null  User manual
Installation Instructions
Adjustable Height Monitor (AHM)
Arm
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PREFACE
Important, Please Read Carefully
Thank you for your purchase with Amico.
This unit is designed for long lasting performance, providing the end user complies with assembly and maintenance
procedures. This Instruction Manual is your guide to ensure that you get the best performance out of the equipment.
Amico Accessories Inc. is not responsible for any damage as a result of (but not limited to) abuse and other problems
that may be a direct or indirect result of failure to comply with the instructions provided in this manual.
Please note these key words and symbols:
WARNING
Steps where extra care should be taken to prevent injuries and damage.
NOTE
Steps that point out helpful information.
Medical Facility Responsibilities
Preventive maintenance checks must be performed regularly to maintain the quality and performance of this product.
Any parts that may be broken, missing, worn, distorted, or contaminated in any way should not be used and all affected
parts should be replaced immediately. Should the necessity of any repair be suspected; please contact your local
distributor.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Installation Preparation
Installation, Tools and Parts requirement
Pre-Installation Information
Typical Installation Reference AHM
Section 2: Installation on Rail System
Mounting to the MRS and OSHPD anchor Pre-Approval
Mounting to the Hill-Rom Rail
Mounting to the VRS and Ohmeda Rail
Mounting to the ARS (Headwall)
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Section 3: Installation of Monitor and Accessory
Monitor Mounting: Monitor Shelf 3" and 5" Top and Back Mount
Monitor Mounting: Monitor Shelf : 6" Drop on
Monitor Mounting: Monitor Shelf : Philips Intellivue
Monitor Mounting: Monitor Shelf : Welch Allyn
Monitor Mounting: VESA
Accessory Shelf: Disc
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Section 4: Adjustments
Rotation (AHM side to side) Monitor Tilt
heavy duty head Tilt Assembly
Rotation (Monitor Head Side to Side) Portrait and Landscape Adjustments
Portrait and Landscape Limiter
Height Locking Lever
Attaching Extension Arm
Counter Balance
Counter Balance: Fail Safe Mode
Cable Management (AHM)
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Section 5: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Product Classification
Preventive Maintenance (AHM)
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Troubleshooting26
Cleaning27
AHM arm Matrix
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Warranty Information
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Section 1: Installation Preparations
Installation Tools and Parts Requirements
The table below lists all the tools and parts required for the installation.
Item
Item number
Quantity
Hex keys (1/8", 1/4", 3/16", M3, M4)
A1
1 each
Phillips screw driver
A2
1
Socket wrenches (12 mm, ½")
A3
1 each
Adjustable wrench
A4
1
AHM arm
B1
1
Mounting adapter/plate (many options)
and Monitor dependant hardware set
B2
1
Mounting shelf (0~9, W)
B3
1
Extension arm (optional)
B4
1
NOTE: Amico does not provide any monitor hardware, nor tools necessary for assembly. (All above in grey text)
A: Tools
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Pre-Installation Information
Please Read Carefully Before Starting
WARNING: Verify that rails have been installed in accordance with Amico rail installation instructions. Rail failure with
devices mounted can cause serious injury and equipment damage.
WARNING: It is dangerous to use the arm for weights outside of the rated range. Structural failure and/or serious
injury could result.
WARNING: Never position the arm above a patient.
WARNING: The AHM monitor arm contains a strong gas spring which is used to counterbalance the weight of the
mounted device. The arm housing should never be disassembled by non-Amico personnel. Failure to follow these
guidelines could result in serious injury. The mounted device should be within the “Duty Weight Range” for best
performance and reliability.
WARNING: It shall be the responsibility of the hospital, its consultants and/or contractors to determine if the wall is
adequate to safely mount the specific instrument. This includes the selection of appropriate fasteners and the proper
installation, regardless of what is supplied with your AHM arm. See Rail Instructions for specific wall channel guideline
information.
WARNING: Verify the weight of the device to be mounted. (AHM LCD and Patient monitor arms are rated at 40 lbs
(18.1 kg) of load, this rating applies to all AHM with or without extensions). (please refer to weight rating label, located
either on the top or bottom of the arm assembly, depending on the model). Check that the device to be mounted does
not exceed the weight rating. Serious injury and damage to the arm can occur as a result of overloading arm assembly.
The above weight rating applies to all units with extensions.
For installation on non-Amico rails, ensure the rail is safe for the application.
If you are unsure of your application, please contact an Amico Accessories Inc. product specialist. 1-877-264-2697
Considerable efforts have been made to ensure the safety of your hospital staff and your patients. The installation itself
is beyond the control of Amico Accessories Inc. Accordingly, Amico Accessories Inc. will not be responsible for failure
related to the installation of the product.
