[September 16, 2020] Cable Management Challenges Solved
There's a Better Way to Route Fiber to Cabinets and Racks
Routing fiber optic cable from overhead trough to data cabinets and equipment racks is one of the more significant cable management challenges engineers face in data centers, telecom, and other high-density applications. Fortunately, Amphenol Network Solutions has a history of solving these kinds of challenges.
FlexTrax™, our latest cable management solution (available soon), addresses this specific application.
Traditional Vertical Cable Management
Typical routing options today include low-end split tube or more costly slotted duct.
Although split tube provides cost savings, installation can be cumbersome, creating the potential for fiber damage during the installation process. Plus, the level of actual fiber protection is minimal.
With slotted duct, the challenges are different yet just as significant. A rigid, non-flexible design limits capabilities. Adding or removing fiber typically requires removing the slotted duct cover, a labor-intensive process that creates an additional opportunity for cable damage. And generally, costs can be high.
In other words, neither option available today is ideal.
FlexTrax utilizes an innovative design, lightweight yet durable materials, and dynamic flexibility to safely guide fiber cables to vital equipment, while securely protecting fiber from inadvertent bending or kinking. Installation and customization are simple, with seamless integration to Amphenol Network Solutions WaveTrax and other cable management systems. Multiple exit points enable simple adaptation to fit the specific application.
With more flexibility and better protection than split tube and greater ease of access than slotted duct, FlexTrax essentially replaces both. Traditional installations often combine tube and duct, with adapters required to transition between the two. FlexTrax eliminates all of this, reducing overall cost while enhancing flexibility and protection.
We'll share more details about FlexTrax soon when the full product line is available. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact your account manager and sign up for new product announcements HERE.
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