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Body conforming sitting at commercial workplaces

For back prevention, working worlds for individuals in the commercial environment are ideally equipped with industrial chairs that are adapted to the application area and the number of the users. Industrial work chairs and active chairs for working at standing seat workplaces (standing seats) relieve the spinal column during sitting and standing activities. They offer a secure support without restricting the necessary freedom of movement and support dynamic sitting.

Avoid unbalanced loading, increase freedom of movement

It generally applies that unbalanced loading of the spinal column is to be prevented at the workplace. Therefore, for every workplace experts recommend equipping with appropriately matching sitting furniture. A special feature in the commercial area is that all required objects should be reachable with stretched arms without standing up. Therefore, for example through a slim backrest modern industrial chairs offer the greatest possible freedom of movement in the arm and shoulder area.

Important functions

An automatic adjustment of the backrest pressure optimally adjusts to the individual user requirements. Especially when different individuals use the chair. Bodyweight, torso length and the sitting experience of the user can thereby be taken into account even better. In addition, the seat and backrest cushioning should be breathable, microclimate friendly and be adapted to the respective application areas. High durability polyurethane is used in the workshop and production areas, artificial leather in laboratory or clean room areas and fabric in clean working areas.

Stand seat

A good solution for standing workplaces is offered by the products such as e.g. "Tec Dolphin“ from Dauphin. These relieve the legs and also the spinal column through a dynamic, upright body posture. The three leg principle with stopper rollers with modern standing seats ensures that the standing seat is not only stable and secure on uneven flooring, but also offers good leg freedom at the same time. If in addition the sitting height can be easily adjusted through a foot adjuster, then the standing seat is also quickly accepted by several users.

A comfortable workplace takes more than only the chair into consideration

Principally not only the working chair must fit at the industrial workplace. A workplace is always comprised of several components, such as e.g. light , chair and working table. Each component must in itself fulfil all ergonomic requirements. Only then is there the possibility of developing an optimum overall workplace concept from them. Only such an overall concept can in the final instance be beneficial for the health of the user, reduce sick leave days, increase the productivity and at the same time reduce the costs.


What you should look for when selecting work chairs with backrests:

  • That all technical safety requirements and accident prevention regulations are fulfilled
  • Synchronous adjustment of seat and backrest (without a shirt-pulling effect) with different angles of aperture depending on the activity. The seat may only lift to a minimum extent when leaning back.
  • The backrest has a minimum height of 45 cm, is individually adjustable and offers a balanced support without creating pressure points. Spacious support of the upper iliac crest (belt level)
  • Backrest pressure is adjustable individually or automatically
  • It is possible to slightly bend forward while sitting down
  • The pneumatic spring is constantly protected from dirt (to warrant its function)
  • Seat suspension (in order not to compress the spine when sitting down)
  • Adjustable depth of seat
  • Adjustable in height
  • Arms and shoulders can move freely while the body is still touching the backrest.
  • Minimizing stumbling risks
  • Breathable, microclimate-friendly, easily exchangeable seat and rest upholstery as well as robust fabrics that suit the individual work environment. Current DIN standards are fulfilled.
  • Controls easily accessible, functional, ergonomic and easy to use
  • The product program must offer ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) compatible products.

These features are useful as well:

  • The tilting angle of the whole upper part of the chair is adjustable
  • The chair can easily be moved to another location while the upholstery is protected (i.e. by providing handles at the sides of the backrest)
  • Functional armrests with adjustable width/height/depth (without requiring tools)
  • A climbing support is necessary for raised work places in the industrial field (i.e. by providing foot rims in connection with a high gas spring)
  • When using the seat as a counter model (higher seat > 65 cm), the risk that the chair may slide away must be avoided
  • Rollers that slow down depending on the weight for work places with changing work locations (additional stability)

What you should look for when selecting standing seats:

  • That all technical safety requirements and accident prevention regulations are fulfilled
  • Stable position/leaning possible when standing up in order to put less strain on legs and joints (more mobility) as well as on the spine (through a dynamic and straight posture) provided by
    • multidimensional mobility of the seat; adjustable tilt of seat (-4 to -12 degrees), also fixable on two levels
    • Foot pedal for the adjustment of the height of the seat (benefit: hands stay clean in areas where hygiene is of the essence, such as in lab facilities / hands remain free for other activities, such as assembly).
    • Swivelling by means of a swivel joint (approx. 45 degrees to each side)
    • Seat pan (various cushion models available)
    • Castors with brake mechanism (they are arrested when strain is put on them)
    • Triangle shape of base (provides additional safety by reducing the risk of stumbling)
  • Adequate suspension and adjustability of height
  • Controls easily accessible, functional, ergonomic and easy to use

Products in this sector with the AGR seal of approval

    Industrial Work Chairs

    Standing seats


    aeris GmbH*
    Hans-Stießberger-Straße 2a, 3. OG
    85540 Haar b. München
    Phone +49 89/90 05 06 0
    Fax +49 89/90 39 39 1
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    Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG**
    Espanstraße 36
    91238 Offenhausen/Germany
    Phone +49 9158/ 17 700
    Fax +49 9158/ 17 701
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