Snake Tray® Cable Management Systems - 201 Series Universal / Overhead

Hand-Bendable Cable Trays Let You Create Fast and Easy Custom Cable Runs

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CM-201-24-8   

What's special about the 201 Series Snake Tray®?

  • It's the most flexible cable runway system designed to support both fiber optic cabling and copper-based voice/telecommunication cables
  • Can be used below raised floors as well as overhead (either mounted to walls or suspended from the ceiling)
  • Made of cold-rolled steel for durability
  • Easy on-site installation without the need for special bending tools
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Our best-selling and most versatile labor-saving cable tray system is the 201 Series from Snake Tray. It can be mounted below access floors, wall mounted, ceiling mounted or suspended from a threaded rod. The 201 Series Snake Tray is available in six sizes (4 single tray and 2 double tray) and can hold up to 510 cables at 100% fill with up to 50 sq. in. of cable path. Better than a generic basket or ladder type tray, its patented top-mounted center spine allows you to easily bend the tray by hand to create both horizontal and vertical turns that help route cables over and around obstacles.

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Image PART # Overall Dimensions Tray Dimensions Cable Capacity* PRICE
Snake tray CM-201-24-8 CM-201-24-8 3" H x 5" W x 98" L 2" D x 4" W 3.80 lbs/ft
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CM-201-3-8 CM-201-3-8 4-7/8" H x 4" W x 98" L 3" D x 3" W 4.50 lbs/ft
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CM-201-425-8 CM-201-425-8 6-1/4" H x 5-1/4" W x 98" L 4-1/4" D x 4-1/4" W 8.80 lbs/ft
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CM-201-6-8 CM-201-6-8 6-3/4" H x 7" W x 98" L 4" D x 6" W 11.75 lbs/ft
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* Weight of cables as tested per linear foot at 100% fill capacity

 

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Connector Bolts
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CM-CB-10 Universal Tray Connector Bolt
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CM-CB-12 Universal Inline Connector Bolt
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Hardware
CM-CA-38 Concrete Anchor
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CM-TR-1 Threaded Rod 3/8" X 12"
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Mounting Brackets
CM-ST-201 Pedestal Mount for 201 Series Single Tray 1
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CM-WBN-201 Wall Mount Bracket for 201 Series Single Tray 1
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CM-CBN-201 Cabinet Mount Bracket for 201 Series Single Tray 1
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CM-RBN-201 Rack Mount Bracket for 201 Series Single Tray 1
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The 201 Series Snake Tray is available in four sizes, and features a single-pocket design that can accommodate up to 24 square inches of cable, which is equal to a 12" generic basket or ladder-type tray, or 250 cables with a .25" OD as per NEC Article 318-9(b). Standard length is 98”.

Mounting Rings, called Snake Eyes™ , are located along the Snake Tray's spine, allowing you to easily attachthreaded rods for suspended applications. Only one UL listed connector bolt (CM-CB-10) is required to join two trays together. A variety of mounting hardware options let you adapt Snake Tray to your specific needs: simple, easy-to-use wall brackets allow the 201 Series Snake Tray to be suspended off of vertical surfaces, and ST under-floor brackets attach the Snake Tray to access floor stanchion posts to create cable pathways in raised floor data center environments. Universities, Fortune 500 Companies and the US Government  already specify Snake Tray product to simplify and economize their cable tray installations... now you can, too!

  • Proven to save up to 85% on installation costs
  • Hand-bend the cable tray in any direction, or around any obstacle – no tools needed
  • No sharp edges, so no injuries to the installer or cable
  • Create turns in 10 seconds versus 20 minutes with other methods
  • Made of and zinc-plated (ASTM B633C2) cold-rolled steel (ASTM A510)
  • Connect Snake Trays together with only one UL-listed connector bolt
  • Trays connect in only 15 seconds, versus 10 minutes with other methods
  • Built-in hanging hardware
  • Trays nest together to lower freight costs
  • Ships from inventory within a day
  • Made in the USA USA
  • No need to waste time determining which hardware to use
  • Hangs from a single point for lower labor costs
  • Design allows cables to enter or exit at any point, in any direction
  • Mounting hardware is simple and can be used for both computer access floor and overhead installations
  • Single pocket design
  • UL Listed for weight capacity
  • EIA/TIA and NEC Compliant
  • NFPA 708 Compliant (NFPA 708)
  • Favored, specified and used by universities, Fortune 500 companies, and the US Government
  • Adaptable to any size job
PART # Drawing Size
Height x Width
Tray Area Cable Fill (50% fill) ** Support Span
Lbs/Ft (max)
CAT5E * CAT6 * CAT6A * 4' 5' 6' 8'
CM-201-24-8 Snake tray CM-201-24-8 2" x 4" 8in² 114 82 59 16 13 11 ***
CM-201-3-8 CM-201-3-8 3" x 3" 9in² 129 92 66 19 15 12 ***
CM-201-425-8 CM-201-425-8 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" 18in² 257 185 132 37 30 24 ***
CM-201-6-8 CM-201-6-8 4" x 6" 24in² 343 250 176 49 59 32 ***

