Merford Cabins wants to increase the efficiency of man and machine; indeed, crane operators perform better in an ergonomic work environment. This objective is achieved in various ways. For example, through proper posture and the best possible view of the workplace. Merford has developed an operator seat that can be suspended from the ceiling of the cabin. This operator seat comes with a wide range of adjustment options, which enables an ergonomic sitting posture for a wide range of male and female body dimensions.
Greater visibility due to ceiling suspension
Merford Cabins’ Ergoseat H differentiates itself from conventional operator seats by its ceiling suspension. This keeps the cabin’s floor free from obstacles, which provides the operator with a greater field of view. The seat’s adjustments are furthermore such that the available elbow supports significantly reduce the load placed on the neck and back. This results in a reduction of 50% in neck and back complaints. Furthermore, the small consoles enable the operator to look past these consoles instead of over them. This means that the operator is not forced to assume harmful sitting postures.
A concept in the sector
As a result of the abovementioned measures, as well as other factors, the Ergoseat H contributes to a lower absence due to illness and a higher efficiency of man and machine. With a broad base of satisfied references and many years of improvement and continued development behind us, it is reasonable to suggest that the Ergoseat H has proven itself extensively within the sector. Contact us without obligation and discover the added value of the Ergoseat for activities in your sector.
- Ability to look down without causing neck and back complaints.
- Ergonomically responsible sitting position.
- Greater downward visibility due to the seat’s ceiling suspension.
- Small, adjustable consoles that provide greater visibility.
- Rotatable and adjustable in height.
- Over 700 Ergoseat chairs have been delivered throughout the world.
Unique operator cabin for Solitaire offshore pipelay vessel
On behalf of ELMA, Merford has produced a custom-made cabin for the Solitaire owned by Allseas, one of the largest pipelaying vessels in the world. Pipes are welded together on this type of vessel, after which they are lowered to the bottom of the sea as a single unit, and carefully laid down in the right position. Based on a line of sight analysis, Merford developed and produced the most ideal cabin based on the characteristics of the crane and the ship. The cabin is equipped with various innovations that enable to operator to work more efficiently and which enhance his safety.
Custom-made operator cabin for Uddeholm Hagfors (SE)
In collaboration with our local agent G.O. Bromsteknik AB, Merford recently designed and supplied a cabin to Uddeholm AB in Sweden. Uddeholm is a manufacturer of high-quality steel that is used to produce tool steel bars. An important requirement was that the project be completed in a short period of time. This was no easy task, given that a rotation mechanism secures the crane to the roof. In addition, the original air conditioning had to be reused and the cabin enlarged where possible.
Operator cabins installed in Khalifa port in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Emirates, has a new harbour terminal that has seen huge growth in recent years. It concerns the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone, which is being worked on in five phases until 2030. The Abu Dhabi Port Company is one of the users and asked Merford in 2011 to deliver six operator cabins for STS cranes.