Eliminating bulky components and saving on space
Anyone wishing to put their LCD or plasma flat screens on the right track (so to speak) in their residence or office will be actively pursuing a Trak-Kit™ system. Trak-Kit is an innovative way to provide mobility and versatility for flat-screens that directly integrates into architectural design. It uses ceiling or wall mounting components for suspension and a linear motions system for mobility and additional load support.
Founder of SHAdi + Company and inventor of Trak-Kit, Farshad “Shadi” Shahrokhi is a student of innovation and architectural design. He is also a self-pronounced audio/video enthusiast; which is most likely responsible for the creation of the Trak-Kit system. Mr. Shahrokhi saw a niche market in interior flat-screen mobility, and designed the Trak-Kit system to facilitate the needs of tech-savvy enthusiasts just like him.
The Trak-Kit assembly mounts to the ceiling using a system of brackets and support bars integrated with A/V wires for optimal monitor operation. Once assembled onto a flat-screen monitor, the Trak-Kit system is mounted to a linear guide for mobility along the track and easy-access viewing (up to 50 ft./15.25 m). The mounted flat-screen can now glide along the track, rotate 360° and in some cases be raised or lowered out of the ceiling! To support this mobility, the linear guide needed to be durable enough to handle the moment load of the flat-screen and Trak-Kit mount, easily maneuvered for ergonomic use, and compact for aesthetic architectural appeal.
The PBC Linear solution
PBC Linear's Integral V™ was the solution. Integral V uses hardened steel inserts directly embedded into aluminum structural framing to eliminate fasteners while providing straight (0.002"/0.05 mm) and even travel across the track.
PBC Linear worked hand-in-hand with SHAdi + Company to successfully implement Integral V into the Trak-Kit system. Their precision machining process, SIMO™, allowed for reduced components, easier installation and alignment. Originally, linear guidance for the Trak-Kit was done using complex modular components—requiring several steps in assembly.
The simple, dowel-pin joining Integral V rails and guides helped speed up Trak-Kits production process to meet increased demand for the system. Available in multiple configurations to meet customer-specific needs, Integral V can be adapted as a linear guide into almost any application.