Display stand benefits from Uni-Guide system
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 a large 60" touch screen monitor that would be used at exhibitions 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.
- The ability for the stand to be moved and adjusted by one person was set as the target benchmark.
The PBC Linear solution
Uni-Guide from PBC Linear provided the advantages necessary for high quality performance of the monitor stand. Its simple, two-piece rail and carriage assembly fits together easily and without fasteners, reducing tolerance stack-up and allowing for quick design integration.
The proprietary Frelon® self-lubricating liner facilitates smooth, reliable and maintenance-free linear motion for years. This special liner also prevents rail damage by harmlessly absorbing particulates as the carriage glides over them. 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 applied 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 additional areas where it can be implemented.
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