Cage nuts are primarily being utilized for the server racks that comes with square mounting holes. This very useful hardware will give you the provision to quickly change the threads interchangeably while never having some of the stripped tapped holes being seen on the server rack. The cage nuts can come in variety of multiple sizes, but there are three most common types being used today. These are the 10-32 Cage nuts, 12-24 Cage nuts, and as an M6 Cage nut.
The type of cage nut will greatly depend on the type of equipment you are mounting; one would easily choose the specific type of cage nut in order for them to match the equipment they are using. The only disadvantage to some of the cage nuts is that it can be really difficult when they install or remove them. However, the cage nut removal tool removes this problem.
Filler Panel and Blanking Panel
These two have different names but they almost have the same meaning. Let me explain the major differences between the two, the filler panels or the flat sheets of metal has that “fill” empty “U” spaces located on the server rack. The important thing about these panels are they are effective in assisting the airflow very efficiently and they are managing the prevention of exhaust air being released from warming the cooler air. This entire process contributes in helping of cooling the server rack more efficiently. The filler and also the blanking panels became one of the best yet cost effective methods of decreasing the energy costs.
“U” Space/Rack Unit
The single rack unit or “U” space is almost equivalent to 1.750 inches or 44.45 millimeters worth of space. This one “U” worth of space has the inclusion of three holes that comes with the mounting of the hardware unto the server rack or wall mount. When you are deciding on which server size that you would greatly need, most of the engineers will probably consider the number of “U” spaces initially before doing a research on which type of server rack they should purchase.