Rittal recently introduced a new TS IT rack system. The standardised basic equipment of the new IT rack includes, for example, a flexible 482.6 mm (19") assembly-level, divided side panels with quick-release fastener, and optimised cable entry with brush strips. For the user, the trouble of having to select fixtures and fittings is a thing of the past, according to the supplier. Accessories such as component shelves and sliding rails can be assembled single-handedly without tools. The mounting level distance can also be locked in position with no tools required, and widths of 21, 23 and 24" are possible. The IT rack can be expanded (even while the system is operational) by adding an RFID bar for the automated inventory of all the components installed, such as servers and switches. With a total load capacity of 1,500 kilograms on the 19-inch level, the IT rack also meets the high stability requirements. As far as design is concerned, users can choose between perforated and solid rack doors. The perforated doors, with their free ventilation area of 85 per cent, something never achieved before, are suitable for use in rooms and for the climate control of suites. All doors are equipped with practical 180-degree hinges and permit a maximum of accessibility. The divided rear door (a standard feature) guarantees that space is used optimally. The IT rack also has a sufficiently tight gasket to make it suitable for gas extinguishers to be used in the event of fire, and it is of course suitable for rack climate control. As an alternative to the conventional sheet steel bases/plinths, the IT is also available with the new Flex-Block system, which can be easily assembled without tools, and allows the base/plinth to be used as customers request. Thanks to the modular system, accessories such as cable clamp rails and rolls can also be added to the base, quickly and without tools.