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At AMCO Enclosures, customization is our standard. We work with each of our customers closely to ensure their needs are met. We offer custom sizes, heights and even custom colors. Click on any photo below to learn more.

Prime Government Contractor

Problem:
The customer was building test systems for a large program. The components going into the rack required a high amount of airflow for cooling and the rack needed to be secure as their client wanted minimal access to the rack. There was one component going into the rack that required frequent access and our client did not want people to have the ability to get to other components in the rack while working on this component.

Solution:
AMCO designed and manufactured a custom 3G enclosure. This gave our client 77% open, perforated doors in the front and rear of the rack for optimal airflow. We then developed a retractable shelf that would slide out the side of the rack through a lockable door in the side panel. This ensured that they could service the component on the shelf without giving complete access to all of the other components in the cabinet.

Prime Government Contractor

National Colocation Facility

Problem:
A national colocation facility had a customer that wanted to optimize their leased space. In order to take advantage of their square footage they wanted go with taller racks but they also needed a rack with a significant load rating so they could take advantage of the additional space a taller rack would provide.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures modified its Titan DT rack and provided the customer with a rack that met their requirements and is structurally significant with a 5,400-pound load rating. Fifty 62RU racks in Glacier White were delivered in less than 4 weeks. Since our first shipment to this customer they have more than twenty additional tenants that have purchased 58RU or 62RU racks. AMCO now stocks components enabling us to build 58RU and 62RU racks in two weeks or less.

National Colocation Facility

Large Global Integrator and Contract Manufacturer

Problem:
The customer wanted to integrate the rack with over 3,000 pounds of servers and other equipment so the end user could uncrate the cabinet and begin using it immediately. The customer required custom shelves, security bars and a custom box at the top of the rack.

Solution:
After doing several 3D simulations AMCO Enclosures’ Engineering team worked with the customer and designed our Titan DT rack to include six shelves for servers and made a custom bar that fastens across the front of the server on the shelf for extra security during transport. We also built a custom storage box at the top that has slots inside for housing rails. Special components were added to the sides and base of the shelves to ensure easy installation and while not scratching the component finish.

Large Global Integrator and Contract Manufacturer

Large Enterprise Data Center-Southwest

Problem:
The company wanted to use our 3G rack in their large data center in the Southwest. They were looking for a special color, custom top panel and wanted to recess the mounting rails from the front of the rack which created an opportunity for air to circulate around the equipment.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosure’s engineering team modified our standard top panel to include brush cable egress in the exact location that the customer wanted them. The customer was looking to get away from using conventional black racks but did not want to use bright, white racks that are becoming more and more popular. The customer opted to use our standard Pottery White paint which brightened the data center but it did not make the racks stand out as much as a bright white. Lastly the customer wanted to recess the rails on their 24” wide racks to allow cables to pass from the rear of the rack to the front. This created an open area on the sides of the mounting channels which would allow air to circulate around the equipment. To prevent this AMCO designed and manufactured custom air dam kits, forcing the cold air to go through the active equipment and allow for the cable pass through.

Large Enterprise Data Center-Southwest

Midsize Investment Firm-Midwest

Problem:
The customer was looking for a rack company that would install all of their patch panels and PDU’s to save contractor time on the jobsite.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures agreed to receive in all of the patch panels and PDU’s from the end users suppliers. Once the products arrived, AMCO installed all of the customer owned equipment in the exact location that they specified. This job was 72 racks and having this equipment preinstalled saved a lot of valued time on the jobsite.

Midsize Investment Firm
Midwest

Large Distribution Company-Midwest

Problem:
The customer wanted the ability to pass cables in between cabinets but wanted side panels on each cabinet. With the cable pass through they also wanted to keep the airflow integrity of each rack.

Solution:
Using the Titan DT platform, AMCO Enclosures designed special side panels to allow for cable pass through in the side panels. In the rear of the cabinet a full height brush strip was incorporated in the side panel. In the front of the cabinet a smaller brush strip was designed into the top portion of the side panel.

Large Distribution Company
Midwest

Test Equipment Cabinet-West Coast

Problem:
Our customer was looking for a cabinet that was two colors. They also needed to pull large cable bundles through the bottom of the cabinet. The last issue they had was that the equipment in the cabinet produced a lot of heat and the customer was looking for a solution to pull the heat out the back of the cabinet at the top and the bottom.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures painted the frame gunmetal gray and the doors and side panels black. This is standard for AMCO and there is no additional charge for a cabinet that is two colors. To solve the cables coming through the bottom we designed a custom baseplate with a double brush strip to bring the cables through and prevent any debris from entering the rack. Custom fan panels were designed and manufactured to address the heat issue in the cabinet. The custom panels were placed at both the top and the bottom of the rack.

Test Equipment Cabinet
West Coast

Fortune 100 Company Custom Data Rack-East Coast

Problem:
Our customer was looking for a custom height and was looking for a way to have adjustable, metal panels on the top of the rack to provide hot aisle containment in a modular data center.

