Newton 2-post Racks

Data & power management for telecommunication and data environments.

Equipment racks, as the name implies, are racks that house telecommunication and data equipment. They vary depending upon user specification, application requirements, functionality, and cost.

Newton has several two post frames product lines to choose from. Each varies in upright shape, mounting hole pattern, seismic capabilities, footprint, heights, and kitted hardware options.

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Types of 2-post Racks

UFER

aka Unequal Flange Equipment Rack, Rack, EQ racks, Frames

UFER Image
UFER image
UFER Information

Most recognizable by the base height being 6″ tall. The upright profile will have one flange wider than the other. This space allows for access between 2 racks in a line up. The UFER is referred to as an open or closed duct rack; this refers to the orientation of the upright opening between racks.

The UFER is similar to the Network Bay as it has uneven upright flanges that can be ordered as "OPEN" or "CLOSED". Various Hole Patterns are available, as well as heights and top angle configurations.

Where the UFER differs from the Network Bay is the height of the base, which is 6″ and the 1st mounting hole is located at 7″.

UFER base

Illustration of a UFER's 1st mounting hole and base height with a UFER with 1″ Mounting hole pattern.

Types of UFERs
Rack Series Zone Weight Capacity
UFER 004095 - 004102 series --NA-- over 1000 static
Seismic UFER 004600 series 4 500 .lbs NEBS Compliant
Transitional 008000 series 4 500 .lbs NEBS Compliant
NGN 008000 series 4 500 .lbs NEBS Compliant
Symmetrical Rack (SymRack) SY84xx series 4 875 .lbs NEBS Compliant

Network Bays

aka Net Bay, bay, Network Rack,

Network Bay Image
Network bay Image
Network Bay Information

The Network Bay is an Unequal Flange Equipment Rack, muck like the UFER.

Similarly it has uneven upright flanges that can be ordered as "OPEN" or "CLOSED". Various Hole Patterns are available, as well as heights and top angle configurations.

Similarly it has uneven upright flanges that can be ordered as "OPEN" or "CLOSED". Various are available, as well as heights and top angle configurations.

Where the Network Bay differs from the UFER is the height of the base is at 4" and the 1st mounting hole is located at 5"

You are able to order Network Bays in the following product series.

Network Bay base

Illustration of an Network Bay's 1st mounting hole and base height

Network Bay Product Series
Rack Series Zone Weight Capacity
Network Bay 004401 - 004417 series --NA-- Over 1000 lbs. static
Network Bay Kits 222545 series --NA-- Over 1000 lbs. static
Seismic Network Bay 004700 series 4 500 lbs. NEBS Compliant
Seismic Network Bay Kit 217814 series 4 500 lbs. NEBS Compliant
NGN 4900 series 4 500 lbs. NEBS Compliant
Transitional 008000 series 4 500 lbs. NEBS Compliant
Symmetrical Rack (SymRack) SY84xx series 4 875 lbs. NEBS Compliant

Data Racks

aka Channel Rack, Premise Rack, Aluminum Frames, Frames, Relay Rack, Relay Frame

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NFR Rack
Data Rack Information

This equipment rack is much more free form than the regulated Telco style of rack. Uprights are "C" shaped and usually 3.0" from front to back. They are constructed of either aluminum or steel. Orientation is symmetrical so there is not a front or back side. Data racks can be ordered welded or unassembled bolt together kits, depending on individual user selection.

You will see these racks in central office, data rooms or data closets around the world.

You are able to order Data Racks in the following product series.

Data rack base

Illustration of an Data Rack 1st mounting hole and base.

Data Rack Product Series
Rack Series Weight capacity
Newton Data Rack NDR series 700 lbs. static
Newton Formed Rack NFR series 1200 lbs. static
Newton Economy Rack NER series 700 lbs. static
Floor supported channel type EQ rack 004010 and 004011 series 700 lbs. static

Seismic Racks

aka Frame, seismic frame, NEBS rack, Zone 4 rack

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Seismic Rack
Seismic Rack Information

Newton offers wide variety of seismic Racks that are tested by independent laboratories to meet the Telcordia GR-63-core standard for zone 4 seismic requirements. Each rack has individual features and is weight tested using weight plates to simulate equipment load.

