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Case Sizing

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To search for a case by dimensions, please visit our Case Finder page. To view a list of all available case sizes, please visit our Case Sizes page.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If yours has not been answered, please contact us.


What levels of IP protection do ZARGES containers provide?
There are various degrees of impermeability and these are sub-divided into IP protection categories. The degree of protection is designated by a 2-digit system. The first digit denotes the degree of protection against solid substances; the second digit gives the degree of protection against water. Depending on the product line, there are containers which offer protection against water spray, IP 54 (K470), protection against water jets, IP 65 (Mitraset or K470 IP 65) as well as immersion-proof or moisture vapor proof containers IP 67 (K475, P472).
Is ZARGES USA ITAR and DDTC registered?
Yes, ZARGES USA is ITAR Certified and registered with the DDTC.
Are ZARGES cases lockable?
Yes, models K470, K424 XC and K475 can be locked with a 6mm shackle-type lock. In addition, lead seals using a 3mm seal wire may be employed. The K411 comes standard with lockable fasteners. Installed locks are also an option for the K470.
Does ZARGES offer TSA locks?
Yes, we offer a shackle lock with 3-digit, user-determined number combination which can be opened by USA TSA agents without damage.
What temperature ranges do ZARGES cases operate in?
ZARGES cases are rated to operate in extreme temperatures from -112°F to 302°F.
What types of padding / foam can ZARGES USA install in cases?
We can install several types of foam at our Charlotte, NC, Tech Center, including polyethylene, polyurethane, and antistat. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What gauge of aluminum does ZARGES use in case construction?
1, 1.5 or 2mm thicknesses depending on series and size of container. The equivalent would be 18 gauge, 15 gauge or 12 gauge aluminum sheet.
What is the maximum load capability of the handles?
Tests show a maximum carrying capability of 66 lbs. per handle.
What is the maximum load for a K470 case?
Cases with two handles are rated for 132 lbs. Cases with four handles are rated for 264 lbs. Load capacity can be increased further by fitting a pallet underneath.
Can ZARGES cases be carried on airplanes?
Yes, our cases are ATA 300 certified, and many of them are available in appropriate carryon sizes.


What accessories does ZARGES USA offer for aluminum cases?
Accessories range from dollys, trolleys and removable casters to standard internal fittings such as Pick’n’Pluck foam, divider sets and lid inserts to customer-specified foam inserts, painting, lettering and other add-ons. Contact us for details.
What color options do you offer?
We offer twenty color choices for an additional fee for many of our products. We can offer custom RAL colors by special request. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
Can cases be customized with embossed lettering or a corporate trademark?
Yes, we can emboss your message or trademark using DIN standard lettering. Lettering height is approximately 3/4″, single or multiple line, with a maximum line length of approx. 16 characters. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
What are the costs and requirements for UN Approval for hazmat transport?
We can only certify cases at time of purchase. We charge $81.68 per case. We have Hazmat certification for several of the cases we offer. We are certified for packaging groups I,II,III. Typically, modification of any kind to the containers will not allow us certify and the modified container must go through individual testing for certification. Please contact us for more information.
Can you ship Lithium Ion batteries in your cases?
Yes, ZARGES is manufacturer of IATA, 49CFR, and IMDG-compliant shipping and storage cases for LI Ion batteries in all stages of battery life. Please visit our Lithium Ion Battery information page or contact us for assistance.
Will ZARGES USA provide 3D models of cases?
Yes, we can email you a 3D file upon request, if you contact us. You will be required to sign an NDA before we will send the file.
How are K475 and Mitraset military cases supplied to the customer?
We deliver the K475 and Mitraset unpainted as standard, because aluminum does not need paint to protect it against corrosion. However, ZARGES will provide painting for an additional charge.
What are the options for fitting pallets under containers?
Aluminum pallets may be bolted on or tack welded. Wooden pallets and Secupal pallets may be bolted on.


