Design and Functionality

“THE SAFEST XPVC RACK SYSTEM ON THE MARKET”

WE HAVE EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS WITH THIS DESIGN AND TOOK MONTHS OF TESTING WITH TRIAL AND ERROR. OUR XPVC RACK SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN STRUCTURED TO TAKE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AND COMBINE THEM INTO ONE COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION. WE TOOK THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE STEEL RACKS AND MERGED IT WITH THE LIGHTWEIGHT AFFORDABLE PLASTIC RACKS.

“THE ONLY XPVC RACK SYSTEM WITH HANGING TUBS AND FLOATING HEAT TAPE”

WE USE FREEDOM BREEDER TUBS WITH OUR RACKS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST TUB IN THE INDUSTRY FOR HOUSING THESE WONDERFUL ANIMALS. WITH OPTIONS TO GO GREY OR SEMI-CLEAR AND WITH CUP HOLDERS OR NO CUP HOLDERS. WE HAVE CREATED A RAIL SYSTEM ON OUR RACKS TO SUSPEND THE TUBS SO THERE IS NO BINDING, SAGGING SHELVES. THIS ENABLES THE TUBS TO SLIDE SMOOTHLY ON THE TRACK WITH NO WORRY OF A TUB NOT BEING ABLE TO FIT IN A SHELF DUE TO VARIANCES.

ONE KEY DESIGN FEATURE TO OUR RACKS IS FLOATING THE HEAT TAPE. THIS ALLOWS THE HEAT TAPE TO BREATHE. IT GREATLY REDUCES THE RISK OF CATASTROPHE IF A TSTAT MALFUNCTIONS OR PROBE GETS DISPLACED. WITH STANDARD STYLE PLASTIC RACKS THE HEAT TAPE IS EITHER PLACED DIRECTLY ON THE SHELF OR IN A RECESS. IF THERE IS A MALFUNCTION THAT HEAT TAPE WILL GET IN EXCESS OF 135 DEGREES. AT THIS TEMPERATURE YOU WILL HAVE TUBS MELTING, FIRES STARTING AND DEATH WITH THE ANIMALS BEING HOUSED. WITH OUR DESIGN, THE HEAT TAPE RUNNING AT MAXIMUM WATTAGE ONLY GETS UP TO 108-110 DEGREES. WE HAVE TESTED THIS WITH A DIRECT PLUG INTO THE WALL AND NO TSTAT FOR A PERIOD OF 12 HOURS. WHILE THIS TEMPERATURE IS TOO HOT FOR ANIMALS ON THE HEAT TAPE DIRECTLY THEY WILL STAND A GREATER CHANCE AT SURVIVAL WHEN MOVED TO THE COOL SIDE OF THE TUB. DURING OUR TEST, NO TUBS MELTED, NO FIRES STARTED AND NO DAMAGE TO PRODUCT.

THESE RACKS ARE MADE IN AN OPEN DESIGN. WE GET ASKED ALL THE TIME; HOW DO YOUR RACKS HOLD HEAT BEING IN AN OPEN DESIGN. SIMPLY PUT, IT WORKS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL. THE TUB SITS APPROXIMATELY 1/8TH INCH ABOVE THE HEAT TAPE THAT IS ON RISERS. IT HEATS UP THE BACK OF THE TUB WITH EASE AND DOES NOT CAUSE THE TSTAT TO OVERWORK. DURING OUR TESTING PHASE THE TSTAT SET ON PROPORTIONAL SETTINGS WORKED LIKE A CHARM. WE SET THE TSTAT AT 92 DEGREES TO ACHIEVE 88-89 DEGREE HOT SPOT IN THE TUB. THIS WAS DONE IN A 70 DEGREE ROOM. THE FRONT OF THE TUB WAS REGISTERING AT 80 DEGREES. THE TUBS HOLD HEAT AND HUMIDITY VERY WELL. WITH THE OPEN DESIGN OF THE RACK IT ALLOWS THE ANIMALS TO PROPERLY THERMO-REGULATE WITH A HOT SIDE AND COOLER SIDE.

THANKS,

ERIC WHITE

TGR RACK SYSTEMS

 

FLOATING HEAT TAPE

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