Computing at the edge is blurring the boundaries of the traditional data center and telecommunications room. The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) means more data processing is being done on an ever-increasing range of smart devices in non-traditional locations such as manufacturing floors, warehouses and outdoors. Critical factors such as equipment support, power management, cooling and physical security are taking on expanded roles – and even greater importance – in network operations.
Additionally, new technologies will mean the need for new networking. For example, as wireless cellular providers create a more robust 5G network, there will be network densification of small cell sites and upgrades to in-building systems.
The challenge is that many sites may not have dedicated space or available space for new networking and compute equipment. Also, if your network is now entering harsh or dirty environments, you will need to learn about special industrial enclosures, cooling systems and cable entry methods that protect equipment from exposure to dust and liquid.
Traditional network enclosures support and protect equipment in indoor environments, while industrial enclosures provide protection for equipment needed to maintain operations in warehouses, manufacturing floors and other areas where equipment needs additional protection. Remote monitoring will provide insight that will help ensure optimal environmental conditions without opening the enclosure. Similarly, intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) can be monitored remotely to ensure constant and efficient power management.
Cable management systems include the overhead trays or ladder used to distribute cabling, the vertical managers used to organize cables. It is vital when expanding the network, to develop an efficient and scalable cable management plan that will save cost and time of redesign in the future.
Why Choose CPI?
Chatsworth Products (CPI) offers products that are designed to work as a complete system. We recognize that each project has specific requirements. We have a robust standard product offering that demonstrates a wide range of design and manufacturing capabilities. Our approach is to discover your requirements, then make recommendations based on your needs.
CPI is a recognized, proven leader in enclosure design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Our industrial enclosures meet UL 508-A specifications, and arrive ready for equipment integration, reducing your time-consuming fabrication tasks.
Take advantage of CPI’s presale consultative services and custom design and engineering capabilities. CPI will help you develop a remote monitoring solution to optimize enclosure performance. CPI Application Engineers will modify product to meet site-specific requirements, unique configurations, kitting, special openings or venting, even original designs. The goal is to provide you a total solution that optimizes your site.
Finally, CPI recognizes that network designs are typically formalized in construction documents. So, we offer the CAD tools and specifications for easy creation of drawings and project manuals. And our channel partners stock these products to make them easy to find and readily available for projects. The CPI Product Designer allows you to configure an industrial enclosure with all associated documentation and pricing.
Contact CPI today and let one of our Technical Support Specialist assist you.