This chapter describes the
issues to consider as you prepare to receive shipment of the Cisco CRS Carrier
Routing System 16-Slot Line Card Chassis and transport the chassis components
to the installation site.
describes the issues to consider as you prepare to receive shipment of the
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System 16-Slot Line Card Chassis and transport the
chassis components to the installation site.
When planning your
Cisco CRS 16-slot line card chassis installation, you must consider how the
routing system components will be moved from the shipping dock to the site
where the chassis is to be installed. This section, and the sections that
follow, provide information about the things to consider as you plan on how to
transport the system components from the loading dock to the installation site.
The line card chassis
is shipped in several crates that reduce the potential for product damage
during routine material handling and shipment. To protect the chassis:
Always store the chassis in its
original packaging in an upright position.
If you plan to store chassis
components before the installation, be sure to store the components carefully
and in their original shipping containers to prevent accidental damage.
When you are
planning the transportation route and storage area, consider the shipping
pallet and crate dimensions. (Table 1)
Depending on the
number of options you ordered, the Cisco CRS router arrives packaged in several
shipping crates and pallets. The line card chassis is shipped on a pallet by
itself and arrives inside a polyethylene bag enclosed in a plywood box, held in
place by steel clips (see the table below). Other system components are shipped
in separate crates. For complete details on the contents of each crate, see the
shipping and parts identification label on the crate.
Do not stack the
Cisco CRS shipping crates, because serious damage to the system components can
Figure 1. Cisco CRS
16-Slot Line Card Chassis in Original Packaging
The table below lists
the physical characteristics of the chassis shipping crate.
Table 1 Line Card Chassis
Shipping Crate and Pallet Weight and Dimensions
1497 lb (679
kg)—Chassis in shipping crate with pallet
in. (233.7 cm)
Width: 45 in.
in. (121.9 cm)
Storage of Chassis and Chassis Components
following as you plan for the unpacking and storage of chassis components:
Make sure that enough room
exists at the loading dock or installation site to unpack the system
components. If you plan to store the components before installation, make sure
that you have an area large enough in which to store the system components.
Note that you should store components in their shipping crates until you are
ready to install them.
You should unpack the
chassis and chassis components in the following order:
MSCs and PLIMs
Will you unpack
the chassis components from their shipping crates at the loading dock or
installation site? Consider the following:
and aisles from the loading dock to the installation site wide enough for the
moving device and the chassis and components in their crates or pallets?
To use the
dolly supplied by Cisco to transport the chassis to the installation site, you
must unpack the chassis to attach the dolly.
If aisles are
not wide enough, you might want to unpack components at the loading dock. Of
course, you must make sure that there is enough room.
enough room at the installation site to unpack chassis components? If not, can
system components be unpacked at the loading dock?
describes the things to consider as you plan the route to use to move the
chassis from the loading dock to the installation site. See
for the minimum hallway, aisle, and doorway clearances required to accommodate
Before you attempt to
move the chassis to the installation site, we recommend that you check the
proposed transport route and note any areas of concern. It might also be useful
to create a diagram of the route you plan to take from the loading dock to the
We recommend that
at least two people move the chassis from the shipping dock to the installation
Is the installation site on
a different floor than the loading dock? If so, are there freight elevators
that can be used to transport the system components?
Can freight elevators
support the weight of the system chassis and the moving device?
Are elevators tall and wide enough
for system components (with or without shipping crates)?
Are there any ramps in the transport
route? If so, the following guidelines apply:
We recommend 1 inch of rise for every
12 inches of run.
of 1 inch of rise for every 6 inches of run. If the ramp exceeds the maximum
limit, consult with Cisco Technical Staff.
Are there any
raised floors in the transport route or at the installation site that need to
be protected while you move the chassis?
Make sure that
hallways, aisles, and doorways are high and wide enough to accommodate the
chassis and moving device.
Make sure that
corners are wide enough for the chassis and moving device.
Make sure that no
obstacles exist in the transport route (for example, boxes or equipment in
hallways, hanging wires, or items on the floor).
Ensure that the
dolly supplied by Cisco is available to transport the uncrated chassis from the
shipping dock to the chassis final location.
About Transporting the Chassis
Either a fork lift
or pallet jack can be used to transport a crated chassis only.
chapter we refer to the dolly (supplied by Cisco) as the required means to
transport the uncrated chassis from the shipping dock to the chassis final
In the event
that the dolly supplied by Cisco is not the appropriate method of
transportation, consult Cisco Technical Staff to determine a method of
transportation appropriate for the site. Ensure that the alternate lifting
device is capable of moving the chassis safely, supporting the weight of the
chassis, and is capable of preventing the chassis from tipping.
When using any
type of device to transport the chassis, exercise extreme caution and follow
proper safety practices.
Using the dolly
supplied by Cisco to Move the Chassis—Things to Consider
If you plan to use
the dolly supplied by Cisco to move the chassis, consider the following:
optimized to move the chassis on flat surfaces. It is not designed to move the
chassis up stairs, over curbs, up ramps greater than 1 inch of rise for every 6
inches of run, or over bumps more than 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) high, such as door
the dolly, ensure that the power shelves, power modules, MSCs and PLIMs have
been removed from the chassis. Ensure that impedance carriers have been
installed to prevent dust and debris from entering the card cage during
movement and installation.
possible, use the dolly in the 180-degree configuration to move the chassis.
Hallways and aisles must be at least 52 inches (132 cm) wide to accommodate the
combined dolly and chassis width. The dolly in its 90-degree configuration
requires 32 inches (81 cm) of hallway and aisle clearance, but requires extra
care to avoid tipping the chassis.
For instructions on
assembling and using the dolly supplied by Cisco, see the Cisco CRS Carrier
Routing System 16-Slot Line Card Chassis Unpacking, Moving, and Securing Guide.
Before moving the
chassis, it is critical that you verify that the path that you are planning to
use to move the chassis to its final location can accommodate the chassis size
and weight and the restrictions of the chassis when using the dolly (see the
Planning for Future Expansion).
See the table below
for a list of the restrictions for your move path, and verify that you have
sufficient room for the
entire move path
before moving the chassis.
Table 2 Chassis Move Path
dolly, with recommended 1 inch raise)
81 in. (205
dolly, 90-degree dolly position)
70 in. (177
dolly, 180-degree dolly position)
48 in. (121
dolly, 90-degree dolly position)
24 in. (60
dolly, 180-degree dolly position)
44 in. (112
radius (on dolly, 90-degree dolly position)
37 in. (94
radius (on dolly, 180-degree dolly position)
33 in. (83
chassis (as shipped, configuration, packaging removed)
1175 lb (533
height (chassis on dolly)
1.5 in. (3.8
Allow a minimum
gap of between 4 to 6 in. (10 to 15 cm) on each side of the combined chassis
and dolly when moving it.
The figure below
shows the recommended minimum space to turn the chassis on the dolly in its
90-degree and 180-degree configuration.
Figure 2. Recommended
Turning Diameter of Dolly
dolly, 180-degree position) 44 in. (112 cm)
dolly, 90-degree position) 24 in. (60 cm)
dolly, 180-degree position) 48 in. (122 cm)
dolly, 90-degree position) 70 in. (178 cm)
(on dolly, 180-degree position) 33 in. (83 cm)
(on dolly, 90-degree position) 37 in. (94cm)
Then table below
provides the dolly width and the recommended aisle width turning radius for the
90-degree and 180-degree dolly configuration.