When a lack of space means you can't leave room to get behind the racks, consider
Signal Transport's swing rack systems. These modular systems are designed to be mounted
into framed wall openings or into millwork and provide easy access to the rear of your
equipment when needed. Each rack includes a spacer panel which closes the rack and
provides clearance for the rear of the equipment as it swings around. Double rack pairs
share a single spacer between them; you must first open the side with the spacer, then the
opposite side may be opened. Equipment depths of over 22" are accommodated. Swing
racks are available in three heights: 45 RU, 15 RU, and 12 RU.
Our design solves several problems with the concept of a front opening rack: the design
is inherently rigid and sag resistant, requiring no wheel to support it, while capable of
supporting heavy loading. Alignment is always good, meaning the rack will always close
properly. Cable and power management is taken into consideration so installations can be
clean and tangle free. Swing Racks have been chosen by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros Studios,
Walt Disney Feature Animation, and many others. Signal Transport's Swing Racks help you
create solid, professional, clean installations.
- Face frame - sturdy welded steel tube frame includes rack rail, adjustable pivot
peg, cable tie panel, and auxiliary mounting points.
- Swing Filler Panel - one required for each single or pair of racks, 14 ga welded
steel construction, includes pull-and-turn latches.
- Pivot/Strike Plate - two required for each pair or single. 1/8" steel plate
with Delrin pivot bushings mounts to cabinet or framing to spread shear loads from rack to
- Rear Frame Kit (not shown) - optional kit provides full accessory mounting
including rear rack rails, cable tie bars, mounting for power strips, etc.
||Required opening height
|Double Rack opening width
|Single Rack opening width
The success of the installation is dependent on the quality and accuracy of the
millwork or framing. The framed opening must provide a 5/16" reveal at the sides of
the rack to allow rotation. Please refer to the dimension table and request our mounting
instruction sheet for more detail. Mounting is accomplished by first screwing the bottom
and top pivot/strike plates into the cabinet or framed opening. Then the racks are put in
place and the pivot pegs are extended into the bushings on the pivot/strike plates. It is
important that the opening be square and plumb, and capable of sustaining the
full weight of the rack at the lower corners of the frame. The top of the frame must be
braced to building structure to prevent lateral movement. The tolerances of the opening
should be kept to within +/- 1/8" including across the diagonals.
|Complete Swing Rack pair consisting of (2) face frames, (2)
double pivot/strike plates and bushings, (1) swing spacer
||All Face Frames, spacers, pivot plates, and
hardware visible from the front are black textured epoxy paint. All rear framing
components are nickel plated. Rear frames ship disassembled. Shipments are FOB Belmont,
CA. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.
|Complete single Swing Rack consisting of (1) faceframe, (2)
single pivot/strike plates and bushings, (1) swing spacer
|Single rear frame kit consisting of top and bottom pan,
intermediate struts, rear struts, rear rack rail, and auxiliary tie bar for power strips
and cable management. Two required for each SS-PAIR.
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