Panduit has launched the Pre-Configured Industrial Distribution Frame (IDF) that assists enterprises to deploy and protect rack mount Ethernet switches in industrial applications.
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The design provides consistent equipment deployment with 25 percent faster installation than an IDF installation that is not pre-configured, and can significantly lower the risk of downtime due to switch overheating, said Panduit.
“The Pre-Configured IDF includes detailed deployment instructions and built-in features that save time normally spent designing, procuring, and installing. The IDF has been optimized with 3X the cooling capacity over typical deployments to improve network availability,” said Steve Timian, VP at Panduit.
The company claims that Panduit Pre-Configured IDF extends the lifecycle of the equipment such as switches and UPS systems installed in the enclosure. In addition, it will maintain the devices’ operating temperature ranges as well as the NEMA or IP protection ratings for the devices.
Panduit said the Pre-Configured IDF is UL 508A Listed and UL Type 4/12, IP66 Rated to ensure safety and reliability. The wall mount, dual hinged enclosure accommodates up to five switches with front and rear access for easy maintenance.