Rack Rails

Rack rails, sometimes called rack strips, are pieces of hardware used to mount equipment and accessories within server cabinets (also called 19-inch racks). Server rails are essential for mounting your server and holding it in position within the rack, whilst providing accessibility for maintenance.

Rack rails are usually supplied in pairs as two rails are needed to mount each piece of network hardware. Rack rails have a robust construction and are typically made from steel or aluminium. The rails can be specifically designed for the rack or equipment that you are using, while others are for universal use.

Types of Rack Rails

Telescopic rails or slide rails allow you to extend your server system out of its rack, similar to a cupboard or drawer in a house. Static rails, also called fixed rack rails, remain within the server cabinet and do not extend like the sliding rails. However, there is often more flexibility in design with this style.

Features & Benefits

  • Easier access and maintenance to hardware and equipment.
  • Rack rails promote airflow around the server and prevent hardware from overheating.
  • Some offer installation and support with no tools – quick and easy to install.
  • Adjustable depth configurations.
  • Some offer space where you can integrate something else, such as a keyboard, without taking up any additional space.

Types of slides

Sliding rack rails come with different methods for extension:

Ball Slides: Ball bearing slides are the most common type of linear slide. They use ball bearings for a smooth and precise movement along a single-axis linear design. Usually constructed from aluminium or galvanised steel, they typically have two rows of ball bearings supported by four rods on either side of the base.

Roller Slides: Roller slides have a criss-cross design to support heavier loads and allow for a smooth controlled motion. Roller slides are made from aluminium with the rollers constructed from durable steel to ensure the cylindrical bearings can roll efficiently and in a linear motion.


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Description Price Type Maximum Load Material Depth Width Height Slide Length Closed Hold-In Detent Lockout Colour Series
RS Stock No. 136-2052
Mfr. Part No.27230103
£22.95
1 Box of 2 Pair(s)
Box(es)
Slide Rail 25kg Steel 600mm 59mm 47mm - - - Aluminium Zinc -
RS Stock No. 754-0858
Mfr. Part No.27230103
£10.60
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Slide Rail 25kg Steel 466mm 59mm 47mm - - - Aluminium Zinc -
RS Stock No. 547-7477
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7017
BrandAccuride
£26.45
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 500mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 500mm Yes - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 547-7483
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7018
BrandAccuride
£27.38
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 550mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 550mm Yes - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 472-5220
Mfr. Part No.DZ63450-4
BrandAccuride
£33.53
Each
Units
Telescopic Slide Kit - - 220mm 15mm 57.2mm - - - - DZ64020
RS Stock No. 358-7960
Mfr. Part No.34560384
£6.63
Each
Units
Front Rail - Extruded Aluminium - 40.5mm 10mm 431.8mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 454-9880
Mfr. Part No.30225091
BrandSchroff
£5.29
Each
Units
Slide Rail 10kg Extruded Aluminium 500mm - - - - - - Comptec
RS Stock No. 547-7360
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0022
BrandAccuride
£86.92
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 55kg Steel 610mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 559mm - Yes - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 472-5236
Mfr. Part No.DZ64030
BrandAccuride
£40.15
Each
Units
Telescopic Slide Kit - - 40mm 18.3mm 54mm - - - - DZ64030
RS Stock No. 547-7499
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7019
BrandAccuride
£28.74
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 600mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 600mm Yes - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 172-990
Mfr. Part No.3685.271
BrandRittal
£7.53
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Connector Rail - Extruded Aluminium - 3mm 21.5mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 547-7411
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0030
BrandAccuride
£92.04
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Steel 813mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 762mm - Yes - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 437-1918
Mfr. Part No.20822048
BrandSchroff
£17.70
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
Connector Rail - Aluminium 427mm - - 431.8mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 454-9739
Mfr. Part No.30225090
£4.20
Each
Units
Slide Rail 10kg Extruded Aluminium 400mm - - - - - - Comptec
RS Stock No. 547-7449
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7015
BrandAccuride
£24.80
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 400mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 400mm Yes - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 227-1939
Mfr. Part No.DZ2601-0020
BrandAccuride
£49.08
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 16kg Steel 209mm 12.7mm 26.3mm 200mm Yes - - DZ2601
RS Stock No. 547-7461
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7016
BrandAccuride
£25.85
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 450mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 450mm Yes - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 547-7354
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0020
BrandAccuride
£85.56
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 55kg Steel 559mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 508mm - Yes - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 227-1967
Mfr. Part No.DZ2601-0030
BrandAccuride
£49.08
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 32kg Steel 308mm 12.7mm 26.3mm 300mm Yes - - DZ2601
RS Stock No. 487-729
Mfr. Part No.24560-361
BrandSchroff
£4.54
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Guide Rail - PBT 160mm 2mm - 160mm - - Red -