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American Tech Supply has in stock thousands of feet of ADC Fiberguide raceway and cabletray. We have in stock ADC's 2" raceway, 4" raceway. 6" raceway and 12" raceway and all accessories. Per the National Electrical Code, a raceway system is "a unit or assembly of units or sections and associated fittings forming a rigid structural system used to securely fasten or support cables and raceways. American Tech Supply also offers raceway system solutions and cable tray systems from several manufacturer's including our new Snake Tray raceway systems and cable trays featured above, Cable Manager cable tray, and Cablofil raceway, cable tray and raceway systems, Hendry raceway , Newton, DEK raceways, ICC standard raceways, and ICC's custom Raceway System Solutions ICC's raceway structured cabling solutions offer flexibility and ease of installation. Each component is skillfully engineered and crafted to provide a clean and secure system that fits virtually any open architectural environment.
ADC's 2-inch FiberGuide® System is ideal for smaller installations or for vertical routing into individual fiber bays. It supports up to 400 2mm fiber optic patch cords.
ADC's 6-inch FiberGuide® system supports up to 120 3mm patch cords
ADC's innovative 12-inch FiberGuide® system supports up to 2400 3mm patch cords
We have in stock hundreds of ADC 12 inch Fiberguide raceway 6- foot lengths including bends- cascading riser accessories
We have in stock all the ADC FGS-MFAW-F Junction accessories.The FGS-MFAW-F is a snap-fit junction used in ADC's 4x12 FiberGuide Fiber Cable Management System. The junction employs a snap-together feature requiring absolutely no tools to install or remove.
The 12-inch system can be combined with the 2-, 4-, and 6-inch FiberGuide systems to grow and meet the needs of expanding networks. is the cover for 6-foot straight sections found in the 2-inch Plenum FiberGuide system. The cover snaps into place but can easily be removed for installing fibers. The straight section is a U-shaped trough that provides a protective guideway for optical fibers routed beneath raised computer room floors and above suspended ceilings.The 2-inch Plenum system easily interfaces with ADC's standard 2-inch FiberGuide system without any special conversion pieces needed.
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ICC's new raceway cutting tool is intended for making raceway installations faster and easier. This new tool cuts and trims with much less effort and provides a clean smooth finish. Its clean cutting capability eliminates rough edges and allows the connectors and track sections to fit together better, creating a much cleaner overall installation. The tool incorporates a ratcheting design and an ergonomic handle for added comfort. All components of the raceway system are designed to maintain a minimum one inch bend radius for both copper (making it Category 5e and 6 compliant) and fiber optic cable. Raceways can incorporate a wide variety of media, including UTP, STP, ScTP, Coaxial, Audio, Video and Fiber Optic. ICC's raceways utilize a one-piece adhesive back design with an integrated latching system for quick changes and ease of installation (RSS)
American Tech Supply offers raceway system solutions and cable tray systems from several manufacturer's including our new Snake Tray raceway systems and cable trays featured above, Cable Manager cable tray, and Cablofil raceway, cable tray and raceway systems, Hendry raceway , Newton, DEK raceways, ICC standard raceways, and ICC's custom Raceway System Solutions (RSS). Designed to make installation simple and easy, Cablofil wire cable tray is truly a revolutionary advancement in cable management. Its easier because it requires fewer parts, making installation less complicated. That saves valuable time and money. A comprehensive range of accessories allows for every possible installation configuration. When youre looking for the most efficient cable management installation anywhere, you can rely on the Fast Assembly System (FAS) from Cablofil. FAS utilizes a simple one-step process that requires no screws, bolts or other tools. All you need is a screwdriver! Whether youre designing a new cable management system, or retrofitting an existing one, the FAS System allows you to save time and moneyfrom planning to installation.
We carry Horizontal Finger Duct
We also carry Premier Duct's new innerduct line of plenum, riser raceway and corrugated duct raceway. ICC, Wiremaid's Cable Manager and Snake Tray's product lines offer flexibility and ease of installation. Each component is skillfully engineered and crafted to provide a clean and secure system that fits virtually any open architectural environment. Cable-Mgr.'s wire grid cable tray systems require only one tool and very few accessory items for installation. Pre-fabricated junctions/intersections reduce man-hours by eliminating cutting and fabrication in the field. With center hung trapeze, wall or floor mount accessories, Cable-Mgr. is prepared to handle the toughest installations.
What is Cable Tray?
1. What is a Cable Tray System?
What is a Cable Tray System?
Per the National Electrical Code, a cable tray system is "a unit or assembly of units or sections and associated fittings forming a rigid structural system used to securely fasten or support cables and raceways."
* Cable trays support cable the way that roadway bridges support traffic.
What standards / guidelines are available for cable tray systems?
1. The National Electrical Code publishes the standards for all types of electrical applications. Articles 318, 250, and 800 cover various aspects of cable tray systems.
NEMA VE1 covers general cable tray definitions, manufacturing standards, performance standards, test standards, and application information. Free download of this document is available on the NEMA website.
NEMA FG1 addresses the standards for fiberglass cable tray systems. Free download of this document is available on the NEMA website.
NEMA VE2 is a cable tray installation guideline which covers receiving and unloading material, storage of material, and general installation practices. Free download of this document is available on the NEMA website.
