Operator Systems as a plug & play solution for driver workplaces
Amberg, April 23, 2018 – At this year’s CeMAT, the world’s leading exhibition of intralogistics & supply chain management, Grammer will be showcasing “Operator System”, an integrated solution for forklift driver workplaces.They comprise the driver seat and a multifunctional armrest fixed to the seat.
Increasing human/machine networking calling for optimized driver workplace functionality
The operation of machinery and, along with this, the requirements made of drivers are becoming increasingly complex. This makes it all the more important for the driver workplace to have optimum features and functionality. The current trend is for as many vehicle operations as possible to be controlled directly from the driver seat and the armrest. Grammer’s integrated solutions provide users with precisely this combination. A wide range of functions - such as the heating and climate control system - as well as seat adjustment can be integrated directly in the multifunctional armrest.
Specialist in ergonomic seating
Protracted sitting not only causes fatigue but may also be harmful to the body, causing back problems in particular. For this reason, Grammer is particularly committed to ergonomics in the development of driver seats, incorporating the latest ergonomic research in the seat design. The aim is to achieve the best possible support for the spine and reduce the strain on it to ensure relaxed and fatigue-free driving. To this end, Grammer has included numerous functions in its integrated seat solutions, including, for example, seat adjustment controls to individually meet the driver’s needs. Using the multifunctional armrest fitted to the seat, the driver can access the controls integrated in the armrest more conveniently and quickly.
Because the multifunctional armrest is fitted directly to the seat, relative motion caused by the response of the seat suspension is avoided. In this way, the driver has secure and safe access to all controls at all times. This combination ensures fatigue-free, comfortable and safe operations.
Heightened efficiency in tandem with lower costs
Grammer’s “Operator Systems” offer customers an efficient single-source integrated solution. The combined seat/multifunctional armrest system is fully tested and checked before delivery. Installation is simplified as the entire system is connected via only a single set of cables, meaning that this plug & play solution can be put into operation immediately. In a further advantage for customers, the modular structure of the seat/multifunctional armrest system allows standard modules to be combined with bespoke customer components. The use of standard modules lowers the development costs of the “Operator System”. Grammer customers benefit from the reduced number of suppliers and storage requirements made possible by the integrated solutions as well as the resultant cost savings.
CeMAT is taking place together with the Hannover Fair on April 23 - 27, 2018. You can find Grammer at Stand L03 in Hall 26.
Located in Amberg, Germany, Grammer AG specializes in the development and production of components and systems for automotive interiors as well as suspension driver and passenger seats for onroad and offroad vehicles. In the Automotive Division, we supply headrests, armrests, center console systems and high-quality interior components and operating systems to premium automakers and automotive system suppliers. The Commercial Vehicle Division comprises seats for the truck and offroad seat segments (tractors, construction machinery, forklifts) as well as train and bus seats. With 13,000 employees, Grammer operates in 19 countries around the world. Grammer shares are listed in the SDAX and traded on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges via the electronic trading system Xetra.