Mealtime Partners, Inc.


Specializing in Assistive Dining and Drinking Equipment

 

MtP Part No. 4971

Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track - $79.95

 

Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for UniTrack (4971)

The Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track was developed to allow Mealtime Partners’ Flex Arms to be mounted on wheelchairs that have Slide-Track rails, like many newer model powered wheelchairs. The Mealtime Partners Front Mounted Drinking System for Slide-Track is attached to the wheelchair using this clamping system. However, other Flex Arms with diameters from ¾” to 1” can be mounted using this clamping system. The Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track can be mounted vertically or horizontally on any of the Slide-Track rails. This allows positioning of the Flex Arm in the most appropriate location for the application. The Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track is installed on the wheelchair using the hex key that is provided. Once it is installed, the tool is unnecessary as the knobs on the Flex Arm Holder allow the holder to be opened or closed without tools.

Slide-Tracks are slotted tracks (or, rails) that are used for mounting parts and accessories at several locations on many of the newer model powered wheelchairs. UniTrack is a dual-slot rail version that is used for mounting parts and accessories on many Permobil wheelchairs. It is unique in that it has two slots on each rail, and the slots are slightly smaller, which will requires a different size T-Nut than the standard T-Nut. (The size will be specified when ordering the mounting product. Select 1, if this will be used on a Permobil wheelchair with UniTrack, Select 2 if any other wheelchair with Slide-Tracks.)

Common locations include the sides of the seat base, under the arm rests and on the wheelchair back. Some of the slide-tracks have end pieces that fit into the ends of the rails to provide a smooth end to the track. The end pieces can be removed by pulling them out for installing accessories.

The two pictures below illustrate the versatility of the Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track by showing two different locations for attaching the Front Mounted Drinking System for Slide-Track to the wheelchair. 

Front Mounted Drinking System for UniTrack Front Mounted Drinking System for UniTrack
Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track:
Mounted on the Slide-Track on the side of the seat base. Attached to underside of the left arm rest.

The Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track comes with all of the necessary parts (as pictured below) required to install your accessory on the Track. The Slide-Track Rail T-Nut is inserted into the Slide-Track slot and held in position by the two socket head screws. (A hex key is provided to tighten these screws.) This holds the Inner Clamp body securely against the Slide-Track. The Outer Clamp body is then installed using the two knobs, thus forming a clamp that is easily loosened (or opened) without tools.

Flex Arm Holder with Knobs (4971)

 

Components of the Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for UniTrack:

Inner Clamp Body
Outer Clamp Body
Socket Head Screws (2)
Slide-Track Rail T-Nut
Knobs (2)
Hex Key

Advantages of the Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track:

  • Holds securely to wheelchair once installed on Slide-Track

  • Item being held can be inserted or removed (or rotated out of the way) quickly and easily

  • Small Compact Size

  • Easy to Install and Remove

  • Can be mounted to allow flex arm to extend vertically or horizontally from the Flex Arm Holder

 

 

PART NO. DESCRIPTION PRICE S & H PURCHASE
4971 Flex Arm Holder with Knobs for Slide-Track $79.95 $15.00

 

This page last updated 12-23-2017