Server Rack Shelves are a type of enclosure and rack accessory that has been specifically designed to fit in 19" server cabinets. The racks are easily adjustable with some shelves vented to allow for airflow, helping to cool any equipment down that might be prone to overheating. Heavy duty shelves are also available and are able to hold more weight than a cantilever shelf. As cabling is also an issue in server racks, the shelves have been designed to enable cable management.
A shelf is measured by using rack units (U or RU) and is defined as 44.5 mm (1.75"). A server rack is typically 42U high with the equipment being anywhere between 1U and 6U high. The types of rack mount shelves available include fixed vented rack mounts, rack mounts for modem, cantilevers, telescopic cantilevers, half racks, as well as side mounting trays. Server rack shelves can be mounted via the front or the rear of the steel cabinet. Server rack shelves are available with a variety of different depths, colours, and supports for a variety of different maximum loads.
The racks are easily installed, this is done either by sliding the shelves into various slots in the steel cabinet. If they are fixed shelves, they are mounted using brackets and cage nuts. The width of the rack can be adjusted to accommodate the server. Server rack accessories can also be rack-mounted and include drawers designed to hold manuals or cables.
Server rack shelves are often utilised to securely hold devices such as keyboards or other types of electronics equipment. An example of an application of server rack shelves is in a data centre, where they are used to store and organise network switches or routers. They are also used in telecommunication centres to hold tools and test equipment.
Server rack shelves offer great flexibility and convenience, making them a popular choice for businesses. They are easily adjustable to fit any size of server or electronic device, and they also provide extra stability by evenly distributing the weight across the frame. Server racks allow users to access their equipment without having to dismantle the entire shelving system. Server rack shelves are an essential tool for data centres as they help ensure that their servers remain in optimal condition by providing additional stability and airflow. They are also easy to install and are adjustable. Overall, server rack shelves provide the perfect solution to equipment storage and an organiser's needs in data centres or telecommunication rooms.
RS has a wide range of server rack shelves to suit your needs. Our server rack shelves can be quickly installed and adjusted to the size of your server and other electronic equipment, ensuring optimal performance. We have shelves with a variety of different depths, colours, and supports for maximum weight capacity. Browse our range today to find the perfect solution for your organisation's needs.