How to choose a monitor arm

Please see our blog here for a quick guide.

How to install the 62457-7000 series mount

Instruction brochure on how to install the 7000 and 7045 series monitors.

7000 & 7045 monitor arm Instructions and Parts UP

Video on how to install the 7000 and 7045 series monitor arms.

How to install the 8408 Dual mount

Instruction brochure on how to install the 7000 and 7045 series dual mount and the measurements.

8408 Dual mount Instructions and Parts.pdf

8408 Clamp Mount Measurements.pdf


Why should I use a monitor arm for my flat-screen monitor?

If you’ve ever suffered from neck or eye strain from spending long hours viewing a fixed monitor screen, you’ll know it’s not an ideal ergonomic arrangement. That problem is quickly solved with flexible LCD monitor arms, which allow you to easily reposition the monitor, and allow for continual adjustment throughout the workday. You are no longer locked into a fixed viewing position, and you can easily reposition the monitor each time you feel the need. At desks shared by multiple users, monitor arms are particularly useful, because each user can customise the monitor position according to his/her specific needs. With the right monitor arm, the same screen can be used from a sitting or standing position, and can easily accommodate users of different heights.

How can monitor arms save space (and money)?

The ideal viewing distance for a monitor is 450mm to 600mm from the user, which is narrower than a typical desktop. If the monitor is fixed to one spot on the desk, a large footprint of the desktop under and behind the monitor is permanently unavailable. However, combining a LCD monitor with a movable LCD arm allows the monitor to be suspended over the desktop, freeing up desk space for other tasks and storage.

This also allows smaller desk spaces to be allocated, as staff are able to use more of the desktop. This increases productivity per square metre.

Numerous scientific studies have shown that an ergonomic environment translates into higher employee productivity, both through greater time spent at the desk, and fewer missed days. In today’s computer-intensive workplace, an ergonomic monitor setup is helps achieve these benefits.  Employees comfortable in the workplace reward the employer with higher productivity.

Why choose an articulated monitor arm?

An articulated or Better Balance™ monitor arm provides one touch control of the monitor and effectively floats the monitor above the desk.

How do I counterbalance my 7Flex, 7000, 7500 monitor arm?

Your monitor can be precisely calibrated to the weight of your monitor or laptop, so that it can be moved over your desktop with ease.

Please see the document below and/or watch the video for details.

7000 & 7045 Calibration.pdf

For Australian customers please contact Uplifting Solutions – 1300 798 050,

How to adjust the tilter?

Tools required: 1 x 7/32” Allen key (supplied with each monitor arm)

Adjusting Tilter

How much does my flat screen monitor weigh?

Generally LCD monitor sizes follow the weight guidelines in the following table, however LED screens will typically weigh less than LCD screens.

Monitor weight may vary depending on configuration and manufacturer, so it’s important to check your monitor manual for accurate figures. If weighing your monitor yourself, remember to check the monitor weight without the original stand. Apple monitors are generally heavier than those represented on this table.

LCD monitor check-up

Screen Size

Average Weight
(Approximate only)
15″1-2 kg
17″1-3 kg
19″2-3 kg
20″2-4 kg
22″3-5 kg
24″4-5 kg
27″4-6 kg
30″5-7 kg
32″5-8 kg
34″5-9 kg


Can I mount an Apple computer on a monitor arm?

For mounting your Apple display, it is important to check the weight of your monitor, and purchase separately an Apple VESA mount adapter kit. Apple VESA mount adapter kits are available through Apple or computer retailers. Not every Apple monitor is VESA compatible.

Generally the 62457-7045-1000 will be the most suitable monitor arm for an Apple computer screen.

What is VESA compatibility?

The VESA Mounting Interface Standard is common to most flat-panel LCD/LED TV screens monitors: it consists of a series of standard screw mounting patterns, in square or rectangular patterns, from 75 mm x 75 mm square patterns, in various incremental sizes upwards to 400 mm x 400 mm, 400 mm x 800 mm, etc.

The VESA 200 mm x 200 mm standard for example, is a common pattern for larger desktop screens. If you are considering a large monitor mount, various VESA adapter plates can be supplied. A non VESA monitor adapter is also available for those monitors that don’t conform to VESA standards. See here


If you are not sure about your monitor compatibility or if your monitor requires specific brackets, please feel free to call us on 1300 798 050. 

Can you install the monitor arms on site for us?

For large contract orders, installation may be available at additional charge, depending on location. Please contact us for details.

Can I add accessories from your range to my existing monitor arm?

Generally no. Our monitor arm systems are designed to work with their own carefully calibrated parts, and we can’t guarantee they will be the right dimensions for mixing with other products. Monitor arm systems are not interchangeable.

I need to use my laptop and a monitor at the same time. What’s the best mounting option?

There are various double mounts that can accommodate this common requirement. The 8408 Dual Monitor mount and the 62457-7000/7045 Twin Monitor Arms can support this way of working.

I can’t seem to adjust my 7000 series monitor arm, am I turning the allen/hex key the correct way?

For the upper bolt, directly under the tilter, there is typically a lot of resistance. To loosen this bolt you will need to turn it clockwise with force. This will not break the monitor arm. The bolt will “pop” and begin to turn easily in the thread. You can now adjust the tilt of your monitor.

To decrease the tension or “spring” of the arm, you must turn the lower bolt clockwise. It may take a lot of turning before you will notice a change, this is so you can dial in the exact tension required for your monitor’s weight.