Luna Technologies uses modular enclosures for design flexibility
Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Inc., is a provider of photonic measurement and sensing systems that uses modular enclosures for many of its products from Elma Electronic Inc.
Luna’s Optical Vector Analyzers are used to fully characterize the signals of optical components. It has various sized instruments, so Elma’s modular Type 32 enclosure was found to be a suitable product.
The modular design comes standard in the 2U and 4U sizes that Luna required. For redesigns or smaller revisions of product, the modular design makes it easy to customize to other heights, widths, and depths. Luna also uses Elma for its Optical Backscatter Reflectometer products.
Companies like Luna are also able to re-use the same modular enclosures for the expensive certification process. Utilizing the same base enclosure platform, design characteristics and results can be predicted, helping to ensure success up-front. With basic to advanced shielding options, Luna was able to pick the EMI shielding level that suited their application.
Luna also takes advantage of Elma’s contract assembly services. With Elma assembling many of the components inside the sub-rack frame and enclosure, the company is able to focus on their optical network “slots”.
This helps it remain efficient and focus more on their core competencies. Another value-add service that Luna capitalizes on is Elma’s custom painting. Whether its powder coating, painting, or Elma’s new digital printing for panels, the company can make each of the customers’ products look unique and attractive.
Overall, Luna chose Elma for a wide range of factors. With a reputation for superior quality and service, Elma was able to provide a versatile modular solution that will continue to help Luna adapt their products to market conditions. With an efficient time-saving design and value-add services, Luna was able to reduce costs and focus on what it does best.
This article was contributed by ELMA Electronic Inc.