Bringing Order to Cabling
The new Cable Management Panels
from Panduit are available in both
horizontal and vertical configurations, each featuring a larger duct to meet the high capacity requirements of fiber optic, copper (including Category 6) and coax cabling. Vertical panels manage cables on the front and rear of the racks, or on the front alone, depending on the model selected. The panels come pre-assembled, with brackets for side mounting to standard TIA 19 or 23 racks, or center mounting between racks when used with a mounting bracket accessory kit. A cable retainer design adjusts to accommodate multiple cable runs, and duct fingers are removable to allow easier routing of high-density cable to and from horizontal panels.
Also from Panduit, the Pan-Way T-45 Surface Raceway is a multi-channel capable system that has the ability to route up to 34 Category 5 cables (8-17 workstations) within a compact 2 footprint. It can be used to route, protect and conceal data, voice, video, fiber-optic or power cabling. The divider wall snaps into the base to separate power and data cabling.
The system shares a similar profile to Pan-Way T-70 and Twin-70 Raceway. Its cover features a convenient multi-directional hinge that allows quick access from either side. Fittings incorporate a minimum 1 bend radius for high-performance cabling systems. The raceway is tamper-resistant, yet allows easy access for moves, adds and changes. Panduit Corp., Tinley Park, IL, (888) 506-5400, www.panduit.com.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.