Custom wire forms to hold and organize wires.
Marlin Steel is the market leader in supplying cable bar management solutions to support the complex needs of the telecom industry. Marlin is also the largest domestic supplier of wire forms to the telecom industry.
Telecommunications equipment can require a truly staggering array of power and data cables to keep everything connected and running smoothly. It’s not unusual to have a single cabinet with dozens of cables running to the ceiling or into the floor. The problem is that when these cables are left lying loose without any kind of organization, it can:
Loose cables on the floor can snag employee’s feet, leading to tripping hazards. Additionally, they make it harder to move wheeled carts and cabinets through the data center.
When cables are disorganized, it becomes harder to sort out which cables are supposed to connect to which terminals/servers in the cabinet. This makes conducting upgrades a longer and more difficult process.
Jumbled cables that are not organized also increase the risk of cables being plugged into the wrong terminals. This can reduce network stability and performance by making traffic loads unevenly distributed. For example, hardware router A is supposed to have one connection each to servers B, C, D, and E, but because of jumbled cables, all connections go to Server B, which then daisy-chains to C, then D, and then E. This leaves server B to handle all incoming traffic requests, causing it extra wear and tear while limiting network performance to a fraction of what it should be.
Telecom rooms need top-notch solutions to help tackle the challenge of cable management, such as cable trays, cable rings, and cable troughs. However, not just any generic solution will do—largely because data centers can vary so wildly from one to the next.
This is why Marlin Steel makes custom wire forming solutions for telecom rooms/data centers.
Have a unique need that a standardized solution just doesn’t fit? Marlin’s engineering team can design a custom wire form or sheet metal solution to match virtually any unique specifications you might have. From super heavy-duty sheet metal enclosures to protect delicate telecom equipment, to ultra-lightweight steel wire products, Marlin’s custom metal forming capabilities provide solutions to all kinds of challenges.
Submit your custom telecom wire forming requirements and a Marlin Steel employee will get back to you with a quote / more information.