Upgrading kitchen space with drop-down TV lifts will always be essential among those people appreciating the possibility to watch favorite TV series, movies, and even cartoons when cooking or eating delicious food. Advantages of such convenient monitors that can be installed and secretly be hidden behind flat surfaces, at first glance, looking absolutely normal are that their presence can not spoil the look of the kitchen interior. Furthermore, the TV monitor installed in the kitchen premise through this installation way can be hidden away from the kitchen mud and any possible grime.
The drop-down TV lift technology allows preserving a lot of space that further can be used more effectively for actual kitchen needs. Making the drop-down TV lift technology by your own hands can become the convenient alternative to buying this technological device in specialized automation store. However the craftsman able to deal with automation technology and use it wisely surely still needs certain automation equipment that is more than hard to construct or make by yourself. This technology is probably the heart of the whole construction – the electric linear actuator. This electric machine is used to provide the whole construction with the functionality allowing it to push or pull a certain specified amount of weight which potentially will be the TV monitor supposed to be moved forward and back by this automation construction.
The number of parts needed for the construction of the homemade drop-down TV lift mechanism is as follows: control box, wireless remotes, rocker switch, external limit switch, special linear actuator track, support columns (depending from the personal project of each craftsman). And here are parts that can somehow ease the mounting process of the TV monitor and the whole construction process: ceiling cover brackets, actuator mounting brackets, ceiling cover, TV mounting brackets, and TV support arms.
TV lift system installation, first of all, requires the precise identification of the most suitable place and appropriate position where the TV monitor position would be most effective. The average space required to hide most of TV monitor models is the depth of the 10-inches niche. When sure about the right place for hiding the TV monitor use M8 x 12 countersunk screws to attach the monitor to the lifting surface of the construction manually made and consisting of the mounting plate. Support arms can also be attached to the V support using the M8 x 12 bolts, nuts, and washers. Depending on the monitor dimensions the craftsman can use 30-inches or 36-inches support arms. Further, the ceiling cover must be attached to the cover brackets. When dealing with the final step of automated drop-down TV lift installation the craftsman will probably require the assistance of one more person. Mounting the support column assembled to the track linear actuator is easy as this electronic system is attached to the guide rails to facilitate brackets movement. Electric linear actuator makes the monitor lift smoother because of the end-stroke switches preventing the mechanism from overloading and malfunctioning by timely stopping the movement of the monitor.
The drop-down TV lift even when made by your own hands can easily be placed inside the kitchen cabinet hanging on the wall. This way all the mechanism can compactly and seamlessly be placed in any sort of kitchen wall as if it has always been hidden there.
Solutions provided by Progressive Automations allow solving the problem with drop-down TV lift installation if a few ways. First is buying the special drop-down TV mechanism already available for online purchases and shipment, second is making your own TV monitor lift construction and installing it inside the kitchen furniture. Following the last method, the options of the TV lift design are merely unlimited. It is only your choice what way to choose.