Solution:
Using our Titan DT platform we designed a custom 54 RU rack which could support over 5,000 pounds. Our engineers then designed custom, adjustable panels at the front of the rack that would prevent air from the hot aisle migrating into the cold aisle.

Fortune 100 Company Custom Data Rack-East Coast

Start-up Company-West Coast

Problem:
Our customer was loading trays into their cabinets which produced a lot of heat in the data center. These trays did not have fans to push the hot air out the rear of the cabinet.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures designed a cabinet with a custom rear door that included 48 4” fans that moved the air into the cold aisle of the data center and solved the issue of the hot air pooling inside the rack.

Start-up Company
West Coast

Start-up Company-West Coast

Problem:
Our customer was buying standard rack shelves off the internet and mounting boards and harnesses to them. They struggled with the amount of time it took to mount the boards and the organization of the wires on the shelf.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures designed a custom shelf for this customer which included PEM hardware which was mounted in the exact location needed to mount the boards quickly. Shear forms were also added to help with the cable management. The real time savings came in when AMCO designed custom wire harnesses for the boards. These solutions save the customers hours of valuable assembly time on each shelf.

Start-up Company
West Coast

Custom Simulation Rack-Prime Contractor

Problem:
Our customer was looking for a complete custom rack which included custom short doors, blank panels, rack shape and color.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures’ engineers worked closely with the customer’s engineering group to design this complete custom solution. The design was based off of our FX platform but included numerous custom aspects including the shape of the rack. We worked with our powder supplier to get an exact color match to the customer’s specification.

Custom Simulation Rack-Prime Contractor

Fortune 500 Company Custom Color Rack-Midwest

Problem:
The customer wanted a rack with the exact color of their company logo. They also wanted their logo silkscreened on the side panels at the end of each row.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures worked with our powder supplier to make an exact color match on the Titan DT racks we delivered to this customer. We also made a screen and silkscreened their logo on all of the end-or-row side panels.

Fortune 500 Company Custom Color Rack-Midwest

Large Financial Institution-Midwest

Problem:
Our customer wanted a custom size rack with a custom top panel, mounting channels and finish. The customer is from a large, industrial city and wanted to show all of the manufacturing processes that it took to make these racks. The customer requested a clear coat finish so all of the weld and grind marks would show.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures designed these racks to the exact size requirements the customer wanted using our Titan DT platform. A custom top and mounting channels were also included. We worked with our powder and chemical suppliers to develop a process to pretreat the racks prior to paint. This process ensured that we did not get flash rust on the racks or accessories. After the pretreatment we coated the racks with a clear powder which included a high gloss finish.

Large Financial Institution
Midwest

Fortune 100 Company-Data Centers Globally

Problem:
Our customer had a rack design that they were using that had a custom height and width. There was also an internal cable trough included in this rack. The customer was also dealing with a lot of freight damage from their previous supplier.

Solution:
AMCO designed a rack to have the custom height and width using our Titan DT platform. We included the internal cable trough and split side panels with this design. Utilizing our preferred carrier and our standard packaging, freight damage went down by more than 95% from the previous supplier. We also implemented a stock agreement with this customer which insured same day or next day shipping of cabinets.

Fortune 100 Company
Data Centers Globally

Fortune 100 Company-Multiple Data Centers

Problem:
Our customer wanted a colocation cabinet with 6RU separated from the lower 48RU.

Solution:
Our customer wanted independent doors and side panels for each section so they opted for a custom design that included a 48RU cabinet with a 6RU cabinet mounted on top. 6RU is a custom size but at the volumes they needed AMCO was able to design and build these custom size racks at an affordable cost.

Fortune 100 Company
Multiple Data Centers

Large Test and Measurement Company

Problem:
The customer wanted a two-tone rack which provided two unique, enclosed sections for equipment. The center section had to be designed as an open concept that provided unrestricted access and they did not want doors on this section. A standard colocation cabinet would not work as the center section was open and discreet access to each section was not desired. Additionally, louvered doors were required for the top and bottom as opposed to perforated doors.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures based our design on the FX platform. The total mounting for the cabinet was 40RU and the top and bottom enclosed sections were each 12RU. The design consisted of three frames built into one with the center section open with the exception of a full side panel on one side. The frame was designed to allow for mounting either a full-length side panel or three unique side panels on the open side in the future.

Large Test and Measurement Company

Prime Contractor Southeast

Problem:
The customer was looking for several, multi-bay shielded racks with custom features. They wanted side panels with handles on each side of the multi-bay, short doors on the front and ventilation on the lower door.

Solution:
AMCO Enclosures’ engineering team worked with the customer to establish the amount of airflow needed in the bottom section and then worked with our suppliers to specify the correct shielded filter. We also designed a side panel to accommodate the side panels on the multi-bay, reinforcing the panels in the area that the handles would be installed. Short doors were then designed and manufactured to accommodate the shielded equipment the customer was installing that did not require a door.

Prime Contractor Southeast

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