Nov 24
2014

VIDEO: Server Rack Compatibility — Tapped or Universal?

Originally, the standard holes on 19″ server racks were tapped to fit a certain size of threaded bolt or screw. This tended to be problematic, as frequently changing equipment would lead to damaging the threads or screws breaking off, both making the hole and ultimately the rack unusable. Now, universal square holes have begun to replace the tapped ones, thanks to their versatility and ease of use. Not only do they allow screw-less and tool-less mounting, but if you have equipment that’s not designed for square rack holes, a simple cage or clip nut can make all the difference!

When designing our Cruxial URack Series, we kept in mind that while many IT rooms are changing with the times, tapped holes are still commonplace in a lot of data centers. So this innovative and economic wall mount comes with both tapped and universal holes! Just flip the unit over and use the side that suits your needs best!

Whether you have tapped rails or universal rails, Rackmount Solutions has just what you need! We offer a full range of rackmount screws and hardware — 10-32, 12-24, M6, cage nut, clip nut — we have it all! Contact us today, and we’ll help you find the rack screw for you!