July 2012 - Chatsworth Products Increases Surface Area on Cable Pathways by 400% with OnTrac® Shaped Wire Mesh Tray

OnTrac Wire Mesh Cable Tray - Shaped and StandardWESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 2012—Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a global manufacturer providing products and solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, has increased the surface contact area for network cables by 400% with the introduction of OnTrac® Shaped Wire Mesh Tray. This dramatic increase in surface area over many standard basket trays allows OnTrac Shaped Tray to create point-to-point cable pathways in data centers and network equipment rooms that are ideal for supporting high performance and high density cabling. 

Replacing the traditional round cross wires used on most wire mesh trays with unique flattened cross wires, Shaped Tray is able to reduce pressure and strain by 68% for cables that come in contact with the tray. This simple change allows Shaped Tray to increase cable support and contact area, while still implementing the same installation techniques, splices, supports and accessories as CPI’s Standard Wire Mesh Tray, making it easy to adopt and use.

“This is a win-win for CPI,” said Michael Moore, Product Manager for CPI’s Open Architecture Systems. “OnTrac’s new Shaped Tray is an alternative premium wire basket tray offering over CPI’s current Standard Tray by providing increased cable support along with reduced cable pressure and strain relief, thus increasing network cable performance at no additional cost.”

Shaped Tray has also been engineered for compatibility with data centers, office spaces and other facilities working toward LEED certification. Not only is Shaped Tray made from 100% recycled steel, choosing tray with a pre-galvanized finish eliminates environmental concerns about post production chemical cleaning and plating, as well as application concerns about zinc whiskers.

Shaped Tray features include:

• 400% larger contact surface for cables

• Up to a 68% reduction in cabling strain/pressure

• Compatibility with LEED projects

• UL Classified

• Cuts, configures and splices the same as Standard Tray

• Ability to use bottom insert or liner to create a solid bottom tray

OnTrac Standard Tray, which uses round cross wires, will still be offered as part of the OnTrac Wire Mesh Tray System at the same cost as Shaped Tray. To learn more about products and accessories used with CPI’s OnTrac Wire Mesh Stray System, visit www.chatsworth.com/ontrac/.

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 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, and a global network of industry-leading distributors.

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 (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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Kristen Kroll-Moen
Sr. Director, Global Marketing 
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