Rack Cable Management
Having a well-organised server rack can help your organisation save time and costs. Cluttered PC cables not only look untidy, they can mean reduced airflow and an excessive heating up of IT systems. Investing in proper cable rack managers lets you bundle up long wires, allowing you to avoid tangles and facilitate airflow - to improve your PC system's performance. Rack cable management covers a range of products used to organise network cables within a server rack cabinet. RS carries a wide range of tools and equipment, such as steel ring panels, adjustable cable organisers and cable entry panels to help you meet your server rack cabling needs.
Why Do You Need Cable Management?
19-inch rack accessories prevent cables from being unplugged or pulled out of servers protecting the integrity of a network. Cables can be a trip hazard. Organising your cables enables you to easily and quickly make changes to rack servers, maintain existing or new hardware. An important part of cable management is to label all cabling equipment. With cable management - an organised system of cable organisers, cable trays, cable entry panels and cable management arms - you can now achieve a tidy work area and optimally functioning PC system.
A cable organiser, sometimes referred to as a cable manager, cable carrier, or cable tidy, help bundle and route cables. This provides easy access to the cables and you can easily identify cables within the bundle. Many cable tidies feature rings that cables can be fed through, helping you to keep cabling neat. The rings can be made from plastic, metal or Velcro. Cable managers offer extra support to cables, preventing strain and enhancing the lifespan of network cables.
Cables can be rested on cable trays and routed around the server cabinet. These rarely have a ring or loop like cable managers but often have gaps or vents that help to prevent overheating.
Cable Entry Panel.
Cable entry panel, also called a cable entry seal or brush strip seal, is an additional way of protecting your network hardware. Cables run through a panel opening, preventing dust and dirt from entering the data cabinet with the cable. They contain a brush that removes contaminants, preventing them from entering the server cabinet. Some have an internal latch that cannot be opened without a key. If you use a cable entry seal, the integrity of a sealed cabinet is not compromised.
Cable Management Arm.
Cable management arms can be attached to racking within a server cabinet, providing enough cable slack to pull running equipment out of a 19-inch rack without unplugging or removing cables. Cable management arms remove stress on cables, enhancing their lifespan. They are normally hinged or bent to offer flexibility with different racking.
Explore RS' Range of Cable Management Equipment
RS is a high-service distributor of electronics, automation and control components, and tools, delivering high-quality components to businesses. With over 500,000 products available globally, you will be able to find the right parts at affordable prices.
Other than cable rack management equipment, you can keep your servers organised and maximise airflow and functionality with other complementary products like rack cooling systems, rack mounting hardware or network cabinets.
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