In recent years we receive similar inquiries from many customers asking for good solutions to “mount external displays on machine equipment”.
Such inquiries are not limited from a certain industry sector, but from wide sectors such as machine tooling, assembling or medical equipment.
Each of these inquiries is based on customer needs, but it seems there are two main reasons as common backgrounds.
The need for fixing a display externally
The first reason is the improvement of the performance of LED monitors or tablet PCs. Also their prices became encouraging for wide usage. With these displays, you can indicate multiple layers of information in smart ways, and you can also use them as touch panels for operation.
The second reason is It is more convenient to mount displays externally. The operators can easily adjust the position and angle of these displays to fit to their height or the way of operation. Also, as the display technology advances year after year, you can replace to the old displays to new ones as long as they are mounted externally.
Then, what are the key points we need to consider in design work, when we want to mount external displays to machinery?
Robustness and Flexiblility
They are “robustness” and “flexibility”.
The word “robustness” means not only the strength, but also the high rigidity to hold the display.
Because if the display is hard to read due to vibration of machinery, or if the display moves whenever you touch it, the quality or reliability of the whole machine equipment will be questioned.
Therefore, displays should be fixed by dedicated mounting system to stable structural part such as aluminum profiles.
Of course, the mounting system itself needs to have enough strength and rigidity.
On the other hand, “flexibility” to support the convenient use for the operators is another important requirement.
For example, it is convenient if the operator can move the position or angle of display at the time of their rotation, or depending on the angle of sun-light from outside which changes time to time.
Ideally, these adjustments of display position or angle should be made without tools.
Also, the joint should not get loosened after repeated movement of display, and the holding torque should be maintained.
NBK launched our unique Display Mounting Systems which combined the “robustness” and “flexibility” in 2006.
Since then, we enhanced the variation of the system to meet wider needs.
You can choose the most suitable ways to fix the display and to mount on the machinery from a wide range of solutions.
Also, you can fix the system to solid areas of machinery, such as aluminum profiles or structural pipes, depending on the structure of your machine design.
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