Installation Manual

Table of ContentsInstallation Manual . 1EcoCube Cubicle Installation Introduction. 3Tools Required . 4Instructional Video: tion/ . 4Cubicle Installation Preparation. 5Cubicle Installation Sequence . 5Cubicle Panel Installation . 6Cubicle Panel Installation: Connecting Panels to Connectors . 7Cubicle Panel Installation: Connecting Panels to Panels: . 8Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel End Cap Kit. 9Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel Height Change . 10Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel Height Change . 11Cubicle Panel Installation: Variable Height Filler Trim . 12Wall Hanger Strips . 13Location and installation:. 13Wall Mount Installation . 15Power Distribution . 17Electrical Power Distribution and Wire Management . 17Electrical Pre-Installation Requirements. 17Power Entry. 18Base & Connector Raceway Management. 19Wire Management End Cap Installation and Removal: . 21Work Surface Installation. 22Rectangular Surface . 22Transaction Surface Installation. 22Storage Pedestals . 23Overhead Storage . 24Shelf Installation . 24Overhead Bin Flipper Door Installation . 24Tack Board Installation. 25Task Lights . 25Pencil Drawer Installation . 252

EcoCube Cubicle Installation IntroductionThese instructions provide the necessary information to safely install’s EcoCube cubicles:The EcoCube cubicle is a time-tested office partition furniture system that includes a comprehensivevocabulary of panels, power/cabling management, work and storage components as well as accessories.These products also offer the distinction of a family of modular furniture designed to provide a broadrange of solutions for both open plan and private office requirements.The characteristics of the EcoCube system require panel arrangements and panel supports as outlined inthis manual for a safe and secure installation. Rearrangements and additions to an existing installationmust follow the installation guidelines to ensure continued safe use. shall not be liable for aproduct that is used or altered in any other way.WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury or product damage or both.3

Tools RequiredInstructional Video: tion/Many products are fully assembled at the factory, then shipped, and need only to be installed. Some products areshipped in subassemblies requiring field assembly during installation. The following are tools necessary to properlyinstall EcoCube products. ¼ ” Allen Wrench#2 and #3 Phillips Screwdriver/bits25’ – 30’ Tape MeasurePlastic/Rubber Mallet/HammerSlotted Screwdriver6” long Phillips Extension Bit (for pencil drawer bearers)9”-long or longer Magnetic ‘Torpedo’ LevelUtility Razor KnifeThe following tools will speed-up larger installations or be handy in special circumstances. 12v – 18v Drill/Driver (with spare batteries and charger) Set of Drill Bits & Screw Bits Chalk Line and/or 2” Masking Tape (to locate/mark panel run starts) 4’ Carpenter’s Bubble Level Hack Saw or Power Reciprocating Saw with Metal Blades Pliers 250-lb capacity Wonder Bar (pry bar) Electrical Tester Panel Skates (for 10 work stations or more) Dollies & Panel Carts (for 10 work stations or more) Laser Leveler Device (for 10 work stations or more)4

Cubicle Installation PreparationTake care examining contents of each box making sure small packages within boxes are not overlooked.1. Sort and stage all items: Panels Connectors and End Trim Power Components Wall Tracks Cable Poles Work Surfaces and Support Components Overhead and File Pedestal Storage Components Pencil Drawers and Accessories2. Review building drawings closely to determine exact location of panel runs.3. Mark floors with chalk lines and/or tape to mark starting points and openings.4. Start at high point of the floor, if possible.Cubicle Installation recommends the following sequence to assemble EcoCube product: Panels and Connectors.Install Panel End Trim at ends of panel runs.Install Power Distribution and End Feeds (not wired to power supply).Install Overhead Storage and Task Lights.Install Work Surfaces and Floor-supported/hanging Pedestals and/or File Centers.Install Tack Boards & Marker Boards.Install Accessories.Wipe down furniture.5

