Friday, September 30, 2016

T-Track


The hanging track range is ideal for environments where the works of art are changed frequently or where it is inappropriate to damage the wall surface.

T Track is our most recent track system and can be applied to existing walls or installed during the building phase for a more invisible solution. It’s designed to fix to the wall tight up against the ceiling and gives the appearance of a floating ceiling. This is a very strong track, able to support artworks up to 650 lbs with the appropriate installation.

It’s very easy to use, enabling artworks to be hung from clips inserted at any point along the track, and suspended using a choice of transparent cord, stainless steel cable or stainless steel rod.

 
 
·         Stainless Steel Rods provides the most rigid installation, can be supplied in silver or white and will support artworks up to 110 lbs (50 kg) per pair.
·         Stainless Steel Cable will provide the strongest flexible cable system and will support artworks up to 77 lbs (35 kg) per pair.
·         Perlon Cord is semi-transparent and blends with most surfaces and is the best choice for a discreet installation. Will support artworks up to 55 lbs (25kg) per pair.
 
 
·         *Each cable or rod requires a top block.*
 
·         *Screws not included due to different use scenarios*

All of these systems are compatible with the Ryman hanger range for a higher level of security.

 
Useful Tips and Guidelines:
For the most discreet finish we recommend that the T Track is installed before any wall coverings are fixed. This means screwing the track into place tight up against the ceiling and then fitting the drywall snug to the underside of the track.
Alternatively the track can be surface mounted to an existing wall tight up against the ceiling.
Installation Instructions:
Hold the first section of track in place tight against the ceiling and mark the screw holes. Drill and fix the first section of track in place with the screw holes running along the top. Then repeat this process for the second section after inserting one of the pins (supplied) into the small circular hole at the end of the track and engaging with the next section. This will ensure that the tracks all align beautifully.
Repeat this process until you reach the last section and trim to the correct length.
Hanging Your Artworks:
With Perlon cord, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.
With stainless cable, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.
With stainless rods, hook the top block into the track and screw the rods into place from beneath.
Slide the appropriate barrel up the cord or rod from the bottom and tighten at the required height with the bolt heads facing toward you. It’s much easier to do this with the two lengths side by side so that the barrel heights match.
For artworks with cord on the back, just place the cord over the hook. If you are using the Small Ryman Hanger, hook it over the small bolt and discard the large one and vice versa for the Large Ryman Hanger. For maximum strength be sure to tighten both the bolt (using a screwdriver) and the grub screw (using an allen key).
With the rods at the correct distance apart, the artwork is lifted into place so that the protruding boltheads engage with the the Ryman plate on the back of the artwork.
 
For more information and pricing:
https://www.artdisplay.com/store/p/1784-Absolute-T-Track.aspx
https://www.artdisplay.com/ryman-hangers.html
https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/museums-and-galleries/
https://www.pinterest.com/easelsbyamron/?eq=art%20d&etslf=3379

 
 
 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

iPad Reader Rail

iPad Reader Rail


The Absolute Reader Rail has become the industry standard for installations displaying considerable information in the form of text and images in a continuous format. Today’s visitor has become used to a rich and interactive experience in many areas of their life and the museum and gallery environment is no different. In order to engage and display information in as broad a format as possible Absolute developed the iPad® Reader Rail.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Floor Mounted Barrier for Stone, Marble or Concrete Floors






This barrier is intended for environments where the installation may be of a more permanent nature and has the advantage of not requiring a large steel base for support. The Absolute floor mounted barrier system is ideally suited to a more permanent display and has the added benefit of appearing more discreet than the Freestanding version whilst still indicating that visitors should not touch the exhibits. It’s neutral finish and simple clean lines sit comfortably within the museum and gallery environment, gently reminding the public of its presence without clashing with the display or decor.  This barrier is available in Grey and Stainless Steel.

The clever bit is a stretchy cord, that fits snugly into the top of each post, drawing a neat line in the air, avoiding the distraction of that dreadful droopy rope, and because the elasticated cord makes a straight line, it blends with the architecture of the building helping the barriers to become less obvious and ensuring the artwork is the object of attention.

If required the uprights can be removed and the socket filled with a flush fitting plug that leaves a smooth trip free stainless circle of 60mm diameter.


The floor-mounted version of our barrier system has an upright that fits snugly into a small stainless steel floor socket and supports the elasticated cord which defines restricted access, but gives to the touch thus avoiding tripping or injury. The socket has a lip of just 2.5mm making this a very discrete installation. As with the Freestanding barrier, this features our injection moulded top that helps prevent ‘little fingers' from removing the cap. If required the uprights can be removed and the socket filled with a flush fitting plug that leaves a smooth, trip-free stainless circle of just 25mm.


We recommend a maximum of 10 feet
or 3 meters between these barriers.

 

Installation Instructions:

Barrier – Floor Mounted Barrier Stone:

1. Mark out the position of the sockets. Normal spacing is approx’ 2.5mtrs between posts, but this can be increased to 3mtrs on occasion, so long as the tension on the cord is sufficient to maintain a straight and level line. 

