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Front Panels and Plug in Units

Protecting 19" Electronics for the past 60 years

nVent SCHROFF offers an extensive range of front panels, plug in units and cassettes to differentiate the appearance and functionality of your chassis, case or rack.

Powered by digital workflows, our front panel designer simplifies and expedites the process of selecting, ordering and delivering nVent SCHROFF custom front panels.

A range of products for a variety of applications

Front Panels without Handles

Front Panel, front panels

Front panels provide protection for electronics enclosed within the Subrack, 19" Chassis or Case. Featuring cutouts for lights, switches or IO connections to the enclosed electronics, they can be as narrow as 1U or as wide as the enclosure. Front panel designs can be further customized with powder coating, silk screen or digital printing.

nVent SCHROFF offers:

  • Custom front panels in various materials, sizes, surface finishes
  • Flat and U-profile panels
  • EMC shielded and non-shielded options
  • Hinged, folding, mezzanine styles
  • Compliance with ATCA, MTCA and AMC standards

Front Panels with Handles

Front Panel, plug in units

Also called Plug in Units (PIUs), these are kits incorporating a front panel, handle(s) and PCB mounting hardware.  The front panel design can be customized with cutouts, powder coating, silk screen and digital printing which supports down to 3pt font size.

nVent SCHROFF offers:

  • PIUs in different sizes 
  • Versions with flat or U-shaped front panels
  • EMC protection with textile or stainless steel gaskets
  • Handles that meet IEEE and IEC standards


CassettePRo, Cassettes

Cassettes are plug in units that fully enclose one or more circuit boards. Cassettes provide additional mechanical or RF protection. 

nVent SCHROFF offers:

  • Frame-type plug-in units with extruded aluminum sides, available in high frequency HF version and conduction cooled versions
  • Plug-in units with sheet metal hoods for mechanical protection
  • Optional EMC-shielding
  • A variety of handles

Front Panel Components

Front Panel Components

Adapt your front panel or PIU to any requirement with our extensive portfolio of components and accessories, including:

  • Handles
  • EMC gaskets
  • PCB accessories
  • Mechanical shielding

Cassette Components

Cassette Components, plug in units

Adapt your cassettes to any requirement with our extensive portfolio of components and accessories, including:

  • Front and rear panels
  • Side panels
  • Handles
  • Guide rails

Digital Design Tools

Front Panel Configurator

  • From Concept to CAD in minutes
  • No registration needed, but extra features for registered users
  • Intuitive drag and drop functionality with instant 3D visualization
  • Component libraries for easy selection of parts
  • Modification module for cutouts and printing options
  • >30 CAD file formats, smart 3D PDF for technical specification
  • After saving the configuration, a bill of material, pricing, and quotes are generated

Front Panel Configurator 3D, front panel designer, custom front panel

Helpful Resources


Front Panels


Front Panel Component Systems


Plug in Units


EMCA Highlights


Frame Type Plug in Units

Case Study

PIU with CPCI IEL handle