Seismic Rack Product Series
Rack series Weight capacity
SymRack Sym Rack Series 875 .lbs
Transitional 008000 series 500 .lbs
NGN 004900 series 500 .lbs
Seismic Network Bay 004700 series 500 .lbs
Seismic UFER 004600 series 500 .lbs

EIA Racks

aka -Frame

EIA Rack Image
EIA Rack
EIA RAck Information

EIA racks have a slightly larger opening (17.75″) between the uprights on racks designed for 19” equipment. Some applications will call for this specifically to allow for certain types of equipment such as routers or switches to fit in a rack line up. These racks can be either Unequal Flange or Channel type 2-post racks.

standard rack aperture

standard 19″ rack aperture

EIA rack aperture

19&qPrime; EIA rack aperture

EIA Rack Product Series
Rack Series Weight capacity
Newton Data Rack NDR series 700 .lbs static
Newton Formed Rack NFR series 1200 .lbs static
Symmetrical Rack SymRack Series 875 lbs. GR-63 Zone 4 Certified
NGN 004900 series 500 lbs. GR-63 Zone 4 Certified

Battery Rack

aka - Battery frame, battery racking, battery storage

Battery Rack Image
EIA Rack
Battery Rack Information

Designed specifically to hold batteries for back up applications in central or data offices, this rack will literally hold more than a ton.

Each shelf has been statically weight tested to hold 500 lbs. comfortably and this frame will hold up to five of them once it is securely fastened to the floor.

Battery Rack Product Series
Rack Series Weight capacity
Newton Battery Rack NBR series Up to 2500 lbs.

Special application racks

Dual Application
Dual App
Dual Application Rack Information

Dual Application racks can be ordered in the Unequal Flange Equipment Rack( UFER) or "Network Bay" configuration depending on the part number. The difference is in the guard rail configuration. UFERs have the 1st mounting hole at 7" above the floor. Network bays 1st mounting hole is at 5". See your ordering tables for exact part number . For more details, call your Customer Service Representative.

Dual Application Racks Product Series.
Rack Series Weight capacity
Symmetrical Rack Sym Rack Series 875 lbs. NEBS Compliant
NGN 4900 series 500 lbs. NEBS Compliant

Rack Characteristics

Footprint

Footprint refers to the floor space needed as well as the mounting holes at the bottom of the rack. When replacing or expanding a current line-up, you may need to match an existing rack's guard rails depth or mounting hole pattern.

UFER Footprint

Style 1. GR-63 compliant UFER or network bay footprint

Network Bay Footprint

Style 2. GR-63 compliant UFER or network bay footprint

Data Rack Footprint

Data Rack Footprint

Uprights

Depending upon the type of rack or frame, the uprights will vary in material, thickness, and shape.

UFER ClosedUprights profile
UFER & Network Bay Open Upright profile

A= upright to upright

B= hole to hole

C= edge to edge

UFER Closed Uprights profile
Seismic UFER & Seismic Network Bay Closed Upright with return flange profile

A= upright to upright

B= hole to hole

C= edge to edge

Data Rack Uprights profile
Data Rack Uprights profile

A= upright to upright

B= hole to hole

C= edge to edge

Height Options

Height Availability
7'-0" standard
7'-6" Optional
8'-0" Optional
9'-0" Optional
11'-6" Optional
11'-8" Optional

Hole Patterns

Various Hole Patterns options

Seismic or Not?

Depending on the installation location or the design specification, you may need a seismically rated rack. Newton offers several different Seismic and non-seismic racks. Each product family varies from weight capacity to situational integrity. Our seismic racks have been GR-63-Core approved to zone 4 criteria and are all tested at independent test laboratories. If you are not sure of which application you may need, give our CSR a call. They will be glad to help you find what you are looking for.

seismic

FAQ

What is a 2-post Frame or Rack and how is it used?
2-post frames are used to house equipment and wire management for Data and Telco rooms. Named 2-post due to the number of uprights that support the equipment inside of the rack. The rack will vary depending upon the footprint, hole mounting pattern, equipment size and whether or not you need a seismically rated frame.

Things to consider when ordering

Telecommunication (Telco) Standards

Regulated Central Offices typically use an unequal flange equipment rack. This style of rack was a wider lip on either the front or rear of the upright for mounting equipment, hence "Unequal Flange". The upright has a depth of about 5.0". Depending on the geographical location, some racks have to be seismically rated, others are non-seismic but both are the same basic design.

What's Included?

When pricing a rack, be sure to match Apples to Apples.

Our competitors have been known to price a similar rack for less but not include necessary accessories. Newton often includes items that you may normally have to pay extra for.

For example, our seismic racks come with guardrail covers. Also depending on the kit ordered, Newton's racks may include anchor kits, junction kits and cable tie bars.

Original Newton Racks

Make sure you are not getting a counterfeit. Newton accessories work with Newton racks. If it is not a Newton rack we cannot guarantee accessory compatibility.

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