2. Drill the holes in the floor surface using an appropriate masonry drill to produce a clean lipped hole 28mm to 30mm dia’ and approx’ 73mm deep and clear the hole of any dust or debris. 

3. Tighten each upright firmly into its socket. 

4. To get the best from this equipment we recommend installing the sockets with the uprights inserted to ensure the cord slots at the top of the post are correctly aligned. 

5. Apply an epoxy resin to the base and sides of the hole and insert the socket the socket, being sure to ‘bed it down’ by using small backwards and forwards rotational motions to assist the movement of the resin. 

6. If required carefully apply additional resin to any gap at the top of the socket to ensure that the finish is flush with the floor and clean off any excess resin that squeezes out. 

7. Use a spirit level to check that the upright it is absolutely vertical, and if necessary support in this position whilst the resin cures. Then, when the resin is cured, for PPC barriers, follow these guidelines... 

8. Remove the top caps using your finger or a small screwdriver and tie a simple ‘granny’ knot in the end of the elasticated cord. Pull it very tight and cut off any excess cord close to the knot. 

9. Push the knot into the recess in the top of the upright with the cord exiting through one of the slots and replace the cap. 

10. Pull the cord tight to the next barrier with enough tension to make a straight line and push into the slots: straight across if it is a straight line or at right angles if it is at a corner. 

11. Repeat step 9 for the last barrier or use a wall terminator. 

Note: In an installation where the object is completely surrounded, instead of two separate knots tie the two ends together with a reef knot, pull very tight and cut off the ends. If required, cut off one of the cap legs to accommodate the size of this knot.

A line of barriers can also end with the cord returning to the wall by using a wall terminator.  

 


For Stainless Steel Barriers, follow these... 

8. Unscrew the top cap until there is a gap large enough to insert the cord. Use a small Allen key or screwdriver in the hole on the side of the cap if additional purchase is needed. 

9. Insert the end of the cord into the space under the cap and wrap the cord around the stem once or twice and out through one of the slots. Hold the cord in place and screw the cap down. 

10. For intermediate barriers, pull the cord tight to the next barrier with enough tension to make a straight line and feed the cord in through one slot, around the cap stem and out through the appropriate slot. Straight through for a line of barriers and ninety degrees at a corner. 

11. Repeat step 9 for the last barrier or use a wall terminator. 

12. When the layout is complete, gently tighten all caps to prevent ‘little fingers’ from removing them. 

Note: In an installation where the object is completely surrounded, repeat step 1 with both cord ends. In this instance it is only necessary to wrap once around the stem. A line of barriers can also end with the cord returning to the wall by using a wall terminator.


 
For more information:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

T-Track


The hanging track range is ideal for environments where the works of art are changed frequently or where it is inappropriate to damage the wall surface.

T Track is our most recent track system and can be applied to existing walls or installed during the building phase for a more invisible solution. It’s designed to fix to the wall tight up against the ceiling and gives the appearance of a floating ceiling. This is a very strong track, able to support artworks up to 650 lbs with the appropriate installation.

It’s very easy to use, enabling artworks to be hung from clips inserted at any point along the track, and suspended using a choice of transparent cord, stainless steel cable or stainless steel rod.

 
·         Stainless Steel Rods provides the most rigid installation, can be supplied in silver or white and will support artworks up to 110 lbs (50 kg) per pair.
·         Stainless Steel Cable will provide the strongest flexible cable system and will support artworks up to 77 lbs (35 kg) per pair.
·         Perlon Cord is semi-transparent and blends with most surfaces and is the best choice for a discreet installation. Will support artworks up to 55 lbs (25kg) per pair.
·         *Each cable or rod requires a top block.*
·         *Screws not included due to different use scenarios*


 
All of these systems are compatible with the Ryman hanger range for a higher level of security.
 

Useful Tips and Guidelines:
For the most discreet finish we recommend that the T Track is installed before any wall coverings are fixed. This means screwing the track into place tight up against the ceiling and then fitting the drywall snug to the underside of the track.
Alternatively the track can be surface mounted to an existing wall tight up against the ceiling.
Installation Instructions:
Hold the first section of track in place tight against the ceiling and mark the screw holes. Drill and fix the first section of track in place with the screw holes running along the top. Then repeat this process for the second section after inserting one of the pins (supplied) into the small circular hole at the end of the track and engaging with the next section. This will ensure that the tracks all align beautifully.
Repeat this process until you reach the last section and trim to the correct length.
Hanging Your Artworks:
With Perlon cord, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.
With stainless cable, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.
With stainless rods, hook the top block into the track and screw the rods into place from beneath.
Slide the appropriate barrel up the cord or rod from the bottom and tighten at the required height with the bolt heads facing toward you. It’s much easier to do this with the two lengths side by side so that the barrel heights match.
For artworks with cord on the back, just place the cord over the hook. If you are using the Small Ryman Hanger, hook it over the small bolt and discard the large one and vice versa for the Large Ryman Hanger. For maximum strength be sure to tighten both the bolt (using a screwdriver) and the grub screw (using an allen key).
With the rods at the correct distance apart, the artwork is lifted into place so that the protruding boltheads engage with the the Ryman plate on the back of the artwork.
 
