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Installing the MX960 Router Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the router's size and weight—up to 350 lb (158.8 kg) depending on the configuration—you must use mechanical lift to install the router.


Before front mounting the router in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the router's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.

To install the router using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Ensure that the rack is in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance.
  2. Load the router onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
  3. Using the lift, position the router in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelf.
  4. Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. above the surface of the mounting shelf and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
  5. Carefully slide the router onto the mounting shelf so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlap by approximately two inches.
  6. Slide the router onto the mounting shelves until the mounting brackets or front-mounting flanges contact the rack rails. The shelves ensure that the holes in the mounting brackets and the front-mounting flanges of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
  7. Move the lift away from the rack.
  8. To install the router in an open-frame rack, install a mounting screw into each of the open mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  9. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. To verify that the router is installed properly in the rack, verify that all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the router is level.
Figure 1: Installing the MX960 Router in the RackInstalling the MX960 Router in the Rack

This illustration depicts the router being installed in an open-frame rack.