Imagine the state of chaos a company could find itself in if all of its computers and cables were left in a great muddle? Imagine how difficult it would be to access a broken wire? In a bid to save them a significant amount of trouble, many businesses use cable trunking to keep their computer setups well organised.
A piping system primarily used to protect delicate cables, as well as to keep them in an organised state; cable trunking is often referred to as an electrical conduit. Most of these cable management systems are manufactured from metal, fibres, plastic or clay that has undergone a firing process. Some systems are installed underground – either buried amongst cement and earth or fitted in underground tunnels, providing easy access. However, in this instance cable trunking is made from a flexible plastic or PVC and often attached to walls or skirting boards.
PVC cable trunking is the most commonly used for computer cable management purposes because it offers easy access. Shaped like a rectangle most PVC cable trunking features a removable lid, which can be slid and clipped into place. This means that cables of new computers or peripherals can be fitted without too much trouble. Similarly, the cables of broken and old devices can be removed without needing to pull out all other wires from the trunking.
Many cable trunking systems in the modern era are moisture resistant. In the tight office environment where space is at a premium, drinks can easily be spilt, with moisture getting into electronic equipment. This can put the health and safety of those working in the office environment at risk. So a good water-resistant cable trunking system could reduce the risk significantly – albeit not completely.
Huge mounds of unorganised cables can all too often look unsightly. Think of the impression that an untidy office is going to leave on an important client that happens to walk through for a meeting; it isn’t going to be a great one. Therefore cable trunking can also be used to improve the overall tidiness of an office environment – as well as the organisation. Though this may seem like a very minor issue, it’s important to remember that the small things can make all the difference – especially when it comes to making a good impression with a tidy workspace.
Electrical conduits are readily available, so there really isn’t too much of an excuse not to have them in place in the working environment. Although some business owners might flinch at the idea of purchasing a cable management system, they aren’t particularly expensive; such systems can be purchased in great lengths at a relatively low price. The installation process is pretty easy, and in some cases can be installed without the need to hire an electrician – something that can prove to be quite expensive.
Keeping employees safe and protecting computers against damage, cable trunking is recommended for businesses operating a considerable amount of computers.
With the amount of computers used within businesses constantly on the rise, so is the amount of cables used. This article looks at how businesses can keep their computer setups organised with cable trunking.