Max weight on stand

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Are max weight specs for stands really max or do they use some kind of ‘safety margin’ ?
 

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I wouldn't risk putting anything near the max weight on a stand.

The Onstage is rated for 350 lbs.

My heaviest keys on one of mine totals about 85 lbs between two keyboards.

Seriously, though, what do you want to shovel onto a stand that even comes close to max weight?

Fudge factor probably varies from manufacturer to manufacturer anyway.

Gary ;)
 
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Well, I’ll explain later why I’m referring to this particular keyboard but it’s about the Kawai MP11SE.
It weighs 34 kilograms, and the spider pro can handle 35 kilograms per tier...
Obviously, I’m referring to the bottom tier...
 
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I would not think that any Engineering load calculations are undertaken during the design process.

More likely that the company build a prototype and then load it with well in excess of a trio of heavy keyboards then they probably leave it loaded overnight.

So yeah a safety margin is inbuilt during the testing.

There again if the likes of Onstage have a finite element analysis software then it can be loaded in the computer before a prototype is constructed.

Either way there would be a physic test which may even include a test to destruction.
 

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I wouldn't risk it.

That's a very expensive tumble if it tips over.

I'd suggest contacting K&M directly if you're thinking of pulling the trigger.

This is why we recommended the Onstage and Hercules stands when you asked us and now you just have to live with your choices.

Gary ;)
 
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Have mailed K&M directly. They say it’s no problem...
Total weight capacity is 105 kiligrams, 35kg per tier.
 

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