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19" Rack Hardware


  • 7' x 19" EIA Width Full Size Floor Standing Rack
  • Side Holes Allow Multiple Racks to be Bolted Together
  • Weight Capacity: 750 lbs (Load Must be Evenly Distributed)

Extensive Series of Quick Connect
Subpanels (Not to Scale)

RK3884

Easy Access to Your Optical Layout when Open
Fully Protected when Closed

RBX-APC

RBX-SMA

RBX-FAN

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These heavy-duty 19" equipment racks are an ideal lab organizer, capable of holding up to 750 lbs of evenly distributed weight along their height. Thorlabs offers a wide variety of accessories to enhance the functionality of these racks ranging from fiber and BNC patch panels to modular prototyping enclosures and storage shelves. Each components that fits in the rack system has a height defined in rack units (U). This unit indicated how much space the component will take up in the equipment rack. A comprehensive list of rack products and related accessories are available below.

19" equipment racks that attach directly to our ScienceDesk™ Workstations or Nexus® Optical Table Workstations are also available.

RBX-FAN SmartPack Packaging
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RBX-FAN Packaging

Smart Pack

Item #% Weight
Reduction
CO2-Equivalent
Reductiona
RBX-FAN 12.21% 0.60 kg
RBX-AC 14.97% 0.73 kg

Smart Pack

  • Reduce Weight of Packaging Materials
  • Increase Usage of Recyclable Packing Materials
  • Improve Packing Integrity
  • Decrease Shipping Costs

Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at waste minimization while still maintaining adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing packaging design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly packaging materials for our customers when possible, this initiative seeks to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. Products listed above are now shipped in re-engineered packaging that minimizes the weight and the use of non-recyclable materials.b As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered packages with our Smart Pack logo.

  • Travel-based emissions reduction calculations are estimated based on the total weight reduction of packaging materials used for all of 2013’s product sales, traveling 1,000 miles on an airplane, to provide general understanding of the impact of packaging material reduction. Calculations were made using the EPA’s shipping emissions values for different modes of transport.
  • Some Smart Pack products may show a negative weight reduction percentage as the substitution of greener packaging materials, such as the Greenwrap, at times slightly increases the weight of the product packaging.

Posted Comments:
user  (posted 2017-10-05 16:33:57.413)
Is the rack free standing or does it need to be screwed into the floor somehow? It does not mention this need, but the base looks much shallower than my sr830 lock-in amplifier, so it might topple over!
tfrisch  (posted 2017-10-05 02:26:17.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The base is 15"x20.25" and has 0.75" clearance holes that you could use to bolt it down. The full drawing is here: https://www.thorlabs.com/_sd.cfm?fileName=6529-E0W.pdf&partNumber=RK3884
sjobling  (posted 2015-04-28 18:40:26.76)
It would be useful to have access to a basic drag chain for a cable guide on sliding drawers in a rack mount. This would allow me to slide the drawer in and out without putting tension on any fibers/cables/etc that are inside the drawer.
cdaly  (posted 2015-04-29 03:19:36.0)
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. At the moment, we do not offer drag chains, but do provide cable management that might be possible for you to use in the drawers here: https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=2685
neil.troy  (posted 2014-02-20 10:00:23.917)
What is the maximum height of an internal component when the chassis is closed?
jlow  (posted 2014-02-25 04:14:46.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The maximum height is about 4.7".
jjurado  (posted 2011-07-11 16:29:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to avle: Thank you for contacting us. We will upload this model to the web in the next few days. In the meantime, I will send it to you directly.
avle  (posted 2011-07-05 19:13:48.0)
Do you have 3D solidworks models for RBX32 rack box, and associate panels/accessories? This would be highly useful. Thanks!

