SEARS SEATING’S NEW ATLAS II ACTIVEVRS SEAT TAKES DRIVER COMFORT AND SAFETY TO A NEW LEVEL.
Magnetic ride control breakthrough from Sears Seating reduces exposure to WBV (Whole Body Vibration) resulting in less driver fatigue and a more healthy ride.
(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – Sears Seating, a manufacturer of off-road and over-the-road truck and tractor seating for over 160 years, introduced the next generation of truck suspension seating with the Atlas II ActiveVRS Suspension Seat at this year’s NACV Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The seat system uses Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology to provide an advanced magnetic ride.
A position sensor reads the suspension travel 750 times per second, and depending on damping needs, instantaneously increases or decreases the strength of the magnetic field to stiffen the damper and absorb shock. The result is significantly lower driver exposure to Whole Body Vibration (WBV), up to 65% which reduces fatigue and promotes driver health.
“The ActiveVRS Suspension Seat is good for drivers, and that’s good for trucking companies. We’re proud of the new Atlas II ActiveVRS seats which provide greater stability, rigidity and over-all better ride performance,” says Sears’ President, Kent Wichelt. “Creating a safer seat that reduces drivers’ exposure to WBV, reduces fatigue, helps maintain driver awareness and comfort, which means an over-all healthier ride – and that helps with both driver recruitment and retention over the long-haul,” states Wichelt.
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About SEARS SEATING
Sears Manufacturing Company is a privately-held global corporation based in Davenport, Iowa with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Established in 1855, the company has built its reputation on innovation, product quality and reliability that has earned it a position as the leading supplier of suspension and non-suspension seating for the agriculture, construction and industrial vehicle, and over-the-road markets worldwide.
For more information, contact:
Tom Hubbell, VP of Sales and Marketing