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Cheval has been a leader in providing quality and cost effective solutions and services to the global IT and Infrastructure markets for over 30 years. Please see the overviews shown here. If you don't see the solution you need. Please contact us for further information.
Cheval is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of 19" enclosures and related ICT (Information Communications Technology) products. With over 30 years proven performance, we have gained the trust of leading multinational firms as their partner of choice. If you are thinking about outsourcing but are concerned how to go about it, we can walk you through the complete process, maximizing your time and resources for other activities. We speak the same professional language as you, making the process convenient and efficient. The primary sectors we support are:
The services and solutions we provide can be summarrized as:
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
ODM: Original Design Manufacturer
OBM: Original Brand Manufacturer
OEM Services: For your established product, Cheval can provide you top quality manufacturing, on time delivery and logistic support at very competitive prices. We have shipped hundreds of thousands of 19" enclosures to worldwide locations, with near zero fallout. Our multiple manufacturing sites provide capacity and redundancy for your secure business planning.
Our OEM service covers a wide range of products including indoor 19" enclosures, outdoor IP/NEMA rated cabinets and any other type of precision electronic enclosure. We control the process from CNC punching to final assembly and packing so you don't have to worry about quality or delivery issues.
ODM Services: If you don't have or are not satisfied with your current enclosure, Cheval's design teams can develop the perfect solution for you. Working with you, our team can:
Our people have been delivering custom solutions to the ICT world and we have the experience needed to take you through the entire process. We not only design the product, but also have developed a range of packing solutions to maximize the shipping and storage efficiency reducing total costs to you.
OBM Services: If you are looking for an off the shelf solution, Cheval has a wide selection of UL listed 19" server and network enclosures, aisle containment systems, PDU's, wall mounts and related accessories. Whether you're setting up a data center or small office server room, we can support your needs. Please visit our products page for a complete product listing or contact us directly. Distributor inquiries welcome.
Cheval company consists of three manufacturing sites in Thailand:
Cheval Electronic Enclosure Co., Ltd, or "CE" functions as Cheval's corporate headquarters; also providing research and development, plus manufacturing service. CE manufactures for the Thailand OEM market for electronic enclosures, and some of Cheval's standard products. The R&D department focuses on product development. CE was established in 1987, and is located just outside of Bangkok in the Bangplee Industrial Estate.
Cheval Technology Co., Ltd or "CT" was established in 1997, is located in Northern Thailand outside the city of Chiang Mai and is focused on the production of customized (ODM) 19” enclosures for our multinational clients. CT assembles Cheval's “Arion” brand power distribution units (PDU) and other mechanical assemblies.
Aegistek Corporation Ltd, or “AT”, opened in December, 2004 and is the main manufacturing site for the groups large OEM clients. AT housed the groups main R&D and testing facilities for the development of our 19” cabinets and outdoor (IP rated) cabinets. AT is located just a few miles down
the road from CT in the picturesque Thailand contryside.
Cheval achieves high volume, quality production and cost effective production using a flexible manufacturing system combining CNC operations with power press stamping. Our three facilities are geographically separated providing both capacity and redundancy. Our facilities currently occupy about 24,000 sq. meters (258,000 sq ft) out of total 103,000 sq meters (1.1 million sq ft) of available area. Cheval uses the latest technology and has over 42 Amada CNC turret punching and CNC bending machines, which offer opportunities for added-value and customization. Our manufacturing facilities, equipment and services are designed and tailored to meet customer requirements. With our facilities and people, Cheval has the experience and capacity to support the most challenging programs.
CNC Laser Cutters and Punching Machines
High Efficiency Panel Benders
CNC Bending lines
CNC Laser Cutting and Punching Machines add flexibility to our manufacturing capability. Cheval uses the latest "Amada" brand CNC machines for both short run batches and mass production. For special components where traditional tooling is not a good option, our CNC laser machines provide the answer.
CNC Panel Bender delivers high volume and consistent bends for side panels.