Contact Amico Accessories Inc. to discuss solutions not covered in this manual: 1-877-264-2697
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2. Monitor Head - Rotation (Pg. 22)
Monitor Rotation Adjustment
3. Height Locking Lever (Pg. 25)
Typical Installation Reference
Locks the arm at a desired height
4. Counter Balance (Pg. 27)
UsedThe
todiagram
adjustbelow
for zero
movement.
illustrates the components referenced in relation to one another in the installation of the AHM
Monitor Arm. Please
follow the
instructions
5. Extension
Arm
(Pg.
26) outlined herein to ensure proper installation.
6’’ extension arm shown
6.Mounting Adapter (Pg. 6-10)
MONITOR
MONAHM
adapter
shownARM
for MRS rail
7. Monitor
Head
- Tilt (Pg. 21)
1. Monitor Mounting
Adapter
VESA LCD mount
shown, other options available
Tilt Adjustment
Handle
8. Cable
(Pg. 29)
2. MonitorManagement
Head - Rotation
1
Manages
the Rotation
cables Adjustment
of the Monitor
Monitor
for better organization.
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3. Height Locking Lever
Locks the arm at a desired height
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4. Counter Balance
Used to adjust for zero movement
5. Extension Arm
6" (152.4 mm) extension arm shown
6. Mounting Adapter
MON adapter shown for MRS rail
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7. Monitor Head - Tilt
Tilt Adjustment Handle
8. Cable Management
Manages the cables of the Monitor for better organization
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Section 2: Installation on Rail System
Mounting to the Monitor Rail System (MRS)
with the MON-Adapter
WARNING: Never attempt to mount or remove the arm from
the rail when a monitor is installed.
WARNING: To prevent the adapter from falling down the
channel, ensure that the four set screws are fastened to the
tightest possible position (Figure 1).
NOTE: For safety, top and bottom stoppers prevent the adapter
from sliding out of the MRS. To remove, the adapter must be
taken out from the top of the rail with the top stopper pressed
back into the rail (Figure 2).
1. With the AHM arm locked in the highest vertical position,
support the bottom of the arm and guide the MON-channel
adapter into the top of the wall channel.
2. Once the arm is at the desired height, tighten all four screws
on the MON-channel adapter using a 1/8" (3 mm) hex key
(Figure 1).
Standard MON-Adapter
Top stopper
MRS Rail
Set Screws
(3 mm)
Bottom stopper
MRS Rail: Length for representational use only
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
OSHPD Anchor Pre-Approval OPA-1743
In compliance with standards established for the anchor and installation of instrument support systems by the
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Amico Accessories Inc. has obtained preapproval for MRS 19" (48.26 cm) Wall Channels or longer with extension arm. For proper installation requirements
please refer to our OPA Document.
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Mounting to the Hill-Rom Rail (with the G-Track Adapter (GTA))
WARNING: To prevent the adapter from falling down the channel, ensure that the screws are secured to the tightest
possible position. After installation, rotate the AHM arm side to side and verify no movement is present between the
adapter and the rail.
WARNING: Removal of lock nuts will require a new set for reinstallation. Please contact Amico Accessories Inc. for
spare parts, 1-877-264-2697
1. With the AHM arm locked in the highest vertical position, support the bottom of the arm and guide the head of the
top screw into the opening of the rail (Figure 1). Ensure the flange on the GTA is properly aligned with the rail. Slide
the GTA up so that the head of the bottom screw slides into the opening of the rail.
2. Position the arm to the desired height. Tighten the jam nuts and then the lock nuts on the top and bottom of the
adapter using a 12 mm wrench (Figure 2). Cover the nuts with the plastic caps provided. (Figure 3)
Head of the
top screw
Flange
Jam nut, lock nut,
and plastic cap
GTA
Head of the
bottom screw
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Hill-Rom Rail
Opening of the rail
Backside of the GTA
Front of the GTA
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
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12 mm nut, lock
nut, and plastic cap
(Figure 3)
Mounting to the VRS (Vertical Rail System)
and the Ohmeda Rail
WARNING: Both adapters must be sitting in the rail securely.
WARNING: To prevent the adapter from falling down the channel ensure that the screw knobs are fastened to the
tightest possible position. After the installation, rotate the AHM arm side to side to verify that no movement is present
between the adapters and the rail.
WARNING: Please be sure to fasten the nuts to the screw knobs since screw knobs alone are not safe to hold the
weight of the monitor (Figure 3 and 6).
NOTE: On the side of the V-adapter and the D-adapter there are screw knobs that lock the adapter into the rail once
secured. When you turn the knob counter-clockwise the side of the adapter moves outwards, putting the adapter into
an unlocked position (Figure 1 and 4). When the knob is turned clock-wise the side of the adapter moves inwards,
putting the adapter into a locked position (Figures 2 and 5).
V-adapter for the VRS: Sliver adapter (Figure 1 to 3)
D-adapter for the Ohmeda rail: Black adapter (Figure 4 to 6)
Screw knob
Screw knob
Slide inwards
Slide outwards
Locked
Unlocked
Opposite side of the V-adapter
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
Screw knob
Screw knob
Side inwards
Side outwards
Locked
Unlocked
Opposite side of the D-adapter
(Figure 4)
(Figure 5)
(Figure 6)
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Mounting to the VRS (Vertical Rail System)
and the Ohmeda Rail
1. Ensure the V-adapter (or the D-Adapter) is in the UNLOCKED position, and ensure the AHM arm is LOCKED in the
highest vertical position.
