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September 2002 - CPI Introduces QuadraRack Server Frame Unique Design Supports Rack-Mount Servers

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a 100% employee-owned leading manufacturer of structural support systems for technology equipment, announces the availability of the new QuadraRack Server Frame. The frame has been designed specifically for supporting rack-mount equipment.

Mounting rack-mount servers onto 4-Post Frames with standard rack channels can be challenging due to clearance issues between channels and mounting rails and stability issues caused when servers are pulled out to full extension. The new QuadraRack Server Frame was designed specifically to address these issues. 14 gauge steel unequal flange C-Channels provide the clearance needed for rack-mount server sliding rails and with the integrated horizontal braces, the torsional strength required to prevent mounting rails from being twisted when rack-mount servers are pulled out. Flexibility to adapt to specific server mounting screws is provided by cage nuts that clip into EIA compliant square hole channels.

CPI's QuadraRack Server Frame offers easy access for simplified equipment installation and cabling as well as unrestricted airflow for improved cooling and heat dissipation. Open frame construction makes cabling and cable management simple, while unrestricted airflow means equipment will not be subject to the excessive heat sometimes generated in a closed cabinet environment.

A unique Extension Pan Set provides structural integrity and facilitates easy assembly. In order to minimize assembly time, the bottom base angles attach to the "C" channels using two steel plate nuts -eliminating the need to attach four separate hex nuts. Top and bottom Extension Pans provide the supporting structure between the two sets of channels. The pans are self-squaring and attach to the existing holes in the channels (previously used to attach the top and base angles). The top Extension Pan has been specially designed to allow mounting of 12" or 18" cable runway directly to the top of the frame utilizing the optional J-Bolt Kit, CPI Rack-To-Runway Plate, or, Cable Runway Elevation Kit.

Shelf-supported equipment can also be accommodated using specially designed QuadraRack shelves including Heavy Duty Fixed (solid and vented) and the new Extra Heavy Duty 4-Point Sliding Shelf that supports equipment weighing up to 300 lb.

The QuadraRack Server Frame is available in 19" width and 7' height and supports 1000 lb (evenly distributed weight).

Combine the QuadraRack Server Frame with the industry's largest selection of cable management, shelves and seismic protection products to create the perfect solution to nearly every computer and communications network structural support requirement.

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 QuadraRack Server Frame 

CPI announces the all-new QuadraRackTM Server Frame for supporting rack-mount servers, providing critical clearance between channels and mounting rails. Stability is assured—even when servers are pulled out to full extension. QuadraRack offers easy access for simplified equipment installation and cabling and promotes unrestricted airflow for cooling and heat dissipation. 

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (

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Phone: 512-591-9525