Rack Hardware – Screws, Cage Nuts, etc.

  1. Cage nut Installation
    Here is the installation of a cage nut into a square hole rack: For more info about cage nuts see Define:Cagenut? The tool used for the installation is the Cage Nut Tool from RackSolutions. ...
  2. Rackmount Drawers and Boxes
    Why would you want to put drawers or boxes in your server rack?  Like most IT Staff there is a ton of stuff that usually gets left sitting on top of the equipment.  Software, manuals, test equipment, the list is endless.  What rack drawers and ...
  3. Flushmount an LCD monitor in a rack
    There are several options available for installing a Flatscreen Display into a Server Rack.  The simplest and most economical method is to use a Flushmount Bracket.  This product will allow Flatscreens as large as 20″ to be installed into a S...
  4. Low Profile Power Cords
    The latest generation of servers just keep getting deeper and deeper.  This can cause obstruction issues with the Cable Management Arms and the Power Distribution Units at the back of the Server Rack.  The following photo shows a Dell PE1950 instal...
  5. Dell Documentation
    Question: I have numerous Dell PowerEdge Servers that I”m trying to find the manuals for.  Does Dell have the manuals online? Answer: Dell has a complete online library for all of their documents and manuals.  To view Dell”s online docu...
  6. Define: Rack Screws (10-32, 12-24, M6)
    Description Rack screws are used to attach equipment to the vertical uprights of a 19″ rack. Racks do not have a standard thread type. There are three common thread types for rack screws: 10-32, 12-24 and M6. Since the introduction of the s...
  7. Define: Filler Panels or Blanking Panel
    Description A filler panel is a flat piece of metal that matches the Rack Unit (1.75″) of a Server Rack. Typical sizes range from 1 – 8 Rack Units. Filler panels are used to close the openings that are not being used in a Server Rack. Th...
  8. Server Rack Fan Kits
    Question: I have a Fully Enclosed Server Rack. How do know if I need a cooling fan? Answer: If the Server Rack doors are perforated with holes then you probably don’t need a cooling fan. There are two factors that you need to determine. The ...
  9. Define: Cagenut?
    One of the biggest questions we get is “What is a Cage Nut?” Allow me to help out with this issue. A Cage Nut is used on a rack that has square mounting holes. You would use a cage nut when you need to mount a product in your rack that re...
  10. How to put the screws in an 059 Bracket
    How do you put a Square Peg in a Round Hole? Use an 059 Bracket. The 059 bracket converts round holes to square holes. It’s one of the simplest but most ingenious products RackSolutions Makes. The most difficult aspect of using an 059 bracket...
  11. Routing the strap through the buckle
    If you have purchased a shelf strap with a plastic buckle and are having trouble routing the strap through the buckle this video shows how to do it. ...