Sears Seating introduces the Atlas II ActiveVRS Suspension seat.
According to Sears Seating, 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 percent less exposure – which reduces fatigue and promotes driver health, the company says.
“The ActiveVRS Suspension Seat is good for drivers, and that’s good for trucking companies,” says Sears’ President Kent Wichelt. “We’re proud of the new Atlas II ActiveVRS seats which provide greater stability, rigidity and over-all better ride performance. 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.”