2. Angle the adapters into the groove of the channel. Then straighten once inserted. (Figures 4 and 5)
3. Tighten screw knobs with a 3/16" (4.76 mm) HEX key when adapter is at desired height. Once tightened, the screw
knob will protrude from the other side. Fasten the nut to the screw to secure the adapter. Check all nuts and screw
knob are tightened to ensure V-adapter is locked. (Figure 6)
AHM Arm
V-adapter
Screw Knob
Mounted on the VRS
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
AHM Arm
D-Adapter
Screw Knob
(Figure 4)
(Figure 5)
V-adapter: Silver adapter (see Figure 1 and 2)
Dovetail adapter: Black adapter (see Figure 4 and 5)
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Mounting to the ARS (Amico Rail System)
WARNING: Never attempt to mount or remove the arm from the rail when a monitor is installed
WARNING: Your AHM is pre-assembled with the ARS adapter(s), ensure that the ARS adapter is sitting inside the
rail properly before installing a monitor. DO NOT install the AHM with just one adapter. Both ARS adapters must be
installed. Only exception is if your unit is to be installed on a single ARS Rail. In this case, ensure the support block is
sitting flush against the wall.
(Following steps apply only to units to be mounted on a headwall)
1. Determine the best location to install the AHM arm, then remove the two screws at the bottom of the AHM
horizontal adapter to free one of the ARS adapters. Install the freed ARS adapter into the bottom rail by angling the
upper lip into the inside lip of the ARS rail, hold the tab on the ARS and push the ARS adapter into the rail. Once
secure, release the tab (Figure 1).
2. Mount the AHM arm by angling the top ARS adapter attached to the ARS horizontal adapter in the same way as step
1, ensuring the two holes on the bottom ARS adapter can be seen through the AHM horizontal adapter, secure the
two Philips screws from the bottom of the AHM horizontal adapter. (Figure 2)
(Following step applies only to units to be mounted on a single rail)
3. Install the AHM arm by installing the ARS adapter attached to the AHM arm by angling the upper lip into the inside
lip of the ARS rail, hold the tab on the ARS and push the ARS adapter into the rail. Once it is secure, release the tab
ensure the support block is sitting flush and firmly against the wall. (Figure 3).
AHM Arm
ARS Adapter
AHM Horizontal
Adapter
ARS Rail
AHM Arm
ARS Rail
Tab on ARS
(Figure 1)
ARS Rail
ARS Adapter
installed
AHM Horizontal Adapter
Support Block
Mounting on a headwall
Mounting on a single ARS
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
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Section 3: Installation to Monitor and Accessory
Monitor Mounting
WARNING: Ensure that the arm is in the highest position and is
locked before mounting or removing the arm from the channel.
WARNING: Ensure the monitor shelves/plates provided by
Amico Accessories Inc. or other manufacturers are assembled
as directed and match the shelf requirement. If a monitor shelf
or plate does not match the requirement, please contact Amico
Accessories Inc., 1-877-264-2697
NOTE: Amico Accessories Inc. carries a variety of Mounting
Shelves and adapters that attach to the AHM Arm. View the AHM
Matrix on page 28 and 29 for more information.
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Monitor Shelf: 3" (76.2 mm) Top/Back Mount, 5" (127 mm) Top/ Back Mount and VESA
WARNING: Ensure the mounting shelf is securely locked and horizontal to prevent the monitor from sliding and
falling.
WARNING: On the bottom of the mounting shelf there is a plunger that secures the shelf to the mounting adapter.
Simply pull down on the plunger, align the adapter plate with the shelf and release the plunger once positioned over
the clearance hole.
NOTE: The plunger can be locked in the open position by pulling and twisting it.
Monitor
Front of the
mounting adapter
Mounting adapter
Monitor dependant hardware
Mounting shelf
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
1. First install the mounting adapter to the device (Please refer to the adapter installation manual provided with the
adapter) (Figure 1).
2. Loosen the plastic screws on the bottom side of the mounting shelf. Pull down on the plunger lock at the back of the
mounting shelf, twist to lock open. Slide the adapter laterally onto the mounting shelf until the plunger aligns with
the clearance hole at the front of the mounting adapter. (Figure 3)
3. Release the plunger and tighten the plastic screws by hand (Figure 4).
Front of the shelf
Plunger released
Plunger pulled
Mounting shelf
(Figure 3)
Plastic Screws
Plunger Lock
5" (127 mm) mounting shelf is
shown above
(Figure 4)
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Monitor Shelf: 6" (152.4 mm) Drop On
WARNING: Ensure the mounting shelf is secure and locked in the vertical position to prevent the monitor from sliding
and/or falling.
