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Cannon RAFt System

RAFt™ System

Raised Access Floor technology from Cannon

 

A RAFt is an installation frame which is used under a cabinet, in place of a floor tile in raised floor installations.

 

Features

The RAFt sits on the pedestal heads integrating into the raised floor installation that can be bayed, just like cabinets. The system dramatically reduces installation time and costs compared to traditional installation methods.


Advantages & Benefits

Cannon RAFt in situ

  • No tile cutting needed - saving further cost and mess
  • Provides full width cable entry through base
  • Exceptional base air flow; can be sealed with Cannon diaphragm or brush strip
  • Rigidifies lateral movement of raised floor installation
  • Secures cabinet to pedestal system - no need for tie bars to the floor substrate
  • Allows minimised aisle widths and avoids cut tiles in aisle - even for 1000mm deep cabinets as tiles in aisle slide under cabinet
  • Tiles in aisle can be lifted due to clearance of raised cabinet base
  • RAFt available in Rear Overhang or Central mounting versions

 

ABOVE RIGHT: RAFt in-situ under a ServerSmart Cab on a raised floor (depicted in red for illustration purposes only).

 

Download the RAFt Product Sheet here

Specification 

The Cannon RAFt System is compatible with the majority of Raised Access Floors with a modular tile size of 600mm x 600mm in current use worldwide.

Cannon RAFt replaces floor tiles

Installation of the Cannon RAFt System is very simple as the system is designed to replace complete floor tiles in Raised Access Flooring where Cannon cabinets are to be installed.


RAFt Depth
The RAFt consists of a series of individual 'picture frames' which are bolted together and which always have the same depth (front-to-back) dimension as a floor tile (600mm).


Cabinets with a depth (front-to-back) dimension greater than 600mm, overhang the RAFt equally at front and rear, i.e. a 900mm cabinet would overhang the RAFt by 150mm at the front and rear or may be offset/aligned with front of cabinet.Installation of Cannon RAFt


However, the RAFt raises the cabinet above the floor sufficiently to allow the overhung tiles to be raised vertically and slid sideways for access to the under floor void.

 

RAFt Width
It is preferable that the frame width matches the cabinet width (600, 700 or 800mm).

 
RAFt System Clamps
Single front & rear clamps (Order code: 307C11180500) - for use where stringers are not present. These clamps are slotted for adjustment and clamp to the underside of the pedestal heads.
Detailed view of Cannon RAFt
Four clamps per cabinet should be used, one in each corner, however, if the cabinets are securely bayed together it may be considered adequate to use two per cabinet (one front & rear).

It is recommended that the end cabinets in a row, each have four clamps fitted, or at least the clamps should be to the 'outside' of these cabinets.

 

RAFt System & Raised Floor side view
The RAFt raises the cabinet above the floor sufficiently to allow the overhung tiles to be raised vertically and slid sideways for access to the under floor void.

 


 RAFt System - 600mm, 700mm & 800mm wide versions

RAFt Width
It is preferable that the frame width matches the cabinet width (600, 700 or 800mm).A 700 wide or 800 wide RAFt is laid out in the same manner as the 600 wide RAFt except from the position of clamp brackets and the end of raft position. Where a RAFt is built up from a multiple of frame widths other than the tile modular width of 600mm, it is likely that a part tile will be needed to act as a 'filler' at the end of the bay. A bracket is available (Order code: 307C00025002 cut tile support ) which bolts to the end of the RAFt to support this part tile. However, installers should check with the flooring manufacturers as to whether extra pedestals are also required to maintain the integrity/warranty of the floor system.
Cannon RAFt designed for intergration

 Cannon RAFt

 

 

 

 

 

 


ABOVE LEFT: The RAFt raises the cabinet above the floor sufficiently to allow the overhung tiles to be raised vertically and slid sideways for access to the under floor void

ABOVE RIGHT: Install cabinets on RAFts and bolt in position using four M10 hex head screws and washers.Once cabinets are bolted to the RAFt, bay the cabinets to form a rigid RAFt and cabinet structure

RAFt Brackets 


RAFt Stringer Clamp

Cannon RAFt Stringer Clamp Brackets

  • Individual clamps for use with floor stringers which hook under the stringers to prevent cabinet tipping
  • Four clamps per cabinet recomended, one in each corner
  • However, if the cabinets are securely bayed together one clamp may be used at the front and the rear
  • The end cabinets should still have four clamps each


Supplied: Individually


Order Code

Description Order Code
RAFt Stringer Clamp 307C01200505

 


 

RAFt Pedestal Clamp

Cannon RAFt Pedestal Clamp Brackets

  • Single front and rear clamps for use when stringers are not present
  • These clamps are slotted for adjustment and clamp to the underside of the pedestal heads. Four clamps per cabinet recomended, one in each corner
  • However, if the cabinets are securely bayed together one clamp may be used at the front and the rear
  • The end cabinets should still have four clamps each


Supplied:
Individually


Order Code
 

Description Order Code
RAFt Pedestal Clamp 307C11180500

 


 

RAFt Pedestal Clamp - 600 Centers

Cannon RAFt Pedestal Clamp Brackets - 600 Centers

  • Double side clamps for use when stringers are not present
  • These clamps are slotted for adjustment and clamp to the underside of the pedestal heads
  • Two clamps per cabinet recomended, one on each side
  • However, if the cabinets are securely bayed together one clamp may be used
  • The end cabinets should still have two clamps each


Supplied:
Individually


Order Code
 

Description Order Code
RAFt Pedestal Clamp - 600 Centers 307C012126003

Order Codes


 
RAFt 600mm Wide 

To Suit Cabinet Footprint

Central RAFt

Rear Overhang RAFt

600mm x 600mm

435B02606020

N/A

600mm x 800mm

435B02608020

435B02608025

600mm x 900mm

435B02609020

435B02609025

600mm x 1000mm

435B02609920

435B02609925

600mm x 1200mm

435B02601220

N/A


RAFt 700mm Wide
 

To Suit Cabinet Footprint

Central RAFt

Rear Overhang RAFt

700mm x 600mm

435B02706020

N/A

700mm x 800mm

435B02708020

435B02708025

700mm x 900mm

435B02709020

435B02709025

700mm x 1000mm

435B02709920

435B02709925

700mm x 1200mm

435B02701220

N/A


RAFt 800mm Wide
 

To Suit Cabinet Footprint

Central RAFt

Rear Overhang RAFt

800mm x 600mm

435B02806020

N/A

800mm x 800mm

435B02808020

435B02808025

800mm x 900mm

435B02809020

435B02809025

800mm x 1000mm

435B02809920

435B02809925

800mm x 1200mm

435B02801220

N/A

 

 


RAFt™ is a registered trademark of the Cannon Technologies Group Ltd

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