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Ovation Short Track Keyboard Tray Systemby KV Waterloo
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The Ovation Short Track Keyboard Tray System combines the proven quality and exceptional adjustment range of the Knape and Vogt Ovation Leverless Arm with the durability and low profile of the Foxbay ABS Plastic Keyboard Trays. Multiple widths and depths of tray are available, permitting users to select the tray that will best accommodate their keyboard and mousing devices while still fitting within the space constraints of the workspace.
This "short track" (17″) version of the Ovation Leverless Arm has a good range of elevation adjustment that can meet the adjustment needs of most seated individuals. The shorter track means that it can be deployed in situations where there is insufficient space for mounting a longer 23" track. In order to better accommodate tray storage with a short track this arm is equipped with a shorter neck than the standard 23" model. However, even with the shorter neck trays will still project, even at the lowest setting that offers the maximum storage depth. A 9" tray will still project about 2.5", an 11" will have about 4.5" of tray exposed, and a 13" deep tray will project about 6.5".
The low profile, durable design uses a near-effortless patented "Lift-N-Lock" counterbalance mechanism to adjust an attached tray from 6.1" below to a full 2.3" above the mounting point (i.e. underside of the mounting surface). A Height Indicator Gauge makes adjustment easy to measure. The inclination, or "tilt," of the tray can be adjusted from a negative inclination of -15° to +10° using a large Dial-a-Tilt knob that includes an "Inclination Gauge" (allowing the user to reposition at the desired angle).
The sleek, low profile design provides excellent clearance for the legs and knees. The arm swivels 360° for side to side movement and the 17" storage track allows tray storage when not in use. The high quality steel ball-bearing storage track has a much longer lifespan than the more common plastic glide systems used by most manufacturers and ensures years of smooth, virtually effortless storage movement.
The ABS Plastic Low Profile Trays are just 0.375" thick and are free of any surface obstructions, providing the greatest flexibility to the user in terms of arranging keyboards, mice, palm supports, etc. The rear edge has a Keyboard Guard which serves to keep both keyboard and mouse from slipping off the back edge when the tray is put in a negative inclination. It also protects the keyboard from the underside of the desk when stowing the tray (if the tray is too high, the "guard" will catch on the desk, protecting the keyboard from possible damage. Lastly, notches in this guard provide cable management for the keyboard and mouse.
Note: Due to the potential storage issues where there is limited space for track mounting the more specialized Staccato and Tenor tray mounting systems might be of interest. These offer alternative mounting that permits slightly greater storage than the Ovation Short Track Keyboard Tray System.
Reduces Strain on the Shoulder and Neck Muscles
- The Ovation Keyboard Tray System allows the keyboard and mouse to be positioned at the height and distance most comfortable for each individual user. When the keyboard and mouse are too high, as they often are for many users working at traditional fixed-height desks, users tend to compensate by raising their arms from the shoulders. This hunched posture, if sustained for longer than a few minutes, can lead to extreme tension and inflammation in the muscles of the neck, shoulders and upper back. With the Ovation Keyboard Tray System installed, users of all heights can ensure the muscles of the upper body will be relaxed.
Positions Keyboard and Mouse within the "Comfort Zone"
- The Ovation Keyboard Tray System allows users to position both devices comfortably close to the body, and at the same level relative to each other. Keeping frequently used devices within the Comfort Zone allows the muscles of the upper body to remain relaxed and reduces the risk of overreach injuries.Learn More About the Comfort Zone.
Allows Reference Materials to be Placed Inline
- Adding an Ovation Keyboard Tray System to a workstation frees up space between the keyboard and monitor, allowing this area to be used for reference materials. Placing reference documents in line with the monitor(s) significantly reduces neck rotation and the resulting strain on the muscles of the neck and shoulders.
Encourages Correct Posture
- Using the Ovation Keyboard Tray System to correctly position the keyboard and mouse eliminates any need to lean forward from the waist, or to perch on the edge of the chair. The user more easily adopts correct posture, with the shoulders back and relaxed, and can more readily take advantage of the lumbar support in the chair.
Enables Correct Viewing Distance
- The limited depth of many modern desks often positions the monitor(s) too close for comfortable viewing. In these circumstances the addition of an Ovation Keyboard Tray System can effectively provide up to 18" of additional space between the user and the screen. This can be of special benefit to those who employ large screens or multiple monitors. For these users, the additional distance is sufficient to greatly reduce the degree of neck rotation required to see the entire viewing area.
Reduces Risk of Injury to the Wrist
- The ability to easily adjust the angle of the keyboard tray into a negative inclination (lower at the back than at the front) helps users prevent wrist extension. A keyboard with a neutral or negative inclination helps to reduce the risk of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) to the wrists. Learn More About Neutral or Negatively Inclined Keyboards
- A correctly positioned keyboard and mouse can significantly reduce fatigue. Awkward or incorrect placement of these devices results in constant physical exertion as the user is rarely able to relax the muscles. The Ovation Keyboard Tray System helps to create an ergonomic work environment that relieves tension and stress on overworked muscle groups.
- Low-Profile Design: Ovation Keyboard Tray Systems combine the low profile of the Ovation Arm with an equally low profile keyboard tray. Exposed edges are softly rounded for safety and comfort.
- Ball-Bearing Storage Track: The storage tracks on the Ovation Keyboard Tray System are equipped with steel ball-bearings for many years of smooth, maintenance-free movement. Unlike plastic glides, which can deteriorate with age and begin to catch and bind, the ball-bearing track ensures virtually effortless movement throughout the life of the Ovation arm.
