Rackmount Cases, also called rackmount enclosures are a special type of enclosure used for the protection of equipment when being mounted into standard 19” racking. Rackmount cases are designed to house equipment such as routers, UPS power supplies, switches, and audio/video units. RS Components offer an extensive range of high-quality rackmount cases from leading brands including Schroff, Schneider Electric, Rittal and of course RS PRO.
Rackmount case sizes
Rack Unit is an industry-wide known unit of measure, often abbreviated to RU or U. A U measurement is equal to 1 3/4 inches or 44.45mm. For electronic equipment racks (e.g. 19 or 23 inches wide), the term 1U is used to define one rack unit of height. U is the standard unit of measure for designating the vertical usable space or height of racks (metal frame designed to hold hardware devices) and cabinets (enclosures with one or more doors). Units will be classed as 1U, 2U, 4U and so on.
How do rackmount cases and rack fitting enclosures work?
The front panels of rack fitting cases and enclosures are usually pre-drilled, so you can easily mount them in an industry-standard rack. They are designed with ventilation slots, usually at the top and bottom to keep your electronics cool. The cases and enclosures will also come with screws to prevent equipment from moving within the rack, and they come in different configurations.
Configuration and Design
Our rack case enclosures are available in various depths and sizes giving you the opportunity to tailor a rackmount case and enclosure to your needs. When putting together rackmount cases you should also consider enclosure accessories required completing your component storage. Enclosure accessories are available from rack cable management, hardware, rack panels and rails, server cabinets, rack drawers, shelves, chassis plates, server and sub-racks.
Applications for 19" racking and cases
19" racking and rack mount case are used in a vast array of industrial and commercialapplications in almost every industry. Some of the most common areServer roomsTelecommunication hubsIT distributionOffices and call centresAutomation & Control lines