Eaton’s New Rack & Cable Management System

Power management company Eaton today announced improved ergonomics, enhanced design and increased rack density upgrades to its B-Line series rack cable management (RCM) and rack cable management plus (RCM+) product lines for enterprise and high-density networking applications.

“These enhancements help data center customers maximize floor space and operational efficiency by providing greater cable capacity and innovative power mounting features to accommodate the most rack mounting unit (RMU) allocation for network equipment,” said Ed Eacueo, senior manager, Data Center Products, Eaton. “The enhanced features of the RCM and RCM+ provide our customers with market-leading design, efficiency, and value.”

Eaton‘s RCM product line provides ergonomic, sleek and cost-effective options for standard networking closet applications. The upgraded RCM design features low-profile solutions and common aesthetics with the RCM+ accessories for seamless integration across the two cable management product lines.

The RCM product line now offers a dual density vertical cable manager with a full-height door that is compatible with the RCM+ standard horizontal cable manager, and features sloped high-density fingers for added support with a plastic back gate kit to contain cables. The back gate kit snaps on for easy installation and removal.

The RCM+ enhanced design offers up to a 30 percent increase in rack cable capacity over leading competitors’ similar tier design through its unique, extended-finger, vertical and horizontal cable managers, which support greater rack patch port and network equipment capacity. The patented system’s innovative features include greater capacity, low-profile power mounting, and three color options, including the new Eaton White.

Other RCM+ system advantages include:

* Up to 15 percent increase in vertical manager bulk capacity
* Up to 75 percent reduction in horizontal cable management RMU requirements
* Up to 30 percent reduction in vertical manager weight for easier installation
* 50 percent increase in finger length

The RCM+ product line includes a dual density vertical cable manager featuring a full-height door compatible with quarter-turn latches for easy operation. It has a removable back cover that supports button-style mounting of full-height and half-height enclosure power distribution units (ePDUs) directly to vertical manager, as well as cable spools and pathways. Its floor-mounting bracket supports end-of-row vertical management applications.

Who’s Eaton?

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.