We developed the Merford Cabins control stations ourselves and they continue to be produced in-house. This way we know for sure that we can offer you what we promise. This is important, because the process starts with the operator and the control station he/she occupies. A control station often is used 24 hours per day. In an ergonomic environment, crane operators perform better. This also reduces the chances of back and neck complaints and absence due to illness. Exactly what we are aiming for. Let us introduce you to our Ergoseat NG-H, Ergoseat NG-S and Heavy Duty Seat.
Heavy Duty Seat
Ergonomics is an important factor in ensuring that operators stay healthy and can do their work efficiently. This is how our Ergoseats got their name. We did not just pluck this out of the air. In terms of ergonomics, our Ergoseat is king of the castle. The consoles’ and the chair’s adjustment settings are such that anyone, regardless of height and posture, can get to work with the Ergoseat.
When the Ergoseat is adjusted so that the operator can support his/her upper body with his/her forearms and shoulders, this considerably reduces the chances of back and neck complaints. Research has demonstrated that the load on the lower back is reduced by more than half with the use of the Ergoseat. The fact that the Ergoseat makes use of a pneumatic/mechanical suspension systems is a contributing factor. The entire system moves as a whole, as a result of which the joysticks can be operated with precision under all circumstances.
Ergonomics are a key feature of the Heavy Duty Seat as well. Its pneumatic/mechanical suspension system damps light as well as heavy vibrations. This is a prerequisite, particularly in the steel and dredging industry. The Heavy Duty Seat’s armrests are also easy to adjust, with many optional settings, as a result of which it is always possible to find a proper working posture.
The Heavy Duty Seat can be adjusted electrically by up to 240 mm in height. The consoles can be adjusted independently in height. The chair (seat and backrest) also has a large number of adjustment settings. In addition, the Heavy Duty Seat is equipped with a heavy turntable for additional stability.
The consoles of both Ergoseats can be adjusted in any conceivable way. The backrest can pneumatically be adjusted to assume several positions to provide additional back support. The Ergoseat NG-H has a plastic cover across the area covered by the turntable, above the operator’s head, which as a standard feature is equipped with spotlights and speakers.
Our Ergoseats were recently updated. And this is clearly visible. The materials used and the way in which they form a complete entity give the Ergoseat NG-H and NG-S a modern appearance. At the same time the product is just as robust as ever. The Heavy Duty Seat radiates its purpose: a solid base, suitable for heavier jobs.
The chairs of our operator control stations can be supplied with a wide range of upholstery, such as leather and Alcantara.