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18U Racks and Cabinets

18U server racks and data cabinets from Server Room Environments including wall mounting data cabinets, floor standing server racks supplied on casters and roadside enclosures. These 18U racks and cabinets are designed to provide a protective environment for IT servers and network peripherals and meet a range of budget, application and specification needs. For each 18U there are a number of choices to make including the width of the cabinet and its internal depth. Each can be supplied with accessories to customise the rack for its specific application including paint colour, cooling, cable management, blanking plates, castors, trays, shelves and KVM switches.

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18U Rack and Cabinet Guide

When selecting a rack or cabinet there are several factors to consider.

Rack Height

An 18U rack or cabinet can house equipment whose total height when placed into the rack is no more 31.5inches or 80.01cm (8m) with 1U=1.75inches or 44.45mm. Care therefore has to be taken when selecting a rack to make sure that there cabinet height is sufficient to house the IT server, networking peripheral or IoT device.

Rack Width

The standard rackmount width is 19inches (482.6mm) and cabinets are typically available in 600mm or 800mm width. Most products will either fit to the front rack pillars using cage nuts onto flanges attached to the rack-mountable device, or slide rails running from the front to the rear pillars or sit on internal shelves or slide-out trays. Room should be left around the rack for adequate air flow and access.

Rack Depth

The depth of cabinet available range from 600-1200mm. Care should be taken when selecting a rack depth to ensure that it is suitably long enough for the equipment to be housed including any necessary space for cables (bend radius) and connection access. How to manage cables is important for any rack size for easy cable identification and to avoid accidental disconnection.

Open or Closed Racks

The majority of server racks and data cabinets supplied are enclosed rather than open frames. An enclosed cabinet with a front and rear door and side panels is more secure and will provide with more efficient airflow management.

If you cannot find the 18U rack or cabinet you need please contact our projects team.