Alubos front-plate with window for econoseal connectors

Al and transparent frontplates (and endplates) available. The frontplate is split, and features machined slot for the EC36pcb and EC18pcb connectors. The endplate is closed (with just the 4 screw-holes at the corner) or features DSUB25 and DSUB9 windows for custom signals (possibly LCD).

[ unresized big pictures about box with transparent frontplate ].

They use a precise, but expensive technology for transparent plates (used for demo and production purposes).

Assembly warning

It is very important to solder the EconoSealIII connectors with the frontplate applied and verified to the GenBoard/VerThree/CaseAndMounting : otherwise it might be impossible (or say hard pain) to apply frontplate later (without unsoldering connectors) depending on how the connectors were soldered.


Frontplate with pneumatic connector. The pneumatic connector is for 6x4mm size pneumatic (vacuum-bearing!) tube. The connector codename "VIV" is in WebShop. The 2 other drills (with small rubber rings in them) are usually used for LCD and PS2 flying loom cables, sometimes LCD and EGT (than the PS2 only consumes 2 EC18 pins, since EC36pin26 GND and EC36pin28 HALL-suply can be utilized).

Manufacturing notes

looking onto the side without gasket-notches:


looking onto the side with gasket-notches:



The assembled box:


the part press fit together you need to smash them together with a vice or tap them together.

to verify sizes (this picture uses the broken inch unit :-):


Simple endplate and OLD, OBSOLETE frontplate :



Simplify design

No need for these with the 2D machining:

Surface finish - optional


What format is needed to manufacture? - alternatively they can just redesign, given the pictures, files, Alubos and connectors.

What tool do they use to make the toolpath?

I can export but it take some work on the import it seems that inporting/exporting from one CAD to the next seems to always need some work.

The HU countryside (unreliable partner) shop could use


Required format: we need this for now:

The 2 part frontplate must be in 2 different files (especially if it is EPS). One better be mirrored so the same sheet-laying and tool-mounting logic applies. The height must be specified as extra input: simple in this case: the mid-height is 1.48 mm (total is 3.00 mm, but 2*1.5 mm will be somewhat > 3.00 when put one onto the other).

Don't worry too much: we will adjust the edges, especially at the overlapping section after the test-run. I think the edge of the overlap section when going from half to full height will be angled so a faster tool can be chosen: so the boundary will have to be offsetted a bit unless the edge refers to the mid-height (which it should, IMHO, so probably no worries).

Measurements in mm

Plexi version's division1 (all referenced from ECxx top edge):

-16, 21 (EC.. window), 36 mm

(just 1 mm lower than on [this pic], which is -15, 21, 37mm. The truth should be somewhere midway: -15.5, 21, 36.5 mm although if it's higher, the EC can be raised without much problem.)

division2 (all referenced from left drill):

13.0 (EC18 window), 45.9 , 76.0, (EC36 window) 138.9 , 153 (right drill)

the side is not straight but a parabola: climbs 4 mm on +-24mm:

4 = y = 1 / 144 * x * x = 1 / 144 * 24 * 24

Radius at EC36 and EC18 top: 2mm

Radius at corners: 5..7 mm

The above data is enough to make it's size match. The rest is free to size. Please verify.

Latest frontplate design - 2004.Nov


[Picture without dimension lines]

[Autocad file]

[Autocad file without dimension lines]