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HMI support arms for all applications available from Foremost

17 September 2021

Foremost Electronics can now offer machine builders and process control system designers one of the most comprehensive and versatile ranges of HMI support arms available from a single source.

Enclosure manufacturer Schroff-nVent monitoring and management support arms are a modern looking design for mounting a flat screen monitor of up to 24” with a keyboard and mouse for use industrial or laboratory environments. The fully integrated design means installation on any cabinet can be done by one person in a few minutes. The Schroff-nVent support arm allows screen tilting with optional swivel and rotation functions for individual needs and the keyboard can be folded up to save space. Two models are available with or without a keyboard tray. The keyboard tray unit provides space-saving cable management within the wall duct.

The Idec HT3P Safety Commander Series of support arms save the costs of having a bespoke programming pendant or permanent touch panel in each workplace and allows machine programming or maintenance to be done from a standard tablet. The HT3P improves safety and operability for both right- and left-handed users and adapts to both vertical and horizontal use. The HT3P will accommodate industry standard tablets of various sizes and includes a USB charging port. Built-in safety features include an emergency stop switch with LED indicator and a three-position enabling switch and key locking function. The HT3P support arm has a rugged construction with drop resistance of 1.2 metres and IP54 protection.

Support arms for HMI enclosures from manufacturer TEKNOKOL provide cost effective mounting to machines and offer modular assembly and customisable solutions for loads up to 120kg. Three different series are available, all compatible with TEKNOKOL Operator Control panels and HMI enclosures providing a fully integrated assembly. Featuring a sleek, modern design a wide range of components are available to suit a large number of configurations and a sealed mechanism ensures long life. TEKNOKOL also supply Coupling Towers for when a support arm and panel assembly cannot be directly attached to a machine or to an automated production line.

Emma Kempster, Key Account Manager, of Foremost Electronics, comments; “Automation in manufacturing systems continues to grow and the demand for distributed, on-machine, control using standard tablet computers has led to great innovation in support arms for use by machine builders. We can offer our customers a wide choice of designs and features from market-leading supplies to simplify their design and procurement process.”

For more information on HMI support arms call +44 (0)1371 811171, email or visit

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