Hardware Thread, projector mounts/brackets replacement in Technical; Hi there,
Our school needs to replace 6 projectors with better brightness ones which is not a problem. The problem ...
13th September 2011, 08:49 PM #1
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projector mounts/brackets replacement
Our school needs to replace 6 projectors with better brightness ones which is not a problem. The problem is mounting the new projectors to our old brackets as those brackets were custom made for the old projectors. Just to stress that it's only the plate or the bracket that needs changing not the actual pole which is suspended from the ceiling. The old company that did the job doesn't exist anymore and the new one I asked for some help quoted me £140 for the new mounts!!! surely, this can't be the price for a piece of metal with 3 or 4 screws?!
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13th September 2011, 08:54 PM #2
Are the mounts a brand like Unicol or similar?
13th September 2011, 09:06 PM #3
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13th September 2011, 09:54 PM #4
Unicol mounting plates and brackets are very expensive - the plate + collar for a Casio projector cost my old school £100+ IIRC.
However, the poles are standard 50mm I think, so this sort of thing would fit - Ra Technology Ra4 Ra4 Universal Projector Mount Swivel and Tilt Articulation Connects Directly to 50mm or 2 Column - Brackets & Mounts - Av Solutions
13th September 2011, 10:40 PM #5
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thanks a lot...that's very useful info!
13th September 2011, 10:53 PM #6
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We use the Sahara Universal Mounting kit throughout the school. Fits all of our projectors.
Sahara Presentation Systems > 1m Ceiling Mount Kit - Pearl Grey
15th September 2011, 03:07 PM #7
For totally impartial advice and straightforward approach to all things audio visual, we use this guy:
Andrew J Cooper
North West Branch Manager
Universal AV Services Ltd
Kingfisher Centre, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8EQ.
T: 01706 231834
F: 01706 230165
M: 07773 389404
15th September 2011, 06:59 PM #8
I have several Unicol mounts which were bought with specific plates for projectors. Those projectors have just come up for replacement, so I've bought some universal projector mounts, (Vogels VPC545 or similar), unbolted the old cage, and adapted the new mount onto it. Main reason for doing this was the poles actually go up into the ceiling, cables and all, and I didn't fancy having to unbolt the struts they're mounted on in the roof space
16th September 2011, 12:45 PM #9
If you're using those check they don't obstruct removal of the filter.
Originally Posted by bigjb
At my last school we had 15 of them, projectors had to be taken down to clean filter.
17th September 2011, 07:37 PM #10
17th September 2011, 07:43 PM #11
but if used with casio's they don't need much cleaning
Originally Posted by john
just the nec one i have which is a pita to clean!
17th September 2011, 08:23 PM #12
Indeed and snap with the NECs, the solution is to vacuum the filters in-situe
Originally Posted by glennda
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