-Seating comfort in a class of its own for construction machinery
-Presentation of enhanced premium seats-New ideas for future auxiliary seat functions
-Cooperation in Commercial Vehicle Cluster Southwest
Amberg / Munich, April 8, 2019 - The Grammer Group will be presenting new products and innovative ideas for construction machine seats at bauma 2019, the world's leading trade show for the construction machinery industry. Once again, Grammer, one of the leading developers and producers of seats for commercial vehicles, will be present at bauma in 2019 with its own stand, exhibiting enhanced seating solutions and ideas for future additional seat functions targeted at the construction machinery sector.
New design and further development of successful solutions
At bauma 2019, Grammer will be displaying the popular driver seat Actimo Evolution in a new design and with new functions. One key feature is the seat climate control system. With performance boosted by 40 percent compared to the previous system, it is now even more effective. The 2-stage seat heating provides pleasant warmth, while the new climate control fitted to the seat and back upholstery ensures an ideal seat climate. The new side contour adjustment in the back upholstery has also improved support and seating comfort for the driver noticeably.
Designs for seating functions of the future
Grammer is confirming its role as a leading developer of commercial vehicle seats with a series of innovative ideas for additional functions. The “Smart Cover”, a ceramic 3-D hardcover, opens up new possibilities with regard to protection, durability and the optical design of seat cushions with imitation leather and fabric covers. Seat cushions can wear out quickly especially in vehicles with frequent driver changes. The “Smart Cover” not only significantly improves the abrasion resistance of seat cushions, but also offers numerous attractive, customer-specific design options.
The integrated “Haptic Warning System” links the seat with the assistance systems fitted to the construction machine, thus serving as an output medium for these systems. At construction sites, it is often easy for drivers to overlook optical signals or overhear acoustic signals. In the interests of greater safety, this system reliably alerts the driver to these warnings by means of haptic signals that are emitted over a large area of the seat surface.
An idea for a noise canceling system for the construction machinery sector is also being presented. Loudspeakers are integrated in the headrest of the seat for this purpose. The concept provides for continuous, low frequencies in the ambient sound to be measured with microphones fitted at head height. An algorithm calculates the corresponding counter-noise within milliseconds and emits it via the loudspeakers in the headrest. This creates a quieter working environment for the driver, which can have a positive effect on concentration and performance.
Joint solutions strengthening the industry
Grammer is a associate of Commercial Vehicle Cluster Südwest (CVC), a communications platform for the conceptualization, development, production, service and operation of commercial vehicles. OEMs, suppliers, service providers, testers, researchers and politicians use this platform to share information. Daniela Schmitt, Chair of the Cluster's Supervisory Board and State Secretary in the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture, will be visiting Grammer’s stand during her tour of the trade fair. “Southwest Germany is one of the world’s leading locations for the development and production of commercial vehicles. With the cluster, we have created a platform which will help us to maintain this position despite the challenges in the areas of drive technologies, digitization and also automated/autonomous driving. The major challenges facing the industry are increasingly calling for integrated solutions. CVC offers all companies along the value chain an excellent opportunity for successfully stepping up to these challenges together with renowned OEMs, a large number of SMEs and research and development institutions,” she said. “Grammer is highly committed to this cluster, something for which I would like to express my sincere thanks on behalf of the state government! Grammer AG is leading the way in linking functions and interiors,” Daniela Schmitt added.
Located in Amberg, Germany, Grammer AG specializes in the development and production of components and systems for automotive interiors as well as suspended driver and passenger seats for onroad and offroad vehicles. In the Automotive Division, we supply headrests, armrests, center console systems, high-quality interior components, operating systems and innovative thermo-plastic solutions to premium automakers and automotive system suppliers. The Commercial Vehicles Division comprises seats for the truck and offroad seat segments (tractors, construction machinery, forklifts) as well as train and bus seats. With round about 15,000 employees, Grammer operates in 19 countries around the world. Grammer shares are listed in the Prime Standard and traded on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges via the electronic trading system Xetra.