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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 29, 2009

Siemon Intros New RouteIT Cable Tray System

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Network cabling solutions provider Siemon has reportedly introduced a new RouteIT cable tray system -- including a comprehensive offering of wire mesh cable trays and mounting accessories.

Available in both oval and round wire designs, the new RouteIT cable tray system is offered in an exclusive elliptical wire construction that increases the surface area of the tray cross-members by 400 percent, decreasing cable strain and deformation that can negatively impact cabling and overall network performance.

It offers flexible and easily deployed pathways for overhead, under-floor and wall-mount applications in the data center and throughout the entire network infrastructure along with an extensive line of user-friendly RouteIT accessories. Multiple accessories maintain cable geometries and minimum bend radius requirements around corners and as cables enter or exit the pathways.

The new trays with all-steel welded construction offer a reliable support of maximum cable capacities. Both oval and round wire designs have rounded edges at all critical points and snag-proof "t-welded" top wire construction to prevent cable damage, says the company.

Under-floor tray, part of the new product line supports various configurations, including mounting pedestals, brackets for multi-level pathways and vertical supports designed to mount tray independently of raised floor assemblies. Also included is an exclusive seismic-rated under-floor mounting bracket that integrates both vertical pedestals and horizontal tray support into a single, easy to install unit.

In addition to these, the overhead mounting accessories are designed for center-mount hanging support for all tray sizes and side-mount trapeze-style clips, which can be individually removed and reinstalled to allow side-loading of cable. Triangular wall-mount brackets are also available for all tray sizes.

The company is currently offering the new RouteIT cable trays in an array of sizes and configurations to support nearly any data center and network pathway configuration.

Offered in convenient 9.8 ft (3 meter) sections, options include 2 in. (52mm), 4 in. (102mm) and 6 in. (152mm) tray depths and widths ranging from 4 in. (103mm) to 24 in (610mm). Standard tray finishes are pre-galvanized silver and black powder coat.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard