In this article, we will take the rugged cabinet and We will try to see why we need it and for which environments It is suitable.
Tactical racks are made specially for tough enviroments and for high-density spaces that need to maximize the computing and network communication abilities and most of the times in very small spaces.
Rugged Cabinet for Tough Environments
So let’s start from the first definition mentioned – tough environments:
Naval rugged rack – In the naval environment, we will take an IP54 at least, with special electro-static coat doubled and finished with polyester.
Material – Aluminum / Stainless steel 316L (recommended for salted areas) but need to define specific because stainless steel 316L cabinets are heavier in 100%.
The cabinet most of the times will be absorbed on rear side and on bottom, and the absorbers for the rack must be with qualified analysis from authorized lab.
19-inch Naval rack is defined to last for decades on missile ships without any technical repairing. So be aware what kind of rugged products you are buying.
EMI / RFI – on upon request / project demand. Most of the naval projects are with EMI / RFI compliance need. (For example: Sonar amplifiers cabinets).
Shelter / SUV communication cabinet – This situation is bit similar but more dangerous.
Aluminum, light-weight as can and strongest as can in the other hand – special engineering like aluminum profile / strong structure will help the rack to be stronger.
EMI / RFI – Rugged cabinets in tactical fields as SUV / Shelter can be supplied with full EMI / RFI. Depends on technological needs.
Maximize your computing needs in your rugged cabinet –
In most of the time, when project is on processing, the project manager looking on the scope of work with unawareness to the total computing space needed. Smart structure of your Military rack will help you to solve it. For example: If you have deep hardware and you don’t have much space for your military server cabinet – Aluminum profile with special cage-nuts will solve it without extending your housing.
Rugged 19 inches cabinet For Small spaces
Small spaces – How I handle with the small space and how I even install my military 19-inch cabinet?
Small space – depth maximizing was mentioned on the last chapter. Width is also an issue. Special structure of rugged rack with 55cm external width and keep 19 inches internal will do the work fine.
Installation – The most problematic issue in this article. Most of the communication rooms on Vessels / shelters are very tight – You as an military communication provider must use welding-free rugged cabinet that can be deployed inside the room.