Canister clocks, also known as drum clocks, have the clock movements and lights encased within the clock structure. Ranging from three feet to twenty feet in diameter, canister clocks are ideal for surfaces where access is limited (i.e. where there is no room to mount the clock movement behind a wall or in an open tower) making a canister clock installable practically anywhere. Americlock typically fabricates these clocks with aluminum components to ensure that they are strong and light. This type of clock is also easier to install because it can be bolted to the wall surface or structure and it can even be recessed into your wall.
Examples of placement for a canister clock include stairwells, elevator shafts, cell phone towers, and buildings where you would like to incorporate energy efficient LEDs into your project. Canister clocks are versatile because they can be anchored, flush mounted, or recessed into the surface of the wall. This large exterior clock type is waterproof and allows for internal illumination of the dial with LED lights so that the clock is legible at night without shadow effects.
Back-Lighting Options for Canister Clocks
Lighting options abound for the drum portion of the unit. You can choose the standard white for the color of your lights, or choose from red, green, blue, amber, or RGB LED lights which can change colors on demand or cycle through programs. Our top of the line, energy efficient LED lights are able to turn on in extreme cold conditions without discoloring unlike that of florescent and neon lights. Servicing of these LED lights is also a fraction of the cost in comparison to neon lit clocks since the lit back-lit clocks offer much easier accessibility over traditional back-lighting techniques.
Canister Clocks Styles & Designs
Dial colors and light colors can vary depending on the location and purpose of the clock. All types of dials, designs, motifs, and clock hands are available for these styles. Americlock can use either modern or traditional metals to fabricate its clocks but regardless of the material you are looking for (such as brass, copper, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals), we can manufacture it. Typically the internal drum structure of these canister clocks is designed with aluminum for added strength and light weight. Americlock uses automotive paint finishes and can also guild the hands and markers with gold leaf if desired.
You can see finished products in town centers, community areas, clock towers, churches, hotels, and government buildings around the United States and across the globe. Americlock offers you low cost professional canister clock installation or advising services anywhere your project needs it.