Driver's rotating control station

Problems

When a forklift is used to transport bulky goods, the driver's forward visibility is often limited by the load. As a result, it may be necessary to travel longer distances in reverse. This leads to uncomfortable static body postures that are harmful to health, with strong twisting of the cervical spine and the trunk (see also EN 1005-4).

Stress category

Solution

Linde's driver's rotating control stations can be fitted to larger models of forklift. By releasing the locking lever on the seat, the driver can swivel the entire control panel, including the seat, pedals, steering wheel and other controls, 90° to the side (see also EN ISO 21281:2005, Section 4; EN ISO 3691-1:2012, Section 4.7.4). This permits reversing without extreme twisting of the driver's entire body, since the driver need only turn his or her head in order to view the path to be travelled.

Principle of operation

  • Adjustment of the location and orientation of controls to the task in hand (in this case, reversing)

Norms

  • Gabelstapler mit 180 Grad drehbarem Fahrerstand verhindern gesundheitsschädliche Stellungen der Halswirbelsäule und des Rumpfes © Michael Hüter

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  • Linde Drehkabine © Michael Hüter

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  • Linde Drehkabine © Michael Hüter

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  • Bild von Linde Flurförderzeug mit eingedrehter Kabine © LINDE Material Handling GmbH

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  • Bild von Linde Flurförderzeug mit Drehkabine © LINDE Material Handling GmbH

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  • Bild von Linde Drehkabine von vorn © LINDE Material Handling GmbH

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  • Gabelstapler mit 180 Grad drehbarem Fahrerstand verhindern gesundheitsschädliche Stellungen der Halswirbelsäule und des Rumpfes
  • Linde Drehkabine
  • Linde Drehkabine
  • Bild von Linde Flurförderzeug mit eingedrehter Kabine
  • Bild von Linde Flurförderzeug mit Drehkabine
  • Bild von Linde Drehkabine von vorn