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- Cantilever rails for data rack
January 23, 2009, 2:21 pm
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we are trying to install a 1U rackmount server (67cm deep, 12Kg) into a
data rack cabinet which has punched columns only on front.
I find many fixed cantilever shelfs (even long: 4U and bearing 35Kg),
but that would be a problem with rear connections of the computer when
pulling the computer out, they would probably disconnect or damage on
the edge.... Also, I fear that the computer would incline and drop
I am trying to find cantilever sliding rails (e.g. 4U on front, about
70mm long...). It is such a basic thing that I thought it should exist,
but I don't seem able to find them anywhere on the internet..??
Maybe they have another name?
Or how would you install a 1U server in a data rack cabinet?
Re: Cantilever rails for data rack
Well, Marathon used to make such things IIRC but they seem to have gone
But like you say, it is such a basic thing that surely someone makes such a
thing. But if you can't find a supplier, any sheet-metal shop could
certainly whip up a pair of mirror-image mounting brackets that would
permit you to utilize standard rack slides. All they'd need would be the
hole spacing information and a few other basic requirements.
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