Humanscale 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray System
"Build your own system, base starts as keyboard tray only". Dimensions: 25" W x 10.625" D.
We offer a full line of premium mechanisms, keyboard platforms, mouse platforms and palm rests to meet the needs of a wide variety of individuals, workstations and office environments. Each of our platform options is designed to ensure that users type and mouse within their Neutral Reach Zone, thereby encouraging safe, sustainable working postures.
By combining these elements, you will create the most non-intrusive, intuitively adjustable keyboard support available. If your needs are not met by any of our standard options, we can create a solution customized to your specific requirements.
All of our keyboard and mouse platforms are made of phenolic, an ultra-strong, remarkably thin (1/4") composite that's non-toxic, durable and easy to clean. Humanscale Big Compact 550 platform is designed to support nearly all standard keyboards and to fit most desks. Comes with built-in mousing surface. Not available with other mouse platform options. Dimensions: 25" W x 10.625" D.
Keyboard Systems - In many ways, a keyboard support is the heart of an ergonomic workstation. As reach and vision drive posture, an articulating keyboard system allows the user to sit in a healthy, neutral posture through bringing the keyboard and mouse to the user. A well-designed articulating keyboard system offers protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Since 1995, Humanscale has been the leading manufacturer of articulating keyboard systems and today sells more than all other manufacturers combined.
Effortless Use - Humanscale patented keyboard systems have effortless height and angle adjustment. Promoting negative tilt keying, the keyboard platforms will not go into a positive tilt.
Durability - Humanscale keyboard trays are solidly anchored to any work surface, and shape to specific user needs. Hypoallergenic Gel palm supports offer height and durability, and are designed to be compatible with human skin.
Customization - Humanscale offers three negative-tilt keyboard systems, from 5G to our latest 6G, which combines easy dial-a-tilt and height adjustability with the strongest, most stable arm on the market. Humanscale keyboard supports come in many different configurations, including left/right customization, to support any user need.
Design Story - An ergonomically designed keyboard is essential for every workstation. Ergonomists agree that the healthiest typing posture is one that allows the wrists to maintain a neutral or slightly pronated posture - straight or bent at a slightly downward angle. For that reason, Humanscale designers created our keyboard systems to allow the keyboard to positioned anywhere from 0 degrees to a -15 degree angle.
A decade of ergonomic research shows that using a negative sloped adjustable keyboard tray maximizes the time spent working in a neutral hand, wrist and upper body postures. These postural benefits can’t be achieved by just using a keyboard on a height-adjustable work surface." - Dr. Alan Hedge, Cornell University
The Neutral Reach Zone
The Neutral Reach Zone is the area that can be conveniently reached with a sweep of the forearm while the upper arm hangs in a natural position at the side. (Sanders & McCormick, 1993)
Unlike older generation keyboard/mouse solutions, our platforms are designed to ensure that nearly all users are able to work consistently within their Neutral Reach Zone, and thus maintain a low-risk, sustainable posture.
Option 1 - Color
Option 3 - Track
Refers to the under-desk mounted track that the mechanism slides along. Measure the amount of flat space you have on the under-side (from front to back of your desk) to determine which track length best suits you. The longer the track you are able to fit, the farther underneath the desk you will be able to slide the platform. The track measures 5-1/2" in width and is available in seven lengths:
|11" Track||For real small Desks at least 11" deep "from front to back"|
|14" Track||For real small Desks at least 14" deep "from front to back"|
|16" Track||For real small Desks at least 16" deep "from front to back"|
|18" Track||For smaller Desks at least 18" deep "measure from front to back"|
|21 3/4" Track (Standard)||For use with 22" deep Desks "measure from front to back"|
|25" Track||For deeper Desks with up to 25" depth "from front to back"|
|27" Track||For real deep Desks with up to 27" depth "from front to back"|
Option 4 - Track Length
- Desk has more than 22" clear space under desktop, front to back
- Less than 22" & more than 18" clearance under desktop, front to back
- Less than 18" & more than 16" clearance under desktop, front to back
- Desk has less than 16" & more than 14" clear space under desktop, front to back
Option 5 - Lateral Slider
Option 6 - Palm Rest
Available with either a foam or gel core, our synthetic leather palm supports are comfortable, durable and easy to clean. Our standard palm supports are available in black. However, as with our platforms, other colors can be made available on request.
|Dimensions||25" W x 10.625" D|
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by Stacy Ernst, SAINT PAUL, Minnesota, Aug 17, 2021
I have one if these at work and can’t manage ergonomic challenges without it at home, so I bought another. I love that my ergo keyboard and track pad fit on this, and the full wrist support is beneficial too. It slides easy and is fully articulate-able. Easy to install though… your directions should be updated to instruct the installer to first attach the under mount keyboard tray system to the sliding mechanism to get it to work correctly when you put it in the track. Without the weight to balance, the loaded spring won’t release enough to slide in. Your instructions say to slide the mechanism into the track, then attach the tray… they does not work. But, your support line was fantastic and knew exactly how to help me solve the issue.
by Keith H, Costa Mesa, California, Dec 09, 2017
Well built product, easy to install. Very helpful customer service rep who helped with a part exchange after purchase. With all the options available, it would be helpful to have a more interactive buying/selection tool online to help understand what combination would be best for one's own application.
