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Stantron Introduces IEC Cords For Custom Rack Enclosure SolutionsVariety of cord lengths offer neat and orderly arrangement of power within enclosure systems (July 24, 2007)
The companys IEC (International Electric Code) power cords are standardized to provide the proper prong configuration for both U.S. and international voltages and amperages. The cords make it virtually impossible to draw more current than the corresponding wall outlet or power strip circuit can provide, eliminating the risk of fires from overheated wiring.
?This line of power cords offers a practical and effective solution to cable management, cooling and maintenance issues that all IT system managers face. Properly sized IEC cords also save valuable time during installation and maintenance. We are pleased to add this to our growing range of rack and cabinet solutions, said Rich Runnels, Director of Sales for APWMayville and Stantron Racks. ?Our IEC cords offer integrators and engineers a very simple and cost-effective solution to commons data system problems.
The cords are available in a variety of lengths so that installers can plug the necessary equipment or appliances into their power source and eliminate the need to manage excess cord within an enclosure. In a situation where a customer needs to supply power to dozens of units within an enclosure system, by using cords supplied with the equipment, an installer could be faced with as much as 60 extra feet of unnecessary cable. The excess bulk would clutter the area, making routine maintenance difficult. Proper air flow and efforts to keep the equipment cool would also become compromised, which could lead to heat buildup and possible equipment failure.
Stantron IEC power cords work extremely well when combined with the companys PowerMount system to further simplify cable management. Stantron PowerMount systems carry out the basic function of holding power strips in place with several bonus features, including power strip rotation (a full 180 degrees) within the rack. Angling the power strips to correspond to the location of the equipment inlets creates a straight line from the power to the equipment. This keeps cables and wires out of the center of the enclosure and reduces the risks of accidental disconnects, power interruptions and data loss. Use of the system also improves overall airflow and enhances equipment cooling since cabling is removed from the air path. PowerMount systems can also scale easily as power demands increase.
?The introduction of our IEC cords means that our customers can count on Stantron for a complete range of power and cabling accessories that include our PowerOptions range of high quality power strips and our PowerMount system with rackmount options that will lower their supply costs prior to integration, said Runnels. ?The ability to deal with a single supplier also means that our customers will receive harmonious, technically superior rack systems where everything fits together and works well.
The company also offers a variety of lighting and cooling options to complement its power and cabling accessories. Its wide selection of LightingOptions products provide flexible, repositionable and portable illumination for any situation, including black or dark colored cabinets and cables that absorb room lighting. Meanwhile, the companys CoolingOptions range allows users to strategically target heat-generating equipment with a selection of fans and cooling equipment.
APWMayville is the former Mayville, Wisconsin business unit of APW Ltd. Now under dedicated local ownership, APWMayville remains an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and assembly of a wide range of standard and configurable cabinets, enclosures, frames, racks, and mounting products. The enclosure solutions product line is sold throughout North America for use in data communications, telecommunications, audio-visual/broadcast, and security applications. For more information, please go to www.StantronRacks.com