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Open Racks Continue to Provide Valuable Equipment Mounting Solutions

Open Racks Continue to Provide Valuable Equipment Mounting Solutions

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Rack SystemsOpen two- and four-post racks continue to be a standard solution for mounting IT equipment in computer rooms and data centers that do not require the benefits of an enclosure. In fact, global unit shipments of IT racks and enclosures are forecast to grow 2.9 percent in 2015 accompanied by 4.4 percent revenue growth, according to a recently published report.

There are many advantages to open mounting solutions, such as unrestricted airflow and easy access to cables for moves, adds and changes (MACs). 

Open racks provide flexible structural support solutions for a wide variety of applications, industries, and business needs. When properly deployed with other products, such as cable managers and cable runway, a company can enjoy years of uninterrupted service and room for growth.

Two-post racks provide the most cost-effective and efficient use of floor space, while four-post racks are superior when supporting larger equipment such as modular network switches. Chatsworth Products (CPI) offers a variety of two- and four-post racks to fit your needs.

CPI Two-Post Racks

Universal Rack 
  • Heavy-duty two-post rack with a 3”D (76 mm) mounting channel
  • Heavy-duty two-post rack with a 3”D (76 mm) mounting channel
  • 19” and 23” EIA rack-mount widths
  • 3’ to 9’H (0.9 m to 2.7 m)
  • 1500 lb (680.4 kg) static load rating
  • Integrated grounding and bonding system
  • UL Listed 
 
 
 
 Standard Rack 
  • 3”D (80 mm) or 6”D (150 mm) mounting channel
  • 19” EIA rack-mount width
  • 7’, 8’ and 9’H (2.1 m, 2.4 m and 2.7 m)
  • 1000 lb (453.6 kg) static load rating
  • Integrated grounding and bonding system
  • UL Listed 
 

 
 Seismic Frame® Rack
  •  3”D (80 mm) or 6”D (150 mm) mounting channel
  • Threaded or square-punched mounting holes
  • 19” or 23” EIA rack-mount width
  • 7’H (2.1 m)
  • 1000 lb (453.6 kg) static load rating
  • Integrated grounding and bonding system
  • UL Listed
  • Meets GR-63-CORE NEBS Zone 4 requirements 
 


CPI Four-Post Racks

QuadraRack® 4-Post Frame 
  • Fixed 29”D (740 mm)
  • Threaded mounting holes 
  • 19” EIA rack-mount width
  • 7’, 8’ and 9’H (2.1 m, 2.4 m and 2.7 m)
  • 2000 lb (907.2 kg) static load rating
 

 
 QuadraRack Server Frame
  • Fixed 29”D (740 mm) 
  • Square-punched mounting holes 
  • 19” EIA rack-mount width 
  • 7’H (2.1 m)
  • 1000 lb (453.6 kg) static load rating
 

 
 Adjustable QuadraRack and ServerRack
  • Adjustable depth ranging from 15.75” to 42.32” (400 mm to 1075 mm)
  • Threaded mounting holes (QuadraRack) 
  • Square-punched mounting holes (ServerRack)
  • 19”EIA rack-mount width
  • 6’, 7’, 8’ and 9’H (1.8 m, 2.1 m, 2.4 m and 2.7 m)
  • 2000 lb (907.2 kg) static load rating
  • UL Listed
 

 
 Adjustable Rail QuadraRack and ServerRack
  • Fixed 23.6”D (600 mm) and 35.4”D (900 mm) frame
  • Adjustable depth rear equipment mounting rails for maximum rail depth of 41.33” (1050)
  • Square-punched mounting holes (ServerRack)
  • 19”EIA rack-mount width
  • 6’, 7’ and 8’H (1.8 m, 2.1 m and 2.4 m)
  • 2200 lb (1000 kg) static load rating
  • Integrated grounding and bonding system
  • UL Listed
 

 

See CPI’s Rack Quick Reference Guide for more comparison features.

Conclusion

Consider using an open-storage solution if you need to save space, make frequent connection changes, ventilate equipment easily or mount wide vertical cable management sections.

Trust the experts at CPI to deliver the most comprehensive line of equipment support products in the industry and to provide the design tools you need to include them in your next project. For additional information, please visit our website or contact Technical Support.

 Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist


Posted by  Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist at 01/30/2015 01:06:08 PM


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