Cable Management

Brief Introduction of Some Common Cable Lacing Bars

Various kinds of cable management tools like wire ties, J-Hooks, and cable lacing bars were designed and came into the market to meet the growing requirements of high density network, which enables better cable management. Among this tools, the cable lacing bar is one of the most common used cable management tool that can well manage the cables for rack or enclosure systems and keep the network in good performance and high effectiveness. In this paper, it will mainly introduce the knowledge of cable lacing bar and some common types of cable lacing bars, which is very useful for making the decision about which one should be chosen to manage cables.

Cable Lacing Bar Overview

Cable lacing bar is also referred to as lacer bar, generally made of metal material, which usually works with the wire ties or adjustable clips for providing support and management to the patch cables in rack or enclosure systems. As one of the most popular cable management tools, it only occupies 1/3 to 2/3 of a rack space and can secure and manage up to 24 cables in 1 RU that can greatly save space for installing other necessary devices. Meanwhile, the routing of cables will be also improved to a more neat one if the cable lacing bar is putting into use. Except that, it can stably control the bend radius of the patch cables so that these cables can not be damaged unexpectedly. As for its application, it can be mounted to the rear of a standard 19″ rack or cabinet, or behind a patch panel, for better cable management.

Six Common Cable Lacing Bars

Since there are basically six common cable lacing bar, round lacing bar, round lacing bar with offset, square lacing bar, L-shaped lacing bar, 90 degree bend lacing bar and horizontal lacing panel, available on the market and designed for specific cabling networks, the following will offer the information of these cable lacing bars for helping you choose the most suitable one to manage the patch cables in your network. Hope the information below would be useful for you.

Round Lacing Bar

Round lacing bar features flattened ends, which diameter is 1/4 inch. If you want to know its appearance, you can learn it from the following figure. As for its application, if a small profile is required and small or individual horizontal cable runs in your network, you are highly recommended to use this kind of cable lacing bar for cable support and management.

round lacer bar

Round Lacing Bar with Offset

Similar to the round lacing bar, the diameter of the round lacing bar with offset is also 1/4 inch, and its ends is flattened, too. As for its structure, it is shown in the following figure. Compared to the previous one, it can offer 1.5″ offset or 4″ offset for better cable management. In details, when lacing small bundles or individual cable off the rear of equipment, patch panels and other components, you can choose the round lacing bar with appropriate offset based on the distance from the rear of equipment to the rack rail and use it to relieve cable stress from the connections.

Round Lacing Bar with Offset

Square Lacing Bar

Square lacing bar still features 1/4″ diameter rod and flattened ends, as shown in the figure below. It is a good choice for lacing cables vertically or horizontally, while also recommendable for cable routing at the rear of equipment.

Square Lacing Bar

L-shaped Lacing Bar

L-shaped lacing bar is much stronger than other kinds of lacing bars, which has fixed lacing points to support more patch cables. Unlike the round lacing bar with offset, this kind of lacing bar is available in 2″, 4″ and 6″ offset to relieve cable stress. Its appearance is just like the letter L as its name implies, which can be also learned from the following figure.

L-shaped Lacing Bar

90 Degree Bend Lacing Bar

90 degree bend lacing bar, a special kind of lacing bar, which has some features in common with the offset round lacer bar, that provides full-width support to the cables and clearance around the components to extend past the rear rack rail (16-5/8″ open width).

90 Degree Bend Lacer Bar

Horizontal Lacing Panel

Horizontal lacing panel is an ideal solution for the application where a lot of cables or mounting devices should be laced. In contrast to the previous cable lacing bars, it has the advantages of large flange, numerous cable tie points and more surface for mounting.

Horizontal Lacer Panel

Conclusion

Cable lacing bar is a useful and cost effective cable management tool for rack or enclosure systems that are always works with the wire ties to support and manage the patch cables. It is able to avoid cable strain especially when trying to run cables from one side of the enclosure to the other, which also greatly saves space and highly improves the network to a more neat one. Any need for these kinds of cable lacing bars or wire ties can be satisfied at FS.COM who always offers the solutions for high density applications.

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