19" Rack Hardware
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Equipment Rack with Stored Optics and Optomechanics Essentials Kits
This heavy-duty instrumentation rack is manufactured from industrial-grade aluminum, U-channels and angle extrusions. It can support up to 750 lbs when the weight is distributed evenly throughout the height of the rack. Please note that no mounting screws are included. The 12-24-threaded mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).
Thorlabs' Rack Shelves are ideally suited for storing optomechanical components in a standard 19" rack. The RK4101 Rack Shelf provides a flat surface that is perfectly sized for holding our optomechanics essentials kits. The RK4102 Rack Shelf contains 77 Ø1/2" holes on 1.5" centers, allowing components mounted on Ø1/2" posts to be conveniently stored.
These shelves attach to a standard 19" equipment rack using 12-24-threaded mounting screws, which are not included. Mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).
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Open Rack Box Chassis with Empty Standard and Wide Slots
This versatile prototyping Rack Box System is ideal for building custom fiber-based assemblies. An extensive series of quick-connect subpanels provides support for fiber optic and electrical systems. Subpanels designed for fiber connections, electrical connections, cooling fans, and AC power entry are available below, as are blank panels.
The chassis is also offered without subpanels for customers wishing to build application-specific systems.
These rack boxes attach to a standard 19" equipment rack using 12-24-threaded mounting screws, which are not included. Mounting screws are sold at the bottom of the page (Item # RK5000).
Our Fiber Connection Panel contains four ADAFC1 FC/PC to FC/PC Mating Sleeves that allow setups or instruments inside a rack box chassis to be connected to fiber components outside the rack box. The included mating sleeves are designed for 2.2 mm wide key fiber optic cables. One or more mating sleeves can be replaced with our ADAFC4 FC/APC to FC/APC Mating Sleeve (sold separately) for customers using 2.0 mm narrow key FC/APC cables.
These panels provide common electrical connections for standard 19" racks. Thorlabs also offers a complete selection of BNC, SMA, SMC, and banana plug electrical adapters.
This cooling fan attaches to a wide slot on the back of our RBX32 Rack Box Systems (pictured above). Up to two fans may be attached per chassis. The metal panel contains four through holes that accept the four included 8-32 button head screws.
This power module attaches to a wide slot on the back of our RBX32 Rack Box Systems (pictured above). The metal panel contains four through holes that accept the four included 8-32 button head screws.
These blank panels are ideal for customers who wish to design their own connector layouts or use connectors that are not offered from our stock. They can also be used to prevent dust from entering through unused slots.
These rack screws are designed to mount our Rack Box Chassis, Fixed Rack Shelves, and other rack-mountable equipment into standard 19" equipment racks. Sold in packs of 50, they feature a combination head compatible with both Phillips and flat head screwdrivers. Hard plastic washers are also included.