Koblenz, May 16, 2017 – Stabilus, a leading supplier of gas springs, dampers and electro-mechanical drives for motion control, has developed a novel, robust self -returning column for 

heavy swivel chairs. The innovation known as the “Robust Casino Column,” the darling in casino and conference chairs, will be presented at the “interzum” furniture trade fair held in Cologne from May 16-19. The column is designed for continuous use and also less susceptible to the challenges resulting from typical ambient conditions in casinos and similar facilities. Stabilus redesigned the chair column and developed it further with a sophisticated mechanical system. For the first time, the gas and return forces have been separated from each other. This allows for the return swivel adjustment to be independent of the height adjustment.

In addition to lowering maintenance intensity, it also expands functionality, as the height, return position and return force and/or speed can now be adjusted separately. They can be customized with flexibility and configured for their purpose of use. This will help keep the look of casinos and conference rooms neat and orderly. The new technology allows for consistently good functionality over long periods of time. In technical terms, this novel return swivel column is realized by combining a gas spring with an additional mechanical solution. It uses STAB-O-MAT® gas springs from Stabilus, which have a fitting with a 50 mm outer tube diameter. The column has an adjustment range of between 80 and 120 mm. 

Manfred Metzdorf, Director Sales Commercial Furniture at Stabilus, said: “The development of the “Robust Casino Column” is our contribution to the specific needs regarding chairs in unique environments, such as casinos or conference rooms, where people want to sit comfortably for hours at a time. Starting with a requirements profile from our customers, we now have developed a product ready for series production, which has the potential to become the new industry standard due to its combination of long service life and expanded functionality."

Stabilus has decades of comprehensive experience in the development of solutions for motion control in different industries, ranging from automotive, machinery manufacturing, agriculture to office and kitchen furniture as well as medical technology and sustainable energies. The tried-and-true technology meets the highest quality requirements. Gas springs, dampers and electro-mechanical drives from Stabilus are small, light-weight and flexible, allowing them to make pretty much any opening, closing, lifting and loweringas well as adjusting process easy and automatic. In addition, they can protect the products from vibration. 

For more information, visit our booth C018 in Hall 7 or http://www.stabilus.com 

Press kit: http://www.stabilus.com/press/interzum_2017/ 


Press contact:
Stabilus GmbH
Ralf Krenzin
Head of Global Communications & Marketing
Tel.: +49 261 8900-502
E-Mail: rkrenzin@stabilus.com
 Sales contact:
Stabilus GmbH
Manfred Metzdorf
Director Sales Commercial Furniture
Tel.: +49 261 8900-456
E-Mail: mmetzdorf@stabilus.com

Über Stabilus

As a globally leading supplier of gas springs, dampers and electro-mechanical drives, Stabilus has demonstrated its expertise in the automotive industry as well as many other industries for eight decades. With the help of gas springs, dampers and electro-mechanical POWERISE® drives, Stabilus optimizes opening, closing, lifting and lowering as well as adjusting, and provides protection from vibration. The company is headquartered in Koblenz, Germany, and has more than 6,000 employees worldwide. In the 2016 fiscal year, Stabilus achieved total sales of EUR 737.5 million. Stabilus has a global production network in nine countries. Through its regional offices and distributors, Stabilus is also represented in more than fifty countries in Europe, North, Central, and South America and in the Asian-Pacific area. Stabilus S.A. is listed in the Prime Standard and the SDAX Index of the German stock exchange.