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Monitor arms

 

Monitor arms - - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why should I use a monitor arm for my flat-screen monitor?

If you’ve ever suffered from neck or eye strain from spending long hours viewing a fixed monitor screen, you’ll know it’s not an ideal ergonomic arrangement.  That problem is quickly solved with flexible LCD monitor arms, which allow you to easily reposition the monitor, and allow for continual adjustment throughout the workday. You are no longer locked into a fixed viewing position, and you can easily reposition the monitor each time you feel the need. At desks shared by multiple users, monitor arms are particu­larly useful, because each user can customize the monitor position according to his/her specific needs. With the right monitor arm, the same screen can be used from a sitting or standing position, and can easily accommodate users of different heights.

 

How can monitor arms save space (and money)?

The ideal viewing distance for a monitor is 450mm to 600mm from the user, which is narrower than a typical desktop. If the monitor is fixed to one spot on the desk, a large footprint of the desktop under and behind the monitor is permanently unavailable. However, combining a LCD monitor with a movable LCD arm allows the monitor to be suspended over the desktop, freeing up desk space for other tasks and storage.

 

This also allows smaller desk spaces to be allocated, as staff are able to use more of the desktop. This increases productivity per square metre.

 

Numerous scientific studies have shown that an ergonomic environment translates into higher employee productivity, both through greater time spent at the desk, and fewer missed days. In today’s computer-intensive workplace, an ergonomic monitor setup is helps achieve these benefits.  Employees comfortable in the workplace reward the employer with higher productivity.

 

Why choose an articulated monitor arm?

An articulated or Better Balance™ monitor arm provides one touch control of the monitor and effectively floats the monitor above the desk.

 

How do I counterbalance my 7Flex, 7000, 7500 or Evo 5700 monitor arm?

Your monitor can be precisely calibrated to the weight of your monitor or laptop, so that it can be moved over your desktop with ease.

Please see this document or watch the video for details.

 

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How much does my flat screen monitor weigh?

Generally LCD monitor sizes follow the weight guidelines in the following table, however LED screens will typically weigh less than LCD screens.

Monitor weight may vary depending on configuration and manufacturer, so it’s important to check your monitor manual for accurate figures. If weighing your monitor yourself, remember to check the monitor weight without the original stand. Apple monitors are generally heavier than those represented on this table.

 

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Screen Size

Average Weight

15"

2 kg

17"

2.5 kg

19"

3 kg

20"

4 kg

22"

5 kg

24"

6 kg

30"

12 kg

 

 

Can I mount an Apple computer on a monitor arm?

For mounting your Apple display, it is important to check the weight of your monitor, and purchase separately an Apple VESA mount adapter kit. Apple VESA mount adapter kits are available through Apple or computer retailers.

Generally the iLift will be the most suitable monitor arm for an Apple computer screen.

 

What is VESA compatibility?

The VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS-D) is implemented on most of the modern LCD flat-panel monitors: it simply consists of standard screw holes spaced, in a square pattern, at either 75mm or 100mm. The VESA 200mm standard is a rectangular pattern used for larger screens. If you are considering a large monitor mount, 200mm VESA adapter plates can be supplied.

Being VESA compatible means that your monitor will be attached quickly and safely to our monitor arms using our standard VESA adapter.

If you are not sure about your monitor compatibility or if your monitor requires specific brackets, please feel free to call us on 1300 798 050.

 

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Can you install the monitor arms on site for us?

For large contract orders, installation may be available at additional charge, depending on location. Please contact us for details.

 

Can I add accessories from your range to my existing monitor arm?

Generally no. Our monitor arm systems are designed to work with their own carefully calibrated parts, and we can’t guarantee they will be the right dimensions for mixing with other products.  Monitor arm systems are not interchangeable.

 

I need to use my laptop and a monitor at the same time. What’s the best mounting option?

There are various double mounts that can accommodate this common requirement. The 7Flex Radial Monitor Arm and Prima Modular Monitor Arms can support this way of working.

 

I can't seem to adjust my 7flex, am I turning the allen key the correct way?

For the upper bolt, directly under the tilter, there is typically a lot of resistance. To loosen this bolt you will need to turn it clockwise with force. This will not break the 7flex. The bolt will "pop" and begin to turn easily in the thread. You can now adjust the tilt of your monitor.

To decrease the tension or "spring" of the arm, you must turn the lower bolt clockwise. It will take a lot of turning before you will notice a change, this is so you can dial in the exact tension required for your monitor's weight.