Humanscale offers the following warranties on its products, subject to any exclusions and limitations as set forth below:
|Customer’s Own Material (COM, COL)||No Warranty|
|Switch Mouse||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|Technology Products||3 Years, Limited Warranty|
|Element Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Horizon Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Diffrient Series Lights||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Float Table, (Mechanical)||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|eFloat and Electric Float||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|QuickStand Sit/Stand Workstation, QuickStand Lite, QuickStand Eco, QuickStand Underdesk||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads||5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|M2, M/Flex & Para/Flex Monitor Arms||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M4, M7 & M8 Monitor Arms with Gas Cylinder Components||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Ballo Stool||3 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|Vessel Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty, 3 Years 24/7 Warranty for the power supply driver|
|M/Connect||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Power||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Connect 2||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Monarch Mat||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Office IQ||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other seating and products detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide, unless otherwise specified||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other products NOT detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide||Varies; consult your Humanscale representative for details|
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the Float Table will
render the warranty void. The warranty on the Float Table applies to the base
and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if
the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table
top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a
width of 72" or less, and (iii) the total weight load including work surface is
no more than 130 lbs for the standard base and no more than 160 lbs for the
heavy duty base.
Note: Ballo is not a task chair. It has not passed the BIFMA or European EN standards for office seating. The Ballo in an exercise chair that is designed for dynamic seating and frequent movement. All Ballo instructions should be followed to ensure a comfortable experience.
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the eFloat or electric Float will render the warranty void. The warranty on the eFloat and electric Float applies to the base and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a width of 72" or less, and (iii) a total weight load including work surface of no more than 200 lbs.
The warranties for the Vessel lights exclude labor and other costs associated with the installation and/or removal of the lights from ceilings, walls, fixtures, etc. Further, Humanscale has no warranty obligations if the product is affected by internal or external environmental conditions (including but not limited to water, moisture, outdoor use, or temperature damage), power fluctuations, improper power supply, or if the product is not installed and used in compliance will all applicable standards and electrical codes.
These warranties are available to the original end-user customer only and are non-transferable. For these warranties to be valid, the Humanscale product must have been purchased directly from Humanscale and/or an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller of Humanscale products. If products are procured through an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller, the end-user customer must be registered with Humanscale for the warranty to be in effect. Humanscale warrants that, at the time of customer’s receipt, the product will be in good working order and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the duration of the warranty term, as set forth above. These warranties do not apply to normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident, neglect, product abuse, misuse and/or failure to follow instructions relating to the product’s installation or intended use. Humanscale will not be responsible for damage due to service, maintenance, modifications or tampering by anyone other than a Humanscale authorized representative. Humanscale will not be responsible for injury or damage caused by or associated with the installation and/or use of products in any manner other than in strict conformance with the instructions set forth in its installation manuals and instruction sheets and/or product literature. These warranties do not cover damage caused by a carrier or transportation of the product from one location to another, or alterations made by owner. Humanscale does not warrant damages or defects to the products under the following conditions: an Act of God, damage from electrical power problems, usage of parts or components not supplied by Humanscale, failure to perform preventative maintenance, or damage caused by peripherals not supplied by Humanscale.
In the event a product or product part is defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, and Humanscale receives written notice of the defect within the warranty period, Humanscale will determine with customer if the defect is covered under warranty. Humanscale, at its option, may repair or replace the defective product or product part determined to be under warranty with the same or comparable product or product part as determined by Humanscale, at customer’s location or at a designated Humanscale location. The labor costs associated with the repair of the product or product part may be the responsibility of Humanscale if the product or product part is determined to be under warranty. Humanscale must pre-approve the labor costs prior to the repair or replacement of warranty products or product parts. Customer must contact Humanscale to obtain a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Performance of any repair or replacement does not renew or extend the warranty period. If, after examining and testing a returned product or product part, Humanscale determines that the product or product part is not defective, Humanscale will notify customer and return the product or product part to customer. Customer will be responsible for the freight charges associated with the return of non-defective products or product parts. To return a product or product part for repair that is not covered by warranty, Customer must request a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Customer will bear the costs of labor and freight charges associated with non-warranty repair. Customer will be charged a standard repair fee, specific to the product, for any product that is repaired outside of the warranty period. Repairs on products out of warranty also carry a 90-day warranty, effective the day that Customer receives the repaired product or product part. For products that are not covered under warranty: Customer may upgrade to a newer, functionally equivalent product at the list price; the product or product part will be returned to Customer; or Customer can request in writing that Humanscale dispose of the product or product part for Customer, in which case a fee may apply as designated by local law.
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Humanscale does not warrant that customer’s use of the Humanscale product will be uninterrupted or error free. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited in duration to the Limited Warranty period, to the greatest extent allowed by law. Some states or countries do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states or countries, some exclusions or limitations of this Limited Warranty may not apply. This Limited Warranty is subject to change without notification.
Limitation of Liability
Purchaser’s remedies set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of Humanscale with respect to the breach of this agreement or any contract entered into between the parties pursuant hereto shall not exceed the price of the product or part on which such liability is based. In no event will Humanscale be liable to purchasers for any special, collateral, incidental or consequential damages however caused, whether by Humanscale’s negligence or otherwise. The remedies provided above are the purchaser’s sole remedies for any failure of Humanscale to comply with its obligations regarding the workmanship of its products. Correction of any nonconformity in the manner and for the period of time provided shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities of Humanscale, with respect to or arising out of the product furnished hereunder.