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Soft-start-stop technology – comfort in the finer details

Part of the smooth movement experience in modern comfort furniture lies in the soft acceleration and deceleration by the actuators. This often overlooked piece of technology helps ensure uninterrupted comfort – also while the user changes position of the backrest or adjusts the foot support.

Soft-start-stop technology – comfort in the finer details

Imagine sitting comfortably in your exclusive leisure bed at home on a Sunday morning – breakfast ready and the Sunday paper on the tray. You just need to adjust the backrest a tiny bit… and then, a sudden jerk and the coffee cup topples onto the bed – coffee spilt everywhere. Not so nice!

You probably did not even think about it. The actuator providing the movement in your adjustable recliner or comfort bed does not start or stop with a sudden jerk. It does so with a soft and gentle acceleration and deceleration. 

Most people would not even notice it. But they soon would if the soft-start-stop technology inside the actuators was not there. 

Refine comfort in movement

The advanced technology behind the soft-start-stop function in LINAK® actuators – single actuators as well as TWINDRIVE® dual actuators – primarily serve as a comfort-improving feature. So of course, moving both the backrest and the foot support in a pedestal recliner becomes far more comfortable with soft starts and stops; and it actually helps keep any noise emitted by the actuators to a low and pleasant level too. But that is not all.

Protect your comfort furniture

Both furniture frames and the actuator system benefit from the soft-start-stop technology. Gentle movement eases the strain on the materials and the equipment – especially when the chair or bed carries a load. The obvious result is a longer life for your furniture and ultimately happier consumers. The reasons for preferring actuator systems with soft-start-stop technology are simple. 

There is more information available about actuator systems for comfort beds and for recliners on this website. If you have any questions about the products or the soft-start-stop technology, please contact your local LINAK office.


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