FCC/VDE Shielded Cabinets

Our FCC/VDE cabinets provide high attenuation at low cost. These cabinets can ensure your equipment meets FCC/VDE or other EMI requirements for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Modular construction provides compatibility with our Heavy Duty and RFI Cabinets. Of course, all the benefits of our Heavy Duty Cabinets, such as 3,000 pound load capacity, make this a very cost effective shielded cabinet.

Shielded enclosures allow you to meet a wide variety of requirements for EMI/RFI suppression including:

  • MIL-STD-285
  • FCC Part 15
  • European VDE

The EMI & FCC Heavy Duty product lines come in both vertical racks and sloped front consoles (15 & 30 degree). Each is designed with double ledge, double plane corner construction creating the strongest cabinet in the industry, capable of carrying 3000 pounds of equipment.

The EMI racks are constructed of 400 Series Stainless Steel, which is galvanically compatible with gasket material. We offer R1, R3, R4 & R5 versions of our racks. R1 racks are shipped ready for user installed gasketing. The gasketing material for R3 racks is beryllium copper spring-finger gasketing; this gasketing does not absorb moisture or support fungus growth, it will not take a compression set over a period of time, it is not affected by air, ozone, ultraviolet and nuclear radiation or solvents and cannot flake or break into small conductive pieces that can short out electronics. R4 racks are gasketed with a silver coated nylon gasketing. R5 racks have both beryllium copper gasketing and silver coated nylon gasketing. The R3 and R5 racks can meet most TEMPEST and EMP requirements. Additionally there are two stainless steel studs in the lower rear of frames to assist in grounding.

The FCC racks are made of 14-gauge steel. Silver braid gaskets are attached to the frame with a conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive. The gasket’s foam core offers low closure force. All surfaces of doors, panels and frames that come in contact with EMI gaskets have a metallized corrosion resistive surface. FCC racks provide versatility, reliability and cost efficiency while still meeting FCC, CE Mark or other commercial requirements.

EMI & FCC cabinets feature panel mounting angles made from 3/16″ steel, 50% thicker than the average used in the industry. Horizontal support channels are removable because of the extreme strength of the frame. Positive door latching hardware, not magnetic or velcro stripping, is standard.


EMI & FCC Heavy Duty racks are designed to be modular and flexible, a wide variety of accessories are available. Here is a small sample:

  • Wide variety of Panels and Doors
  • Fans and Blowers for cooling
  • Fixed, Sliding and Modem Shelves
  • Chassis Guides and Supports
  • I/O panels
  • I/O compartments for panels
  • Storage and Equipment Drawers
  • Copper Bus Bars
  • Caster Bases, Caster Dollies and Trucks
  • Plug Molds

Available Sizes

Standard Panel Heights: 21″ to 84″, in any 1 3/4″ increment

Standard Depths: 17″, 24″, 29″ and 36″

Standard Panel Widths: 19″, 24″, 30″, adapters are available for mounting 23″ equipment

Attenuation Levels


Shock and Vibration The Heavy Duty Cabinet has been tested to MIL-STD-285, section 514.3-7,8 and 9, which simulates 20 years of rough service in a mobile application. This cabinet was also tested to Mil-Std 901 which simulates a 10g hammer hit. These test was successfully passed by the Heavy Duty, EMI, and FCC product lines. This option is available by adding a simple hardware kit. Metals Compatibility

Equipto Electronic uses galvanically compatible material to ensure shielding effectiveness and longevity. To avoid galvanic action between metals that contact each other, refer to the chart below. Each group overlaps, making it possible to use materials from adjacent groups safely.

  • Group 1: Gold – Platinum – Gold/Platinum Alloys – Rhodium – Graphite – Palladium – Silver – Silver Alloys – Titanium
  • Group 2: Rhodium – Graphite – Palladium – Silver – Silver Alloys – Titanium -Nickel – Monel – Cobalt – Nickel and Cobalt Alloys – Nickel Copper Alloys – AISI 300 Series Steels – A286 Steel
  • Group 3: Titanium – Nickel – Monel – Cobalt – Nickel and Cobalt Alloys – Nickel Copper Alloys – Copper – Bronze -Brass – Copper Alloys – Beryllium Copper – Silver Solder – Commercial Yellow Brass and Bronze – Leaded Brass and Bronze – Naval Brass – 400 Series Stainless Steel – Chromium Plate – Tungsten -Molybdenum
  • Group 4: Leaded Brass and Bronze – Naval Brass – Steels AISI 431, 440, 410, 416, 420, AM 355, PH hardened § Chromium Plate – Tungsten – Molybdenum – Tin-Indium – Tin Lead Solder – Lead – Aluminum 2000 and 7000 Series – Alloy and Carbon Steel
  • Group 5: Chromium Plate – Tungsten – Molybdenum – Steel AISI 410, 416, 420, Alloy and Carbon – Tin – Indium – Tin Lead Solder – Lead – Aluminum – All Aluminum Alloys – Cadmium – Zinc – Galvanized Steel – Beryllium – Zinc Base Castings
  • Group 6: Magnesium – Tin