Solid Bottom Plate for Wire Cable Trays
Fiber Savvy's Wire Cable Trays solid bottom plates provide a flat surface to make installing and pulling cables much easier. The smooth surface allows cables to slide across it with ease by not allowing cables to get caught within the wire frame. The solid bottom is used primarily for instrumental control, communication and other non-heat producing cable.
The Wire Cable Tray Solid Bottom is manufactured by WIREMAID products, WIREMAID provides excellent electrical and cabling products with a dedication to providing excellent workmanship. Installation savings generally start at 50% and move higher depending on the installation environment. This product is ideal for today’s sensitive telecommunications fiber optic cables but is also used for instrumentation cables, and security.
- Powder coated to provide a smooth protective surface for cable pulling
- Can be supplied pre-assembled to cable trays or installed in the field Splice Washer Assembly, 4/plate, included
- Available in easy to handle 59” lengths
- Fits cable trays 6, 8, 12, 18 and 24 inches wide
Why Keep Your Cables Off the Floor?
Concrete that the raised floor is installed over often has a process that occurs over time called leeching. This occurs even if the concrete has been fully cured; there are processes that will stop leeching of concrete or impede its progress, but they are expensive and not typically used on most jobs. Leeching dramatically impacts the performance of your cable because of how it deteriorates the jacket of the cable allowing the elements to get closer to the copper.
If any water were to penetrate the floor or walls that lead to the underfloor area, the cable is in direct contact with the water which can lead to major problems. Sometimes this can occur without anyone knowing about the problem for weeks; the tray is just extra piece of mind that your cable is off of the floor and away from any water that might infiltrate the data center.
Air Flow Problems
Over time if the cable is just laid on the concrete floor, it will accumulate into a large mass. This creates a problem known as “air dams”, which doesn’t sound like a big deal but is the most crucial for data center applications. The first 4 inches off of the floor and the last 4 inches before the bottom of the flooring tiles are most prime areas to keep free of any impediments for optimal airflow. This is especially true if the end user is using “blade servers” as this type of server is growing in acceptance and is becoming the norm. Blade servers generate an enormous amount of heat and require the most airflow available for cooling.
Separation of Power and Data Cables
Using tray allows for a dedicated pathway for your data cables, which keeps them separate from any power cables. Especially critical in data center applications where the density of cables is increasing and will continue to increase.