Q-Cord Retractable Museum Stanchions
* A more discreet Q barrier solution
* Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
* Elasticated cord that gently tugs without tripping
* Click here for elastic cord
* Options to accommodate signage and tie-back to wall
* Click here for wall terminators
The floor mounted Q' Barrier has been designed to provide all of the features of the freestanding version but with the facility for a more permanent installation. The proportions and detailing have been designed to complement museum and gallery environments with clean lines and neutral finishes. There is a range of signage options that will attach easily and securely to the stanchion to assist with informing and directing visitors.There are two types; The socket mount and the surface mount.Socket Mount: The stanchion post screws into a floor socket providing a rigid installation to support our discreet elastic cord, that replaces those dreadful droopy ropes. Simple, effective, and suited to more static layouts.Surface Mount: The stanchion post has a small base plate that is attached to the floor with four fixings (screws or expansion bolts) providing a rigid installation to support our discreet elastic cord that replaces those dreadful droopy ropes. A thin stainless steel cover then hides the fixings providing a clean uncluttered finish. Simple, effective, and suited to more static layouts.
You will of course require elasticated cord to go with your stanchion layout.
A range of signage options are available to work with your Q Barrier.
Our stanchions are supplied complete with an Allen key.
We recommend up to 2.5 metres as the ideal spacing between barriers, but this can be adjusted slightly to suit individual layouts.
For the best finish, it is important to ensure that the cord maintains a level straight line between barriers.
The floor socket has recently been completely redesigned. The Q Barrier post now snaps firmly into place with a secure mechanism that ensures it's always pointing in the right direction. Thanks to this new beautifully simple system, altering the layout is very easy, doing away with the need to match each upright to its own floor socket.
With the upright being so easy to remove thanks to this new system, altering the layout is easy. However, when the upright is removed, the exposed hole of the socket is left visible. This can fill up with dirt and grime, potentially affecting the mechanism. We have therefore designed the Q Barrier Floor-Mounted Blanking Plug to slot into the socket, creating a flush finish. This not only makes the socket more visually attractive when the upright is removed, but also protects the mechanism inside the socket.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Socket Mount
1. Mark out the position of the sockets. Normal spacing is between 2.0 and 2.5mtrs between posts.
2. Drill holes of approx’ 46-50mm dia’ by at least 100mm deep and clear the hole of any dust of
3. Unscrew and remove the stainless steel bezel at the top of the socket.
4. Apply an epoxy resin to the bottom and sides of the hole.
5. Carefully insert the socket into the hole and ‘bed down’ using a small
rotational motion to assist the movement of the resin until the top of the
socket is level with the floor.
6. To ensure the holes in the top of the post line up, it is important to make
sure the rods in the bottom of each socket are in line with the next socket.
See image above of socket.
7. Allow the epoxy resin to ‘cure’ then screw the stainless steel bezel back
into place and insert the post into the socket by twisting in a clockwise
direction. There will be an audible ‘click’ as the post snaps into place.
8. When you have the desired layout, unscrew the top cap until there is a gap large enough to insert
the cord. Use a small allen key or screwdriver in the hole on the side of the cap if additional
purchase is needed.
9. Insert the end of the cord into the space under the cap and wrap the cord around the stem once
or twice and out through one of the slots. Hold the cord in place and screw the cap down.
10. For intermediate barriers, pull the cord tight to the next barrier with enough tension to make a
straight line and feed the cord in through one slot, around the cap stem and out through the
appropriate slot. Straight through for a line of barriers and ninety degrees at a corner.
11. Repeat step 7 for the last barrier.
12. When the layout is complete, tighten all caps to prevent them from being unscrewed.
13. To remove any post, push down firmly and rotate in an anti-clockwise direction.
A) Please note – Thanks to a redesign on the Floor Mounted Q Barrier system, any upright can be
inserted into any socket.
B) Please note – Resin or glue will not be required on the inside of the socket to secure the post. The
new system involves the upright simply twisting to lock into the socket. As long as this process has been
followed correctly, the post will be completely secure.
We recommend to 8'-10' as the ideal spacing between stanchions, but this can be adjusted slightly to suit individual layouts.
For the best finish it is important to ensure that the cord maintains a level and straight line between stanchions.