Cubicle Panel InstallationInstructional Video: tant: Start at a 2-way, 3-way or 4-way connector junction so that the initial panels, once connected,will remain free-standing; then build from there according to your layout print. Construct thisconnector junction at a locatable point from the layout print on the installation floor. Usechalk line or masking tape to mark the starting location. To connect adjacent panels of equal height, use a rod & block connector. Use a two-way 180 connector for equal or unequal height panels. Two-way 90 , three-way and four-way corner connectors provide the panel-to-panelconnection necessary in either of the following situations:o Adjacent panels are unequal in heighto Adjacent panels are at a 90 angle to each other and of either equal or unequal height.o A group of three or four equal- or unequal-height panels at 90 from a common point. At each connector junction where there will be a panel height change, refer to ConnectorChange-of-Height procedure. Be sure to level panels before installing components.6

Cubicle Panel Installation: Connecting Panels to ConnectorsEqual Height Panels:Note: Wherever your furniture plan calls for transaction counters mounted to panels, please review thesection “Transaction Counter Installation” before connecting the panels beneath.1. Place top draw block of connector on the top wedge block of the first panel.2. Loosen screw in top draw block of connector with ¼ ” Allen wrench or hex bit, until the bottom drawblock of the connector clears the panel’s bottom wedge.3. Tighten the same connector draw block screw until panel and connector are securely attached.4. Loosen an/the adjacent top connector draw block screw5. Move the adjacent panel to locate the bottom wedgeTop wedge blockTop drawblocksblock over the bottom draw block on the connector6. Lift up the loosened top draw block on the connector andposition the panels top wedge block adjacent to theRigidconnectors top wedge block, drop connector draw blockconnector:2-way (90 )over the two adjacent wedge blocks.2-way (180 )7. Tighten connector draw block screw until panel and3-way (180 )connector are securely attached.8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 for any additional connectordraw blocks (3-way and 4-way connectors).Bottom wedge blockBottom draw blocks7

Cubicle Panel Installation: Connecting Panels to Panels:A Rod & Block Panel Connector is required to connect two panels in a straight line.Note: Wherever your furniture plan calls for transaction counters mounted to panels, please review thesection “Transaction Counter Installation” before connecting the panels beneath.Equal-height Panels:Panel ConnectorTop wedge blocksTopdrawBlockBottom wedge blockBottom drawblock¼ “ Allenwrench1. Place top draw block of connector on top of wedge blockof first panel.2. Loosen the Allen screw in the top draw block of theconnector rod until the bottom draw block of connector rodclears bottom wedge block of first panel.3. Move and position adjoining panel’s bottom wedgeadjacent to first panel’s bottom wedge block within openhalf of connector rods bottom draw block. Then raise theconnector rods draw block and position the adjoining panelstop wedge block next to the panels top wedge block, underthe open half of the connector rods top draw block.4. Tighten connector rods Allen screw until panels aresecurely attached.5. After assembly of a run of panels, adjust panel glides inbottom of all panels to level panel run and to put equalweight on all panel glides8

Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel End Cap KitInstructional Video: e-panel/Use to trim the exposed hardware on the vertical end of a panel at the end of a panel run.Note: Wherever your furniture plan calls for transaction counters mounted to panels, please review thesection “Transaction Counter Installation” before connecting the panels beneath.1. Place draw block of the End Cap over the top wedge block of the panel.2. Loosen ¼” hex/Allen screw at top of End Cap until bottom draw block clears bottom wedgeblock of the panel.3. Tighten hex/Allen screw until End Cap is fastened firmly to the panel.Note: Do not over tighten top Allen screw; it may cause Panel End Cap to bow.9

Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel Height ChangeAt a Connector:Follow the instructions below for changing the connector wedge block position on any 2-way (90 ), 2way (180 ), 3-way (180 ) or 4-way connector to attach a panel of lower height.1. Lay connector on a flat, protective surface.2. Remove connector Top Draw Block(s) to reveal top cap release port.3. With a screwdriver, press both top cap extension tabs, as shown at right, while pulling on topcap to release it.4. Remove connector wedge block (Top Draw Block and Top Wedge Block) by removing bothwedge block screws. Remove the threaded nut plate that has dropped after removing thescrews by tipping the connector so that it slides out either end.5. Remove connector filler strip from the side to be adjusted; remove from bottom end first byprying or pulling end away. Filler strip is held in place with double-faced adhesive tape.6. Install wedge block and threaded nut plate removed from top location to new height desired. Begin by threading a screw into the threaded nut plate, making sure the raised ridgearound threads faces screw head; this helps to properly locate the threaded plate. Position one end of the threaded plate, as shown, through the access hole above thewedge block screw holes, into place. While holding its position, place wedge block intoplace. Insert screw through wedge block and connector; do not tighten completely. Remove wedge block screw used to position threaded nut plate. Use inserted screw toalign nut plate intoThreaded Nut Plateposition. You may needto tighten or loosen thescrew for betterpositioning control¼ “ -20 X ¼ “Pan Head Screwand/or hold connectorfor gravity to positionnut plate. Once in place,finger-start a screwthrough the wedge blockand connector into thenut plate.Note: the hole in the adjacent oropposite side of the connector canbe used to insert a screwdriver to hold the threaded nut plate in position for installing wedgeblock screws.7. Cut filler strip at bottom end and install to fit between top and bottom wedge blocks.8. Reattach the top draw block to the connector wedge block and replace top cap.10Top wedgeBlock Screw

Cubicle Panel Installation: Panel Height ChangePanel-to-Panel, inlineFollow the instructions below for changing the wedge block position ona panel end to connect to it a panel of lower height.Panel ShellTop Wedge Block1. Remove both top wedge block screws and wedge block.2. Remove hanger frame screws and hanger frame.3. Determine the length to cut off from top (“CC” stamped at end)portion of the hanger frame by subtracting the nominal heightof the shorter panel from the nominal height of the taller panel.Hanger FrameHanger FrameScrewsFor example:67” Taller panel nominal height– 47” Shorter panel nominal height20” Amount to be removed from top4. Use hacksaw or power reciprocating saw to cut hanger frame; be sure to cut squarely. Discardtop portion of hanger frame.5. Reinstall hanger frame and tighten screws; be sure to evenly align panel shell side-to-side.6. Position top wedge block in new position, lowered the same distance calculated in step 3 above.Scribe a mark at the center point of each screw hole in the wedge block.7. Remove hanger frame, bottom wedge block, and panel shell.8. At each scribed mark, stamp a starting dimple using a starting punch or nail. Also stamp onebetween the two, in line with the two. At each of thethree marks, drill a 5/16” hole through the panel shell.9. Reinstall panel shell, bottom wedge block and hangerframe; be sure to evenly align panel shell side-to-side.Tighten all screws.10. Position top wedge block in new position, lowered thesame distance calculated in step 3 above. Scribe a mark atthe center point of each screw hole in the panel frame.Remove wedge block.11. Drill a 3/16” hole, at a 2 -- 4 angle, through the framerail at the two screw locations (the centered hole is arelief for the boss on the back of the wedge block).Important Note: Holes must be drilled at a 2 -- 4 angle from the panel face; failure to do socould allow drill or wedge block screw to damage face of panel.12. Position top wedge block in new position and attach with two wedge block screws.13. Attach top of panel shell to panel frame through any hanger frame screw hole near top with aflathead drywall screw. Screw head must be large enough to hold panel shell down withoutgoing through and without being raised to hamper attachment of variable height filler trim.11

