Handling fibre and the new 10 Gb/s augmented category 6 cabling in data centres is becoming significantly more difficult to deal with. With greater core diameters, which in turn cause larger bend radii, the enclosure is no longer a secondary consideration. Both the Rittal TS 8 and TE7000 range of enclosures provide advanced cable management such as gland plate modules with brush strip for cable entry, grooved cable routing panels and also fibre-optic shunting rings where strain relief and bend radii are guaranteed.

Rittal’s high-density patching solutions can be attached to mounting angles, to 19in mounting frames and on the side of the IT rack framework. Back-to-back mounting is also possible whereby the openings already integrated in the duct are used for routing cables between the levels.

A continuous system of punchings, integrated within the cable duct, allows the continuous assembly of more cable management elements and structuring aids. Patching density can be increased by up to 30% to a maximum of 1008 ports per rack which helps to significantly cut the total investment required and also reduce the floor space used.

In addition, Rittal has launched new cable-spools which can handle excess lengths of cable and be applied as a radius reducer when redirecting cables. These help accommodate large volumes of cable within the network distribution system and can reduce the amount of space used for cabling in data centres.