Products for the Sit-Stand Office

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
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Knape & Vogt Offers Integrated Line of Components, All-in-One Desktop Workstation for the Sit-Stand Office

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, April 2016—Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company, a leading supplier of ergonomic products and components for the office, recently has introduced several products designed for the sit-stand configurations that are so popular in today’s work environment.

Tempo™ Series Monitor Support 

The most recent debut is KV’s next generation Tempo 7700 Series family of monitor arms. The new single- and dual-arm Tempo models offer support for an industry-leading range of monitor weights and sizes, in addition to superior stability, greater range of motion, smoother operating function and modern styling.
The Tempo single-screen monitor arm provides support for flat-screen displays ranging from 5 lbs. to 20 lbs. (Model 7750) and from 10 lbs. to 30 lbs. (Model 7755). The Tempo dual screen arm (Model 7760) supports two monitors up to 24 inches wide (diagonal) from 15 lbs. to 40 lbs. (total load). The single- and dual-screen models offer 14.5 inches of height adjustment with 26.7 inches of depth adjustment for the single screen versions and 30.8 inches of depth adjustment for the dual screen version. The entire line was designed to meet ANSI/BIFMA x5.5-2014 Desk Products standards for safety, durability and structural performance.

“The Tempo family is designed to fill a need for supporting monitors with greater weight or where increased adjustment range is needed,” said Senior Director of Marketing at Knape & Vogt, Scott Sheppard. “We see many opportunities for Tempo in industries where larger, heavier monitors are used.”

Tenor™ Trackless Keyboard Support

With its patent pending design, the Tenor 8482 Series fits where conventional track-mounted keyboard supports cannot. It is designed for mounting on height adjustable tables, benching systems or spaces where support structures or cable troughs prevent installation of traditional keyboard systems. It fully stores/retracts using just over nine inches of mounting space under the work surface.

Installing the Tenor keyboard arm on a height adjustable or fixed height table provides the user with the height and tilt adjustment required to meet ergonomic standards and guidelines as specified by ANSI/HFES 100-2007 and BIFMA G1-2013.  Adding the Tenor arm to a height adjustable table also provides the height difference between the monitor(s) and keyboard required to meet ergonomic standards. Finally, the Tenor arm frees up valuable desk space, taking the keyboard off the desktop and storing fully beneath the work surface when not in use.

“The Tenor arm’s trackless design provides full ergonomic keyboard support for shallow work surfaces where under-desk space is at a premium,” said Sheppard. “It offers a real advantage over designs that require a much larger minimum mounting space.”

Allegretto™ Height Adjustable Table Frame Kit

Knape & Vogt’s new Allegretto electric Height Adjustable Table Frame (TCSS Rectangular Configuration and TCLS L-Shaped Configuration) provides 26 inches of height adjustment at a speed of 1.6 inches per second. “The Allegretto Table Frame adjusts so workers can alternate quickly and easily between sitting and standing, helping to reduce backaches, pain, stress and tension and improving circulation,” said Sheppard. “It is an important addition to our Sit-Stand Portfolio of ergonomic products designed for work in today’s streamlined office.”

 “A good solution for an ergonomic sit-stand workstation begins with the Allegretto height adjustable table base,” said Sheppard.  “Add to that the Tenor keyboard support with full height, tilt and storability adjustment and a Tempo arm to support the monitor at the correct height, angle and focal distance for ergonomic viewing. Integrating all three of these components allows users to find their unique optimal working position, sitting or standing.”

Altissimo™ Desktop Sit-Stand Workstation

The Altissimo (6011 and 6021 Series) is the only HFES-compliant, rear-mounted workstation available that is designed to retrofit an existing desktop with sit-to-stand capability. It offers 22 inches of height adjustment and meets ANSI/HFES 100-2007 standards for 5th percentile seated female seated to the 95th percentile standing male. Single- and dual-monitor configurations are available with or without a keyboard shelf.

“The Altissimo Workstation allows users to move from sitting to standing in one smooth, effortless motion,” said Sheppard. “It offers users the ultimate comfort and flexibility with industry leading stability and ergonomic support.”

About Knape & Vogt

Knape & Vogt Manufacturing is a privately held company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With 1,200 employees and eight facilities worldwide, we are a global leader specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of functional hardware, office and healthcare ergonomics products and storage-related components for original equipment manufacturers, specialty distributors, hardware chains, and major home centers.