There have been great leaps in design within the industry of late and there are cable managers for every application. In this article, I will go over which cable managers were the best in 2011 and in which applications and markets they were used.
Cable Managers for data centers
We saw the emergence of the Panduit® PATCHRUNNER® and Middle Atlantic PCD Series vertical cable managers for racks and enclosures. Both products can handle high density cabling. They ensure proper bend radius and proper airflow in the enclosures, not to mention more room for the technicians and less headache finding patch cords.
Best cable managers for home theater applications
Flat and swivel-head HDMI cables, Flatwire® audio, video and data cables that are so thin you can simplyput them directly onto your walls and paint them. These cables eliminate tripping hazards. The other highlight of 2011 was the WireHider®, a cable raceway that covers all wall mount TV cables. It can be painted to blend into your décor. It’s a really neat wire and cable cover and it fits any budget.
Cable management in the automotive industry
Products such as the Igus® Triflex®, Gortrac® and Reiku Robotic dress-out cable carriers took over as the demand for more cables withing automated machinery has increased. These cable managers are also widely used in the RV industry. They are found in high-end coaches and motorhomes around the country to protect cabling and mechanisms found in slide-outs and basements that feature electric opening.
Most popular cable managers for the office and home office
Cable Corral Jr . and the Under Desk Wire Tray were certainly popular because of their price range and versatility. The wire tray features an opening on its side. It makes it easy to add or remove cables under your desk. These products are great for any office or home office. More and more office furniture designers integrate them into their designs. At-home working moms love them too because they can clean under their desk more easily and prevent their small children and pets from messing around with hazardous electrical cords.
Now that I have shared the cable managers‘ best of, you can see that organizing and concealing cables is easier than meets the eye. Lots of products are now available to manage cables just about anywhere. Now it’s time to go and get what you need and share your experience. Time for a little fall cleaning!
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