NOTE: Quick installation system: On the back of the mounting plate there is a plunger that secures the plate to the
mounting adapter. Simply slide and align the adapter to the shelf and the plunger will automatically engage and lock.
1. First, install the mounting adapter to the back of the monitor (Please refer to the adapter installation manual
provided with the adapter).
2. Lift the monitor and slide the mounting adapter on to the mounting shelf. Slide the monitor down until the
mounting hole on the mounting adapter aligns with the plunger (Figure 1). When the hole and the plunger
are perfectly aligned the plunger will automatically lock. If the plunger does not lock automatically then lock the
plunger manually by turning it. Tighten the locking screws by hand to the tightest possible position (Figure 2).
Plunger Lock
Mounting shelf
Mounting adapter
Locking screws
Mounting hole
(Figure 1)
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Monitor Shelf: Philips Intellivue
WARNING: Ensure the mounting shelf is firmly locked and horizontal to prevent the monitor from sliding and falling.
NOTE: Philips recommends a Maximum tilt of 15°
NOTE: It is recommend to use M6 x 20 mm screws with thread locker or patched screws in order to eliminate possible
dangers.
1. Attach the table top mount from Philips (not supplied by Amico) to the mounting shelf by securing the three screws
through the shelf (Figure 2).
2. Place the monitor to the table top mount until it clicks (Figure 3).
3. Tilt the monitor to the desired angle and re-adjust the tension as needed with a 12 mm wrench (Figure 4).
Philips Tabletop mount
(NOT SUPPLIED)
12 mm hex nut
Three 3-3/4" (20 mm)
M6 screws
To tighten
Table top mount
To loosen
(Figure 1)
Mounting shelf
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
(Figure 4)
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Monitor Shelf: Welch Allyn
WARNING: Ensure the mounting shelf is secure and horizontal to prevent the monitor from sliding and falling.
1. To attach the monitor to the Welch Allyn shelf, lift the monitor to match the front lip of the mounting plate. Slide the
monitor laterally until the mounting hole on the monitor aligns with the thumb screw on the adapter.
2. Tighten the thumb screw by hand to the tightest possible position (Figure 2).
Thumb screw
Thumb screw
Front lip
(Figure 1)
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Monitor Shelf: VESA
NOTE: Setting the VESA shelf horizontally can make the mounting procedure easier.
NOTE: An adapter plate for the 5" (127 mm) shelf is available
NOTE: If the original monitor bolts are too large, simply enlarge the mounting holes on the VESA plate to fit.
1. Determine the monitor mounting configuration. VESA 75 (75 mm x 75 mm M4 thread) or VESA 100 (100 mm x 100
mm M4 threads)
2. If a VESA 75 configuration is present on the monitor then start by lifting the monitor to match the mounting holes
on the VESA 75 shelf. Fasten two M4 screws (Figure 1) by hand through the back of the VESA 75 shelf and into the
rear of the monitor. Secure the two remaining screws (Figure 1) through the holes on the back of the VESA 75 shelf
and into the monitor. Ensure all screws are secured. Be sure not to force the screws in, as it may strip the head. The
VESA 100 adapter will not be required. Tighten using a cross pattern.
3. If a VESA 100 configuration is present on the monitor then start by attaching the back of the VESA 100 adapter to
the front of the VESA 75 shelf. This is done by inserting four M4 screws through the holes on the back of the VESA 75
shelf, into the inner threads from the back of the VESA 100 adapter. Lift the monitor to match the mounting holes on
the VESA 100 adapter. Secure four M4 screws provided by the monitor manufacturer through the back of the VESA
100 adapter and into the monitor. Ensure all screws are secured; be sure not to force the screws in, as it may strip the
head. (Figures 2 and 3) Tighten using a cross pattern.
M4 inner threads
VESA 75
VESA 100
M4 mounting hole
M4 mounting hole
Front of the VESA 75 shelf
Front of the VESA 100 adapter
Side of the VESA 75 and VESA 100 together
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
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Accessory Shelf: Disc
NOTE: It is possible to attach accessories to the top or bottom side of the AHM arm using this same mount (Figure 1).
NOTE: Amico Accessories Inc. carries a variety of different accessories that attach to the head of the AHM Arm.
Screw type:
10 x 32
Top side
Bottom side
(Disc installed on the top and Disc installed on the bottom) 6" and 12" (15.24 cm
and 30.38 cm) post
(Figure 1)
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(Figure 2)
Single or dual
cord holder
(Figure 3)
Keyboard handle
(Figure 4)
Dual Head
Keyboard Tray
Laptop Holder
ARS rail
(Figure 5)
(Figure 6)
(Figure 7)
(Figure 8)
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Rotation (AHM Side to Side)
WARNING: In AHM with extensions, both arms have a 180 degree
rotation. Ensure proper clearance around the arm(s) to avoid collision
NOTE: If the arm becomes difficult to rotate, or too loose, please
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DETAIL 2
DETAIL 1
SCALE 1 : 4 SCALE 1 : 4
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2
DETAIL 3
SCALE 1 : 4
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Rotation at the MON Adapter:
To rotate the arm, simply push on the side of the arm or the mounted monitor in the direction desired (Figure 1)
Rotation at the End of Extension
Applies to AHM IT Stations with Extension Arm AHM 55, 15, 35, 75 and AHM-IT 55, 15, 35, 75
To rotate at the end point (near wall), push on the side of the extension arm, near the mid-way point. (Figure 2) To
rotate at the midway point, hold the extension arm with one hand and push on the side of the AHM arm with the
mounted monitor in the direction desired. (Figure 3)
To rotate at first arm
To rotate at second arm
Arm rotated
First arm rotated
Second arm rotated
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
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Monitor Tilt
WARNING: Be sure to support the monitor if adjusting the tilt angle while the monitor is mounted.