19" Equipment Rack

  • Standard 19" EIA Equipment Rack
  • 7.00' (2.1 m) Tall, Floor-Standing Rack (45U Mountable Space)
  • Heavy-Duty, 3" Wide Vertical Channels
  • Weight Capacity of 750 lbs (340 kg) (Load Must be Evenly Distributed)
  • Mounting Holes: 12-24 Tapped Holes on a 5/8", 5/8", 1/2" Alternating Hole Pattern
  • Side Holes Allow Multiple Racks to be Bolted Together
  • Includes 12-24-Threaded Mounting Screws

This heavy-duty instrumentation rack is manufactured from industrial-grade aluminum, U-channels and angle extrusions. The rack is 7.00' (2.1 m) in height with 45U of space for mounting rack shelves and components. It can support up to 750 lbs (340 kg) when the weight is distributed evenly throughout the height of the rack. Mounting screws are included with the RK3884. Additional 12-24-threaded mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).

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RK3884 Support Documentation
RK388419" x 7' Floor-Standing Equipment Rack
$266.22
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Fixed Rack Shelves

Rack System Storage
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Equipment Rack with Optics stored in an RK4102 Shelf and Optomechanics Essentials Kits on RK4101 Shelves

Thorlabs' Rack Shelves are ideally suited for storing optomechanical components in a standard 19" rack. The RK4101 Rack Shelf provides a flat surface that is perfectly sized for holding our optomechanics essentials kits. The RK4102 Rack Shelf contains 77 Ø1/2" holes on 1.5" centers, allowing components mounted on Ø1/2" posts to be conveniently stored.

When used with our 19" equipment rack, these shelves take up 3.5" or 2U of space. These shelves attach to a standard 19" equipment rack using 12-24-threaded mounting screws, which are not included. Mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).

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RK4101 Support Documentation
RK4101Fixed Rack Shelf, Plain 17" x 11" Surface
$63.50
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RK4102 Support Documentation
RK4102Fixed Rack Shelf, Ø1/2" Holes, 1.5" Centers
$90.02
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19" Rack Drawers


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Open RAU400 Drawer Unit Showing Included RAU001 Divider Kit
  • Available in 3 Heights: 2U (3.5"), 3U (5.25"), and 4U (7.00")
  • Full Extension Ball-Bearing Drawer Sliders
  • Black-Powder-Coated Finish
  • Internal Rubber Mat
  • Sold Complete with Divider Kit (Item # RAU001)
  • Lockable for Added Security

This versatile drawer assembly is ideal for general storage. It fits 19" rack systems and is available in 3 heights: 2U (3.5"), 3U (5.25"), and 4U (7.00"). The drawer is made from 1.2 mm (0.05") thick steel with a black-powder-coated paint finish. It moves on smooth roller bearing runners and features a coupling on the drawer slide, allowing for removal of the drawer from the housing. Each drawer is lockable and comes with two keys, four 12-24 UNC screws with nuts for securing the drawer to the rack chassis, a rubber base mat, and an RAU001 divider kit. Further RAU001 divider kits are available separately.

The RAU001 drawer divider kit is provided to allow the user to build smaller storage bins. As shown to the right, it is comprised of two plastic pieces that span the length of the drawer and two that span the width. The dividers can be moved and interlocked to build different arrangements; they can also be cut into smaller lengths to build custom bin sizes.

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RAU200 Support Documentation
RAU20019" Rack 2U Drawer with RAU001 Divider Kit, Lock, and Keys
$172.38
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RAU300 Support Documentation
RAU30019" Rack 3U Drawer with RAU001 Divider Kit, Lock, and Keys
$177.48
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RAU400 Support Documentation
RAU40019" Rack 4U Drawer with RAU001 Divider Kit, Lock, and Keys
$182.58
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RAU001 Support Documentation
RAU00119" Rack Drawer Divider Kit
$26.01
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Rack Box Systems

