Data room equipment solutions - design an enclosure system to suit your requirements...
CABAC 19-Inch racks, cabinets and wall mount enclosures are manufactured to precise dimensions and are made from SPCC high quality cold roll steel with a thickness of 1.5mm for mounting rails main frame and 1.0mm for other areas. With a large range of rack sizes available and a huge range of panels and accessories to choose from it is easy to find a suitable enclosure for any application.
Note: Always use safe rack loading techniques, including the placement of heavy items at the bottom of the rack to prevent the rack becoming top heavy.
Floor Mount Rack
The CABAC Floor Mount Rack is a strong, secure and reliable storage solution providing plenty of air circulation, easy access and flexible installation configurations. Heavy duty castor wheels capable of carrying 1000kg combined and a pallet stabilising bracket are supplied along with mounting feet, side panel access, rear bi-fold doors, key locks, cage nuts, screws, 6-way power board and ceiling cooling fans. The floor mount rack complies with standards ANSI/EIARS-310-D, IEC297-2, DIN41491, DIN41494, Part7 and GB/T3047.2-92.
Wall Mounted Enclosure
The Wall Mounted Enclosure features a secure door with a fully tempered safety glass panel providing an unobstructed view on installed components. As with the floor mount rack, this design also has an earthing connection installed between the enclosure and door. Quick release hinges allow the door to be re-hinged to the left hand side of the enclosure. The side access panels are dismountable and the internal side rails are depth adjustable. RU positions are notched and marked simplifying equipment alignment. As well as generous cable access glands, each unit is supplied with 2 x L Brackets, cage nuts, screws, 6-way power board and an optional cooling fan module (sold separately). The wall-mounted enclosure complies with standards ANSI/EIARS-310-D, IEC297-2, DIN41491 and DIN41494.
Swing Frame Wall Mounted Enclosure
The Swing Frame Wall Mounted Enclosure features a unique swing frame design with a clip lock for unrestricted loading. The enclosure can be mounted upside down to offer alternate swing direction and also features a fully tempered safety glass panel in the door providing an unobstructed view on installed components. The design alleviates static electricity interference with installed equipment. Also included are the earthing connection, quick release hinges, side access panels, keyed lock, depth adjustable internal side rails, cable access glands, 4 x 19" mounting rails, cage nuts, screws, 6 way powerboard and an optional cooling fan module (sold separately). The swing frame wall mounted enclosure complies with standards ANSI/EIARS-310-D, IEC297-2, DIN41491 and DIN41494.
What is a Rack Unit (RU)?
An RU (sometimes described as U) is a unit of measurement related to the height of equipment that is mounted in a 19-inch or a 23-inch rack. One RU is equal to 1.75 inches and the industry standard rack unit is 42RU tall.
What is a Rack Server?
A rack server is a computer designed to function as a server that is installed in a central framework (known as a rack). The rack server fits neatly into a slot in the rack and is accessed through a door. Several servers can be placed into the bays or slots of the rack allowing easy connection to other network components. This facilitates the ability to set up a primary and a secondary server.
What is a Swing Rack Frame?
A Swing Rack Frame is a more compact frame or enclosure used to mount a smaller range of equipment modules. The frame can be mounted above the ground eliminating the need to use valuable floor space. The general characteristics such as construction, rear access and glass doors for clear visibility are much like the standard server rack however the enclosure size is smaller in height and has a standard depth and width of 600mm.
How do I choose the Server Rack size?
Determine the purpose of the rack, floor space required outside the rack including safety regulations, and the size (and amount) of equipment to be housed inside the rack. Consider height, depth and width of equipment as well as the number of and length of cables. It is important to also consider how much space is required around the equipment for ease of installation and re-configuration or for the installation of additional equipment in the future.
Internal rack height is measured from the tallest point of an inside rail to the bottom chassis and internal depth is measured from the inside of both the front and rear door. Internal width is measured from one side panel to the other.
Always use safe rack loading techniques, including the placement of heavy items at the bottom of the rack to prevent the rack becoming top heavy.
Use the Server Rack Product Search Tool to help you choose the correct rack type size.
How do I organise cables?
Server racks are a great way to organise and protect equipment however there is often a large bundle of patch leads and cables, which also need to be managed in order to maintain the system effectively. Thankfully there are cable management solutions available to help. Horizontal and vertically mounted cord and cable minders and perforated trays can be used to neatly contain cable runs within the enclosure using slots and clips to keep the cables in place.
Note: Always make sure that you do not over fill cord and cable minders and take care not to exceed the bend radius of the cable.
What is Rack Power Management?
An effective power management system is essential to safely and reliably manage the unique power distribution requirements within a server rack enclosure. A range of power rails and boards are available that have been specifically designed for use in cabinets and server racks. They are securely mounted inside the enclosure using horizontal or vertical fittings.