WARNING: For heavier monitors, it is strongly recommended to check whether the adjustment lever is tightened to
the tightest position with the weight of the monitor attached. If the adjustment lever cannot be tightened enough to
lock the monitor in place. Remove the adjustment lever using a 4 mm HEX key, and use the 12 mm hex nut inside to
adjust.
WARNING: Never attempt to tilt without first loosening the handle.
NOTE: For heavier loads or to prevent tampering, it is recommended to remove the adjustment handle using a 4 mm
HEX key and use the 12 mm hex nut to adjust. (Figure 1)
1. To tilt, support the monitor first and loosen the adjustment lever by turning the lever counter-clockwise, grasp the
top and bottom of the device and tilt it to the desired angle. Re-secure the adjustment lever (Figures 2 and 3)
To loosen
Adjustment Lever
12 mm hex nut for heavy duty
or tamper proof applications
To tighten
Loosen Lever
4 mm HEX key
to loosen handle
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
Heavy Duty Head Tilt Assembly
Lever
To lock the tilt:
1. Ensure that the adjustment lever is loose
2. Use a 1/4" HEX key to fully tighten both of the socket cap screws
Tilt
3. Adjust the tilt to the desired position
(Figure 4)
4. Rotate the adjustment lever clockwise to the tightest position in order to lock the tilt
5. If the monitor can still be tilted, repeat steps 2 to 4
Socket Cap Screws
To tilt the monitor:
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
1. Support the monitor
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2. Loosen the adjustment lever by rotating it counter clockwise
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Rotation (Monitor Head Side to Side)
WARNING: DO NOT adjust the rotation tension bolt. It will disassemble
from the arm. If there are any problems associated with the monitor head
please refer to the Troubleshooting section on pages 24-26, or contact Amico
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1. The mounted device rotates at the front of the arm. To rotate the device,
push the corners of the device or the head while holding the AHM in place.
(Figure 1)
Head Rotated
(Figure 1)
Portrait and Landscape Adjustment
NOTE: It is recommended to make the adjustments with the monitor mounted.
1. To adjust the orientation, turn the monitor. The monitor can turn up to 135° left or right. The stopper is positioned so
that it cannot rotate beyond 135°. (Figure 1)
2. To adjust the tension of the portrait and landscape feature for VESA 75 plate, the monitor must be removed from
the Monitor Head. Remove the four VESA 75 screws from the monitor. Turn the Rotational Tension Bolt (Figure 1) in
the center of the VESA adapter clockwise to tighten the tension. Turn counterclockwise to loosen the tension. After
tension is adjusted, remount the monitor. (Refer to page 10)
3. To adjust the tension of the portrait and landscape feature for VESA 100 plate, the monitor must be removed from
the Monitor Head. Remove the four inner screws that secure the VESA 100 plate to the VESA 75 plate. There is no
need to remove the VESA 100 plate from the monitor. Turn the Rotational Tension Bolt (Figure 1) in the center of
the VESA adapter clockwise to tighten the tension. Turn counterclockwise to loosen the tension. After tension is
adjusted, remount the monitor. (Refer to page 10)
Rotational Tension Bolt
(Figure 1)
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Portrait and Landscape Limiter
NOTE: Lock-out feature only available for monitors using VESA adapters
NOTE: Lock-out is useful for shorter cables. It prohibits the rotation of the monitor to +/- 15 degrees.
1. Remove the monitor by removing the four VESA 75 screws (or VESA 100 users, the inner screws that holds the VESA
100 adapter to the VESA 75 adapter) Loosen the rotation tension bolt approximately 1 full turn at the center of the
VESA adapter and rotate the VESA head to locate the VESA rotation stoppers on the two sides of the built in stopper
(Figure 1 )
2. Re-mount the monitor (refer to page 10). Grab the monitor itself and turn to desired angle. The head will stop at the
location of the stopper and prohibit further movement. (Figure 2 and 3)
VESA Rotation Stopper
Rotational Tension Bolt
VESA Rotation Stopper
Built in Stopper
Built in Stopper
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
Height Locking Level Adjustments
WARNING: The height locking lever must be installed properly before mounting the AHM arm to the rail or mounting
the monitor to the AHM arm.