CNC Bending lines provide the bulk of our bending capacity.
Power Press Machines
Electro-Static Powder Coating Line
Power Press Machines from 45 to 300 tons gives us the high volume capacity for a cost effective solution. We have both manual and progressive punching lines. Most tools are made in house for the power press and CNC presses.
Cheval utilizes many types of welding, including robotic lines for MIG, and manual stations for hand TIG, Spot and CD stud welding.
We do all our own Powder Coating in house. Our lines start with environmentally friendly 5 stage Iron Phosphate pre-treatment with de-ionized water rinse. After the powder coating is complete, a rigorous system of QA checks verifies the correct finish. Our in house corrosion lab tests every paint batch to 500 hours salt spray test under ASTM-D610-01 and ASTM-B117.
Assembly, Integration and Supply Line Support
Cheval can improve your margins by providing assembly and integration for your products. We offer mechanical assembly, sub assembly integration and finished product packaging, all to your specifications. This can reduce the time you need to invest to get your product to market. We export to all corners of the world and our customer service is experienced in getting the products where you want them. Our standard flat pack design allows cost effective quantities to be loaded in every container keeping the total cost of ownership low.
Quality Assurance and Testing
Cheval firmly believes that our products should exceed our clients expectations. To achieve this goal, we have developed rigorous testing and quality assurance systems. We undergo regular audits from third party inspectors, but more importantly, by our clients and consistently achieve excellent results.
All three of our facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 and we use RoHS compliant materials. We have developed in process monitoring systems for both product compliance and process control. Clients can request data from their production batch. Standard paint inspection process uses photo spectrometer reading to measure color, (L.a.b.), gloss meter, thickness meter, M.E.K. ruboff tests, cross hatch adhesion, impact and hardness tests.
Testing is critical to ongoing production and product development. Cheval has developed and performs many in house tests such as:
• Load tests for enclosures, both static and dynamic.
• Load tests for casters, both static and dynamic.
• Water ingress test facility for outdoor cabinets.
• Salt spray chamber to verify paint integrity.
We also work with third party facilities such as Met Labs and UL.
This is our frame test center that allows for numerous twisting stress and deflection tests. Cheval Group tests the load (weight bearing) capacity of all our products. These tests are designed to help determine upper limits to the amount of weight a particular product can safely and functionally support. Graphs shown highlight the frame deflection test at a load of 2250 lbs.
Our testing lab is set up with it's own salt spray test (ASTM B117) for paint quality control. Test panels are placed in the chamber and exposed up to 500 hours. After this time, the panels are inspected to determine how much rust occurred (creepage). The allowed limit of creepage cannot exceed more than 6mm. The Graphs show test result of two samples taken.
Cheval tests the load (weight bearing) capacity of all our products. These tests are designed to help determine upper limits to the amount of weight a particular product can safely and functionally support.
Most firms will provide a load rate for their product, but not many really tell you how they arrived at the figure. We have developed a series of tests to ensure your safety and our product quality and want to share some of our procedures with you.
Cheval rack load tests have two categories, static and dynamic. Static tests are conducted with the rack standing still. Dynamic tests will physically move the rack some distance while under load. Dynamic tests are also performed on the casters as well. These dynamic tests are done in a special test facility and subject the casters to a series of events including a threshold simulation test, continuous run and intermittent run.
While Cheval standard casters are individually rated to 285 KG dynamic load, in practice, it may be extremely difficult for the average user to physically move a fully loaded rack. Our heavy duty casters are rated to 400 KG. To verify load ratings for the casters, Cheval has developed our own caster testing equipment.
Cheval racks undergo a series of load tests and measurements. We have provided details of one of the tests, a vertical static load test. The rack shown is an Arion V2 600x1200 42U rack with 1,400 KG load equally distributed. As the weight is loaded on the rack, measurements, as indicated by these diagrams, are taken. The variance, if any, between the original dimensions and dimension of the same position after the load is noted. This discrete data is then analyzed and plotted on a graph...Read more
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