RBX32 Chassis with Lock Button
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Rack Box Chassis Lock when Opened; Press Green Button to Unlock and Close
  • 1/4" (6.35 mm) Thick Optical Breadboard in an Easy Slide Chassis Box
  • 1/4"-20 (M6) Mounting Holes on 1" (25 mm) Centers
  • Large Working Surface [15.5" x 16" (39.4 cm x 40.6 cm)] is Accessible when Rack Box is Extended
  • Chassis Sold without Subpanels to Enable Configuration of Application-Specific Systems
  • Roller Bearing Slides; Rated for 175 lbs.
  • Easy Access to Optical Layout
  • Fully Protected when Closed

These versatile prototyping Rack Box Systems are ideal for building custom fiber-based assemblies. Fourteen subpanel slots allow for an extensive series of quick-connect subpanels that provide support for fiber optic and electrical systems. Subpanels designed for fiber connections, electrical connections, cooling fans, and AC power entry are available below, as are blank panels. The chassis is offered without subpanels for customers wishing to build application-specific systems.

These systems lock the chassis in place when open. To close the chassis, press the green button located on its side (see image to the right). When the chassis is closed, the maximum height of a mounted assembly is 4.7" (119.4 mm).

These rack boxes attach to a standard 19" equipment rack using 12-24-threaded mounting screws, which are not included. When used in a rack system, the height of the rack box is 5.20" or nearly 3U. Mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).

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RBX32 Support Documentation
RBX32Rack Box Chassis with Slide Out Rails, 1/4"-20-Tapped Breadboard
$740.52
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RBX32-BFP Support Documentation
RBX32-BFPRack Box Chassis with Blank Front Panel, 1/4"-20-Tapped Breadboard
$708.90
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RBX32/M Support Documentation
RBX32/MRack Box Chassis with Slide Out Rails, M6-Tapped Breadboard
$740.52
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RBX32-BFP/M Support Documentation
RBX32-BFP/MRack Box Chassis with Blank Front Panel, M6-Tapped Breadboard
$708.90
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Fiber Connection Panels

  • Optical Fiber Subpanels for Our RBX32 Rack Box Chassis
  • Each Panel Contains Four Fiber Mating Sleeves
    • RBX-FC: ADAFC1 FC/PC to FC/PC Mating Sleeves
    • RBX-APC: ADAFC4 FC/APC to FC/APC Mating Sleeves
    • RBX-SMAF: ADASMA SMA to SMA Mating Sleeves
  • "Snap-On" Modular Design

Thorlabs' selection of fiber connection panels allows setups or instruments inside a rack box chassis, such as our RBX32 available above, to be connected to fiber components outside of the rack box. Each panel contains four mating sleeves that can be removed, allowing for panels to be customized according to the requirements of the system. The "snap-on" panel design allows for quick attachment to or removal from a rack box chassis.

Electrical connection panels and blank panels with the same profile are also available below.

RBX-FC
Our RBX-FC panel contains four ADAFC1 FC/PC to FC/PC Mating Sleeves designed for 2.2 mm wide key fiber optic cables. Flat FC/PC connectors are significantly less alignment sensitive than their angled FC/APC counterparts, making these wide-key-slot mating sleeves acceptable for narrow and wide key FC/PC connectors. Although these mating sleeves are mechanically compatible with narrow key FC/APC connectors, the wide-key slot makes it difficult to properly align the angled, narrow key FC/APC connector. For FC/APC applications, we therefore recommend the RBX-APC panel. 

RBX-APC
Our RBX-APC panel contains four ADAFC4 FC/APC to FC/APC Mating Sleeves designed for 2.0 mm narrow key fiber optic patch cables. These narrow-key-slot mating sleeves allow for proper alignment of angled, narrow key FC/APC connectors. These sleeves are also mechanically compatible with narrow key FC/PC connectors, but the flat FC/PC connector is significantly less alignment sensitive, which makes the RBX-FC wide-key-slot mating sleeves shown immediately above an acceptable alternative.

RBX-SMAF
Our RBX-SMAF panel conatins four ADASMA SMA to SMA Mating Sleeves. It is directly compatible with SMA905-style connectors and is not intended for mating an SMA906-style connector to another SMA906-style connector.

