19 inch Rack Solutions – a new Design Service from Devon 3D CAD

Typical 19 inch rack
Typical 19 inch rack populated with component trays.
  • Are you developing a new product that needs electronics to get it to work?
  • Can’t find anything to buy off the shelf that does what you want?
  • Are you still at the prototype stage and proving the principles?
  • Do you have an existing system which needs extra hardware to extend its capabilities?

We help you design trays and shelves for your specific requirements.

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What is 19 inch Racking?

Typical small 19 inch Rack
Typical 19 inch rack tray.

A 19 inch Rack is a standardised frame or enclosure for mounting multiple electronic equipment modules. Each module has a front panel that is 19 inches (483 mm ) wide. The 19 inch dimension includes the edges, or “ears”, that protrude on each side which allow the module to be fastened to the rack frame with screws. Common uses include server, audio, and scientific lab equipment.

The height of the modules is standardized as multiples of 44.45mm. A module 44.45mm high is described as being 1U high. A module 88.9mm high is 2U high and so un. Standard Rack Cabinets are 42U high.

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Examples of common 19 inch trays designs.

19 inch Rack , Front Panel Design.

A tray with a Front Face allows components to be hidden except for their controls or status indicators.

19 inch Rack Solutions Front Panel Version designed and modelled by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD

In this example components are mounted on the rear of the Front Panel. Standard 1U high Mounting Flanges are screwed to the tray.

This can also be designed in different “U heights” and different depths.