600 x 600 MAP tile (3 apertures)
The Multi application ‘MAP’ tile is an engineered solution to resolve a number of problems with modified raised floor tiles used in data centres. Firstly from a health and safety point of view the MAP tile ensures there are no weight load issues, unlike modified floor tiles which have been weakened by ad hoc inconsistent cutting to allow large quantities of cables to pass through. However, the MAP tile has been specifically designed to withstand heavy loads without compromise.
The single most common complaint with specialist cut tiles is the cost! Naturally the time taken to cut the existing tile is generally understood and taken into account, but the time taken to make good the edging or the additional cost of adding proprietary components such as drop in brush strip system is often forgotten. Even making good the installation and cleaning up can be overlooked. So it’s easy to see and understand that lifting one tile and replacing it with a MAP tile is going to be markedly quicker, practical and certainly more cost effective. Should relocation be required at a later date the original tiles can be reused without any additional cost or inconvenience.
Given the current trend towards saving energy costs, data centre managers are looking for ways to eradicate many of the inefficiencies that plague their data centres. One of which is forced air loss, often caused by unmanaged cable or pipe openings cut into floor tiles.
Each MAP tile provides two, three or four apertures within its footprint. These apertures can be blanked off, fitted with a vent panel or more commonly fitted with heavy duty brush strip. Sited directly beneath the cabinet the MAP tile can be orientated in the direction to suit the incoming/outgoing cabling. As standard the MAP tiles comes in a range of sizes and will suit any floor thickness.