Rack Cable Management
Rack cable management covers a range of products used to manage and organise network cables within a server rack cabinet.
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. No need to unplug anything or navigate through tangled cables. An important part of cable management is to label all cabling and cable equipment.
A cable organiser, sometimes referred to as a cable manager, cable carrier or cable tidy can be horizontal or vertical. They help to 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, normally hinged or bent to offer flexibility with different racking. Some are compatible with square hole racks or round hole racks, some models are suitable for both types.