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Uni-Guide Linear Rails Give Heavy Touch Screen Monitors a Raise

September 28, 2010 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by Zach Olson

Transportability, quick set-up and a robust assembly are the key factors to consider when designing a display stand; particularly when expensive electronics are involved. Travelling from place to place can result in significant strain on the integrity of the display. Florida Motion & Control, a motion control design firm specializing in integrating hydraulic and pneumatic solutions, recently came up with an answer to moving large monitor stands and quickly adjusting their height. Using the Uni-Guide linear slide developed by PBC Linear, Florida Motion & Control created a positioning stand for large 60’’ touch screen monitors for exhibition and other large group events.

While designing the product, Florida Motion & Control focused on three elements: the stand needed to be easily raised/lowered, low maintenance and easy to set-up. The events the monitor stand would be displayed at are typically supported by minimal staff; therefore the ability for the stand to be moved and adjusted by one person was set as the target benchmark.

PBC Linear’s Uni-Guide provided all advantages necessary for high quality performance of the monitor stand. The Uni-Guide is comprised of a simple, two-piece (rail and carriage) assembly that easily fits together without fasteners—reducing tolerance stack-up and allowing for quick design integration. PBC

Linear’s proprietary Frelon self-lubricating liner facilitates smooth, reliable and maintenance-free linear motion for years. The special liner prevents rail damage by harmlessly absorbing particulates as the carriage glides over them. Also, Florida Motion & Control outfitted the slide assembly with a compressed air spring to supply easy hydraulic raising and lowering of the monitor.

High moment loads were also a major concern. The top-heavy 60 lb monitor stand put significant force on the Uni-Guide; however its sturdy design proved more than enough to support the load. Florida Motion Control commented that the Uni-Guide, “provided a simple, yet effective solution for easy adjustment of the stand,” and are currently exploring markets of where it can be implemented.

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For more information on PBC Linear or the Uni-Guide linear slide, please email us at . You can also contact us by phone at 1.800.729.9085, or visit us on the web at our Uni-Guide dedicated webpage:



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