What types of Cable Tray are available?
1. Ladder Cable Tray
How do I know what type of cable tray is right for my application?
1. Ladder Cable Tray provides:
What materials / finishes are available for the various cable tray systems?
1. Steel (Min. Yield = 33KSI) (35 KSI for Stainless)
Now that I know what types of cable trays are available, what configurations are available?
1. Straight sections are available to route cables in a horizontal or vertical plane.
After selecting the type of cable tray and configuration required, what support methods are available?
1. Trapeze Support (Single or Multi-tier)
Each of these support methods are preferable in different applications. For instance, trapeze supports may be desired in an application where cables will be pulled through the cable tray. Center hung supports, on the other hand, are generally used when cables will be installed from the side of the cable tray. Center hung supports are especially useful when future cable additions are desired. Wall supports and underfloor supports are useful when ceiling structure is not available or undesired. Outdoor installations are controlled by the structures available to support the cable tray.
1. Where? Job site and installation considerations
Cable Tray Today: An overview
A few short years ago, cable tray was a "smoke stack" product, used primarily in heavy industrial facilities to support power cables. Today it is still servicing the industrial and power users, but it has also found its way into institutional and commercial applications, supporting telecom cabling systems. The reason for its rapidly changing characteristics is that the products are adapting to changing customer needs.
The electrical and telecom industries have discovered cable tray strengths, safety, speed of installation, openness for future change, adaptability, and today, the vast product selection tailored to particular needs.
Traditional two side rail cable tray
Aluminum is the material of choice--excellent corrosion protection, light weight, high strength, no finish to specify or repair, ease of field fabrication, and more economical to install. The environment is the ultimate controller as to the material and/or finish of a system. 316 stainless steel or fiberglass may be required in some corrosive areas.
After the material /finish has been considered, the bottom type of cable tray needs to be determined. Ladder, ventilated trough, solid bottom (trough) are common styles available. Ladder is the most common as it provides the most cable freedom and air circulation (for power cables).
For ladder-type systems, the rung spacing needs to be selected for the straight section. The most common rung spacing (not the standard) in the U.S. is nine inches. With certain exceptions, the rung spacing is controlled by the support requirements of the cables being supported. Longer rung spacings are more economical and provide added cable freedom but can affect the systems strength.
The solid bottom metal system with solid metal covers also has applications in environmental air areas supporting non-plenum rated cables (Figure C).
It's important to note that a solid bottom, covered cable tray remains a cable tray and is not a wireway (tray-rated cables required).
The next issue is the strength requirement. Remember, these are support systems (bridges), so not only is it important to consider the load but the span (distance between supports) must be known. It is also important to consider other stresses the system must withstand--ice, wind, and snow loads. Needless to say, matching the system strength to the installation requirement is important.
As standard two side rail cable tray systems cover a wide range of sizes, strengths, and styles, so do their applications. The heaviest special systems can span 30 feet and are used when intermediate supports are impossible or impractical (over roadways, for example). The lightest systems are best suited for non-power, indoor installation where the span is from eight to ten feet. The mid-range between these extremes covers a vast amount of applications and can be found from offshore oilrigs to your county courthouse, supporting heavy power cables to fiber optic cables.
The traditional two-side rail cable tray product offering is the core of the domestic cable tray industry. New systems are being developed to satisfy more specific customer needs.
Channel type cable systems are used as a flexible, low-cost means of connecting equipment to main tray runs. Often channel feeds power down to a pump or motor within an industrial facility.
The compact size of channel makes it easier to position around and connect to equipment. This style of cable tray is available non-ventilated or ventilated, as shown in (figure D).
Center supported cable trays
The rungs pass through the center spine at the bottom, as shown in (Figure E), or through the top, as shown in (Figure F).
As not all installations or customer needs are the same, more specialized systems have developed. Wall-mounted racks are available (Figure G)
Wire basket systems
The 2x4 wire mesh construction (Figure J) offers some desired advantages not at first visible.
Cable tray today is ever changing, ever growing. It is doing what it should; it is evolving to satisfy a constantly changing set of customer needs. All of these systems have their strengths, all have their weaknesses. They are a growing part of the cable support products today and will continue to adapt and grow.
Standards affecting the two-side rail product groupings are: the applying electrical code, NEMA VE-1 or FG-1, UL classification, and NEMA VE-2. The applying electrical code depends on your area. Should it be the National Electrical Code, Article 318 will be of major interest. This document addresses cable fill allowed for different product types, where it can and cant be used, and the cable types it can support. The NEMA VE-1 and NEMA FG-1 standards address the manufacturing standards for metal (VE-1) and non-metallic (FG-1) systems. These publications contain the standards to which the National Electrical Manufacturers Association members manufacture their products. The NEMA VE-2 is a fairly new document created to be an installation guide.
At this time, there are no domestic standards that mention wire basket systems. The systems loading capabilities are being stated in terms that the U.S. standards do not address. The loading is being determined by continuous beam testing, and a specified deflection is the controlling factor. This type of testing is common in Europe and is part of the proposed IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) cable tray specification.
As the IEC spec will not be completed until sometime in 1999, the testing method being used is hard to define.