Cubicle Panel Installation: Variable Height Filler TrimThe 48” trim piece is designed to provide up to two pieces of trim for use on connectors with panels ofunequal height or two panels in line of unequal height as described above. Each end is profiled to serveas a top, finished end.1. Filler trim must be cut to required length.Measure the distance between the top ofthe panel/connector and the top of thetop draw block of the lower panel. Then Top capmeasure same distance from one end ofthe trim piece and scribe a line across theface at that point.Connector2. Use hacksaw or power miter saw; besure to cut squarely.Note: Do not discard other end; it may also beused as filler trim in many cases.3. Clean the area to be trimmed; make sure it isdry before positioning the filler.4. Remove paper backer from adhesive tape on back side of filler. Position filler trimand press firmly into position. Make sure profiled end of filler trim is at top andpositioned flush with top of connector or panel top cap.Profiled EndFiller TrimPress FirmlyRemove paperbacker fromadhesive tapeon back12

Wall Hanger StripsNote: Wall hanger strips must be used only on a structural wall constructed in either of the followingmanner, as a minimum: Composite Board (drywall) over Wood or Metal Stud: Drywall must be 5/8” minimum, on 2” x 4”studs minimum, 24”on-center maximum; 14’ height maximum, retained at both floor andceiling. Metal studs must be “C”-channel, 20-ga minimum thickness. Drywall must be attachedby industry standards, minimum; ideally it should include appropriate adhesive bead on eachstud, the full length of the stud. Poured cement wall Cement block wallAcceptable fastener recommendations: Into drywall on studs:o 3/16” hollow wall fastener or 3/16” wall toggle & bolt with #8 flat head machine screwlocated 29” and 60” from floor, minimum; other screw locations can utilize 1/8”fastener/wall toggle with #8 flat head machine screw.o Directly into wood stud: #8 x 2 ½ ” flat head drywall or sheet metal screw.o Directly into metal stud: #8 x 2 ½ ” flat head sheet metal screw. Into concrete, cement block or brick:o #8 x 1 ½ ” flat head sheet metal screw with screw anchor.o 3/16” x 1 ¾ ” Tapcon or other brand concrete anchor screw. Must be used withrecommended (5/32”) masonry drill bit for pilot hole.Note: Refer to fastener manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations for application, loadrating and pilot hole size. It is the installer’s responsibility to determine and select the mostappropriate fastener. does assume any liability for their use.Warning! Failure to properly attach wall hanger strips to a structural wall and, wherepossible, to rest wall hanger stripsdirectly on the floor may causedislodgement of wall strip and/orattached components causingpersonal injury and/or propertydamage.Location and installation:Note: Wall hanger strip must be secured towall with appropriate fastener every 6”.1. Position the first wall hanger stripat the required location, perfurniture layout drawing. Note thatthe end with the hole locatedMount wall strips atstuds where possible.Mount wall stripsonly to wall fastenedto the buildingstructure at theceiling as well as thefloorFloorCenter-to-Centerspacing. Nominalcomponent widthSee detail “A” belowSet bottom of wall strip13directlyto floor, where possible, formaximum load support to the end is the top. Attach at top with fastener.Use a level to ‘plumb’ wall hanger strip; mark holelocations on wall through holes in wall hanger strip.Drill holes, at each marking, in wall according tofastener manufacturer’s recommendation.Insert fastener and complete attachment of wallhanger strip.Measure or use a spacer to locate and mark the nextwall hanger strip location.Repeat steps 2 –5 for remainder of wall hanger strips.Helpful Hints: Spacers may be used to position subsequent,sequential wall strips. Cut spacers to 1” less thannominal component dimension /1/32”, e.g., 47”(48” -1”) /- 1/32”. Be sure to keep ends square. Installers are responsible to install wall strips at auniform height and level relative to one another.Often, if a drop ceiling is present; their perimetertrack has been installed with a laser level.Because floor levels vary, especially cementfloors, the ceiling tile track may be a betterreference for locating wall strip’s vertical position.Installer must determine best method for keepingwall strips level because their location is critical tothe subsequent outcome of the furnitureinstallation.Allow for wall hangerthickness and wallthickness whendetermining fastenerlength. Fasteners to besecured at every 6”1”3/8”WallHangerStripDETAIL A21/32”14

