Polargy's PolarSnap Quick Install Tool-Less Blanking Panels incorporates a "hook-swing-snap" design that the company says enables installation and removal without tools. Its usability provides data center operators with improved flexibility in server rack maintenance, Polargy adds.
To install a panel, the user slides its pivot pins into a rack's mounting rail holes and snaps the slide tabs at the opposite end of the panel into the opposing rail. A gasket on the panel seals against the vertical rail, which prevents leakage of hot air.
Polargy's president, Cary Frame, commented, "The primary reason data center operators cite for failing to install blanking panels is the hassle of installation. This new design makes blanking-panel installation quick and easy, and gives racks a clean and professional appearance."
The PolarSnap panels are available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6U sizes.
The image at the bottom of this screen is a still, taken from a 30-second video demonstration of a PolarSnap installation. You can view that video here.