Anord Mardix Databar Busway

Intelligent power distribution for critical data centre infrastructures

The Databar busway system from Anord Mardix, a Flex company, is a truly unique open channel modular busway system targeted at rack power distribution in data centers. The system has been developed to be super compact and features patent applied for innovations in the integral coupling system for installing and extending the busway and tap-off actuator mechanisms.

Data Centre Operators can rest assured that they not only have the ability to add tap-offs as needed but also to easily extend or re-configure the busway system over their white space.

Databar benefits from its seamless integration with Anord Mardix‘ IBAR busbar trunking solutions and power management systems that deliver a complete package solution.

Safe and simple were at the heart of Databar’s development which is why there are only two sizes that cover all ratings from, one size for 160A-630A and a second for 800A-1000A. Both sizes use a unique low-profile housing to accommodate 4 and 5 pole systems whilst still maintaining the smallest footprint design. Extending the busway requires no separate joint pack. Fully factory tested busway assemblies feature custom integrated connectors that provide true plug-n-play functionality.

The tap-off engage operation is carried out in two simple steps. Firtly, the tap-off box is installed on the busway and secondly, a unique actuation system which not only controls the tap-off contacts but interlocks with the tap-off’s switching device to ensure that no load is connected during the engage operation. Databar’s market leading range of tap-offs are super compact and thanks to the small form factor busway design and actuation system, only require 30mm of mounting clearance – the industry’s smallest!


  • Independently certified by ASTA to BS EN / IEC 61439-6
  • 2 busway designs: DX for 160A to 630A and DX plus for 800 to 1000A systems with 3, 4 or 5 poles in the same footprint
  • Continuous open channel permits tap-offs to be installed anywhere along the bar (IP2X)
  • Available in 1m, 2m and 3m lengths as standard. Non-standard lengths also available on request.
  • Integral plug-n-play jointing system with miniature busway joint zone
  • Optional overrated neutrals or 100% integral earth conductor


  • System ampacity: 160A, 250A, 400A, 600A, 800A, 1000A
  • Operating voltage up to 1000V, 400/415V nominal
  • Frequency: 50Hz
  • Degree of protection: IP2X
  • Casing material: Aluminium
  • Conductor material: copper
  • Conductor finish: plain copper (plated optional)