Machine construction company Shang Wha has installed a unique display at
the new Samsung museum in Seoul, South Korea to show a cross-section of Samsung
customers. Opened in April 2014, the impressive innovation museum traces the development
of the company’s products from conception to the current day.
The 12m high x 6m display created by Shang Wha has been designed such
that the LCD panels can be raised, lowered, moved sideways and tilted, with all
movements guided by Hepco Heavy Duty V Guide and Ring systems.
Shang Wha recognised that the display needed a linear guidance system
but most systems on the market would require the customer to fit the linear
guidance to the structure and locate the drive separately.
HepcoMotion supplies beams that allow linear systems to be fitted to
them; the beams also serve as standalone structural members eliminating the
need for customers to design their own solution. The beams are inherently rigid
For the vertical Z motion that would move the panels up and down, Shang
Wha used four 10m long beams, two on each side separated by the distance of the
Y axis supporting the 6m panels. The strong 300mm x 200mm aluminium beams were
locally attached to the walls of the building. The V rails were supplied accurately
fitted to the beams with an integral rack cut into one of the V rails to
provide the means of driving through a standard rack driven carriage. The cross
Y axis used smaller beams with rack driven carriages to perform the sideways
movement of the panels.
With the 12 panels shared equally between the two vertical beams the
motion to tilt each panel was provided by HepcoMotion PRT2 standard rings measuring
612mm in diameter. Through a gear cut into the ring the necessary motion was
achieved with a motor driven pinion.
This complete solution required Shang Wha to only fit the beams against
the walls, locate the panels to the rings and fit the necessary motors. Helical
bevel gearboxes were provided on all rack driven carriages.
The result is a smooth running easy-to-install display system that
enhances the reception area of the Samsung innovation centre. The use of
HepcoMotion products into a whole new spectrum of architectural applications is
gaining pace as engineers see the benefit of specifying modular construction
pieces complete with linear guidance and drive, leaving only basic assembly to
be done at the installation site.
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