Number of monitors
Today’s workers often use multiple monitors to facilitate easy access of information and increase efficiency. Understanding how many monitors are to be used is the first step to selecting the right monitor arm for any application.
Monitor arm interface
Most monitors feature a standard VESA mount with 75 mm by 75 mm and/or 100 mm by 100 mm screw hole patterns. Some manufacturers have introduced monitors that require custom brackets or adaptors and, in some cases, feature stand only mounting locations. Verification of VESA mount compatibility is required prior to selecting a monitor arm.
Monitor weight and dimensions
It is extremely important to select a monitor arm that best matches the weight and measurements of your monitor(s). Selecting a support that is not capable of handling the weight of heavier monitors can result in the arm failing and damaging the monitor. Most modern monitors are light weight and selecting a support that is too strong for their weight will make adjustment difficult and typically allow the monitor to drift during use.
The most common monitor arm installation is a C-Clamp attached to the back of the worksurface; however, some unique applications may require a unique mounting solution. Grommet mounts for corner installations, wall mounts and tool bar/slat wall mounts are just a few of the other installation types that may be required by these types of applications.