What countries does sell to? offers sales only within the United States. Other North American customers should call the office to arrange your purchase over the phone. Customers outside North America should contact us or visit
May I use a credit card from another country?
If you are purchasing on the website, the credit card used must be issued by a United States bank. However, you may use an international card if you call the office to place your order.
Do you ship out of the United States?
If you call the office to place your order, we can ship to Canada. For anywhere else outside of the US, we can ship to the customer’s freight forwarding company located within the US.
Does ZARGES USA work with shipping agents to foreign countries?
Yes, with shipping terms EX WORKS. Customer is responsible for contracting the shipper and for all customs duties and fees.
I am Tax Exempt. How do I enter my certificate?
Forward a PDF copy of your certificate to For US federal exemptions, you may enter an exempt number at checkout. Please watch this video for how to enter your tax exemption information at checkout.
What are the warranty terms on ZARGES cases?
One Year on Workmanship. More information here.
What is the minimum quantity for custom orders?
We can create one-off customized products, but it is more cost-effective with a minimum of ten items.


How may I get further documentation or a printed catalog?
Our Data Sheets and Catalogs page contains catalogs, data sheets, case studies, white papers, certifications and test reports. If you want a printed catalog, please request one via the contact form.
I am an aluminum manufacturer and I am interested in providing casting / forging services for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
All of our cases are constructed by ZARGES in Germany, and we have a Tech Center in Charlotte, NC for customization. We are not in need of additional manufacturers at this time.
I have a wonderful advertising / promotion / media idea for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
TISOAA is the agency who handles our advertising and marketing. Please contact them at with your inquiries.

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ZARGES Mitraset half rack aluminum rackmount case
ZARGES Mitraset half rack aluminum rackmount case
ZARGES Mitraset Classic
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Custom optionsThe ZARGES MITRASET® Half Rack aluminum rackmount case is the ultimate protection for 9.5″ electronics in all environments from the desert to the arctic. The precision-welded MITRASET housing is made from high-strength aluminum sheets and profiles and protects sensitive electronic equipment against extreme temperature conditions, moisture and electromagnetic interference, while a specially designed anti-vibration frame cushions against mechanical shocks, impact or vibrations. The MITRASET CLASSIC provides all these features for full-sized, 19″, electronics.

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Available Sizes
Installation height (HE/U) External height (in.) External width (in.) External depth (in.)
3 8.44 11.52 11.93
3 8.44 11.52 17.09
3 8.44 11.52 22.2
3 8.44 11.52 27.32
3 8.44 11.52 33.7
4 10.2 11.52 11.93
4 10.2 11.52 17.09
4 10.2 11.52 22.2
4 10.2 11.52 27.32
4 10.2 11.52 33.7
5 11.95 11.52 11.93
5 11.95 11.52 17.09
5 11.95 11.52 22.2
5 11.95 11.52 27.32
5 11.95 11.52 33.7
6 13.7 11.52 11.93
6 13.7 11.52 17.09
6 13.7 11.52 22.2
6 13.7 11.52 27.32
6 13.7 11.52 33.7
7 15.45 11.52 11.93
7 13.7 11.52 17.09
7 15.45 11.52 22.2
7 15.45 11.52 27.32
7 15.45 11.52 33.7
8 17.2 11.52 11.93
8 17.2 11.52 17.09
8 17.2 11.52 22.2
8 17.2 11.52 27.32
8 17.2 11.52 33.7
9 18.96 11.52 11.93
9 18.96 11.52 17.09
9 18.96 11.52 22.2
9 18.96 11.52 27.32
9 18.96 11.52 33.7
10 20.71 11.52 11.93
10 20.71 11.52 17.09
10 20.71 11.52 22.2
10 20.71 11.52 27.32
10 20.71 11.52 33.7
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MITRASET Half Rack Aluminum Rackmount Cases for 9.5″ Electronics

MITRASET Half Rack aluminum rackmount cases are designed to accommodate electronic devices in half-sized 9.5″ rack. They protect equipment against a wide range of influences, including mechanical influences such as shock, impact and vibrations, electromagnetic interference from radio waves, lightning, etc., as well as general environmental effects such as heat, moisture, dust etc.

Structural rigidity of aluminum eliminates distortion resulting from high temperature exposure; interchangeable lids and ½ turn latches replace mismatched rackmount lids and knuckle busting latches. The cases are watertight to a rating of IP 65 and provide good heat dissipation. The MITRASET Half Rack is available in standard depths up to 10U, or in custom sizing to your requirements.