* CAT5e 4 pail PL approximated at 0.19 in2 in diameter, CAT6 4 pail PL cable approximated at 0.25 in2 in diameter, and CAT6a 4 pair PL approximated at 0.30 in2

** Allowable fill ratios are based on the NEC rule that the cross sectional area of all the cable installed in the cable tray not exceed 50% of the cross sectional area of the cable tray (width x depth). TIA suggests a 40% fill ratio.

*** Snake Tray series 201 are recommended to be supported every five (5) foot. However larger spans can be accommodated.

 

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Snake Tray intersectionSnake Tray® Intersections
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Designed to create fully customized Snake Tray configurations, these steel wire connectors allow you to arrange Snake Trays into T or X intersections, split or join double and single Snakes, and require just a few connector bolts for installation.

Snake Tray anchorsSnake Tray® Hardware
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Designed to complete hanging and suspended Snake Tray installations, these hardware accessories include anchors that are approved for use in block, masonry and concrete, as well as threaded rods ranging from 1 to 8 feet, and brackets for use with powder-actuated tools.

 

Double Snake Tray 201 SeriesDouble Snake Tray 201 Series
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A double packet design provides a natural separation for both voice data cables and fiber cables, allows for 50 square inches of cable path holding up to 510 cables.

501 Series Wall Snake Tray501 Series Wall Snake Tray
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Utilized for long linear installations where space is at a premium. The best solution for tight spaces, they are designed to allow the tray to be directly attached to a wall without brackets.

 
   

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SNAKE TRAY 201 SERIES 3" X 5"
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By The Instructor

      from Janesville, WI

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      Pros

      • Can Cut To Fit Your Need
      • Did What Was Promised
      • Durable
      • Easily Holds Our 70 Cable
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Haven't Found Any

      Best Uses

        Comments about SNAKE TRAY 201 SERIES 3" X 5":

        We implemented this in my classroom so the students could run cables without the need to constantly move the ceiling tiles. Compared to what we spent and the quoted cost of $5k to have one installed, this solution works great!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        A POOR excuse for cable management

        By Charlie

        from Twinsburg, Ohio

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        Pros

        • COST is low

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Not Durable
        • Open loop will snag cable

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about SNAKE TRAY 201 SERIES 3" X 5":

        Attempted to use under floor in a Datacenter
        If you are thinking about using in a Datacenter environment Please DON'T.

        If you do use this product.
        Have some Band-Aids handy for your cuts and scrapes.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Too Flimsy

        By Tom the contractor

        from Detroit

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Rusts Easily
        • Unattractive Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about SNAKE TRAY 201 SERIES 3" X 5":

          Compared to any real cable tray, this is like using D rings in terms of support. Plus it is so easily bent that any quantity of cable will cause it to sag unless a ridiculous number of supports are used which wildly inflates the cost.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          cable managment magic

          By Chris

          from St. Louis, MO

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not attractive

          Best Uses

          • Ceiling
          • Server room

          Comments about SNAKE TRAY 201 SERIES 3" X 5":

          The snake tray is a very handy way to manage cables. it can easily be cut to length and bent to fit just about any cable route you can come up with. the "channel" design is very easy to get cables in and out of and they won't fall out. I made a custom bracket for mine and use it in place of an overhead ladder system in a small server room. I can follow cables from below easily if I need to and I don't have to worry about the cables falling off the side due to the deep channel.

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