• Jean-François Gilbert

How To Choose The Right Monitor Arms For Your Control Room Console?


Part of the process in choosing the right console for your 24/7 control center includes choosing the right type of LCD arms that will work best with your console configuration. Here are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing the monitor arms for your console:

  • First, you must determine the number of LCD monitors that you will need on each console, their width, height, and weight. This will help us ensure that the support arm will safely support your monitors.

  • Secondly, it is important to consider how the LCD monitors will be configured on your console. Do you want one row, two rows or three rows? I would advise against 3 rows, unless for very specific situations. (Check out our control room console catalog to choose from different monitor configurations)

  • Thirdly, the type of console you have will affect the type of monitor arms than can be used. For instance, will the monitor arms be mounted on a fixed work surface or a height-adjustable one? Is there a separate height-adjustable surface dedicated to support the LCD monitors? Depending on the answer above, if you have an independent height-adjustable worksurface, you might not need a dynamic arm to move the height of your monitors. However, if you have one worksurface having your monitors on dynamic arms might come in handy.

  • Fourthly, you must consider how the monitor arm poles will be fixed on the work surface. You can choose either a bolt-through, clamp or horizontal rail anchoring system. Bolt-through is a safe bet, using this method makes it easy to position the pole to your preferred position. Clamps can also work well but I would advise double-checking with your Sustema representative to make sure the steel-reinforced substructure of your console will allow it. (Check out our monitor arm catalog to learn more)

  • Lastly, if you know that operators in your control center will appreciate having as much flexibility when working on their console, you can go with our horizontal rail system. Sustema designed the rail monitor arm system to easily slide the monitor arm post from left to right. The rail system allows users to add more monitors with ease and if you ever need to upgrade to larger monitors, you will be able to reposition the poles and arms in just a matter of seconds.


I hope this article will make it easier to choose your next LCD arms for your console. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, thanks for reading! If you have any questions regarding the best monitor arm system for your consoles please contact us at info@sustema.com or through our online chat tool to speak with one of our representatives.

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