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New seat concepts for greater safety and longer service life

At the just ended CONEXPO 2020, the global seat manufacturer, Grammer Inc. was showcasing numerous new products and further developments of its proven seats.

New seat concepts for greater safety and longer service life

At its booth, Grammer was presenting innovative ideas for enhanced seat functionalities. Today’s assistance systems for construction machinery transmit a variety of optical and acoustic signals to the driver. However, they are often overheard or overlooked during daily work, something that can lead to hazardous driving situations. Firmly integrated into the seat, the Haptic Warning System developed by Grammer creates a direct connection between the seat and the assistance systems. Reliable and perceptible haptic signals alert the driver via the seat cushion and thus improve safety significantly.

Grammer is confirming its role as a leading producer of commercial vehicle seats with a series of innovative additional functions. The “Smart Cover”, a ceramic 3D printing process, opens up new possibilities with regard to protection, durability, and the optical design of seat cushions with imitation leather 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.


New seat concepts for greater safety and longer service life

Also, the proven MSG95EL/742 and MSG97EL/741 driver seats, which offer maximum seating comfort in construction machinery, have not only been given a new design but also come with additional functions. The upgrade with the new S700 seat top features pneumatic side contour control in the backrest cushion, allowing the seat to be adjusted even more individually to the driver’s requirements and offering significantly improved side support. The active seat climate control system has now become more effective with an increase up to 40% in performance compared to the previous climate control system. The two-stage seat heating also provides pleasant warmth. Together with the new multifunction armrest sector, the seat forms an operator system with which the driver can control relevant functions in the vehicle.
 

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