Wall Mount InstallationUse to connect a panel at a right angle to a structural wall orto another, non-steel frame, panel of the same height.Top CapNotice: It is the installer’s responsibility to select and installthe proper fasteners in the structural wall or panel does not assume liability for their use.NotchFor attachment to all panels, except tubular steel frame:Flush1. Position the Wall Mount channel at the desiredChannellocation, flush with top of panel and parallel to itsTop (small) Wedge Blockvertical edges, with notch up for clearance of panelstop cap.2. Use holes in channel for template, bore 3/16”Filler Stripdiameter hole 1 ½” deep into panel frame; two at#14X1¾”longSheetMetalthe top, two at the bottom.Screws3. Securely fasten wedge blocks and channel to panelsurface with #14 X 1 ¾” long Sheet Metal Screws.4. Remove paper cover from adhesive strip on back of filler strip and position filler in channel,between wedge blocks, and press firmly in place.5. Assemble panel to Wall Mount with a standard panel connector.For attachment to structural wall:Note: Structural wall should be constructed in either ofthe following manners, as a minimum: Composite Board (drywall) over Wood or MetalStud: Drywall must be 5/8” minimum, on 2” x 4”studs minimum, 24”on-center maximum; 14’height maximum, retained at both floor andceiling. Metal studs must be “C”-channel, 20-gaminimum thickness. Drywall must be attached byindustry standards, minimum; ideally it shouldinclude appropriate adhesive bead on each stud,the full length of the stud. Poured cement wall or Cement block wallStructuralWall1 3/4”MinimumFurring Strip1. Select a wood furring strip, straight and sound,with minimum cross section dimensions of 1 ¾ ” XNotch2”. The length must match the nominal height ofthe Wall Mount.2. Bevel or plane the back of the furring strip so that face of furring strip will be plumb.15

3. Select appropriate fastener for type of structural wall and mount the furring strip to thestructural wall, perpendicular and resting on the floor.4. Locate channel vertically, with notch at bottom.5. Follow steps 2 – 5 above to attach Wall Mount to furring strip.16

Power DistributionInstructional Video: al-components/Electrical Power Distribution and Wire ManagementElectrical power distribution components are modular and allow complete integration with the EcoCubefurniture system products. Please read and follow this information carefully before proceeding with anyfurniture installation requiring electrical components.WARNING: Disconnect power before servicing any component. Failure to do so can cause electrical shock andpersonal injury or property damage.Electrical power system is: UL-Listed/CSA-Certified and labeled Constructed with shielded conduit to provide an effective built-in EMF barrier Eight-wire, four-circuit design 15-amp capacity Three general-purpose circuits One dedicated circuit with isolated groundElectrical Pre-Installation RequirementsThe electrical power distribution system is an eight-wire/four-circuit modular system that can supply upto four circuits with single-phase or three-phase power. Each circuit is rated 125v/15-amps and cansupply a maximum of 13 receptacles.1. Before starting the electrical component installation, be sure to coordinate the layout with thebuilding power supply sources.2. Connection of the electrical components to the building electrical supply must be performed bya qualified eight-wire/four-circuit power system specifications:o UL-Listed/CSA-Certified ando Eight-wire, four-circuit designo 15-amp capacityo Constructed with shielded conduito Three general-purpose circuitso One dedicated circuit with isolated ground EMF barrier EcoCube series panelsspecified with power come with the power distribution harness attached to the panel.To connect power distribution harnesses and/or pass-thru cables together or between one or another1. The flexible conduit/connector is polarized so that it can only connect to the appropriate end ofa pass-thru cable or to the male terminals on the power block of a power distribution harness(one terminal on the male end of the connector is crowned).17

