ADC KRONE today announced its new TrueNet® Frame that offers installation time savings of up to two hours per frame, as well as other advanced cable management features to help reduce customers’ capital and operating expenses. The frame’s unique ‘fold-pack’ design means that on-site assembly in data centres and enterprises can be completed in minutes compared to the conventional hour or so.
Another time-saving feature is the new TrueNet quick-fix panel mounting (patent pending), which eliminates the need for cage-nuts and screws, and, on average, saves another 40 minutes of installation time per frame.
“With cable management as a key design consideration, the TrueNet Frame eliminates patch lead cross-overs and “cable-forests”, as well as the need to move and deform cables to access patching ports for moves, adds and changes (MACs),” said Jan Wielenga, product manager for TrueNet Frame at ADC KRONE Unique Fold-Pack Design The TrueNet Frame is made of strong, light-weight aluminium and is factory pre-assembled, where it is folded, like a deck chair, to a size of only 2900 x 340 x 250mm for shipping.
This, together with its low weight of only 30kg, means it can be manoeuvred around corners, up and down stairs and along corridors by a single technician. To position, it takes only minutes to unfold and lock the TrueNet Frame into its final, rigid state at a size of 2200 x 910 x 460-590mm. Once fixed to the floor, panel and cable assembly can begin.