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RBX-FC Support Documentation
RBX-FCFC/PC to FC/PC Optical Fiber Subpanel
$63.50
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RBX-APC Support Documentation
RBX-APCCustomer Inspired! FC/APC to FC/APC Optical Fiber Subpanel
$63.50
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RBX-SMAF Support Documentation
RBX-SMAFCustomer Inspired! SMA to SMA Optical Fiber Subpanel
$63.50
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Electrical Connection Panels

  • Electrical Connection Subpanels for Our RBX32 Rack Box Chassis
    • RBX-BNC: Four BNC Connectors, Each with Rear Solder Terminals
    • RBX-DB9: Two Female DB9 Connectors, Each with Rear Solder Terminals
    • RBX-SMA: Four T4285 SMA Female-to-Female Connectors
  • "Snap-On" Modular Design

These panels provide common electrical connections for standard 19" racks. Thorlabs also offers a complete selection of BNC, SMA, SMC, and banana plug electrical adapters and cables.

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RBX-BNC Support Documentation
RBX-BNCBNC-to-Solder-Terminals Electrical Feedthrough Panel
$30.09
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RBX-DB9 Support Documentation
RBX-DB9DB9-to-Solder-Terminals Electrical Feedthrough Panel
$19.69
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RBX-SMA Support Documentation
RBX-SMASMA Female-to-Female Electrical Feedthrough Panel
$99.71
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Cooling Fan Panel

  • 115 V/230 VAC-Powered Cooling Fan
  • Operates at 3000 RPM
  • Maximum CFM Rating: 25
  • Four 8-32 Button Head Screws Included

This cooling fan attaches to a wide slot on the back of our RBX32 Rack Box Systems (pictured above). Up to two fans may be attached per chassis. The metal panel contains four through holes that accept the four included 8-32 button head screws.

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RBX-FAN Support Documentation
RBX-FANCooling Fan Panel
$67.83
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AC Power Entry Module Panel

  • 125/250 VAC Compatible
  • Current Rating: 0.1 to 15 A
  • Four 8-32 Button Head Screws Included
  • C14 Three-Pin Inlet Connector Compliant with IEC/EN 60320-1

This power module attaches to a wide slot on the back of our RBX32 Rack Box Systems (pictured above). The metal panel contains four through holes that accept the four included 8-32 button head screws.

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RBX-AC Support Documentation
RBX-ACAC Power Entry Module Panel
$78.80
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Blank Panels

  • RBX-BLK1F: Blank Panel for 1 Standard-Width Slot
  • RBX-BLK5F: Blank Panel for 5 Standard-Width Slots
  • RBX-BLK1B: Blank Panel for 1 Wide Back Slot
  • "Snap-On" Modular Design

These blank panels are ideal for customers who wish to design their own connector layouts or use connectors that are not offered from our stock. They can also be used to prevent dust from entering through unused slots.

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RBX-BLK1F Support Documentation
RBX-BLK1FBlank Panel for 1 Standard-Width Slot
$12.14
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RBX-BLK5F Support Documentation
RBX-BLK5FBlank Panel for 5 Standard-Width Slots
$24.58
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RBX-BLK1B Support Documentation
RBX-BLK1BBlank Panel for 1 Wide Back Slot
$15.30
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Pilot Point Pan Head Screws

  • Rack Screws with Large Pan Heads
  • 12-24 Threading
  • Pilot Point Reduces Cross-Threading
  • Includes Hard Plastic Washers to Eliminate Marring of Instrumentation

These rack screws are designed to mount our Rack Box Chassis, Fixed Rack Shelves, and other rack-mountable equipment into standard 19" equipment racks. Sold in packs of 50, they feature a combination head compatible with both Phillips and flat head screwdrivers. Hard plastic washers are also included.

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RK5000 Support Documentation
RK5000Pilot Point Pan Head Screw and Washer, 12-24 Threads, Qty. 50
$15.97
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