STRONGARM MiniStation(TM): Vertically Adjustable Operator Interface System Ideal for Plant Floor and Process Area Applications


The MiniStation from STRONGARM is the ideal solution for situations where adjustability and exact positioning of the operator interface are important.

The MiniStation features STRONGARM's industry-standard Vertica® articulating arm, providing up to 30” of counterbalanced vertical adjustability. The MiniStation's diverse selection of displays, keyboards, and pointers allows the customer to specify the exact components needed for their operator-interface requirements. The MiniStation can be mounted to a wall, a machine top, or a free-standing post, and a wide selection of extensions provides further mounting flexibility. This allows the MiniStation to be installed wherever space permits, while simultaneously allowing the operator to quickly and easily position the display exactly where needed. Typical applications include:

• Use of the display for set-up, then repositioning out of the way during operation
• Repositioning of the display for use on opposite sides of a conveyor belt
• Moving the display up and over an obstruction

"The MiniStation solves many problems for our customers, including those related to efficiency and ease of use,” says Bill Fleming, national sales manager at STRONGARM. "Not only can we provide them with a tested and durable operator interface system that's ideally suited for their environment, but we can further configure their system to meet the challenges of their particular ergonomic situation. Now our customers won't have to worry about having workstations that are poorly located or difficult to use."

MiniStation Features:

• Built around industry-standard STRONGARM mountings
• Convenient adjustability for operators of varying heights
• Easy adjustment between floor and platform viewing heights
• Compact and repositionable, with 13", 23", or 30" of vertical travel
• Smooth, counterbalanced adjustability for ease of use
• Vertical lock-in-place
• Additional articulation provided at both ends of the arm, with rotational movement up to 165º at either end
• Four display sizes (21.3", 19.1", 17.1", and 15.1") that can be configured with Resistive, Infrared, or Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) touchscreen technologies
• Multiple keyboard and pointer selections, including the exclusive Stainless Steel Mouse
• PC options that include an internal micro PC, a small-form factor PC in a protective local enclosure, or an internal KVM extender allowing the user to connect to a remote PC up to 3000' away
• Available in NEMA 4X Stainless Steel for washdown and wipedown environments, and NEMA 4/12 Painted Aluminum/Steel for general industrial use
• Configurable for Class 1 Division 1 and Class 1 Division 2 hazardous areas
• Comes completely assembled and ready to deploy, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming installation procedures

Additionally, the MiniStation can be configured with a variety of options to meet the requirements of any application. These include precision cut-outs for push buttons, integration of additional peripherals such as bar code scanners, and a comprehensive selection of cooling options for extreme environmental conditions. With over 30,000 installations, STRONGARM's vast catalog of variations and options gives them the expertise to rapidly customize each system to meet the specific needs of the customer.


• Vertical Travel • Vertica 13 inches • Vertica L 23 inches • Vertica XL 30 inches • Counterbalance Capacity • Vertica 100 lbs • Vertica L 75 lbs • Vertica XL 50 lbs • Load Limitations 350 ft/lb maximum on swivel joint. Consult factory for larger loads. • Cable Passageway 1.4" diameter sealed continuous passageway. • Material 12L14 carbon steel 14 gauge • NEMA Rating NEMA 4/12 • Finish Powder coated or painted finish. Available in a variety of stock colors (custom colors also available upon request). • Rotational Stops–Standard • Enclosure Swivel stop at ±165° • Post Top Mount stop at ±165° • Wall Mount stop at ±90° • Machine Top Mount stop at ±165° • Middle Joint stop at ±126° • Rigid Wall Mount stop at ±126° • Release Handle The standard enclosure handle allows the customer to cut the handle tube to length. Handle supports are cast aluminum with black anodize finish. • Construction Laser-cut and continuous TIG seam welded. • Reinforcement Folded and welded stiffener designed for pendant arm mounting. • Cut-outs Vertica arm and handle standard, O.I. and pushbuttons as specified. • Agency Approval UL 508c labeled (available as option). • Rear Door (1) full size standard. • Front Door Optional, in lieu of rear door. • Side Doors As required for access to cabling and drives • Gaskets Neoprene/EPDM/SBR Blend #SCE42B • Latches Rear door: EMKA brand 1000 series 1/4 turn, slotted. • Side door: EMKA brand 1022 series 1/4 turn, slotted. • Hinges Rear door: lift-off hinges, (2) typically. • Side door: concealed hinges.
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