Monitor arms are equipped with a gas spring cylinder that allows them to balance a payload such as a monitor anywhere along the range available for instant vertical adjustment. Simply grab and move the monitor to the desired position and release it. The monitor should stay at that position, provided the arm is configured to the correct lifting force. The SERIES-118 catalog contains arms with different amounts of horizontal and vertical reach. Each arm has multiple lifting strength options to accommodate monitors and touchscreens of varying sizes. For more information, refer to the Lifting Arm Capacity section of this reference guide.
Each arm offers three points of articulation: at the base where the arm attaches into the mounting kit, at the “elbow” where the bottom half of the arm meets the top half, and at the tilter head, where the VESA plate and monitor are attached. When mounting surfaces or the attached peripheral(s) do not inhibit movement, each articulation point offers 360 degrees of rotation.
The tilter head attached to the arm provides tilt and portrait/landscape rotation as well. The range of tilt depends on the tilter head being used. Details about tilter mechanism ranges and weight capacities can be viewed on the Tilter Mechanisms reference guide page.
DUAL BRACKET OPTIONS
Single monitor arms can be converted to dual monitor arms by fitting them with a dual bracket. The bracket attaches to the tilter mechanism, and then allows for a VESA compatible monitor to be attached to each side. Individual monitor adjustment is limited, but the monitor attachments sit in a groove that provides horizontal adjustability so multiple monitor sizes can be accommodated. The monitors can also be rotated from landscape to portrait. Height, tilt and swivel adjustment is simultaneous with both monitors. The total weight of the monitors and the dual bracket must still be in the acceptable weight range for the arm in order for the device to function correctly.
These highly adjustable arms have two to three monitors on a single monitor arm. Each monitor is mounted on a separate tilter mechanism, providing individual tilt, swivel and portrait/landscape rotation. The tilter mechanisms can be mounted anywhere along the horizontal mounting beam, accommodating various monitor widths. Height and depth adjustment is simultaneous for all monitors with the single arm.
Multi-arm monitor mounts have multiple arms, each with a single monitor, mounted on a single central pole. This set-up allows for the greatest versatility and adjustment for each individual monitor. Each monitor has independent tilt, swivel, portrait/landscape adjustment as well as separate depth and height movement.