- Extensive Height Adjustment Range: The Ovation Short Track Keyboard Tray System offers users a range of height adjustment, up to 6.1" below and 2.3" above the track mounting point. (The longer track models have an even wide range of height adjustment)
- 360° Swivel Joint: The articulating arm is secured to the ball-bearing track with a 360° swivel joint. The ability to fully rotate the arm at this joint makes the Ovation Keyboard Tray System a versatile option for most commercial single-user or multi-user computer workstations, and a viable solution for improvised computer workstations or those with non-standard dimensions. At the majority of computer desks, with the ball-bearing track installed in its usual perpendicular position, the swivel joint gives users additional usage and storage options along with the noted ergonomic benefits. At a narrow, improvised, or otherwise suboptimal computer station the track can be installed at an angle, or even horizontally beneath the desk, and the swivel joint will enable the articulating arm (i.e. the portion on which the keyboard tray will be mounted) to be swiveled forward into the correct ergonomic position for the user.
- Patented Spring-Assisted Lift N' Lock Counter Balancing System: The Spring-Assisted Lift N' Lock mechanism allows the mounted tray to be raised and lowered effortlessly by hand.
- Patented Dial-a-Tilt Adjustment: The incline of the keyboard tray mounted on the arm can be easily adjusted by hand. The patented, clearly marked dial on the front of the mechanism offers a full 25° range of adjustment (+10° positive tilt to -15° negative tilt) to accommodate most usage scenarios. The pointer clearly confirms the resulting angle of the tray as adjustments are made.
- Non-Marring Durable Finish: Ovation Low Profile Leverless Keyboard Arms are finished with a flat black wrinkle finish paint that resists fingerprints and marring. The Foxbay Low Profile ABS Plastic Trays have a textured upper surface that resists marking.
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Ovation Keyboard Tray System - Highly Adjustable
Ovation Low Profile Leverless Arm Mechanism - Short Neck
Ovation 17" Track Low Profile Leverless Arm Specs
Ovation Low Profile Leverless Arm - Showing Mounting Track
Foxbay ABS Plastic Low Profile Tray
Keyboard Systems Tray Selection Guide
- Keyboard Tray Systems - Tray Selection Guide: PDF
- Tray Thickness: 0.375" (1 cm)
- Width of Storage Track: 5.875" (14.9 cm)
- Depth (front to back) of Storage Track: 8634D17: 17" (43.2 cm)
- Height Adjustment:
Max Height Above Mounting Point: 2.3" (10.2 cm)
Max Height Below Mounting Point: 6.1" (17.8 cm)
- Tilt Adjustment: +10° to -15°
- Height Adjustment Mechanism: Lift and Lock
- Tilt Mechanism: Dial-a-Tilt
- Track Mechanism: Steel Ball Bearings
- Tilt Indicator: Present
- Load Rating: 100 lbs (45.4 kg)
Ovation Leverless Arm: 15 Year Limited, Manufacturer Direct
Foxbay Low Profile Tray: 25 Years Limited, Manufacturer Direct
- System Contents:
17" Ovation Low Profile Leverless Arm, Mounting Template and Instructions, Mounting Hardware
Foxbay Low Profile ABS Plastic Tray (size varies with selection), Mounting Hardware
- Select the Tray that will provide both sufficient depth and width for the devices that will be deployed on it. Those using Central Pointing Devices will benefit from the greater depth of a 13" deep tray. Possible future use of a Central Pointing Device could also be considered. Ensure that there is sufficient space for the width of tray selected and take into account storage considerations as not all trays will full store below the desk top with every System.
- Choose the right model for the space available. When selecting your Ovation Keyboard Tray System ensure you take into consideration the amount of space available for mounting the track. Generally, the 28" Ovation Long Track works best in corner environments, or at deep desks where you need to store the keyboard well out of the way. The 23" system fits most standard desks and allows an 11" keyboard tray to be fully retracted beneath the desk. The 17" Short Track System is suited to situations where there is less than 23" of mounting space or where the tray, when raised, must be close to the desk. (Note, however, that when mounted on the 17" Track, an 11" tray will protrude approximately 4.5" from the front of the desk, even when fully stored at the back of the track.) In right angled corner applications it is often advisable to install a Corner Converter to create a straight-edged worksurface to bridge the right angled corner. The keyboard arm can be mounted to the underside of the installed Corner Converter (at the front), as well as the desk itself (at the rear), to create a usable worksurface with full keyboard tray storage. If you choose to employ a wide Corner Converter or Sleeve, consider the 28" Track. (If you do so, however, be certain, first, that you can create sufficient depth with the Corner Converter or Sleeve to safely secure the track against the underside of the desk at the rear mounting point. Shorter 17" or 23" tracks may not extend far enough back to provide sufficient contact with the desk for secure mounting.
Note: When measuring to determine the available mounting space it is important to measure the underside of the desk to ensure you factor in hidden obstacles such as privacy panels, and to ensure no other desk hardware could interfere with the mounting of the track or with the tray as it is being stored.
- Adjust the height of the keyboard tray. To adjust the height of the keyboard tray, gently grasp the sides of the tray in each hand and tilt the front upwards to release the locking mechanism. Move the tray to the desired height and lower the front edge to engage the lock once again.
- Optimize the height and angle of the tray. When setting the height and angle of your keyboard tray make sure you achieve as neutral a posture as possible. Your shoulders should be relaxed (neither hunched nor hanging), your elbows should be at an angle of about 90° or slightly more open, and an imaginary line through the back of your wrists to your forearms should be reasonably straight. Learn More About Correctly Adjusting Your Keyboard Tray
- Use the Ovation Keyboard Tray System to bring your mouse and keyboard to you rather than reaching forward for them. Employ the simple height adjustment and smooth, ball-bearing track to draw these devices to where they best serve your needs.
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