Fastener Superstore Blog
Rack Mounting Cage & Clip Nuts in Packages of 25 or 1000 pieces
February 01, 2023
Server Racks were originally built with round threaded or unthreaded holes for mounting equipment. Once cage nuts were developed, square holes became the preferred option as they allowed for fast and easy installation without tools.
Cage nuts are still used with threaded screw,however the screw attaches to a nut that is contained inside of a "cage" of sheet metal which is formed to easily attach to rails inside of server racks.
Fastener SuperStore carries cage nuts in sizes 10-32, 12-26 and metric size M6. They can be purchased in lots of 25 or 1000 pieces.
Clip nuts, rather than being pinched into place like cage nuts, are made to slide into position. This allows for easy installation or removal. Like cage nuts, they consist of a nut held in place inside a piece of formed sheet metal.
Fastener SuperStore carries clip nuts in sizes 10-32, and metric size M6. They can be purchased in lots of 25 or 1000 pieces.
Both cage nuts and clip nuts can be purchased with corresponding SEMS screws, featuring attached lock washers. Check out our cage nuts with screws and washers or clip nuts with screws and washers.