For more information and pricing on the T-Track and its components:
         

Thursday, September 8, 2016

C Track


The hanging track range is ideal for environments where the works of art are changed frequently or where it is inappropriate to damage the wall surface.

C track is a small extrusion designed to be applied to the ceiling in environments where it is inappropriate to fix to the wall, and provides a stable point to hang artworks from using a variety of materials including transparent cord, stainless cable or stainless rod. The C track can be fixed to existing ceilings as a surface installation or attached prior to the application of drywall to achieve a completely flush finish.


 
 



 

·         Stainless Steel Rods provides the most rigid installation, can be supplied in silver or white and will support artworks up to 110 lbs (50 kg) per pair.

·         Stainless Steel Cable will provide the strongest flexible cable system and will support artworks up to 77 lbs (35 kg) per pair.

·         Perlon Cord is semi-transparent and blends with most surfaces and is the best choice for a discreet installation. Will support artworks up to 55 lbs (25kg) per pair.


·         *Each cable or rod requires a top block.*


·         *Screws not included due to different use scenarios*

All of these systems are compatible with the Ryman hanger range for a higher level of security.

 
Useful Tips and Guidelines:
Hanging artworks from the ceiling will never match the weight capacity of hanging from a wall. The C Track is slim and robust but its overall strength will be governed by the number of fixings into something solid. The track is delivered pre-drilled at 1' centers. However because ceiling support structures vary so much, we have designed this track with an internal countersink. This means that it’s easy to drill the track wherever you find a sound fixing point and know that the countersunk screw will sit snugly in the base of the track.
Bear in mind that when an artwork is hung away from the wall, it has a tendency to lean forward. With the goal of keeping the work as vertical as possible you should make your attachments as high on the rear of the frame as possible or even consider the option of fixing to the top edge of the frame.
If it becomes necessary to fix into the drywall then be sure to use ‘hollow core fixings’ to achieve the best hold. When done professionally, drywall can be capable of carrying up to 12 lbs.
Installation Instructions:
Drill the track so that the fixing points coincide with a joist or something solid as this will ensure a far higher load limit for the track than if fixed directly to the drywall. The inside of the track already has the countersink for the screws built in. You should fix the track as close to the wall as possible as this will help to mitigate ‘picture lean’. When installing more than one length of track, insert one of the pins (supplied) halfway into the small circular opening at the end of the track and use this pin to engage with the next section. This will ensure that all pieces of track are in good alignment.  Repeat this process until you reach the last section and trim to the correct length.
Hanging Your Artworks:
With Perlon cord, feed the cord through the top block and insert into the opening at one end of the track. With stainless cable, feed the cord through the top block and insert into the opening at one end of the track. With stainless rods, insert the top blocks into the opening at one end of the track and slide to the correct position. Then screw the rods into place from underneath.
Slide the appropriate barrel up the cord or rod from the bottom and tighten at the required height with the bolt heads facing toward you. It’s much easier to do this with the two lengths side by side so that the barrel heights match.
For artworks with cord on the back, just place the cord over the hook. If you are using the Small Ryman Hanger, hook it over the small bolt and discard the large one and vice versa for the Large Ryman Hanger. For maximum strength be sure to tighten both the bolt (using a screwdriver) and the grub screw (using an allen key). With the rods at the correct distance apart, the artwork is lifted into place so that the protruding boltheads engage with the Ryman plate on the back of the artwork. 
 
 For more information:
https://www.artdisplay.com/store/p/1782-Absolute-C-Track.aspx
https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/museums-and-galleries/
http://museumhangingsystems.net/                                           
 

 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Link Hangers

The Link Hanger is a very popular solution for hanging larger works of art up to 200 kg in weight and has been designed to accommodate both rebated and flat backed frames. The ‘link’ provides an immensely strong support between wall and frame and automatically bridges the gap that is so often found on older, heavy artworks with large frames.

 

The Link Hanger has a ‘bronzed’ finish that blends quietly with the shadows behind the artwork, and incorporates measures to improve security, allow for adjustment during installation or connect with storage options when not on display.
This fixing also carries the official stamp of approval by the UK Government’s Museum & Galleries Commission.
 
 
 
 
The Link Hanger is formed from steel with an electroplated ‘bronze’ finish. Each set comprises two link hangers. They are 85mm high x 25mm wide.  All that you require to install the Link Hanger is screws to suit your particular artwork. We recommend using a 4mm diameter panhead screw, as these provide a clean smooth finish. If these are not available, then countersunk screws will also work.
When installing rebated frames, we suggest placing the Link Hanger well in from the edge so that it is ‘lost’ in the shadow behind the artwork.