NOTE: The height locking lever is designed to stop all vertical movement of the AHM arm when it is in use. Loosen the
lever to adjust the AHM arm vertically, and tighten when finished to lock the AHM arm.
1. Insert the height locking lever into the mounting hole on the side of the arm. Turn the lever clockwise to lock
vertical movement, or turn the lever counterclockwise to release the vertical lock. Check to make sure the arm is
locked in its highest position before mounting the arm into the channel. (Figure 1 and 2)
Height Locking Lever:
Rotate counter-clockwise
to release, rotate clockwise
to lock
(Figure 1)
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(Figure 2)
Section 4: Adjustments
Attaching the Extension Arm
NOTE: Extension arms are normally shipped assembled with the AHM arms. If the extension arm is not assembled,
please follow the instructions below to attach the extension arm before mounting.
1. Assemble the AHM arm extension in the following order from the top down: 1/2" (12.7 mm) bolt, bronze washer,
bracket arm, metal washer in upper washer groove, AHM arm between the bracket, metal washer in lower washer
groove, bracket arm, bronze washer, retaining nut (Figure 1)
2. Cover the exposed nut and bolt with plastic caps (Figure 2)
1/2" (12.7 mm) bolt
Bronze washer
Bracket arm
Metal washer
AHM arm
Metal washer
bracket arm
Bronze washer
Retaining nut
(Figure 1)
Extension arm
Plastic Caps
(Figure 2)
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Section 4: Adjustments
Counter Balance
WARNING: Do not over rotate the counter balance bolt. Once you feel a resistance, stop counter balancing. Forcing
the bolt will damage the internals of the AHM arm and void the warranty.
WARNING: Kick back motion: When the arm is locked and not in the highest position, it is capable of rapidly lifting to
the highest position once the locking lever is released. This can cause injury to person(s) if they don’t support the arm
with their hands once the lever is released (Figure 1 on the next page).
NOTE: Height locking lever restricts the motion of the AHM arm when it is in locked position. Therefore, before counter
balancing with the monitor already installed, please ensure the height locking lever is released and the arm is mobile.
1. Once the monitor is securely installed, release the height lock and position the AHM arm to align the opening in the
cover with the counter balance bolt. Tighten the locking lever again to lock the AHM arm (Figure 1).
2. To adjust for heavier loads, tighten the counter balance bolt clockwise. To adjust for lighter loads, tighten the
counter balance bolt counter-clockwise (Figure 1).
3. Release the locking lever. If the arm has been correctly balanced then the arm will not drop or lift and it will remain
in the same position. Ensure the arm is balanced from the lowest to the highest position by checking in various
positions and tighten the height locking lever with the arm at the desired position.
4. If the arm is not balanced correctly, please go back to step 2 and repeat. To avoid the kick back motion, the counter
balance can be set to a “fail safe mode”. (See next page)
Height Locking Lever
1/2" (12.7 mm) Counter Balance Bolt
1/2" (12.7 mm) Counter Balance Bolt
(Figure 1)
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Opening of the cover
(Figure 2)
Section 4: Adjustments
Counter Balance: Fail Safe Mode
(Recommended for Applications Where No Possibility of Kick Back is Desired)
WARNING: Please watch out for kick back motion of the AHM arm when releasing the locking lever.
NOTE: Fail safe mode is set by counter balancing the arm without the weight of the monitor. In fail safe mode it will be
harder to adjust the AHM arm vertically with the load.
1. Slide out the monitor and the adapter plate from the AHM arm.
2. Release the locking lever and position the AHM arm to align the opening in the cover to the counter balance bolt.
Tighten the locking lever again to lock the AHM arm.
3. To adjust for no load, tighten the counter balance bolt counter-clockwise.
4. Release the locking lever. If the arm has been correctly balanced, the arm will remain in the same position. Ensure
the arm is balanced from the lowest to the highest position and tighten the height locking lever. If the arm is not
balanced correctly, please go back to step 2 and repeat.
5. When the balancing is complete, place the monitor and the adapter back on the AHM arm.
6. The AHM arm can now be adjusted to the desired height and locked in place using the height locking lever.
(Figure 1)
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Section 4: Adjustments
Cable Management: AHM Arm
NOTE: A cable guide is provided to facilitate routing of cables along the bottom of the arm.
NOTE: Longer cable guides are provided for arms with extensions. Guides also snap into grooves on the bottom of
extension arms.
1. Squeeze the cable guide until its edges snap into the bottom surface grooves of the arm. If you encounter difficulty,
you may use a flathead screwdriver to force the cable guide into the groove. Leave some extra cable loose at the
front and rear of the arm to prevent cable binding, connector damage, or cable guide damage (See figure 1-3).
Grooves
Bottom side of the AHM Arm
(Figure 1)
Cable Cover
Edge
(Figure 2)
Cable Cover
Edge
Cable Guide
Cable Guide
Bottom side of the AHM Arm
(Figure 3)
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Section 5:
Maintenance Troubleshooting and Product Classification
Preventive Maintenance
WARNING: AHM Arm require periodic inspection and maintenance
to perform optimal and to achieve its maximum operation life.
