TAM 2 L
True Aspect Masking Projection Screen
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
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Caution: preliminary notice
Assembling this screen and installing it requires some professional know how. You will
need 2 persons, as the screen is too heavy and bulky to be handled by a single person.
You will need to be able to evaluate a totally safe way to fix the provided brackets to
the wall where it is to be installed, and to provide it. It can be rubber, steel or plastic
wall plugs, or hollow wall anchors.
Additionally the very large masking screens should be placed on a platform or a shelf
and secured o the wall accordingly
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1. Make sure there are two of you. One single person cannot handle the whole installation.
2. Clear a sufficient space, sufficiently larger that the external dimensions of the screen to allow
moving around it.
3. Open the crates and take all the components and sub-assemblies out, then remove the crates
4. Check parts:
Each crate contains:
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Mechanical section of screen main frame (left/right)
Middle section of screen main frame (top/bottom)
Preassembled section of sub frame (left/right)
2 flanges – if they are required
Parts of subframe – middle part and stiffening.
Also, you will find: prolongators for main frame and sub frame, projection fabric,
black backing, spatula, protective plastic sheet, gloves, screws, allen key, strips of
velvet to finish sub frame edgings.
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Start by assembling the subframe (match colour tags). Be careful to check the square
angles and put extra self-drilling screws if you notice that corners are not tight enough.
Slide prolongators into frame channels
Install stiffening bars – preassembled parts will help you to understand assembling
process
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Install the black backing fabric
Place the frame on the protective sheet; unfold the black backing fabric. Insert the
fabric into the groove of the Gripfix profile with the provided spatula. Start by the
middle of the four sides (the large sides first), and then progress towards the
corners.
Install the Enlightor fabric by repeating these instructions
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Cut excess, leaving an edge margin of ½”, fold fabric and using provided velvet finish sub
frame edgings.
Remove subframe from working area
Start assembling main frame (match colour tags).
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Once the mainframe is assembled, lay it flat. Place sub frame on top of main frame. Screws
which are fixed to sub frame should slide in to groove in sub frame brackets.
Install remaining flanges (if required) on top and bottom of screen.
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Determine the position of the wall screws (size ¼”). Refer to drawing. Install 4 wall screws at
the correct distance, leaving the screw heads protruding by about ½”.
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As option you can order screen with top and bottom brackets. In this case you will receive 4
wall “Z” brackets. Refer to drawing position of them brackets.
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Lift screen and test the different positions. Screen can be order in few options. RS232 –
commends are sent true computer or any devices using RS232 protocol (you can program up
to 99 positions). Connexoon – simple movement OPEN/CLOSE and one middle position
provided by wireless system and iOS/Android app (ask for more information before you decide
to use connexoon). RTS – radio control system – OPEN/CLOSE and one “My” position.
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Connect the 2 motors to the corresponding XLR 3 pins type connectors on the connection box
CB1 – if you use RS232 control system – or to the power box if you are using RTS/connexoon
system
RS232: connect the connection box to the CB2 control unit with the provided 6 pin
connectors, and connect the CB2 to mains
Operate the motors to check the stops adjustments using remote – for RTS/connexoon or
“open” and “close” command from RS232 devices you use (go to programming guide if need
any help)
Check carefully in the “open” position that when the leading edge of the mask is at rest, the
motor is off (put your hand on the roller and check that it’s not vibrating or heating).
If the motor is still on, it means that the stop adjustment has been lost during transport. In that
case, you will have to readjust mechanically the stop to have the mask leading edge exactly
aligned with the edge of the main frame profile. You can adjust the stops with a Hex key
(provided) at the motor head.
Check carefully in the “close” position that the leading edge defines exactly an aspect ratio of
1.33
Repeat this checks for both motors
Use programming guide if you need to make some changes – not recommended
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Once the masks movements are satisfying, you are ready to hang the whole screen.
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