cooling analysis and testing

Overview

The Miniature Module is a small form factor solution for mounting avionics. The solution enables quick and easy installation and replacement of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in the field. It consists of:

  • A tray that mounts to the aircraft
  • An enclosure to hold the electronics
  • A locking latch to allow quick and easy installation of the enclosure to the tray

Much like the ARINC 404 and ARINC 600 solutions in place today, this ARINC 836A-compliant design offers interchangeability between manufacturers and standard mounting provisions. It also:

  • Increases the number of installation locations available
  • Reduces installation time
  • Reduces maintenance cycles
  • All but eliminates the need for engineering surveys compared to custom installations
  • Allows multiple units to be stacked horizontally or vertically due to its modular design
  • Is available in double-width and double-height options
Features Benefits
Small form factor Easier to allocate space for installation of avionics compared to traditional solutions
Standardized to ARINC 836A Interchangeability across manufacturers
Compatible with Modular Racking Principle (MRP) rails Ease of installation
Lifecycle tested to 250 cycles Reliability and longevity in the field
Modular Multiple units can be fastened together to allow for expanded system capability

How the Latch Works

  • With the latch lever in the open position, The ARINC 836A enclosure is inserted into the tray via a set of two guide rails located on either side of the tray
  • The enclosure is retained within the tray via four “claws” positioned at the four corners of the latch
  • Once the large portion of the claws comes into contact with the tray during insertion, the enclosure is locked into place by pushing the latch lever into the closed position
  • The latch lever and claws interact with the tray to aid both insertion and extraction during operation
  • Several detents and a purpose-built over-center latch design ensure the latch will remain locked until an operator switches the lever back into the open position
  • From the closed and locked position, pulling the lever out into the open position both disengages the lock and pushes the enclosure out of the tray enough to ensure rear connector separation
  • The disengaged enclosure is extracted the rest of the way by hand, gliding smoothly on the guide rails until clear of the tray

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