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19 inch racks

19 Inch Racks.

Cases for sensitive electronics

Understanding that computer and electronics equipment can be critical to our clients’ operations, at GWP Protective we offer rugged, custom rack mount cases and 19” racks that offer exceptional protection and reliability.

Having been in military use since the mid-1960s, when they were created from moulded plastic and used for mounting signal relays, rack mount cases have been developed over many years to become the market leading solutions now available.

01: Key Benefits of Rack Mount Cases.

Bespoke flight cases & waterproof flight cases designed & manufactured in house

Electronics and communications gear can often be “mission critical”. Effectively, they cannot be damaged at any cost. Even those which are not so crucial, are usually very expensive and often specialist as well.

This is why protecting them successfully can have a big, positive impact on your operations.

Features and benefits of Rack-Units at a glance

  • “Off the shelf” or completely custom solutions available
  • Roto-moulded rack mount cases available in standard sizes
  • EXOCase rack mount units available to any dimensions/specification
  • Zarges Mitraset EMC housing for electro magnetic compatibility
  • IP rated solutions for exceptional water and dust protection
  • Compliance with MIL-STD 810F
  • Rugged, hardwearing and sturdy
  • Anti-vibration and special mounting options available

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02: Standard Rack Units

Stock and custom 19” rack mount cases and units available to almost any specification

Often referred to as 19 inch racks, due to the standard size of the equipment to be mounted, this standardised size is commonly used across a number of industries including computing and IT, broadcasting, audio and visual and entertainment sectors.

Telecommunications, however, tend to use the larger format 23 inch racks. Regardless of the size, the primary purpose of rack mount cases is to house electronics and computing equipment.

As the name suggests, 19” racks are created to house equipment that is 19 inches, or 482mm in width, but they also use standardised height increments (these units are referred to as either U or HE dependent on the equipment and industry).

These units have a height of 1¾ inches (44.5mm), and by calculating the total height of the equipment to be mounted, this, in turn, gives the unit size of the case that you require.

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Electronics and communications equipment are usually vital to your business or operation. In extreme situations, their successful operation could be the difference between life and death. This is why choosing the correct rack mount case is of the utmost importance…

For example, 3.5 inches of equipment would equate to a 2U rack mount case, whilst 7 inches would be 4U and so on.

The electronics equipment is bolted directly to a set of standardised rails that are within the rackmount case. Depending on the U or HE of the case, further equipment modules can then be added above or below.

The depths (i.e. front to back) can be the standard 219mm, 350mm, 480mm and 610mm, or can be tailored to the equipment being mounted with depths up to approximately 1,000mm being achievable

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03: Applications / Images.

Image gallery highlighting typical applications / uses for 19" racks

We are pleased to be official distributors for 2 “off the shelf” Rack Mount solutions – from leading brands Hardigg and Zarges. Please see below for typical examples and applications of Rack Mount Units.

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04: Hardigg Rack Mount Cases

Industry standard 19" racks

The Hardigg rotationally moulded cases have long been used in the military and supporting industries thanks to their IP67 rating, rugged and tough exterior, plus range of standardised 19” rack options.

Created using a rotationally moulded shell of Polyethylene, making them watertight and dustproof plus resistant to extremes of heat and chemicals, their small footprint casing and built in sway space offers excellent protection against shock, impact and vibration.

This makes them many industries’ rack mount case of choice.

Hardigg rack mount cases
Hardigg rack mount cases are widely used in military applications, due to extensive testing, certification, and their general reliability

From the most delicate equipment to slightly more rugged electronics, GWP Protective are able to supply and customise the range of Hardigg rack mount cases.

The Hardigg rotationally moulded cases have long been used in the military and supporting industries thanks to their IP67 rating, tough exterior, plus range of standardised 19” rack options.

Hardigg rack mount datasheet

Summary Info / Datasheet

Download the PDF Datasheet to view detailed information on the various features and applications, or see a full list of sizes & model details.

05: Zarges Mitraset

Electro Magnetic Compatible rack cases

The Zarges Mitraset EMC Cases / Racks offer a number of additional benefits, including the elimination of electromagnetic coupling between the mounted equipment and the exterior case, superb thermal conductivity and a wide range of customisable features.

They have also been tested (and adhere) to a huge range of standards, including IP65 rating to DIN40050 & ICE34-5/529, plus VG95446.

Please click here for additional information on this range

06: Custom Rack Units.

Rack mount units tailored to your specific requirements

If neither of these options are perfect for your specific application, our expert design team and in-house production facility will be able to create a completely custom 19” rack mount case.

This includes using traditional, flight case materials and construction, or utilising the revolutionary EXOCase system.

Due to the dimensional flexibility it offers, racks can be made to exact specifications, making it perfect for equipment that is outside of the standard 19” and 23” equipment frequently used.

Hardigg 19 inch rack
Whilst 19 inch racks are the industry standard, it is possible to specify completely custom sizes should you require

As flight and rack mount case manufacturers, it means you are not constrained by minimum order quantities. This means you can order anything from one-off, completely bespoke rack cases, to several thousand per year.

To enable short manufacturing lead times, we also carry a wide range of materials in stock, including catches, handles, hinges and various styles of panel materials.

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07: GWP Protective.

More than a rack case manufacturer

Being both manufacturers and suppliers of rack mount and standard protective cases, GWP Protective offers your business a unique opportunity.

This is being able to source your entire case, foam and other packaging requirement from a single source.

This includes the widest range of cases available from a single supplier, as well moulded plastic totes, engineered foam and even corrugated cardboard boxes.

Whilst you may not need all of these forms of packaging at your business, this breadth of knowledge means you can be certain you are getting the most suitable – and most cost effective – protection for your important items

Foam insert manufacture
Custom foam insert being added to a case - by sourcing case and foam together the fit and compatibility will be much better.

GWP Protective operate out of a modern, well equipped production facility, that also features an extensive design department to cater for any custom requirements you may have.

This, and a focus on manufacturing excellence, is the reason so many companies (many of which are likely similar to yours) to trust us with protecting their most important items


Find out more about rack mount cases

If you need a rack mount case or 19” rack for even the most demanding application or specialist equipment, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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