PORDENONE, Italy--()--The SICAM (Oct. 17-20) is the country’s most important supplier trade fair for the furniture and finish carpentry industry. In hall6 booth C31/C37, world market leader STABILUS will give a comprehensive overview of its extensive line of gas springs and dampers for contemporary furniture. One of the highlights at the fair will be the self-locking LIFT-O-MAT PTL, which plays a central role in the construction of functional media and comfort furniture.
One of the greatest challenges in international furniture construction today includes the integration of media technology and furniture design. The LIFT-O-MAT PTL gas pressure spring with its self-locking feature based on the ball-point pen principle supports this goal and allows for innovative designs with high functionality. Thanks to it, tables, cabinets, shelves and sideboards can be designed to merge technology and visual appeal. The LIFT-O-MAT PTL gas spring has given rise to highly convenient, functional furniture solutions with “invisible” equipment shelves and TV levels or recessed network terminals – eliminating control elements that take up a lot of space.
Motion without motor
The LIFT-O-MAT PTL is a hydraulically dampened gas pressure spring with an internal self-locking mechanism. This holds the gas spring in the pushed-down position until – with a little push – it is encouraged to lift up evenly and silently. As if driven by motors, recessed TV monitors or equipment consoles will appear from the “seamless” furniture surfaces of shelving, sideboards or tables. Both lifting and lowering by hand is silent, smooth and unobtrusive. In addition to a constant force assist, the LIFT-O-MAT PTL features an end position stop that can function without extra locking elements. It is obvious that this self-locking gas pressure spring is a very energy-efficient solution compared with motor drives.
Due to its excellent user-friendliness and functionality, the LIFT-O-MAT PTL gas spring is also used in many types of lifestyle furniture to enhance function and comfort. It is perfect for equipping sofas and armchairs with lifting or lowering functions for easily adjustable head or backrests. The self-locking gas spring is also often used for integrating storage and bar shelves in sectionals.
At Sicam STABILUS will present different LIFT-O-MAT PTL models, as well as numerous innovative gas spring and damper solutions for the international furniture construction industry. Beyond its standard and catalog lines, STABILUS is always able to design customer-specific special solutions.