Freestanding Floor Case
Freestanding Floor Case
Freestanding floor cases provide 360° of viewing. Access to the case is typically via large glass panels with concealed hinges. You may specify either laminated or tempered glass. Panels open 90° giving unobstructed access to the interior to allow convenient placement of contents.
Freestanding Floor Case Options
Ultraviolet (UV) Filtering
Ultraviolet light can be extremely detrimental to sensitive artifacts. Laminated glass, consisting of two sheets of glass bonded to a center clear plastic sheet, has the option of incorporating a UV filtering center layer.
All decks are fabricated from a variety of non off-gassing materials. Conservation materials such as aluminum plate, acrylic, Dibond aluminum/polyethylene composite and Ethafoam are options. Acrylics and aluminum can be painted using zero VOC water based paints, laminated, or wrapped with fabric. Ethafoam, which is a high-density foam, can be bonded to an aluminum plate or Dibond sheet and fabric wrapped to provide flexibility in mounting artifacts. A variety of deck options are available including flat, raised, and sloped.
Risers give the curator or designer a way to highlight specific objects by elevating them above the deck. Risers may be constructed of a variety of archival materials to ensure they meet conservation requirements. They are available with a zero VOC paint finish or wrapped with museum grade linen fabric.
Dividers installed in cases can serve several functions. They provide surfaces for mounting graphics or objects that may be viewed from both sides of a case. They may also have integrated shelves.
Shelves, in a variety of materials, may be fixed or adjustable, depending on the type of case and your needs. Rod or cable systems give lots of flexibility in positioning shelves.
In situations requiring a stable internal environment to preserve sensitive items such as paper, cloth and many other materials accommodations may be made for a passive system using desiccant material. Our cases are tightly sealed with silicone gaskets to minimize air exchange with the external environment.
We use LED lighting that is dimmable, emits no UV rays, generates minimal heat, is energy efficient and long lasting. Light bars or downlights are the typical applications, but we can also provide other light sources suited to your needs. All of our lighting comes with dimmers that allow for precise control. Timers, proximity sensors and power cutoffs are also available. A light attic may be added to the top of a case to provide housing for lighting, as a way to suspend an object or to anchor suspended shelves.
Depending on the style of case and your requirements we offer a range of security systems from simple screws requiring a special driver to high security key locks or other types of systems. Sensors and alarms may be added to cases and can interface with building security systems.
A wide variety of finishes may be applied to cases including paint, laminates or fine wood veneers. All of our paints are zero or low VOC and mixed to any custom color desired. High-pressure laminates are available from a number of different manufacturers. Cherry, oak, maple or other wood veneers add an elegant touch to a case.