Cabinet, IP Ratings & Cable Management FAQ's

All Rainford cabinets and electrical enclosures are designed and manufactured in the UK at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside.

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Yes, our quality management system is audited and certified to ISO 9001 standards by Alcumus ISOQAR.

Yes, Rainford is a registered supplier of the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) and are members of the Rail Alliance. We are also registered suppliers to Achilles UVDB (Utility Vendor Database and are part of the Cyber Essentials Certification Scheme.

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Our in-house design team have over 30 years’ experience across a wide variety of markets including Telecommunications, IT, Broadband, Transport, Rail, Road, Security, Utilities, Digital Display Solutions and MOD and Defence industries.

With over 30 years of expertise in design, development and manufacturing Rainford offers an extensive range of services including: Design & Engineering, Manufacturing, Assembly, Quality & Service, Logistics and Project Management.

A 19″ rack cabinet is a standardised frame or enclosure for mounting equipment, each module has a front panel that is 19 inches wide.

Rainford racks, cabinets and electrical enclosures are available in a variety of heights ranging from 1U to 50U and above.

The greater overall depth of a rack cabinet for example 900mm or more vs 800mm or less in a server cabinet allows more space to the front and rear of the cabinet for routing cables, also provides additional space for mounting equipment, enhances cable management as well as airflow indispensable in cooling server cabinets and enclosures.

An extensive range of cabinets is available including: Seismic, EMC, IP65, server cabinet, outdoor electrical box, server racks, data cabinets, outdoor cabinet, marshalling kiosks and utilities enclosures to suit your application.

Rainford manufactures an extensive range of cabinets and solutions including: cable management systems, IP66, IP65, IP54, consoles, server cabinet, outdoor electrical box, 19 rack, server racks, electrical enclosures, data cabinets, console unit, outdoor cabinet, outdoor enclosures, indoor racks, indoor cabinets, bespoke enclosures, fibre cabinets, digital display solutions, high grade IP rated cabinets, EMC shielded and seismic racks.

Yes, we sell a standard range of Vanquish® Indoor Racks and Cabinets.

Yes, we sell a standard range of Vanguard® Outdoor Enclosures.

Yes, we offer Wall Mounted Boxes / Enclosures.

Rainford Solutions offers a comprehensive range of accessories and ancillaries for all Rainford 19 inch racks, data cabinets, server cabinets and electrical enclosures including: fans, shelving options, plinths, PDUs, aircon units, 19 inch rack mounting fan trays, earth bonding kits / earth bars, baying kits, mounting brackets, blanking panels, brush panels, chassis assemblies and front panels, cable management panels, junction boxes and 1U up to 6U enclosures.

Rainford’s standard cabinet range includes Vanquish® indoor racks and cabinets and Vanguard® outdoor enclosures. Our bespoke enclosures are custom designed by our engineers specifically to your specification and include original design, prototype build and testing.

FTTx (Fibre to the X) – is a collective term used to describe any broadband network architecture that uses optical fibre to provide all or a part of the local loop used for last mile telecommunications.

FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) – involves running fibre-optic cables from a telephone exchange or distribution point to outdoor street cabinets which are then connected to a standard phone line to provide fibre-optic broadband to homes.

FTTH (Fibre to the Home) – is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fibre from the operator’s switching equipment to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires.

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) – is a form of fibre-optic communication delivery, an optical fibre is run in an optical distribution network from a central office all the way to the premises occupied by the subscriber.

PDUs (Power Distribution Units) – is a type of electrical component that distributes and manages electricity supply to servers, computers and networking devices.


An IP rated cabinet, also known as Ingress Protection or International Protection ratings are defined to the international standard of EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992), which defines the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies. It is a 2 digit rating that classifies the degrees of protection against dust, water and impact of electrical equipment and enclosures. Rainford offers a range of high IP rated cabinets from IP54, IP55, IP65 up to IP66.


An EMC enclosure provides a combination of mechanical and electromagnetic protection features, Rainford EMC enclosures and cabinets are designed to meet the EU electromagnetic compatibility regulations for critical equipment. The fully welded stainless steel construction provides protection from harsh outdoor and industrial environments including shock and vibration and lightning.


Rainford Solutions offer a range of overhead cable management systems for use in both overhead and underfloor applications. The fully modular system provides a range of cabinet support modules and AC power distribution and aisle lighting solutions, modular kits enable quick and easy on-site installation and can be configured to meet specific site layouts. Finished in either electroplated chrome, gloss black polyester based paint or your corporate colour.


Yes, Rainford design and manufacture an extensive range of consoles / console unit including: command and control consoles, floor standing consoles, wall mounted consoles, flat screen consoles, dual display consoles, console desks, console cabinets, training consoles and operator consoles. All consoles are fabricated to the highest standards and are custom made to fit individual monitor sizes and specifications.


Contact our expert design team to help you choose the right cabinet / electrical enclosure solution.

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Yes, we manufacture seismic cabinets / seismic racks, which have been tested to the requirements of GR-63-CORE Zone 4 standard. The rugged cabinet design has been engineered by Rainford Solutions to perform in areas of high seismic activity and vibration or areas with high load capacities.

No, unfortunately we do not manufacture any GRP enclosures, plastic cases or plastic wall boxes.

No, unfortunately we do not manufacture any ATEX certified / ATEX approved / explosion proof electrical enclosures to perform in explosive atmospheres / hazardous areas.

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