So, you are sitting in a home, gaming or movie theater motorized-seat while the rocking, bumping and loud clacking probably made you think that the mechanics used to maneuver the seating device was going to fall apart. One designer and manufacturer sought out to replace expensive PTFE-lined bearings, which had a short lifespan and produced excessive noise during operation.
D-BOX Technologies, through its use of iglide® plastic bushings and igubal® pillow block bearings in its home, gaming and movie theater seats, offer intelligent motion controlled movement. The designer and manufacturer of motion systems, for the entertainment industry, have created these seats to take you gently forwards and backwards, from side to side, and up and down. You no longer just get the visualization, but the thrill of the full action experience.
The seats use three types of intelligent movement – subtle pitch, roll and heave. That, combined with encoded vibrations, meant the bearings had to be robust, yet cost-effective. The plastic bushings are used in the seats’ actuator because they are easy to install, have a long lifespan and can be purchased directly from stock. These features have created a number of production benefits for D-BOX and its customers, including shorter manufacturing processes, enhanced performance and reduced maintenance requirements.
D-BOX uses the pillow block bearings to enable its seats to pivot. The bushings and blocks are lubrication-free, vibration dampening and highly wear resistant. The blocks are easy to install and ideal for compensating misalignments. They also withstand heavy loads, as the seat performs various types of motion, for people of all sizes.
Filed Under: Bearings, Linear motion • slides, Mechanical, Motion control • motor controls