WARNING: The following schedule is a recommendation and not a
strict schedule. Maintenance schedules should be shortened for AHM
arms that see heavy use.
Please be sure to thoroughly check the areas illustrated below for
AHM arm.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Section 5:
Maintenance Troubleshooting and Product Classification
Area
Maintenance
Area 1:
A) Check if the adapter plate and the monitor are securely attached.
1
• Mounting shelves and drop on shelf (AHM-XX (0, 2, 6, 8, and 9)) - Ensure the screws are tight.
Ensure the plunger is securely holding the adapter.
• VESA 75/100(AHM-LCD) - Ensure the four screws on the mounting plate are fastened to the
tightest possible position.
• Philips (AHM-XX3) - Ensure studs are securely holding the monitor
• Welch Allyn (AHM-XXW) - Ensure the thumb screw is fastened to the tightest possible position.
2
B) Visually inspect for any signs of grinding and gapping.
Area 2:
3
A) Ensure the adjustment lever is tight and secure. Also check if the plastic cover is attached firmly.
Tightening will be required after prolonged use.
B) Inspect the bolt, washers and contacting surfaces for grinding and wearing. Ensure the bolt is
tightened to the tightest position.
C) Check for any signs of gapping between the bushing and the head. Also ensure the head of the AHM is
horizontal and is secure.
D) Inspect the bolt, washers and contacting surfaces for grinding and wearing.
Area 3:
Ensure the adjustment lever is tight and secure. Also inspect visually for any signs of impact or wear on
the outside surface of the AHM arm.
4
Area 4:
Visually inspect for any grinding or gapping of the contacting surfaces. Check for any fluid leakage from
the gas spring.
Area 5:
Ensure all the screws are fastened to the tightest possible position. Inspect for any signs of grinding,
bending and gapping and ensure the AHM arm is tightly attached to the swivel block.
Area 6:
Inspect visually for any gapping between the bracket and the adapter plate. Ensure the bracket is tightly
attached to the adapter plate.
6
5
MRS and Hill-Rom – Ensure the screws are fastened to the tightest possible position.
VRS and Dovetail – Ensure the screw knobs are fastened to the tightest possible position and nuts
on the opposite side are secure.
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Section 5:
Maintenance Troubleshooting and Product Classification
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Please see “tilt” section of the manual (See
page 17) or use an arm with a compatible
• Weight of the monitor is not compatible rating
with the arm
• Too easy or too difficult to tilt the
monitor up and down
• Excessively loosened or tightened
hardware.
• Too easy or too difficult to twist the
monitor left and right
• Excessively loosened or tightened
hardware.
• Too easy or too difficult to turn the
monitor left and right
Solution
• Damaged hardware.
Please see “Monitor mounting” section of
the manual (See page 9-15 depending
on applications)
• Excessively loosened or tightened
hardware.
Please see “Rotation: monitor head”
section of the manual (See page 18)
• Damaged hardware.
• AHM arm lifts up too rapidly without the • Counterbalance is not balanced
monitor.
properly
• AHM arm is too difficult to maneuver
with the monitor.
Please see “counterbalance” section of the
manual (See page 21)
• Height locking lever is not tighten
properly
• AHM arm falls down to the lowest
position on its own with the monitor.
• The AHM arm is not secure and is
rocking slightly.
• Loosened/ damaged hardware
Perform a preventive maintenance or
please contact Amico Accessories Inc.
• The head of the AHM is not horizontal
and is not secure
• Damaged head
Head of the AHM needs to be replaced.
Please contact Amico Accessories Inc.
• Oil is leaking from the gas spring
• Damaged gas spring
Gas spring needs to be replaced. Please
contact Amico Accessories Inc.
• AHM arm moves up and down with
difficulty
• Height lock is not released
Loosen the height locking lever
• Popping sound when moving the AHM
arm up and down
• Damaged gas bracket
Please contact Amico Accessories Inc.
• Length of the extension arm is at an
angle
• Damaged extension arm
Please contact Amico Accessories Inc.
• Extension arm is not secure or it is
rocking slightly
• Shelf plunger pin does not engage
• Weight of the monitor exceeds the load
rating
• Plunger pin is locked
Twist the plunger
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Section 5:
Maintenance Troubleshooting and Product Classification
Cleaning
WARNING: The cleaning chemicals and methods below are not meant for controlling any infections. It shall be the
responsibility of the hospital or the hospital’s infection control officer to sanitize the equipment.
WARNING: Please do not spray any chemical directly onto the arm. Apply onto a soft cloth and wipe clean to prevent
chemicals getting into the insides of the arm.
