Expanded panel-height capabilities
From an Empower Base panel, you can stack up to 3 stacking frames in 13”H increments, up to 109”H to create private offices.
Constructed of durable steel, panel-mounted overhead storage features curved, metal and sliding door options; while providing additional organizational features and functionality for your workspace.
Empower offers an extensive selection of frame and tile solutions in countless combinations with fabric, laminate, and glass options that coordinate with open plan workstations.
Engineered to last, designed to perform.
Solid, stackable steel frames are designed to be flexible and durable, while allowing reconfiguration of workspaces without the purchase of additional components.
Non-sequential fabric tiles are interchangeable to allow your workspace to change as your business does.
Empower Tile Segmentation Bar delivers superior fit and finish with consistent alignment between tiles.
Extensive electrical and data capabilities
Technology Tiles allow for easy, one-step access to power and data at desktop height for cell phones, laptops and other frequently used devices.
Lay-in cabling allows easy access through the top channel or hinged raceway. Easy accessibility of the top channel allows fast field installation.
Electrical harnesses come in double-block with access on both sides of panel for up to 4 duplex outlets per panel, or value driven single block harness with access on both sides for up to 2 duplex outlets per panel.
Panels are available in six standard widths (24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60") and four standard heights (31", 44", 57", 70").
13" H stacking frame can build on panels up to 109" heights.
Panel fabric surfaces are removable without tools and fit securely back in place.
Panels are 3" thick, and have a 1.75" wide open, unobstructed interior cavity for cable management and storage.
Technology tiles for segmented and monolithic panels include electrical or data port access.
Panel frames have uprights at each end with slotting in 1" vertical increments.
Tiles are offered in the following surface options: (fabric, glass, technology, whiteboard, and laminate).
Construction and Installation
Panels connect with screws to attach all panels and posts. Connections are metal-to-metal between panels.
Every change of direction adds 3" to the panel run.
Panels have a concealed interior frame constructed of roll-formed steel horizontal members with vertical roll-formed structural steel.
Panel-to-panel connections create two columns of slots between panels. Worksurfaces, storage and accessories can be hung on the slots in any 1" vertical increment.
Empower trim, top caps, raceway covers and finish parts are made of metal. There is no external plastic trim on Empower panels.
All panel frames include factory installed aluminum top caps and steel raceway covers.
Power and Communications System
All electrical system components are UL listed (File E-113033).
8-Wire/4-circuit electrical system can provide a 3 utility + 1 isolated or 2 utility + 2 isolated configurations.
Base panels include a 3"D x 3-1/8"H baseline raceway for routing power, data and communications. Bottom-hinged base metal raceway cover includes laser cutouts for duplexes and data faceplates, and open and snap securely shut when closed.
Base and top raceways have lay-in wire management capabilities.
All panels include an interior top channel that provides a separate path for up to 8 data cables.
Base raceway accommodates up to 25 each Cat. 5E or Cat. 6 cables with power components in place.
Panels 30" or wider will accommodate up to four base line duplexes per panel (2 duplexes per side). All duplex knockouts can be used for data if not used for power duplex.
24"W base panels will accommodate up to two baseline duplexes (1 duplex per side).
Standard fabric surfaced tiles are constructed of a 1/2" fiber glass and are fully tackable.
Worksurfaces and Supports
Worksurfaces come standard with wire management scallops.
Worksurfaces, are available in three edge details (T-mold, Edgeband, and Wood Look Edgeband.) Available in over 250 shapes and sizes.
Worksurfaces have a durable, high-pressure, scratch-resistant Wilsonart laminate on 1 1/8" particleboard and include a .026" high-pressure backer to seal each surface and prevent warping.
Worksurfaces can be hung on panels in 1" vertical increments. Wall-mount supports are also available.
Worksurface support options include cantilevered brackets, end panels, C-legs, floor pedestals and lateral files.
Panels and panel-mounted worksurfaces are aesthetically, dimensionally and functionally compatible with Maxon Series 2000 and Series 1000 freestanding desk products.
Panel Mounted Overhead Storage
Overhead storage is available in all standard panel widths.
All overhead cabinets have either 14 gauge steel off-modular hanging brackets with built-in anti-dislodgement clips or a 16 gauge steel wall mounting track. Overhead shelves have 16 gauge formed steel end panels with built-in anti-dislodgement clips
All overhead cabinets and straight shelves are fully welded assemblies. End panels are 18 gauge formed steel, while lids, shelves, and doors are formed from 20 gauge steel. Corner shelves use 1-1/8" particleboard with a high-pressure laminate top and are fully edgebanded. Shelves have built-in back stops.
Hinged Cabinet doors can either be a 20 gauge steel flat painted door, or a 20 gauge curved steel painted door. All hinged door cabinets come standard with a core removable lock and the doors flip up over the cabinet top with ball -bearing slides. Easy-assist mechanisms are optional with the curved door cabinets. Frosted acrylic sliding door cabinets are available and provide an aesthetic and functional alternative to overhead cabinets.
Under shelf task lighting is available.
Performance and Approvals
Empower frames with fabric tiles have an NRC rating of .70.
Product line meets or exceeds all ANSI/ BIFMA standards.
Panels are UL Listed (Standard 1286; File E-113033.
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Fabric tiles have a class "A" flame rating.
The Empower panel system (excluding laminate tiles) is SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified.
The Empower panel system is level® 2 Certified.