Koblenz, May 16, 2017 – Stabilus, a leading supplier of gas springs, dampers and electro-mechanical drives for motion control, will present advanced technology for convenient setup and folding of large conference tables at the “interzum” trade fair, held in Cologne from May 16 through 19. An improvement of a table classic, the Confair folding table from Wilkhahn will actually debut this technical solution: The POWERISE® electro-mechanical drive and two gas springs make safe setup and take-down of the conference table child’s play. The electro-mechanical drive is powered wirelessly by a rechargeable battery. This makes the conference table even more mobile, allows for space-saving storage and the flexible use of the office space.  

Wilkhahn is following the industry-encompassing trend towards more convenience in operating products, as well as enhanced workplace ergonomics. With the help of Stabilus technology, the up to three meters long folding table can be set up by just one individual, and reconfigured with one swift hand motion. It is easy as pie and an intuitive handling. The highly sophisticated control system features a safety mechanism that provides for controlled and safe automatic setup and take-down. Stabilus technology allows creating the perfect synthesis of dynamic space utilization, aesthetic class and advanced technical functionality, resulting in a table that is both visually appealing and highly efficient.  

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. POWERISE® is a spindle drive with a proven track record in the automotive industry. It opens and closes trunk lids and tailgates of passenger cars. 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 lowering as well as adjusting process easy and automatic. In addition, they can protect the products from vibration. 

Fred Häring, Vice President Commercial Furniture at Stabilus, said: “The Wilkhahn Confair folding table shows how existing products in combination with modern technology can be developed further for motion control – to the end user’s advantage. In the beginning, there is always the client’s requirements profile, for which we then develop a system-integrated solution that makes using the product more convenient. And the office furniture industry is simply adapting their products to the three mega trends of our times: a thirst for more convenience, stricter requirements for workplace safety, and an aging population. We can see many further application options for our products and solutions for commercial furniture, and we have been working with major manufacturers for decades.”

For additional information visit our booth C018 in Hall 7 or http://www.stabilus.com and http://www.wilkhahn.de/de/produkte/konferenztische/confair-falttisch/ 

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.