Racking up the options

ESUK Nov13 p34 CamdenBoss 2Specifying enclosures such as 19in cabinets can be a mine-field with so much choice on offer. CamdenBoss claims to cover all bases with its new CamRack series

When it comes to selecting the most appropriate enclosure, considerations of strength, flexibility, accessories and ease of access must all be kept in mind as they can affect the quality of the cabinet, its ease of installation and the logistics costs of moving large enclosures to site.

Wall mounted cabinets are a cost effective choice for housing electronics within a secure unit, while free standing cabinets are the largest type of enclosure used for electronic products. They are an ideal solution as they offer safety and security within a controlled environment for the servers and other devices installed within them.

With these considerations in mind, CamdenBoss launches a new series of UK designed and manufactured 19in cabinets. CamRack products are supplied flat-packed and, according to CamdenBoss, can be assembled, without tools, in less than five minutes. The range of accessories includes castors, guides and trays, for optimum flexibility, regardless of the application.

The LX range of free-standing racks allows a static load of up to 1,000kgs, which is said to be enough for most applications. This cabinet is designed for office and datacentre applications and is available in 12U to 42U sizes, with 600 or 800mm depths and widths as standard. Just eight bolts are required to build the unit, eliminating the need for multiple person assembly.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the CamRack SX is the smallest in the range. It is available in 7U and is designed for small office and home installations. The CamRack QX is available in size 6U to 15U, satisfying telecommunication, IT, industrial and home installation needs, while the CamRack WX is available in sizes 6U to 15U and provides the ultimate package of accessibility and security in a wall-mounted rack. Access can be from the front, rear or side without the use of tools, therefore allowing speedy installation and maintenance.

All racks in the range are said to be fast fixing, with simple quarter turn locks to ensure no specialist tools are required. Customised smoked safety glass helps ensure that expensive equipment is safe.

Racks are available in five standard corner colours of red, blue, orange, white and black, with further colours available on request.

Since the CamRacks are UK manufactured, custom solutions are available on short lead-times.