Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV products, has launched three open frame rack designs for networking applications. Made in the U.S.A. with certified U.S. steel and a smooth black powder epoxy finish, the E.I.A./T.I.A. compliant racks are ready to ship in multiple sizes.
Lowell’s new cable racks with two posts — the CR2P Series — feature six-inch wide channel rails to provide stable support for large cable bundles. The versatile rails offer round holes tapped 12-24 in front, and square holes for cage nuts in back. The racks afford numerous tie-off points and pass-through holes, as well as quarter-turn (twist-lock) cable managers that can be mounted in front, back, sides or interior. The angled, two-piece support base has holes to accommodate anchors for code compliance or to increase overall stability, while the top can accept an optional cable ladder. With a 23 .-inch wide footprint, CR2P racks are made to fit two-foot by two-foot floor space. Cable racks are available with panel space of 45U or 52U.
New networking racks with two posts — the NR2P Series — allow unrestricted airflow and full access to mounted equipment such as patch panels, servers and switches. The 20-inch wide racks are ideally suited for use in wiring closets, telecommunication centers, and broadcast or data applications. The 15-inch deep models feature three-inch wide channel rails, while 18-inch deep models feature six-inch wide channel rails. All rails (front and back) have 12-24 tapped holes on E.I.A. spacing. The NR2P Series racks are currently offered with 45U or 52U panel space, with 38U racks destined to follow later this year.
Networking racks with four posts — the NR4P Series — also accommodate full access to mounted electronics. The NR4P racks feature three-inch wide channel rails with 12-24 tapped holes on E.I.A. spacing in front and rear. Racks include side extension panels that connect front and rear posts, while providing additional cable pass-through holes and tie-off points. Four-post racks are available with 45U or 52U panel space.
All the new two- and four-post racks ship unassembled and include assembly and panel mounting hardware, and grounding studs. Visit www.lowellmfg.com for product drawings and specification sheets.