Operator Interface System offers vertical adjustability.

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Available with multiple PC options, MiniStation(TM) is configurable with selection of keyboards and pointers to meet application requirements. Vertica® articulating arm provides up to 30 in. of counterbalanced vertical adjustability, and additional articulation provides rotational movement up to 165º at either end of arm. Mounted to wall, machine top, or freestanding post, product is offered with 21.3, 19.1, 17.1, or 15.1 in. display with Resistive, IR, or SAW touchscreen technologies.



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



Completely integrated display and keyboard systems deliver superior ergonomic flexibility

HORSHAM, Pa. (May XX, 2007) - 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 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.

About STRONGARM Designs, Inc.
STRONGARM Designs (Horsham, PA) is the leading manufacturer of operator interface mountings and systems. STRONGARM has developed interface solutions for a variety of industrial applications including pharmaceutical, food, transportation, and general manufacturing. The company's precision-designed products range from articulating arms and terminal enclosures to complete operator interface systems featuring integrated displays, keyboards, pointers, and PCs

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