The mounting assembly may be cleaned with most mild, non-abrasive solutions commonly used in the hospital
environment (e.g. diluted bleach, ammonia, or alcohol solutions). The surface finish will be permanently damaged
by strong chemicals and solvents such as acetone and trichloroethylene. Steel wool or other abrasive material
should never be used. Damage caused by the use of unapproved substances or processes will not be warranted. It is
recommended that you test any cleaning solution on a small area of the arm that is not visible to verify compatibility.
Never submerge the arm and do not allow liquids to enter it. Wipe any cleaning agents off the arm immediately using a
water-dampened cloth. Dry the arm thoroughly after cleaning.
No Trichloroethylene
No Acetone
Trichloroethylene is a chlorinated
hydrocarbon commonly used as
an industrial solvent.
Acetone is a colorless,
mobile, flammable liquid
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Acetone
Trichloroethylene
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
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AHM Arm Matrix
AHM-XXY-(C)-(Z)
55
16" Extension Arm
(406 mm)
15
12" Extension Arm
(305 mm)
0
2
5" Shelf with 30° tilt limit
6" (152.4 mm)
Drop on shelf
3
4
Philips IntelliVue with 30° tilt limit
Accessory disc
MON
Standard Channel
Adapter
G
Vertical Rail Adapter
for Hill-Rom
35
9" Extension Arm
(229 mm)
6
7
5" (127 mm) Shelf for back mounts
5" (127 mm) Shelf with
slide-in VESA 75/100 Plate
75
6" Extension Arm
(152 mm)
05
No extension
V
VRS adapter
8
3" (76.2 mm) Shelf with 30° tilt limit
9
3" (76.2 mm) Shelf
for back mounts
D
Dovetail Rail adapter
W
Welch Allyn head with 30° tilt limit
AHM-XXY-(C)-(Z)
C = Color of the AHM arm
Black : C = B
White : C = W
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AHM Arm Matrix
AHM-LCD-XX-(C)-(Z)
Standard Plates Provided
VESA 75
55
16" Extension Arm
(406 mm)
Side View
MON
Standard Channel
Adapter
15
12" Extension Arm
(305 mm)
G
Vertical Rail Adapter
for Hill-Rom
VESA 100
35
9" Extension Arm
(229 mm)
75
6" Extension Arm
(152 mm)
Side View
V
VRS adapter
05
No extension
D
Dovetail Rail adapter
AHM-LCD-XX-(C)-(Z)
C = Color of the AHM arm
Black : C = B
White : C = W
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Accessories
Warranty Policy
Amico Accessories Inc. warrants all mounting accessories to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of
twelve (12) months from the date of shipment. Within this period Amico Accessories Inc. will repair or replace any part which is
proven to be defective.
Amico Accessories Inc. will warrant its materials to be free from defect for an additional period of four (4) years, five (5) years
from the date of shipment. Within this period, Amico Accessories Inc. will replace any part at no charge, which is proven to be
defective. Shipping and Installation costs after the first twelve (12) months will be borne by the customer.
This warranty is valid only when the product has been properly installed according to Amico Accessories Inc. specifications, used
in a normal manner and serviced according to factory recommendations. It does not cover products that are not manufactured
by Amico Accessories Inc. It does not cover failures due to damage which occurs in shipments or failures which resulted from
accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, alteration, misapplication or damage that may be attributable to acts of God.
Amico Accessories Inc. shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from use of equipment.
All claims for warranty must first be approved by Amico Accessories Inc. A valid Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number must
be obtained from Amico Accessories Inc. prior to commencement of any service work. Warranty work, which has not been preauthorized by Amico Accessories Inc., will not be reimbursed.
AMICO ACCESSORIES INC. DOES NOT HONOR VERBAL STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE WARRANTY.
The distributor and/or dealer are not sanctioned to create verbal warranties about the product described in this agreement. Any
statements will not be honored or be made part of the agreement of sale. This document is the final complete and exclusive
terms of the agreement.
THIS WARRANTY IS INCLUSIVE AND REPLACES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES.
Amico Accessories Inc. shall not, under any circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages including, but not
limited to, profit, loss of sales or injuries to person(s) or property. Correction of noncompliance as noted above will result in
completion of all liabilities of Amico Accessories Inc., whether based on agreement, neglect or changed materials, designs or
specifications without notice.
All claims for warranty must first be approved by Amico Accessories Inc. Service Department: [email protected]
or 1.877.264.2697). A valid Return Goods Authorization number must be obtained from Amico Accessories Inc. prior to
commencement of any warranty claim.
Amico Accessories Inc. 85 Fulton Way, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 2N4, Canada
71 East Industry Court, Deer Park, NY 11729, USA
Tel: 905.763.7778 | Fax: 905.763.8587
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Amico Accessories Inc. | www.amico.com
85 Fulton Way, Richmond Hill
Ontario, L4B 2N4, Canada
71 East Industry Court, Deer Park
NY 11729, U.S.A
Toll Free Tel: 1.877.264.2697
Toll Free Fax: 1.866.440.4986
Tel:905.763.7778
Fax:905.763.8587
Email:[email protected]
AA-INSTL-INSTR-AHM 05.14.2015
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