As rack power and processor densities increase, the rack heights are forced into racks taller than 42U in height. Within these tall rack systems, it is difficult for the average height operator to reach components mounted in upper positions. Even more critical is access to power safety breakers, if these are placed above the 2 meter National Electric Code specification. Access to ladders in factories and data centers is not convenient, and often times not safe. Disclosed is a technique for integrating a ladder into the rack which benefits the operator and improves safety.
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Franz, John and Felcman, Chris F., "National Electric Code Compliant Integrated Rack Ladder", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 19, 2016)