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Canford launch ES420 Series Acoustic Rack Cabinets

Canford ES420 Acoustic Racks are intended for installation into shared workspaces and other environments where it is desirable to control and reduce noise produced by racked hardware, server equipment and cooling fans.

Canford have over forty years’ experience of distributing racking solutions. The company’s hand-crafted wooden racks and rack pods are used extensively throughout the broadcast and AV installation markets, while Canford’s IP rated enclosures have proven successful in football stadia, outside broadcast and other applications where equipment racks are exposed to the elements.

The ES420 Series marks Canford’s first Acoustic Rack product range. The cabinets offer an effective solution for housing noisy equipment. Designed to achieve a stylish and professional look, ES420 cabinets are lined with melamine sound absorbing foam to reduce noise and aid in thermal performance.  They are manufactured using a bolted steel construction for strength and rigidity, with maple-veneered particle board front-door and top vanity-panel, to suit the decor of studio, educational, corporate and commercial environment.

Available in three heights, 17U, 32U and 42U.  All models are 750mm wide and 1130mm deep.  A fan module, levelling feet, castors and vertical cable-management are included.  The cabinets are supplied assembled to save valuable time on-site.

The top of the rack is connected to the base by six pillars forming the frame of the rack.  Front and rear mounting-profiles fix to flanges on the top and base frames, and are adjustable through the depth of the cabinet.  The mounting-profiles have two sets of perforations to take cage nuts, to fix equipment both in the open faces of the rack and accessories, such as shelves and chassis guides, inside the rack.  1U increments on each front face and are screen-printed with 'U' height measurements to aid installation.

At either side of the mounting-profiles, the cabinets feature a double-skin side structure, with split, lockable access-panels, offering considerable space for cable routing.  To the front of the side-structure are aluminium rings and large brushed-apertures, alternately-spaced through the full height of the cabinet, to aid in cable management.  The larger side-panel can be removed to gain access to the cable-management channel.  At the rear of each side-structure, a dedicated surface is available to mount PDUs.  On 17U models, a 19-inch PDU can be vertically mounted; for 32U and 42U models, two 19-inch PDUs or one 32U or 42U PDU can be vertically mounted.  Access to the PDU is achieved through the smaller side-panel.

All doors fit flush, within the cabinet, the front door consists of two 'wardrobe style' maple-veneered doors.  A single-point cylinder lock provides security, complete with a handle on each door.  To the rear of the rack, a full height double-skin steel door, with hot-air exhaust apertures, is fitted, complete with single-point lock and handle.  On the inner-face of the rear door is a three, six or nine-fan module, depending on model, complete with thermostat.  The thermostat may be set between 0-60 degrees C.  Power source: 220/240V AC, 50/60Hz, 7/8W per fan.  Power is connected to the module via a captive, unterminated, 2.5 metre cable. 

A maple-veneered vanity panel, attaches to the top frame, from the inside, to improve appearance.  The bottom frame includes a large 250 x 150mm cable-entry point, with an integrated, rubber-edged, sliding-plate to hold cables in place and prevent dust ingress.  Racks are supplied fitted with heavy-duty castors and levelling feet, 1000kg maximum load per set of four.

Noise reduction is achieved with 20mm, non-flammable, zero halogen, anti-fungal melamine foam, compliant with BS 476-6 Class 0 and BS 476-7 Class 1.  The foam is effective with a wide spectrum of sound frequencies.  The internal surface of all panels and doors are lined, including both levels of double-skin panels.

Canford ES420 Acoustic Racks are available now. For more information click HERE or contact the sales team on Tel: 0191 418 1122.

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