The MITRASET passed the EMI/RFI shielding requirements of 60dB from 150kHz to 18GHz. The tests were performed at Chomerics, Inc. of Woburn MA.  As a custom option, Mitraset  cases can be fitted with a EMI shielding gasket made from Chomerics CHO-SEAL 1285, which is silver-plated aluminum in silicone and provides additional shielding between 90-110 dB. You may request the EMI test results via the EMI Shielding tab below.

Undesirable mechanical vibrations often occur in transport and in many other applications. These may have a negative effect on the function of electronic components and thus represent an increased safety risk.  ZARGES MITRASET Half Rack 9.5″ rackmount cases offer a solution to vibration problems in military, aeronautical and aerospace applications as well as in industry. The casing is made from precision-welded high-strength aluminum sheets and profiles to which an shock-isolated anti-vibration frame made of extruded sections is fitted. The equipment to be protected is inserted in this frame and screwed in position. The anti-vibration frame is connected to the casing via rails and rubber shock mounts, whereby the material and type of mount are selected in accordance with the application in question.

Whatever your program requirement, ZARGES can engineer a solution. EMI/RF Shielding, I/O Panels, and custom reinforcement are just a few of the ways that ZARGES works with our clients to provide solutions to unique packaging challenges. We can fabricate the MITRASET Half Rack to your specifications in standard depths up to 10U or in custom sizes to your requirements. We also offer UN Certification for the Transport of Hazardous Materials.

ZARGES MITRASET Half Rack Applications:

ZARGES MITRASET Half Rack General Features:

  • Anti-vibration frame is connected to the shell by rails and rubber bearings. The material and type of bearings are selected according to the specific requirements in each case
  • Stable frame profile with integrated floating mounts for fasteners
  • Sides with recessed sprung drop handles
  • Recesses suitable for securely installing pressure equalization valve and humidity indicator.
  • All the sides and the lid are stiffened with molded sections
  • Eight rubber bearings with sliding rails to accommodate the anti-vibration frame
  • Lid with toggle-action snap fasteners
  • Variable designs for different depths and heights
  • Welded-in rear wall is an option for all casings

Other Notes

  • Height of lid = 2.48″. Height of special lid varies according to design
  • Depth of special lid varies according to design.
  • Comprehensive range of accessories for many applications.

Military Rackmount Cases

MITRASET EMI test results

Mitraset EMI shielding effectiveness

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Mobility Solutions

Two wheel Mitraset Half Rack mobility solution
Practical two-caster and collapsible handle
 mobility system for transporting weights of up to 110 lbs. available.

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Available Accessories

Accessories may not fit all sizes of a particular case. ZARGES will contact you if there is a conflict with your order to determine the best solution.

Cable Holder Crane Adapter Dessicant Shelf  

Cable Holder

Comes with 2 to 4 Velcro-fastened brackets, depending on HU.

Crane Adapter

Crane adapter for Mitraset.

Desiccant Shelf

Offers nominal depth of 8.6 in for mounting in swing frame. Lid mounted version also available.

Floor Mounting Guide Rails HF Shielding Keypad Bracket

Floor Mounting

Provides additional mounting element (M8 threaded inserts) in the stacking feet.

Guide Rails

Riveted in and easy to adjust.
SKU 45790

HF Shielding

For cases with closed lids, shielding IP 54, fitted on front and back with HF packing cord and open lids.

Keypad Bracket

Foam incorporated in lid, with Velcro keyboard attachment.

Lids Lock Installation Louvered Panel Moisture Monitor


Lid for 19″ MITRASET Rack mount Cases.
SKU 45761

Lock Installation

Pressure-cylinder lock. Two lock diagonally on 2 toggle fasteners with 2 keys.

Louvered Panel

Louvered panel.

Moisture Monitor

Humidity indicator with cartridge for drying agent.

Pouch PRV Automatic PRV Manual Pull Out Drawers


Ideal for holding additional items. Two sizes.
SKU 322768 & 340934

PRV Automatic

Automatic Pressure Release Valve.

PRV Manual

Manual Pressure Release Valve.

Pull Out Drawers

Cover possible with telescopic rails for drawers and shelves.

Special Lid with Flap Special Lid

Special Lid

Special lid offers apertures for sockets and plugs cut by laser to customer specifications.

Special Lid with Flap

Aperture size varies with size of lid.

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