Rack Rails

Rack rails, sometimes called rack strips, are pieces of hardware used to mount equipment and accessories within server cabinets (also called 19-inch racks). Server rails are essential for mounting your server and holding it in position within the rack, whilst providing accessibility for maintenance.
Rack rails are usually supplied in pairs as two rails are needed to mount each piece of network hardware. Rack rails have a strong, robust construction and are typically made from steel or aluminium. The rails can be specifically designed for the rack or equipment that you are using, while others are for universal use.

There are two common types of rack rail:
Sliding rails are telescopic and allow you to extend your server system out of its rack, similar to a cupboard or drawer in a house.
Static rails, also called fixed rack rails, remain within the server cabinet and do not extend like the sliding rails. However, there is often more flexibility in design with this style.

Features & Benefits

Easier access and maintenance to hardware and equipment
Rack rails promote airflow around the server and prevent hardware from overheating.
Some offer installation and support without the need for tools – really quick and easy to install
Adjustable depth configurations
Some offer space where you can integrate something else, such as a keyboard, without taking up any additional space
Types of slides
Sliding rack rails come with different methods for extension:

Ball Slides: Ball bearing slides are the most common type of linear slide. They use ball bearings for a smooth and precise movement along a single-axis linear design. Usually constructed from aluminium or galvanised steel, they typically have two rows of ball bearings supported by four rods on either side of the base.
Roller Slides:Roller slides have a criss-cross design to support heavier loads and allow for a smooth controlled motion. Roller slides tend to be made from aluminium with the rollers constructed from durable steel to ensure the cylindrical bearings can roll efficiently and in a linear motion.
Fitting a Rack Rail:
Rack rails are installed into server racks or cabinets usually by screwing into place. The rails come with the relevant holes to allow for the screws to attach to the racking. For sliding rack rails, the fixed part is attached to the rack or cabinet, and the telescopic section can then move freely.

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Description Price Type Maximum Load Material Depth Width Height Slide Length Closed Extension Hold-In Detent Lockout Rack Units Horizontal Pitch Colour Series
RS Stock No. 358-7960
Mfr. Part No.34560384
BrandSchroff
€9.13
Each
units
Front Rail - Anodized, Extruded Aluminium - 40.5mm 10mm 431.8mm - - - 84U - - -
RS Stock No. 472-5416
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-0035DO
BrandAccuride
€32.23
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 49kg Steel 356mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 350mm 100% Yes - - - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 454-9739
Mfr. Part No.30225090
€5.81
Each
units
Slide Rail 10kg Anodized, Extruded Aluminium 400mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 139-274
Mfr. Part No.CQX010009
BrandCAMDENBOSS
€13.63
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Additional Profile - Steel 24mm 25mm 400mm 498.35mm - - - 9U - Grey -
RS Stock No. 472-5450
Mfr. Part No.DS5322-0055-2
BrandAccuride
€149.76
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 110kg Stainless Steel 592mm 20.70mm 53.1mm 550mm 100+% Yes - - - - DS5322
RS Stock No. 547-7411
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0030
BrandAccuride
€111.71
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Steel 813mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 762mm 100+% - Yes - - - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 472-5466
Mfr. Part No.DS5322-0060-2
BrandAccuride
€173.75
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 100kg Stainless Steel 642mm 20.70mm 53.1mm 600mm 100+% Yes - - - - DS5322
RS Stock No. 547-7405
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0028
BrandAccuride
€110.82
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Steel 762mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 711mm 100+% - Yes - - - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 207-872
Mfr. Part No.CAXCSG345
BrandCAMDENBOSS
€34.26
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Support Guide - Dichromate, Steel 345mm 44.5mm 44.5mm 650mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 358-7954
Mfr. Part No.34560363
BrandSchroff
€7.93
Each
units
Front Rail - Anodized, Extruded Aluminium - 40.5mm 10mm 325.12mm - - - 63U - - -
RS Stock No. 876-5926
Mfr. Part No.DZ5321-0050EC-RS
BrandAccuride
€85.23
1 Pair
Pair(s)
- 70kg Steel - 19.1 mm, 19.1 53mm 500mm 100% - - - - - DZ5321
RS Stock No. 547-7483
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7018
BrandAccuride
€33.22
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 550mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 550mm 100+% Yes - - - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 454-9880
Mfr. Part No.30225091
BrandSchroff
€7.06
Each
units
Slide Rail 10kg Anodized, Extruded Aluminium 500mm - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 310-4997
Mfr. Part No.DZ3307-0020
BrandAccuride
€82.33
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 66kg Steel 533mm 12.7mm 50.8mm 508mm 100+% - Yes - - - DZ3307
RS Stock No. 876-5859
Mfr. Part No.DZ9308-0020L-RS
BrandAccuride
€96.56
Each
units
- 227kg Steel - 19.1, 19.1 mm 76mm 508mm 100% - - - - - DZ9308
RS Stock No. 547-7382
Mfr. Part No.DZ2907-0026
BrandAccuride
€108.40
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Steel 711mm 9.6mm 41.1mm 660mm 100+% - Yes - - - DZ2907
RS Stock No. 876-5944
Mfr. Part No.DZ2431-0020-RS
BrandAccuride
€24.27
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Rail 17kg Steel - 16mm 20mm 200mm 100% - - - - - DZ2431
RS Stock No. 547-7449
Mfr. Part No.DZ3832-7015
BrandAccuride
€30.10
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 50kg Zinc Plated Steel 400mm 12.7mm 45.7mm 400mm 100+% Yes - - - - DZ3832
RS Stock No. 220-585
Mfr. Part No.DZ0201-0024
BrandAccuride
€35.08
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 35kg Steel 429mm 9.5mm 35.3mm 610mm 75% - - - - - DZ0201
RS Stock No. 261-7537
Mfr. Part No.DZ0305-0020
BrandAccuride
€140.64
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Telescopic Slide 65kg Steel 530mm 19.1mm 35.3mm 508mm 100+% - Yes - - - DZ0305
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