Linear Actuator TV Lift DIY

by Sachin

Just imagine that with one press of a button of the remote control house owner is capable to make his TV screen appear and hide away somewhere in the dark corner. After watching his favorite TV shows, one press – and it’s gone. This DIY mechanism definitely has purposes except for just to show off to friends. In addition, this technology has a number of practical qualities. First of all, the TV screen will never get dirty. In rooms like a kitchen where there is always some mud and fat a chance to hide the screen will be quite useful. Or for example, if you are a lucky parent of a daredevil kid who can’t live a day without breaking something just while playing and you just want to protect your fragile and expensive TV this is surely your salvation. The desire to preserve the electronics is one of the most frequent reasons why do the house owners decide installing a Linear actuator TV lift in their homes.

The most expensive part of the whole construction is definitely a linear electric actuator. However, it is easy to find the best prices on the website of Progressive Automation – a company producing automation technologies, which focuses on developing innovative solutions. This developer is capable to propose any types of a linear electric actuator which one might need when constructing a DIY TV lift. All the other spare part needed are easy to find in the hardware stores in case TV owner don’t have a useless old cupboard and aren’t able to take that spare part out of it.

At the very beginning, master-hand has to measure the TV screen he wants to show-n-hide and attach to the mechanism, which will move it in the direction he wants. Then, house owner has to decide where does he want to hide his screen: into the kitchen set, behind the wall, or behind the ceiling, anyway, there must be enough space to hide the screen.

Most often, house owners who deal with DIY TV lift installing it for household purposes, use actuator systems with an external motor. If you need a guide rail with a convenient connection to the upper frame, then the guide rail with the external placement of the motor will be the most perfect choice. This type of guide rail will suit perfectly even if master-hand wants to connect his desktop (in case of attaching TV lift to one) to the guide rails of different designs, but, nevertheless, do not want to change the design of the desktop itself.

The remote control mechanism is controlled by an electronic relay. The whole thing is easy – electric relay must be connected to a control panel. Desk control software for remote control will allow operating the functioning of the system.

Using a system with an external placement of the motor gives numerous opportunities for a choice. Guide rails with the external placement of the motor consist of eight standard pillars, each of them can be built into the same frame structure. Regardless of whether house owner prefers a rectangular or round profile of the pillars, standard or inverted position, two or three sections in the pillars – Progressive Automations is capable to satisfy all these needs and tastes.

In addition to these multiple options and variety of colors offered for the pillars, there are hundreds of available control panels. Combinations of DIY TV lift technology is surely wide with an infinite number of design options. With all these variables, each house owner will be able to satisfy his specific requirements for the TV lift mechanism and the linear electric actuator needed to make it all work.

This technology is also may be quite convenient in case if the economy of space is needed. Drop Down TV lift is ideally fits tight spaces such as attics and is easily controlled via remote control.

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