If the power distribution harness needs to be removed, remove the power block from mountingbracket, use a small pry bar or flat-blade screwdriver to press down plastic tab of power block oneither side of the mounting bracket center tab until you can push the power block through.2. Simply make sure the polarized ends are appropriately matched and press together. You shouldhear an audible ‘click’ when they have made a proper connection. If not, please examinecarefully to make sure the two are fully connected by firmly pulling apart.o The shielded cable of each Power Distribution Harness and Pass Thru cable can be stretchedup to 3 ½ ” to round 90-degree corners; firmly grab shielded cable only at each end and pullsharply until fully stretched. You can see an example of how to stretch these -components3. Follow the schematic below for routing power distribution harnesses and/or pass-thru cables atconnector junctions.Power Distribution HarnessMain Panel Run-SpineMain Panel Run-SpineTo install Duplex ReceptaclesSlide and snap duplex receptacles into each Power Distribution blockwhere indicated according to electrical plan. Knock out appropriate duplexcovers on each base cover. To remove duplex receptacle, press release tabon power block and slide duplex receptacle out.Power Entry1. Insert end into power distribution harness block and slide into position until you hear an audible‘click’; thread free end through panel base side cover and install base side cover.2. Rotate conduit to the right or left and add Power Entry cover, Secure with two screws provided.Power Entry is now ready for electrician to hardwire the connection to the building supply.18

End Feed and Ceiling Feed cables connect to power distribution block male terminals on endof block.WARNING Risk of Fire or Electrical Shock. Each panel must be connected to only one source of electricalsupply. Be sure to turn off panel board switch while installing or removing power entry. Power Entry must be installed by a licensed electrician.Wiring tral 2Neutral 1Isolated GroundGroundHot Circuit 4Hot Circuit 3Hot Circuit 2Hot Circuit 1Base & Connector Raceway ManagementOpening Panel Base Side Covers:Side covers are retained by the top channel and pivot at the baseplate.1. To remove side cover, start at one end and press down on the top edge of the side cover to clear thelip from the top channel; pull toward you as your finger continues pressing down on the top edge asit slides along toward the other end.2. Rotate side cover down toward you to allow access to the cable management channel.PanelTop ChannelSide Cover LipSideCoverRotateClosing Panel Base Side covers:HingeAdjustable GlideBaseplate / HingeNote: Connector trim covers must be closed before closing side covers.1. Start at one end of the side cover and press down on the top edge until the lip is under the topchannel.2. While holding that end in position, press and run finger along the top edge seating the rest of thelip under the top channel.Connector Trim Covers:19

Trim covers are completely installed on all post connectors, except 4way connectors which have a base post but no trim cover. Trim covers pivot at the base and hold their position with a latch that engages the connector. To release the trim cover, press down and in with a flat blade screw driver, near the center atConnectortop. When the trim cover latch clears the edge of the connector, rotate the trim cover back.Trim CoverSupport Post2-Way 90 Connector-OpenConnectorConnectorConnectorSupport PostTrim CoverSupport PostTrim CoverLatchesSupport PostTrim Cover2-Way 180 Connector3-Way Connector2-Way 90 Connector-Closed20

Wire Management End Cap Installation and Removal:Note: End caps must be installed before closing panel base sidecovers.To Install:1. Insert end cap hooks into the base plate slots, as shownat right.2. Rotate the end cap upward until the end cap latchcatches the top channel hook. Confirm, by pulling backon the top of the end cap.Side Cover(open)BaseplateSlotsEnd Cap HooksTo Remove:1. Use a flat-blade screw driver to pry down on the endcap latch beneath the panel end trim.2. When the latch clears the top channel hook, pull backon the top of the end cap until the end cap hooksdisengage from

connector junction at a locatable point from the layout print on the installation floor. Use chalk line or masking tape to mark the starting location. To connect adjacent panels of equal height, use a rod & block connector. Use a t