Panels and rackmounting equipment can be recessed within a rack by means of these recess mounting-brackets. They are ideal for vehicles or fixed systems where space in front of the rack is limited and in flight-case systems where a case lid is to be fitted. Manufactured from mild steel and finished in Dawn Grey (BS4800-10A03) or Black, the rear of the brackets have M6 threaded holes in every U position, allowing multiple panels or pieces of equipment to be mounted on the 2U and 3U recess brackets.
Additional M6 threaded holes are provided to allow top and bottom plates to be fitted to the recess brackets to prevent U-links or patchcords falling into the rack.
Optional tamper-proof cover plates can be fitted using additional cage-nuts and rack-mount bolts and can be removed without disturbing the equipment mounting. These rigid covers may be supplied with a snap-on designation strip giving 7.5mm of printable height to allow identification of the concealed equipment. Autocad templates for printing designation strips are available for download from the Tech Zone at www.canford.co.uk or by contacting Technical Support. Spare 432mm designation-strip paper (not suitable for printers) and covers are available, see Designation strips - snap on.
Where a cover plate is used, the 50mm recess kit allows Canford MUSA panels fitted with type 4401 or 4402 MUSA U-links to remain fully within the rack footprint. Where patchcords or system cabling is fitted behind the cover plate, care should be taken when selecting a recess depth to ensure that cables are not bent below their recommended minimum bend radius.
Available in 1U, 2U and 3U, with 50mm, 100mm or 150mm recess depth as standard, other heights and recess depths are available to special order but may be subject to a minimum order quantity.
It is recommended that where heavy equipment is recessed, additional support brackets are used particularly in flight-cased systems.
Brackets are sold in pairs.
These cover plates should not be fitted where the design of the equipment beneath relies on the front panel to dissipate heat, either by convection, vents or with fan assistance, or if the front panel has any controls, for example a main switch, which must be accessible for safety reasons. If in any doubt whatsoever about applicable regulations, please consult an appropriately qualified authority.